Crime and safety news from around the valley, Oct. 29, 2015

Northwest Corridor improvement project meeting set: The Nevada Department of Transportation plans to host an open house-style public information meeting on Phases 3A, 2B, and 5 of the U.S. Highway 95 northwest corridor improvement project from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 4 in the multipurpose room at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. A brief presentation is planned for 5:30 p.m. to be followed by a question-and-answer period. The highway project will provide operational benefits and landscape and aesthetic enhancements from Washington Avenue to Kyle Canyon Road in northwestern Las Vegas. To submit written comments for public record, email them through Nov. 20 with the project’s name in the subject line to, or mail them to Jenica Keller, Senior Project Manager, 1263 S. Stewart St., Carson City, NV 89712.

Small claims class: Nevada Legal Services plans to offer the free sessions at 10 a.m. Oct. 23 and Nov. 13 at 530 S. Sixth St. Topics are to include reclaiming security deposits, appealing small claims decisions and preparing for court. The event is set to include a question-and-answer segment. Call 702-386-0404 or visit

Free class to address sealing criminal records: The Clark County Law Library and community partners plan to offer a free class Nov. 4 at the Clark County Law Library, 309 S. Third St., Suite 400, on how to seal criminal records in Clark County. Topics are to include requirements for sealing records and how to receive free help. Qualified participants may apply for a pro bono attorney after attending class. The session is being offered by UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law, the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Nevada Legal Services and the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada. Visit, call 702-455-4696 or email

Metro volunteer program: The topic is set to be discussed during a free safety forum planned at 1 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Ave. The event is offered in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Department. A safety forum also is planned at 1 p.m. Dec. 19, addressing emergency preparedness. Visit or call 702-229-2734.

Tropicana Avenue upgrade: The Nevada Department of Transportation plans to upgrade East Tropicana Avenue between Eastern Avenue and Boulder Highway from January through fall 2016. The $7.67 million upgrade is slated to include new asphalt pavement, raised median islands and widened sidewalks. The project is aimed at preventing additional roadway cracking and deterioration and providing pedestrian enhancements, the department said. Work is expected to take place primarily during overnight hours. Visit

State Route 160 upgrades: The Nevada Department of Transportation plans the $794,000, 21-mile project through early January in Clark County to improve cable median barriers. The project is set to create 14 new paved median crossovers between mileposts 22 and 43.16 to allow emergency personnel to safely cross the highway as needed. Visit

ADA transportation feedback: The Nevada Department of Transportation is seeking public feedback on its Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility plans for Nevada roadways and transportation infrastructure. The goal is to address the roads and facilities built decades ago that may not meet current accessibility standards. The department is prioritizing a list of potential future projects to enhance accessibility, such as by improving sidewalk ramps and moving utility poles from sidewalks. Residents can review the plan and provide feedback through Oct. 31 by visiting Concerns, complaints or questions can also be submitted at, via email at or by calling 775-888-7193.

New school zone law: A new state law recently went into effect banning drivers from making U-turns in school zones or active school crossing areas for pedestrians, according to UNLV’s Vulnerable Road Users Project. The law also forbids drivers from passing other motorists in those areas. The law aims to keep pedestrians safe, particularly children. Visit

Fighting fraud: Houldsworth, Russo & Co. plans a breakfast briefing titled How to Protect Your Organization from Fraud at 7:30 a.m. Nov. 5 at 8675 S. Eastern Ave. The discussion is scheduled to cover fraud schemes, recognizing vulnerabilities and strengthening internal controls to mitigate risk. The event is free for clients and $35 for others. Register at

Workshop to help neighbors resolve disputes: A free workshop offered by the city of Henderson is set to provide neighbors with tools to communicate peacefully and resolve disputes. The session is slated from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway. Participants can learn tips on how to approach a neighbor about an issue and resolve it without conflict. Information about the city’s free mediation program will also be available to help resolve neighborhood disputes, such as those involving barking dogs, overhanging landscaping and noise concerns. Visit Call 702-267-2000.

Free legal assistance clinic for seniors: The event is set from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway, addressing estate planning basics. Contact Carmela Reed at Nevada Legal Services at 702-386-0404, ext. 140 or

Rape Crisis Center expansion: The nonprofit expanded its office space at 801 S. Rancho Drive, Suite B-2, to accommodate growing demand for services and to bolster education and prevention initiatives. The center said it saw significant year-over-year increases in hotline calls and the numbers of victims assisted through the first six months of 2015. With the larger office, the center plans to offer more counseling hours, new support groups and more space for youth volunteers involved in education and prevention initiatives. Visit

Kids cellphone safety: A free course on children’s cellphone safety is planned Tuesdays and Saturdays in November at Thompson Taekwondo, 9030 W. Flamingo Road. Call 702-469-7700.

