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Scooter rider struck by van, Fort Apache and Sahara closed

LAS VEGAS -- A popular intersection was closed after a scooter rider was hit by a van, according to Metro Police.

Officers said it happened around 7 p.m. at S. Fort Apache Road and W. Sahara Avenue.

Northbound Fort Apache is closed to Lake North, while the southbound lanes are closed at Sahara.

Police haven't released any information in regards to what led up to the crash, but the scooter rider sustained significant injuries and was taken to University Medical Center (UMC).

The scooter rider's condition is unknown at this time.

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Conflict between state, county could affect medical marijuana dispensaries

LAS VEGAS -- Medical marijuana stores could be up and running in the valley as soon as January; but that doesn't mean a lot of dispensaries will open when that happens.

In all, only 40 dispensaries are allowed to open across the valley. Eighteen of those will be in unincorporated Clark County.

Local commissioners chose 18 applications, but the state only approved 10 of them, so this has caused disagreements between Clark County Commissioners, and the state, which is causing a hold up.

In the end, this may cause fewer dispensaries to open up.

"I guess that's a potential. I certainly hope it doesn't come to that because ultimately who is going to suffer -- the patient,” said Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commissioner.

Commissioner Sisolak said he's hesitant to grant permits to applicants the state chose without getting approval from the county first.

Family hopes for hit-and-run crash suspect to come forward

LAS VEGAS -- A family in mourning is speaking out in hopes a hit-and-run driver who left a grandfather dead will come forward.

Police say the suspect is a young woman who hit a 63-year-old man who was out walking his 18-month-old granddaughter. After the crash, witnesses say, the driver just took off.

The family says they have lost a man they called a wonderful grandfather, a loving dad, and also a veteran.

Michael Grubbs lost his life near Warm Springs Road and Rainbow Boulevard doing something he truly enjoyed which was spending time with his young granddaughter.

Now he's gone and his family is left asking why.

"He wasn't my father, but he was like a father," said Joey Trinidad.

He wants answers in the hit-and-run crash that took his father-in-law's life and left his 1-year-old daughter Brooke injured.

UPDATE: Police seek Honda Civic involved in fatal hit-and-run

LAS VEGAS -- A grandfather is dead after being struck by a vehicle near Rainbow Boulevard and Warm Springs Road Monday, Metro Police said.

The 63-year-old man, who was pushing his granddaughter in a stroller, was hit around 10:50 a.m. Police say the car, described as a dark grey Honda Civic, was driving on the shoulder to pass traffic when the man was hit.

The Civic hit another vehicle before leaving the scene. 

Police said he and the toddler were both transported to University Medical Center where the man died. The 18-month-old girl has since been released, officials said.

The man's name has not been released.

The Civic's driver is believed to be a woman between 20 to 30 years old. Police said the car has tinted windows and should have visible damage to the front passenger-side of the car. 

The car has a Nevada license plate that begins with 948, police said.

President Obama leaves Las Vegas

 LAS VEGAS -- After spending the weekend in Las Vegas, President Barack Obama left Nevada Sunday to return to Washington D.C.

Air Force One departed from McCarran International Airport around 10:45 a.m. Over the weekend, Obama stayed in Henderson and spent some time golfing at Reflection Bay Golf Club.

The president arrived in Las Vegas on Friday for and visited a Las Vegas High School to sign an executive order on immigration.

With him aboard Air Force One was a delegation of congressional Democrats including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Nevada U.S. Reps. Dina Titus and Steven Horsford.

The president says his executive order will protect as many as 5 million immigrants who are illegally in the United States from deportation.

Major backlog for U.S. Immigration Court in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- President Obama will be in a familiar place in the valley Friday. The president is expected to be at Del Sol High School, the same place where he laid out his blue print for immigration changes nearly two years ago.

That plan never got out of Congress, but Thursday night, President Obama laid out new expansive executive actions on immigration. The new plan will spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."

In the meantime, Nevada is definitely high on the list of states that have illegal immigrants. Pew Researchers did a study which revealed Nevada has the highest share of undocumented immigrants of any state. The study also found one in six Nevadan children have at least one parent who is in the country illegally.

Euphoria Wellness takes security measures for marijuana dispensary

LAS VEGAS -- Nevadans are just months away from being able to legally buy medical marijuana, so dispensaries are popping up in many areas around the valley.

Managers at Euphoria Wellness near Jones Blvd. and Robindale Road said although they're excited to open, there's still a lot of things that need to be done.

They said they still need a final building inspection, along with a business license. Euphoria Wellness said it also needs to construct dozens of security measures to prevent break-ins.

“We buzz them in through the bullet-proof glass to the retail area,” said Joe Lamarca, Euphoria Wellness Owner. "They will then be able to make their selection as to what kind of marijuana they want and that will be dependent upon the diagnosis of their doctor. There are different kinds for anxiety and a different kind for seizures.”

After selections are made, patients will have to go up to a sales counter to pay.