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Car hits, critically injures pedestrian

LAS VEGAS -- A 57-year-old man suffered critical injuries Tuesday night, after a car struck him near Flamingo Road and Jones Boulevard.

The accident happened shortly before 9 p.m. Police say the victim was walking across Jones near Fairbanks Road, when a Lexus hit him. Police say the man was not in a marked crosswalk at the time of the accident. Emergency crews took him to University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Police, so far, have not arrested the driver of the Lexus.



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Driving You Crazy: Four-way stop at Russell and Buffalo

LAS VEGAS - Viewers want to know why crews recently installed a four-way stop at Buffalo Avenue and Russell Road. Many say the four-way stop causes traffic delays.

Traffic officials say a citizen requested a traffic study of this intersection. That study found five crashes occurred there ?last year. That much activity warrants a four-way stop.

Crews installed the four-way stop with red flashers in March. Traffic8 began receiving complaints about the intersection soon after the four-way stop was installed.

??The stop signs are there for now.





Students get new crosswalk near Wright Elementary

The walk to school should now be safer for students at Mountain's Edge.

A new crosswalk and flashing lights went up at the busy intersection of Gomer Road and Durango Drive, which is near Wright Elementary School.

The school has 1,100 students and will be put onto a year-round schedule next year. The intersections has not had any serious accidents yet, but County Commissioner Susan Brager says many cars did not know it was a school zone and were not slowing down.

"That they know that we want to make sure we don't have one other incident. We can't have one more fatality. It is just way too important for our youth to be able to know they are safe," Brager said.

A traffic-safety team from the school district will also talk to students and parents at the school about traffic safety.

BREAKING NEWS: Body found near Windmill and Jones

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a body found behind a bar near Windmill Lane and Jones Boulevard.

According to police, dispatchers were called about a dead woman in the back parking lot of a Dotty's Casino near the intersection at around 11:45 a.m. Monday.

There is no word on the cause of death, but police are investigating it as a possible suicide.

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Metro investigating body found along Blue Diamond Rd.

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a body found in a ditch along Blue Diamond Road.

According to police, dispatchers received a call at around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from someone who was walking a dog and found the body in a ditch near the intersection of Buffalo Drive and Blue Diamond Road.

Metro's Violent Crimes division and crime scene investigators are on their way to the scene. Homicide detectives have been notified.

Police looking for purse snatcher who injures woman

Metro Police are looking for a man who severely injured an elderly woman during a purse snatching in March.

According to police, the man grabbed the woman's purse while she was leaving a hotel and casino near West Flamingo Road.

The man ran from the scene, while several people who saw what happened tried to stop him. He was last seen jumping a block wall on the north side of West Flamingo Road.

The man police are looking for is described as a white man between 20 and 30 years old. He is about 5 foot 10 and 170 to 180 pounds. He has light-colored brown hair. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt, light-colored pants and flip-flop sandals.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro's Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555. 

Shelby factory celebrating birthday of American-muscle car

LAS VEGAS -- At a time where manufacturing in this country is running on empty, Las Vegas will be home to a celebration of an iconic American-made muscle car.

The Ford Mustang is celebrating its 50th birthday at the new Shelby factory just south of the Las Vegas Strip.

It is factory. It is a museum, and it brings out the motorheads from all over the country. For some people, these cars are the only way to drive. Some 2,000 miles from the motor city, factory workers break a sweat over these cars.

Cars that have $100,000 engines and cherry paint jobs. As if the enormous price tag was not enough pressure, they work under the close watch of Shelby fanatics.

"I don't think they even really notice. Most of these guys out here have been in front of the public before because we've given tours of the shop before," Shelby employee Jeremy Roberts said.

These touring teams often talk in a coded twang.