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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.

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.

Police need help solving year-old murder

HENDERSON -- Henderson Police need the public's help to solve the nearly year-old murder of William Milan, a 77-year-old resident found lying on his kitchen floor after he was tied up and drugged.

His family believes the person responsible for the Feb. 20, 2014, killing is someone the victim knew.

8 News NOW learned Wednesday that police have interviewed as many as 50 people, including Milan's neighbors and acquaintances, but still lack the evidence to put the killer behind bars. Milan was found in his home in the 100 block of Glen Willow Court by his son.

The son, Bill Milan, thinks his father was targeted. The father, who lived alone, was well liked by his neighbors and was enjoying his retirement from his career as a builder until danger came knocking on his door.

"I don't believe this was just a one person deal,” Bill Milan said. “They were after something and I believe they got it."

Henderson Police seeking New Year's Day robbery suspects

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Henderson Police have released a photo of a woman they think is connected with robbing a home in the 100 block of Casa Del Fuego Street on New Year's Day.

The woman and two other suspects, one male and another female, entered the home at about 8:30 p.m., police said. Officers said there was a man inside of the home at the time of the break-in.  He was restrained while the suspects stole items from the home.  

No one was injured during the robbery.