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Driving You Crazy: Lane shifts on Mountain Vista

HENDERSON, Nev. - David says he's frustrated with the configuration of Mountain Vista Street at Ramrod Avenue. He says a pothole there could also cause problems.

Southbound Mountain Vista before Ramrod contains two lanes. David says some people mistakenly use the bike lane as a third lane, because the road widens to three lanes south of Ramrod. He says this causes near-collisions.

The City of Henderson says the only possible conflict would be from a person turning right from Ramrod to go south on Mountain Vista. Henderson will examine the crash history associated with the eastbound to southbound right turn. The city will consider prohibiting a right turn on red.

As for the pothole, crews will patch it in the coming weeks.

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

Reputed crime family captain arrested in Henderson

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say they're sending a message to the mob in New Jersey.

They announced on Thursday the arrests of 10 members and associates of the DeCavalcante organized crime family. They're accused of plotting to commit murder, distribute drugs and promote prostitution.

The suspects include reputed captain 71-year-old Charles Stango of Henderson, Nevada, and reputed consigliere 72-year-old Frank Nigro, of Toms River.

Prosecutors allege Stango sought and obtained permission from Nigro to kill a rival member in New Jersey. Authorities say Stango discussed his plans with an undercover agent.

Stango and his son, Anthony, also allegedly planned to operate a high-end escort service in the Toms River area.

Some suspects are due in federal court in Newark on Thursday. Stango is due to appear in a Las Vegas courtroom.

Police in Henderson ask help to find 2 men in casino robbery

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) -- Police are asking again for public help to find two suspects in a closing-time armed robbery at a sports betting area at a casino several miles south of the Las Vegas Strip.

Henderson police released a new security photo of the men being sought, along with an image showing a distinctive design on the back of a jacket one of them wore.

Police say the men displayed handguns in the 9:45 p.m. Jan. 28 robbery at the M Resort sports book.

No one was injured. Police say the robbers appeared to be in their early- to mid-20s and wore dark baseball caps. They fled in a black four-door sedan.

The sports book had been taking Super Bowl bets, and officials noted it had been scheduled to close at 10 p.m.

Driver arrested for DUI in crash that killed 2

LAS VEGAS -  The driver involved in a crash that killed two women Thursday morning at the intersection of Boulder Highway and Russell Road was arrested for DUI, Metro Police said.

Northbound lanes of Boulder Highway were closed for much of the morning and were reopened just before 11:30 a.m. Southbound lanes opened around 12:15 p.m.

According to Metro Police, the crash occurred shortly before 1:30 a.m. when a speeding Mercedes-Benz collided with a Nissan that was making a U-turn on Boulder Highway at the Russell Road intersection. The force of the crash pushed the Nissan more than 100 yards down Boulder Highway.

Police say the two women in the Nissan were killed. The driver of the Mercedes-Benz was arrested for suspicion of DUI.

Driving You Crazy: Light installed at Bermuda and St. Rose

HENDERSON, Nev. - Holly says she's faced six near-collisions when turning from St. Rose Parkway to Bermuda Road. She asks if a light will be installed at this intersection.

Last September, Traffic8 dedicated a segment to this intersection and now has an update.

Wednesday, the St. Rose/Bermuda intersection shut down, so construction crews could install a traffic signal across St. Rose. This is a $1.1 million structure and is scheduled for activation in the next few weeks.

If you have a dangerous intersection in your neighborhood, contact Traffic8.

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.



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.