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College fair to connect teens with college recruiters

LAS VEGAS - Students who are considering higher education will have the chance to meet with college recruiters Tuesday.

U.S. Rep. Joe Heck (Nevada-R) is hosting a college fair at Sierra Vista High School from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Representatives from 25 schools will attend. The schools represented include: UNLV, the College of Southern Nevada, ITT Technical Institute and the Art Institute.

Parents and students are encouraged to attend.

U.S. Rep. Heck says he wants to give families an opportunity to get the information and the resources they need for their kids to be successful after high school.

“It gives students an opportunity to ask questions about the specific schools. What programs are offered? What the cost of an education is? It gives them a better understanding and a better feeling of how the school operates by being able to talk to somebody,” he said.

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Driving You Crazy: On-ramp from Blue Diamond Road to I-15

LAS VEGAS - A viewer says the entrance coming off Blue Diamond Road to get on to northbound I-15 should be farther south. He says he routinely has to violate traffic laws and cross the double lines because of heavy traffic or large trucks that won't let him merge.

The Nevada Department of Transportation limits the number of access points to express lanes. NDOT says the current location allows access from westbound 215.

The viewer also said there is a short distance to merge from southbound I-15 to 215.

NDOT's traffic engineer says the area doesn't have an entry that's farther north, because NDOT does not want to allow traffic to attempt to access the off-ramp to Tropicana.

What's driving you crazy? E-mail your traffic questions and complaints to Demetria Obilor.

Cactus I-15 interchange finished ahead of schedule

LAS VEGAS -- The valley's newest road project is finished ahead of schedule and that's a good thing because it's saving tax-payers a lot of money; one and a half million dollars to be exact. Residents are of course happy about this because not only does it save them money, but it also cuts down on commuting time for many of them.

"I think it's a good thing in terms of easier access down here. My biggest problem is the 360 unit apartment complex they're building across the street," Robert Keene, Resident said.

When asked at the Cactus I-15 Interchange Project's ribbon cutting ceremony the question Friday about how much money the state got, Governor Sandoval said.

The new Cactus I-15 interchange connects the east and west sides of Southern Las Vegas.

Metro seizes 100 marijuana plants in SW home

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LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police say they busted a marijuana grow house Thursday in a southwest Las Vegas neighborhood after a tip about a strong odor coming from the home.

Police served a search warrant on the house Thursday morning.

The home is located in the 6200 block of W. Levi avenue near Jones Boulevard and Cactus Avenue. According to Metro Police, Robert Hoier, 30, who was renting the home, was taken into custody and around 100 marijuana plants were seized.

The home is near three schools and police are concerned that kids were buying drugs from the home because some of the marijuana was ready for sale.

Hoier is facing charges which include possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell.

Detectives said the drug operation caused significant damage to the home. It will be up to the homeowner pay for all the repairs.

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Pedestrian hurt in hit-and-run crash

  LAS VEGAS-- Metro Police are on the scene of a hit and run accident where one person was hurt.  Traffic investigators said the victim was walking in the area of 7280 S. Las Vegas Boulevard, near East Warm Springs, when he was struck by a vehicle.

At this time, Metro PD says the victim was alert and moving, and decided to leave on his own accord. The description of the vehicle that hit the victim is unknown at this time. 

Metro Police is investigating.  Refresh this page for updates in this developing story.

Driving You Crazy: Water waste in Spring Valley

LAS VEGAS - Water waste is driving one viewer crazy. He says a stream of water flows near Spring Valley Parkway and Rainbow Boulevard.

He says the stream is so large, pedestrians often have to jump over it.

Water district officials say they know about the water waste issues along Spring Valley Parkway. The water is from a number of locations throughout the Spring Valley neighborhoods.

Crews are frequently in this area. Often, when they get close to the source of the waste, the stream will thin or the water was already turned off. Water district officials follow up at different times of the day to document waste and issue violations.

If you see waste, the water district wants you to tell them the exact location, day of the week and time of day you see it happening. The more accurate the information, the faster waste can be stopped.

Driving You Crazy: School zones near Johnson Jr. High

LAS VEGAS - A viewer says traffic in school zones near Walter Johnson Junior High School is terrible. She says cars fail to yield for students.

Johnson Junior High has an office for Clark County School District Police, but the office manager says they don't have daily patrols in this area.

A CCSD Police representative says they have 163 officers on duty 24/7 with 10 officers designated to select middle schools. When asked if they were understaffed at times, the CCSD PD representative replied, "That's the way it is across the county."

CCSD Police say they will add the school to an enforcement watch list and suggest that parents leave early, because those who are late tend to speed more.

What's driving you crazy? E-mail your traffic questions and complaints to Demetria Obilor.