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Man hit by car at Tropicana and Decatur

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a crash involving a car and a pedestrian near Tropicana Avenue and Decatur Boulevard.

According to police, the crash happened just after 9 a.m. Friday. The victim was taken to University Medical Center in critical condition. The driver of the car stayed on scene and is being questioned by police.

The victim may have been on the side of the road panhandling, police said. They believe he may have stepped in front of the car. The driver had a green light at the intersection and may not be charged.

Some lanes at the intersection are closed for the investigation. Metro's fatal detail is responding to the scene.

This story is developing. Refresh this page for updated information.

Police: Man forces his way into home, woman shoots him

LAS VEGAS -- A man is in the hospital after being shot in the chest early Friday morning after breaking into a southwest Las Vegas home.

Metro Police responded around 1 a.m. Friday to the Durango Canyon apartment complex near Durango Drive and Peace Way. Officers say the man, who had been in a prior relationship with the woman, broke into her apartment by kicking down the door. As he entered the home, the woman fired two shots, hitting him once.

The man ran from the home and hid in some nearby bushes where he was found by police and taken into custody. The man was transported to University Medical Center.

The woman was not injured.

 

Vehicle crashes into Jamaican restaurant

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LAS VEGAS -- A Jamaican restaurant was the latest scene of a vehicle crashing into a building.

The Tasty Island restaurant on W. Flamingo Road near Rainbow Boulevard was closed at 9:30 a.m. when the Honda CR-V crashed through the front of the business. Police say the driver was attempting to park the vehicle and accidentally hit the gas pedal.

No one was injured. 

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.

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.