Lee Canyon snow makes skiers smile
Skiers and snow boarders took advantage of the Presidents Day holiday and the recent snowfall at Lee Canyon, outside of Las Vegas. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Mount Charleston gets fresh blanket of snow
A winter storm drops nearly four inches of fresh snow on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Mount Charleston outside Las Vegas. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Snow in the Las Vegas Valley
Snow accumulated in the Las Vegas Valley for the first time in more than a decade, with snow falling mostly in the western, northwestern and southern areas. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review Journal) @bizutesfaye
Snow at US 95 and Lee Canyon Road
Passers-by pulled off Lee Canyon Road northwest of Las Vegas Monday to play in the fresh snow. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Road truck on an empty I-15
Snow and ice contributed to the closure of Interstate 15 near Primm. Jim Prather/Las Vegas Review-Journal
I-15 traffic diverted at St. Rose Parkway
The Nevada Highway Patrol has closed Interstate 15 in both directions between south Las Vegas and the California state line due to icy road conditions, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (Jim Prather/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Ice on roadway shuts down I-15 south of Las Vegas
An overnight snowstorm left an icy roadway, causing the Nevada Highway Patrol to shut down Interstate 15 south of Las Vegas to the California state line. (Jim Prather/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
I-15 closed at St. Rose Parkway
Ice on Interstate 15 caused the Nevada Highway Patrol to close the highway from St. Rose Parkway in south Las Vegas to the California state line on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (Jim Prather/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Driving a snowy Sunday night in Summerlin
Several inches of snow have fallen in Summerlin on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. This shows street conditions between Charleston and Far Hills in Summerlin. (Jim Prather/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Winter wonderland at Summerlin park
A snowstorm hit Fox Hill Park in Summerlin on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (Jim Prather/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
February snowstorm in western Las Vegas
A snowstorm hit Summerlin and parts of western Las Vegas on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (Jim Prather/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Snow in Summerlin
Snow near Far Hills and Fox Hill Drive.
Valentine's Day Brings Wet Weather To Las Vegas
Parts of the Las Vegas Valley received more than an inch of rain by 1 p.m. Thursday, triggering numerous vehicle accidents, sparking flooding and prompting at least two swift-water rescues in flood channels. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
Artist sends love from the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign
Artist Chris O'Rourke has a giant heart mounted in the back of pickup positioned for photos at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign on the Las Vegas Strip on Valentine's Day 2019. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Rain doesn't dampen weddings on Valentine's Day
Charolette Richards, owner of A Little White Wedding Chapel who has been performing weddings for 60 years, started Valentine’s Day 2019 by performing a wdding for Las Vegas couple David and Elaine Cook at the chapel’s Tunnel of Love drive-thru. Richards has over 100 weddings booked for Valentine’s Day. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Swift-water rescue in Las Vegas
The Clark County Fire Department rescued one person from the flooded Durango Wash in Las Vegas on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
It is a rainy Valentine's Day in Las Vegas - Video
These scenes come from the Las Vegas Stadium LiveCam (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Rainy and soggy on Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day across the Las Vegas Valley will be soggy and wet. A flood advisory has been issued for Clark County. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Early morning rainfall in Las Vegas
The Las Vegas valley was hit with rainfall early Thursday morning. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Janelle Veith, Quest Academy principal, talks about her school success
Janelle Veith, Quest Academy principal, talks about her school success. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Learning how to create your own comic book
Jean Munson talks about the class she teaches at the Maximum Comics in Henderson on creating and publishing your own comic book.
Top Ladies of Distinction unveils second Las Vegas chapter
Officers Clair Hart and Rose Coker discuss the service organization’s work and mission.
The Animal Foundation Opens New Wing
On Tuesday, The Animal Foundation opened the doors to its new Engelstad Foundation Adoption center. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
North Las Vegas firefighter skates from ice to fire
Darcy Loewen, a former pro hockey player, finds a new career as a North Las Vegas firefighter. (John Przybys/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Carnival AirShip floats over Las Vegas
Carnival Cruise flew a blimp over the LAs Vegas Valley on Thursday in a promotion for its new Carnival Panorama ship. (Mat luschek/Review-Journal)
Pedestrian dies after crash at Decatur and Alta
Las Vegas police investigate a fatal crash that killed a pedestrian at Decatur Boulevard and Alta Driver about 6 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Jessica Terrones/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Star Wars Cosplayers Visit Sick Kids At Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center
Members of Coruscant Base, a Star Wars cosplay group, visit kids at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
Hail and wet snow in Las Vegas
The western edges of Las Vegas saw some hail and wet snow on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Developer Jim Rhodes lists his mansion for $30 million
Jim Rhodes, a developer, has listed his mansion in Spanish Hills community for $30 million. The mansion is situated on 2 acres of land and features 19,345 square feet of living space. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Court ruling brings hope to local Vietnam veteran
Blue Water Navy Veteran Michael Yates talks about possible medical benefits he could receive after a federal court ruling this week. Yates claims he was exposed to Agent Orange and attributes that to his health problems, which include cancer.
Las Vegas charter school excels in areas of greatest need
Mater Academy Mountain Vista charter school students excel despite the fact that half the students are English language learners and all qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Tony Sanchez wraps up the UNLV season
UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez wraps up the season. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
News Headlines
Home Front Page Footer Listing