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Driving You Crazy: No speed limit signs on Nellis Boulevard

LAS VEGAS - A viewer asked why there were no speed limit signs on southbound Nellis Boulevard between N. Las Vegas Boulevard and Carey Avenue.

The viewer said no one goes slower than 45 mph and few police officers patrol the area.

This stretch of Nellis is maintained by the Nevada Department of Transportation. Traffic8 reached out to NDOT. Thanks to Traffic8's inquiry, NDOT installed three 45 mph signs along that two-mile stretch.

Now that the signs are there, people know how fast they can go.

As for enforcement, if you see people consistently speeding in your area, you can file a complaint with Metro Police's Traffic Bureau at 702-828-3535 and request increased enforcement in your area.

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

Henderson, military moms' group organizing troop gifts for holidays

Henderson, military moms' group organizing troop gifts for holidays

The city of Henderson is working with the Blue Star Mothers of Henderson and Boulder City to put together holiday stockings for troops deployed overseas.

The Blue Star Mothers will be collecting supplies, including non-perishable food items, lip balm, magazines and personal care items to package and send to troops for the holidays.

This year the Mothers are looking to stuff 1,000 stockings with the comforts of home. Collection boxes will be set up at the Henderson City Hall, city recreation centers and at businesses along Water Street District.

Besides gathering items to give to service members, the group is also looking for information about Henderson residents who are deployed. Family and friends can submit contact information at cityofhenderson.com, so service members can get their very own stocking.

 

ATV crash kills 1, injures another near I-15

LAS VEGAS -- Officials with the Clark County Fire Department and Metro Police investigated a deadly ATV crash Sunday. One person was killed and another was hurt during the rollover accident at mile marker 59 near Interstate 15. 

Metro Police said it occurred at the Apex/Nellis Dunes OHV area located near Clark R. Peterson Boulevard.  They said evidence at the scene and witness statements indicated that a Yamaha Rhino off-road vehicle rolled down a foothill in the desert area and the driver of the Rhino was ejected from the vehicle.

Police said the male rider died at the scene, while the female rider was airlifted by Flight for Life to a nearby hospital.

Clark County Fire said her injuries consisted of bruises and lacerations.

The names of the man and woman haven't been released.

Metro Police are investigating the crash.

Industrial area could be home to medical pot grow operations

LAS VEGAS -- Medical marijuana is coming to the Las Vegas valley and some neighborhood concerns are coming with it.

One of those is the smell of marijuana coming from production facilities near residential areas.

The city of North Las Vegas is offering incentives for the grow houses to open outside of town.

On Tuesday, 30 businesses were approved to open legal grow facilities in the 18,000 acre Apex Industrial Park, which is 25 miles from downtown Las Vegas.

They still need state approval but soon, the area could be the valley's new green zone.

For years, the Apex Industrial Park has been as barren as the desert surrounding it, not many businesses were willing to set up shop there. For North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee, the open area is an opportunity.

“We decided that that would be the green zone that it would be the place that we would put this particular product," Mayor Lee said.

Police looking for 'Telephone Man' robber

Police looking for 'Telephone Man' robber

Metro Police are looking for a man who robbed several businesses on the northeast side of the Las Vegas valley.

The first robbery happened at around 10:40 a.m. Sept. 19 and the latest happened at around 6 p.m. Oct. 9.

Police have called him the Telephone Man robber because he targets wireless phone businesses. He enters the store, pretends to be a customer, pulls out a handgun and demands money. Once he gets the money, the suspect leaves the area on foot.

He is described as a Hispanic man between 20 and 30 years old. He is between 5 foot 8 and 5 foot 11 and between 220 and 260 pounds. He has black hair, a mustache, brown eyes and a Mexican eagle tattoo on his left arm.

He was last seen wearing a blue cap, silver-framed sunglasses, a white short-sleeved polo shirt, blue jeans and white shoes.

Anyone with information is urged to call Metro’s Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555. 

Air Force basketball athlete defines resiliency

A retired master sergeant credits the adapted sports program with getting his life on track.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AFNS) -- When the combat rescue helicopter Pedro 66 was brought down by enemy fire June 9, 2010, in Afghanistan, retired Master Sgt. Christopher Aguilera thought his life was over, literally.

Read more in the U.S. Air Force website.

State releases scathing audit of juvenile facility

LAS VEGAS -- State auditors have uncovered serious flaws at a local juvenile detention facility, including kids not getting the right medication and others stealing tools, which they used to escape.

Inspectors recently investigated Red Rock Academy, which has been open for less than a year and hosts around 90 kids. It is a correctional facility run by both the Division of Child and Family Services and private company Rite of Passage.

The academy is on the former campus of Summit View, where conditions were so bad, kids rioted on the roof back in 2001. Now, there are new problems that state lawmakers say need addressing.

"We don't have enough time this afternoon for all the questions that I have," Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton, D-District 14, said.

Auditors discovered employees who did not go through proper background checks. The facility was found to be too lenient in who they allowed to work there.