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BREAKING NEWS: Two pedestrians hit, killed near Rio Hotel-Casino

LAS VEGAS -- Two people are dead after a crash along Flamingo Road near the Rio hotel-casino.

According to Metro Police, at around 10 p.m. Friday, a driver ran up onto the sidewalk hitting and killing two pedestrians. The driver then left the scene.

 

Driving You Crazy: Status of Harmon-Valley View project

LAS VEGAS - A driver asks about the status of the project that will connect Harmon Avenue to Valley View Boulevard over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. He says the road also needs some work.

This project was set into motion in 2004. It is part of the larger Harmon/Valley View/Union Pacific Railroad grade separation project that included construction of the Harmon Avenue Bridge over I-15.

The project’s design phase is nearly complete. Unfortunately, the design phase has been that way since summer 2010. The recession is partly to blame. When the economy crashed, Clark County's funds for this project dried up.

The $42 million required to start construction will not be available for another three to four years.

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

Driver faces DUI charge after crash killed bicyclist

LAS VEGAS -- The female driver who hit and killed a bicyclist on July 25 is facing a DUI charge.

Kelly Harney, 36, struck Cesar Augusto Flores, 41, who was riding his bike on Las Vegas Boulevard between Pyle and Cactus avenues.

Flores died while being transported to the hospital.

 

GameWorks brings jobs, family fun to Town Square

LAS VEGAS - A unique arcade is back in Las Vegas. GameWorks completes its move from the Las Vegas Strip to Town Square Thursday.

Doors open at 11 a.m. The 37,000-square-foot complex includes an arcade and a bowling alley.

GameWorks also includes a first-of-its-kind e-sports arena, which allows gamers to compete against each other in online computer games.

The business also contains a restaurant and bar. Company representatives hope to attract tourists and locals of all ages.

“In Las Vegas, it’s something that's really missing - that environment where all ages can enjoy something, from the food and beverage to the arcade games,” said GameWorks Las Vegas General Manager Steve Ely. “So, the older can feel younger, and the younger can feel older."

The Town Square location required seven months of construction and $8 million. The business is also putting people back to work. GameWorks has hired 130 full and part-time employees. 

Driving You Crazy: Planned projects near Mountain's Edge

LAS VEGAS - A viewer asks when Rainbow Boulevard will extend past Mountain's Edge Parkway and if the planned Walmart at Rainbow and Blue Diamond Road will be built.

The county plans to extend Rainbow south from Blue Diamond to Cactus Avenue, but construction is not scheduled to begin until spring 2015.

The project is in its design phase and is approximately 70 percent complete with that phase. Bids for construction will not be advertised until December or January.

As for the Walmart, little news has surfaced since 2012. The county says Walmart still has plans to build a store at Rainbow and Blue Diamond, but the project has made little progress. A Walmart strategy manager directed Traffic8 to the company’s realty office. So far, messages have not been returned.

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

 

Crash cleared from southern beltway and I-15 interchange

LAS VEGAS --  Nevada Highway Patrol has cleared the scene of crash that was tying up traffic at the southern beltway and I-15 interchange.

According to NHP, the crash happened at about 10:40 a.m. Wednesday on the ramp from eastbound 215 to I-15 northbound. A box truck flipped onto its side, troopers said.

All lanes of the ramp were closed, but have since been cleared.



 

Police release video of mall shooting

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police have released surveillance video of the shooting inside the Fashion Show Mall.

The video shows the confrontation between the two groups of young men that lead to one young man getting shot in the neck. Everyone involved, including the victim, left the mall. The man who was shot took himself to MountainView Hospital, where he was transferred to Sunrise Hospital trauma.

Police are still trying to identify the men involved in the July 15 shooting. Police say some of the people involved are known gang members, but the shooting does not appear to be gang motivated. Gang detectives believe the suspect is seen getting into the passenger side of the black coupe that is featured at the end of the video.