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Driving You Crazy: Crosswalk at Flamingo and Cameron

LAS VEGAS - A viewer says a crosswalk at Flamingo Road and Cameron Street is not clearly marked, making the area dangerous for pedestrians.

There is no street light in this area, but there are signs that warn drivers of pedestrians crossing. Many drivers, however, travel along this stretch of road at approximately 45- 50 miles per hour and do not see the pedestrians.

The road is also wide, making it less likely that drivers will see pedestrians as they cross the street.

Representatives with the Regional Transportation Commission say they are working on this problem with Clark County Public Works. The area is part of the Flamingo Corridor Improvements Project, which is going to include approximately 86 street upgrades, new transit shelters, signal improvements and more.

All lanes on SB I-15 back open

 LAS VEGAS --- All lanes of southbound I-15 are back open after a cement truck overturned on the highway north of Blue Diamond Road blocking all but the far right lane, according to Nevada Highway Patrol.

NHP says the crash happened just before noon Tuesday.   

No one was seriously hurt in the crash.

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Former employees charged with stealing from Wet 'n Wild

Cornelius Brown

LAS VEGAS -- Three people are facing charges for allegedly stealing $116,000 from Wet 'n Wild.

Matthew Ward, 20, Nicole Vigna, 23, and Cornelius Brown, 21, are accused of stealing the money from the park's vault on Aug. 4.

Vigna and Ward were former employees of Wet 'n Wild and Vigna was dating Brown.

According to the arrest report, Ward and Brown jumped the fence into the property. When they were confronted by a security guard, they told him they were robbing the park. The security guard told police the two men communicated by radio with a woman, believe to be Vigna, a former assistant manager. She gave the men the code to the vault.

The men were able to access the vault and loaded cash into a black bag. They dropped several thousand dollars as they left the property, the report said.

The entire incident was captured on video surveillance.

UPDATE: Woman shot and killed identified

Carim Cruz

LAS VEGAS-- The Clark Coroner's Office identified the woman shot and killed Saturday morning as 33-year-old Deanna Serano of Las Vegas. The suspected gunman, identified by police as 27-year-old Carim Cruz, remains on the loose.

According to Metro Police, just after 2:30 a.m. they received multiple calls about a shooting in the parking lot of a restaurant near the intersection of Flamingo and Ft. Apache roads. When officers arrived, they found two women with gunshot wounds.

One of the women was taken to University Medical Center, the second victim died at the scene.

According to a preliminary investigation, there was a large gathering at a restaurant. During the event, Cruz arrived at the party and argued with the victim and several others. The fight then turned physical in the parking lot. 

Motorcyclist dies in crash on Blue Diamond

LAS VEGAS -- A motorcyclist was killed Sunday night in an accident on Blue Diamond and Arlington Ranch, just west of Durango.

Nevada Highway Patrol says the man on the motorcycle was speeding when he collided with a woman in a car. The Honda CRV was making a legal left-hand turn from Blue Diamond onto Arlington Ranch.

The impact of the crash threw the motorcyclist from his bike. He was taken to UMC by air ambulance where he was pronounced dead.

The woman in the car was also taken to UMC with non-life threatening injuries.

The name of the victim will be released by the Clark County Coroner.

Driving You Crazy: Ft. Apache Road and Warm Springs Road

LAS VEGAS - Several drivers say they are frustrated with the intersection of Fort Apache Road & Warm Springs Road. They say the intersection is dangerous for drivers who are turning north or south on to Fort Apache Road.

The intersection does not include a traffic light. Contractors are working on a new housing development in the area. The county has not installed a traffic signal, because the contractors ran into a gas line conflict. They do not have an anticipated completion date and have blocked off half of the intersection with their delayed project.

The county recognizes the drivers’ concerns and is pushing to install the traffic light. They hope to begin work in early September.

Additionally, a large bump in the road forces drivers to slow down or risk damaging their vehicles. Crews have been dispatched to address the problematic patch work.

Driving You Crazy: Tree blocks stop sign near Pebble and Riley

LAS VEGAS - A viewer says a tree is blocking a stop sign near Pebble Road and Riley Street. She says she witnessed two cars nearly collide because of the blocked sign.

Traffic8 contacted the county which did not waste any time; crews went to the intersection the same day and trimmed the tree.

County officials say they treat any vegetation that blocks a stop sign, traffic signal or overhead electrical line as an emergency situation. They will remove or trim the plant as soon as possible.

Metro Police, meanwhile, urges drivers to beware of their surroundings, especially when approaching an intersection. Proceed with caution as you enter an intersection, even if you have the right of way. The most important thing is getting to your destination safely. It's not about how fast or how slow you get there.

If you see something obstructing important road signage, contact Clark County or Metro Police.