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Driver Told Police He 'Blacked Out' Before Crash into Restaurant

LAS VEGAS -- The driver of a vehicle that crashed into a restaurant injuring 10 people told police he "blacked out and needed to get off the road," according to the arrest report for 18-year-old Gage James Lindsey.

His vehicle hit two cars and crashed into the Egg & I diner on Sahara Avenue near Arville Road Monday during the lunch hour. Witnesses said Lindsey tried to flee after the crash but was stopped by restaurant patrons.

Ten people were injured, including three who suffered substantial injuries. The arrest report said one victim, a 35-year-old man, had a collapsed right lung full of blood and multiple fractures of the spine, shoulders and one arm. Other victims suffered broken bones.

Low Turnout Expected in Municipal Primaries

LAS VEGAS - The primary election for the valley's municipal races takes place Tuesday, but election officials expect very low turnout.

During last year's presidential race, 80 percent of registered voters voted. Election officials expect 10 percent turnout for the municipal primary, in part because many voters will only see one race on their ballots.

Less than 7,000 people voted early in Las Vegas.

Learn More About the 2013 Municipal Primary Elections

Candidates in Henderson, North Las Vegas, Mesquite and Las Vegas are running for city council, mayor and municipal judge. The ballots are small, but the primary election is important. If a candidate wins by a 50-percent majority, that candidate bypasses the general election and wins the seat. The candidate could be sworn into office as early as this month.

Witnesses Describe Chaos After Crash

LAS VEGAS -- The Egg & I Restaurant was boarded up Monday night, just a hint of the destruction left behind after a car plowed into the patio section during the lunch hour.

It was a frightening experience for customers at the restaurant at Sahara Avenue near Arville Street.

Restaurant General Manager Sarah Gehringer said she heard the horrific screams coming from her customers.

"Just chaos is the best way to explain it," Gehringer said. "I just recall this car coming towards the window, I could see through our patio area, which unfortunately was full at the time, a car just plowing through there."

Four people were trapped underneath the car while others were bloodied and badly hurt. While employees and customers tried to help each other, Metro Police said the driver and his passenger tried to run.

Senior Talent Competition Registration Opens

 

Calling all talented local seniors: your skills are wanted for a performance contest.

Registration for the 2013 Senior Idol Talent Showcase auditions is under way for the 10th annual competition that will be held at 3 p.m June 13 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

This showcase is for performers 50 years and older, and includes numerous categories for individuals and groups to compete in. Categories include, but not limited to, singing, dance, musical instruments and comedy.

To get a registration packet, contact the Las Vegas Senior Center at 229-6454, or stop by at 451 E. Bonanza Road. Packets must be completed and returned to the Las Vegas Senior Center by 6 p.m. April 26. Invitations to audition will be mailed out, and auditions will be held May 8 and 9 at the Las Vegas Senior Center.

Las Vegas Council Seats Contested in Tuesday Primary

Las Vegas Council Seats Contested in Tuesday Primary

 

Three Las Vegas City Council seats are up for election beginning with Tuesday’s primary.

City residents living in Wards 2, 4 and 6 can vote for a candidate in seats held currently by Bob Beers, Stavros Anthony and Steve Ross, respectively. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Absentee ballots must be received by the City Clerk before 7 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.

Voters should check their sample ballots for their designated polling location or call the City Clerk at 229-6311 or the Clark County Registrar of Voters at 455-VOTE (8683).

Once polls close at 7 p.m., election results will be posted on the city’s website,www.lasvegasnevada.gov, and on the city’s government access television station, KCLV Cable Channel 2.

Summer Youth Camp Registration Under Way

LAS VEGAS - Summer vacation is around the corner, and that means it's time to enroll your kids into summer camps.

Summer camps are provided by the cities of Henderson and Las Vegas, as well as Clark County. Those camps are expected to fill up quickly.

Each camp has something different to offer youth from the ages of five through 15. Activities include field trips to the newest water park or a day filled with arts, crafts and sports.

The youth are separated by age, between teens and children, so there's something for everyone.