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Number of lions at sanctuary concerns county

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Nearly 50 lions, some ostriches and a giraffe could soon be without a home unless their caretakers negotiate with the county.

On Wednesday, the county zoning commission will discuss whether the Lion Habitat Ranch is abusing its permit by housing too many exotic animals. There are concerns over the ranch's breeding program.

The ranch is located near St.

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UPDATE: Lockdown lifted at 2 schools near Hacienda and Nellis

 LAS VEGAS -- Francis H Cortney Junior High and Harley Harmon Elementary School are no longer on lockdown, Metro Police said.

Police had responded to a report of a shooting and a standoff near Hacienda Avenue and Nellis Boulevard Friday morning.

The incident started around 9:30 a.m. on Lenora Drive when neighbors reported hearing shots fired. No one was injured in the shooting, but it is under investigation.

Petitions passed around to stop opening of charter school

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Coral Academy of Science is trying to open its fourth campus in the valley, and is supposed to house as many as 1,500 students. However, the school is facing some opposition from the community.

Residents who live in the Sun City MacDonald Ranch are trying to keep the new charter school from opening blocks away from the senior living community in Henderson.

Mike Micone and his neighbor Maureen Progar have been passing petitions around to collect signatures.

"We have around 1,000 signatures right now," Micone said. "We support education; we support schools, but we don't support this school at this location."

Coral Academy of Science wants to open a new campus in a retail office space that has been empty since the recession hit. Neighbors living near Sun City MacDonald Ranch said the fact that the campus will not have school buses makes them fear for their safety.

Pedestrian struck near Windmill and Green Valley

HENDERSON, Nev. - A teen girl suffered severe head injuries Tuesday morning after a vehicle hit her near Windmill Parkway and Green Valley Parkway.

The crash happened shortly before 7 a.m.

Henderson Police say the 18-year-old girl was crossing Windmill in a crosswalk near Green Valley when the vehicle, traveling eastbound on Windmill, hit her.

Police say glare from the sun may have caused the driver to not see the pedestrian. Alcohol, drugs, and speeding are not factors.

The girl was taken to Sunrise Hospital for treatment.

Police say eastbound Windmill will be closed for at least an hour.

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Driving You Crazy: Bumpy conditions at Pecos and Wigwam

HENDERSON, Nev. - Gail says all the lanes at the Wigwam Parkway/Pecos Road intersection have numerous humps. She says she gets jostled when driving through the area.

The City of Henderson is working to address this problem. Before work gets underway, however, crews have to install conduit and fiber optics along Pecos.

By late summer, the city should have the federal funds needed to go to construction for that project.

Repaving the intersection should start soon after. Henderson officials say they understand the need in this location and are working to coordinate both projects to expedite the process.

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

Metro amps up efforts to keep pedestrians, roadways safer

LAS VEGAS — This year is off to a deadly start on valley roads. Just six weeks into 2015, 12 pedestrians have died across Clark county – nine of those were in Metro's jurisdiction. That's a 350 percent increase over the same time a year ago.

Samira Tamules says a lack of basic infrastructure, like crosswalks or sidewalks, prevent her from walking in her neighborhood with her two children.

“Rarely, very rarely,” she said. “If we do, we're walking around the park here, maybe. Maybe on our street, which is a cul-de-sac, but as far as walking anywhere else, never."

But even when there are crosswalks, police say the bulk of pedestrian who are killed aren't using them. 

The most recent traffic data released from Metro shows half of the deaths this year are from pedestrian error.

Driving You Crazy: Faded markings on Stephanie Street

HENDERSON, Nev. - Janice says worn street striping has created a hazardous situation when turning left from Stephanie Street to American Pacific Drive.

Traffic8 contacted the City of Henderson. City representatives will evaluate Stephanie and American Pacific and determine if two left-turn lanes are needed in northbound and southbound directions.

If Henderson finds dual left-turn lanes are warranted, crews will remove the faded chevron markings and install new arrows. They don't want to refresh the current chevron markings if they are deemed unnecessary.

Henderson says they should be able to study the intersection in mid-March.

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