Our network

Driving You Crazy: Missing Crosswalk Sign

LAS VEGAS - A viewer says a pedestrian crosswalk sign is missing at the intersection of N. 8th Street and Stewart Avenue.

She says several residents in the neighborhood rely on this crosswalk's safety.

The City of Las Vegas found a construction project is underway to install handicap ramps at this intersection.

The contractor needed to temporarily remove those pedestrian crossing signs to install the ramps. There was no way to keep the mounting post installed and complete the work.

Crews are pouring the ramps Friday, and the contractor says the pedestrian signage will be reinstalled early next week.

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

Woman Jumps from Moving Car on I-15

LAS VEGAS -- Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating an incident that at one point had forced three lanes of northbound I-15 just south of the Charleston Boulevard exit to be closed.

According to NHP, the incident happened at around 1:30 p.m. Thursday when a woman, who was a passenger in a white Honda Civic, jumped out of a moving car.

She was transported to University Medical Center, but the extent of her injuries are unknown.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

Container Park Asking City to Loosen Liquor Restrictions

Container Park Asking City to Loosen Liquor Restrictions

The new Container Park downtown is marketed as family friendly, but the owners of the outdoor shopping and dining area want the city of Las Vegas to ease up on liquor license restrictions.

The city put tough restrictions on the bars inside the Container Park before it opened. Now that it is up and running, the owners are asking for changes.

There are concerns that if the city makes an exception for the container park, other downtown bars will want exemptions too.

"What is it that we want our community to look like? And what are the separations and what should be required and what should not be required?" Las Vegas City Councilman Ricki Barlow said.

Las Vegas city leaders decided to hold off on a decision.

They will discuss the issue again next month, when the park's temporary liquor license comes up for review.

NLV Saves Money, Las Vegas Makes Money Combining Services

LAS VEGAS -- The city of North Las Vegas is scrambling to pay its bills.

City leaders have been taking money from the water and sewer fund for years to fix its budget problems, but now, state law is putting a stop to that.

In an effort for both North Las Vegas and the city of Las Vegas to save money, the two cities have combined some services.

During Wednesday's Las Vegas City Council meeting, city leaders found out those combined services have not just saved money, but the cities have actually made money.

Now, plans are being made to work together even more and hopefully save even more.

The possibilities range from combining services for parks and libraries to animal control, even fire services.

"We're very hopeful. Extremely optimistic that there are going to be opportunities, I'm sure of it in fact," interim city manager for North Las Vegas Jeff Buchanan said.

Fremont St. Experience Back Open After Suspicious Package Found

LAS VEGAS -- A section of the Fremont Street Experience is back open after Metro Police found that a suspicious package was safe.

According to police, a white box was found in front of the Starbucks Coffee Company store inside the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino at around 6 p.m. Tuesday. Metro's Armor Division found that the box contained rock salt.

Casino Center Blvd. between 1st Street and Ogden Avenue is also back open.

One Person Killed in Crash Sunday Morning

The first fatal traffic accident of the year in Metro Police's jurisdiction happened this past weekend.

One man died when the SUV he was a passenger in slammed into a power pole. The crash happened at around 1:33 a.m. Sunday on Eastern Avenue near Harris Avenue.

According to police, the driver of a Chevy Tahoe failed to maintain its travel lane and drove off Eastern Avenue, hitting a wooden power pole.

The 25-year-old driver of the Tahoe was taken to University Medical Center with critical injuries. The 31-year-old passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released. 

Man Dies in Traffic Accident

LAS VEGAS -- A 49-year-old man was killed Saturday afternoon after his van drifted into the path of an SUV and then hit a concrete pillar.

Metro Police say the accident happened around 1:55 p.m. on Owens Ave. just east of Las Vegas Blvd. Officers say a man driving a Chevy Astro Van traveling eastbound drifted into the path of a Nissan Exterra also going eastbound.

The van then ran off the road and hit a pillar.  The driver of the van was taken to North Vista Hospital where he was pronounced dead. It is unclear if he had a medical episode before the crash.

The driver and a passenger in the SUV were not hurt. The victim has not yet been identified. The crash remains under investigation.