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54-year-old man dies after motorcycle wreck

A 54-year-old motorcyclist died after hitting a curb and then striking a boulder and cable box early Sunday, Las Vegas police said.

The motorcycle was traveling about 12:12 a.m. on Sahara Avenue just west of Sloan Lane when it struck the south curb near the right travel lane, moved to the sidewalk and struck the objects, police said.

The motorcyclist, whom police did not identify, was taken to University Medical Center, where he later died.


Two die in accidents at recreational area

Two men died at the Lake Mead National Recreational Area in separate incidents, one from a boating accident Friday and the other from a motorcycle accident Saturday.

National Park Service officials said they were notified of a boating accident near the Swallow Cove area about 4:40 p.m. Friday. Witnesses told rangers a boat crashed into a cove by a shoreline and sank, a park spokeswoman said. Rangers suspended the search at 7 p.m.

Rangers, boating volunteers and Las Vegas police personnel resumed the search Saturday morning. Las Vegas police divers found the victim’s body near the sunken boat, the spokeswoman said.

He was identified as Randy S. Jordan, 60, of Las Vegas.

On Saturday, emergency personnel received a call about a motorcycle crash on the Callville Bay access road. Rangers and park volunteers arrived at the scene of the crash about 10:35 a.m. The victim and his motorcycle were found in a ditch just off the road. The victim, who was not identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.


$2 million agreement reached in oil spill

Agents for the owner of a cargo ship that dumped 54,000 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay have agreed to pay San Francisco $2 million for damages from the spill.

City Attorney Dennis Herrera said the agreement announced Sunday was an "initial payment" to cover the costs of the November crash.

Thousands of birds died, and oil-fouled beaches closed, after the 900-foot Cosco Busan sideswiped the Bay Bridge, cutting a huge gash in its hull.

The agreement was reached with Hudson Marine Management Services of Pennsauken, N.J., acting on behalf of the ship’s owner, Regal Stone Ltd.

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