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I-15 Lane Closure Wednesday for Bridge Work

I-15 Lane Closure Wednesday for Bridge Work


The left lane of southbound Interstate 15 will be closed from Cheyenne Avenue to Lake Mead Boulevard until 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Crews will be installing the under-deck lighting on the North Fifth Street Bridge. This $30 million bridge is part of the City’s North Fifth Street Arterial Project. The North Fifth Street Bridge is expected to be completed this spring.

North Las Vegas Mayor Out, Henderson Mayor Re-Elected

LAS VEGAS -- As has become the standard, Tuesday's municipal primary elections were marked with a low voter turnout.

Of the 143,000 registered voters in Henderson, 12.4 percent voted. In the City of Las Vegas, where 153,000 people are registered to vote, just 10 percent cast a ballot. And in North Las Vegas, of the 89,000 registered voters, 10.4 percent turned up at the polls.

Low Voter Turnout Expected in Municipal Primaries


In the race for Henderson mayor, incumbent Mayor Andy Hafen won re-election with 54.8 percent of the vote. He was challenged by six other candidates.

In the race for Henderson City Council Ward 3, incumbent John Marz won re-election with 51.7 percent of the vote. 

Las Vegas

January Fire Victim Identified by Coroner

LAS VEGAS -- The bed-bound man killed in a January fire was Boyd Albrecht, the Clark County Coroner's Office announced Wednesday.

Albrecht, 69, of Las Vegas died January 17 in a fire that also injured three others in a home at 4316 Nolan Lane near Decatur and Alta.

Three other men that also lived in the house were taken to the hospital for minor smoke inhalation and possible carbon monoxide poisoning. Their injuries were not life-threatening.

The occupants told fire investigators that the four men lived in the house together for the past two or three years. Albrecht was confined to his bed because of an injury. Investigators believe careless smoking and a space heater could be possible causes of the blaze.

Las Vegas Councilman in Hospital

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross has been taken to the hospital for observation, a family friend said in a statement released Tuesday night.

Ross is being challenged in Tuesday's primary election by two candidates.

In the statement, family friend Steve Redlinger said Ross' wife, Kelli, urged him to go to the hospital for observation. Doctors then advised they would like to run a few follow-up exams. Ross may be in the hospital overnight.

"I want to emphasize that he is doing fine, and doctors are holding him over strictly out of an abundance of caution," Redlinger said.

The family had planned a gathering at the Ross home to await election results, but that was canceled, he said.

Ross is expected to return to work after a couple days of rest, Redlinger said.

Brain Center Vying for Piece of $100M

LAS VEGAS -- There is no known cure for Alzheimer's, a debilitating disease that causes irreversible neurological damage.

The disease already affects more than 6,000 patients in Nevada, and doctors anticipate that number to double by 2015.

President Barack Obama announced this week he wants to invest millions of dollars into researching the brain and its diseases.

Obama said it's a step toward finding better ways to treat such conditions as Alzheimer's, autism, stroke and traumatic brain injuries.

The White House said the idea would require the development of new technology that can record the electrical activity of individual cells and complex neural circuits in the brain "at the speed of thought."

Local neurologists said the funding will bring them one step closer to a cure.

Greg Chase chokes up hearing the president's words.

Teen Driver Faces DUI Charges in Egg & I Crash

LAS VEGAS -- Lunch hour turned into a tragedy after a man launched his car into the Egg & I restaurant Monday.

The driver, 18-year-old Gage Lindsey, is facing charges of driving under the influence, felony reckless driving and felony hit and run for the crash that left 10 people in the diner injured.

Metro Police haven't determined how fast Lindsey was driving, but his vehicle hit with such force it knocked out a main support beam causing the restaurant to be in danger of a collapse.

One minute, patrons were eating lunch. The next minute, they were running for their lives.

"You see it coming and you just don't realize it, it's like it's not happening," Egg & I's general manager Sarah Gehringer said.

"It was immediately, boom, like a bomb," patron Suzi Liene McDonald said.

Metro and Community Leaders Holding Rally Against Violence

Metro and Community Leaders Holding Rally Against Violence


Metro Police and community leaders want to rally neighbors in one Las Vegas valley neighborhood in the wake of a shooting early Saturday morning.

Officers were called to a neighborhood near Owens Avenue and H Street just after midnight Saturday for reports of a shooting. When police got to the scene, they found that a group of people were having a party at a home in the area, when unknown assailants started shooting at the group.

Six people were hurt, one critically. At first, witnesses and victims were not cooperative with police. As the investigation has continued, however, police have been able to generate several leads.

At 5 p.m. Tuesday at in the 1700 block of Curran Way, where the shooting happened, officers and community leaders will hold a rally in hopes of gathering more information about the crime and to help the community heal.