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Pedestrian Bridge Will Let People Cross Lamb Blvd. at Washington Ave.

The second phase of a trail project will move forward with a ground breaking for a new pedestrian bridge.

Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Coffin will break ground on the bridge Thursday. The bridge will allow people to cross Lamb Boulevard at the Las Vegas Wash Trail, which is near Lamb Blvd. and Washington Ave.

When finished, people will be able to cross the busy street and continue onto the wash trail. The trail will eventually be 18 miles long and connect to more than 200 miles of trails around the Las Vegas valley.

Funding for the project is coming from the sale of public lands in the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act. 

Parents' Meeting Set for Wednesday

School board trustee Dr. Linda E. Young will be at a parents' meeting planned for Wednesday at Cox Elementary School.

The school is one of 10 schools that the Clark County School District switched from a nine-month to a year-round schedule. CCSD made the switch because of overcrowding.

It applies to the 2014 - 2015 school year.

The meeting will be at 9 a.m. in the school library. 

New Hours for Two Public Health Clinics

New Hours for Two Public Health Clinics

The Southern Nevada Health District is offering new hours at two public health centers, beginning in March.

The East Las Vegas Public Health Center, 560 N. Nellis Blvd. and the Henderson Public Health Center, 520 E. Lake Mead Pkwy. will both offer nursing services, immunization clinics and food handler safety training card processing from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

People seeking nursing, family planning or immunization services should arrive by 4:30 p.m. People seeking help for the food handling cards should arrive by 5:15 p.m.

The other public health clinics, including the main offices on Valley View Boulevard and the offices in North Las Vegas, open at 8 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information on services, locations and hours for SNHD, go to snhd.info

Charleston-Lamb Intersection Tops Injury Collision List

This crash involved a car hitting a bus shelter at Charleston and Lamb on Sept. 6, 2012. One person in the bus shelter was injured.

LAS VEGAS -- The intersection of Charleston and Lamb Boulevards in the eastern valley continues to cement its reputation as one of the most dangerous traffic crossings under the jurisdiction of Metro Police.

In Metro's latest Traffic Bureau update it was reported that the Charleston-Lamb intersection had 20 injury collisions between Aug. 1 and Feb. 4, by far the most in the valley. This is not exactly a new phenomenon.

When 8 News NOW reported on the top intersections for collisions from Jan. 1 through May 15, 2012, Charleston-Lamb topped that list as well. It reached the point that Metro announced in March 2013 that it would begin targeting that intersection to nab motorists who commit traffic infractions.

Coroner: 2 Boys Died from Injuries Received in Fire

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office announced Tuesday that the two boys found dead after a fire in a trailer died from injuries received in the blaze.

According to the coroner, 11-year-old Andrew Najera and 15-year-old Jerry Slayden Jr. died from acute carbon monoxide toxicity and extensive burns. Their deaths were ruled accidental.

The fire started in the early morning hours of Jan. 26. in a trailer that was parked near a Slayden's grandmother's home, which is close to Carey Avenue and Lamb Boulevard.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Police Look for Men in Store Robbery

Police Look for Men in Store Robbery

Metro Police are looking for two men who robbed a business near Las Vegas Boulevard and Cheyenne Avenue.

According to police, at around 1 p.m. Feb. 1, the two men held an employee at gunpoint and demanded money. The employee gave them money, and the men left.

The first man is described as a black man between 20 and 25 years old. He is about 6 foot and between 150 and 180 pounds. He has a moustache and glasses. He was wearing a black hoodie and was armed with a handgun.

The second man is described as a black man between 20 and 25 years old. He is about 6 foot and between 140 and 160 pounds. He has also as a moustache. He has had a handgun. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is urged to call Metro's Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555. 

Deadly Crash Raises Questions About Drunk Driving Laws

Savanna Gonzales, 20, and her boyfriend, Frank Spenia, 31, were killed instantly in the Summerlin crash.

LAS VEGAS -- The family and friends of a young woman killed in a suspected drunk driving crash are mourning their loss and saying more needs to be done to discourage drunk driving.

Savanna Gonzales was one of two people killed Wednesday when a suspected drunk driver hit her car head-on on Summerlin Parkway. Metro Police said they could smell alcohol on the driver who caused the crash. That driver is still in the hospital and is facing possible felony drunk driving charges.

"Why are you going to go out and kill yourself or kill other innocent people?"

Ana Monarrez is struggling with the loss of her daughter. Savanna Gonzales, 20, and her boyfriend, Frank Spenia, 31, who were killed instantly.

"As an alcoholic, I never get in the car when I'm drinking," Monarrez said.