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Sahara Express Ready to Roll

Sahara Express Ready to Roll


It took more than a year to complete, but now the Regional Transportation Commission's Sahara Express route is ready to roll.

For riders, it will mean a more convenient way to get across the Las Vegas valley. For drivers, it will mean the road construction along Sahara Avenue is finally finished.

The route stands out with distinctive, solar-powered, blue bus stops. There are also ticket machines which let riders buy tickets before getting on the bus. The sidewalks have been widened and raised to make it easier to board buses. Crews also gave a facelift to the median along Sahara Avenue with plants and trees.

The new bus route isn’t just about aesthetics. There is now a designated lane, allowing the bus to move faster.

Pre-Registration Opens Wednesday for Government Auction

Pre-Registration Opens Wednesday for Government Auction

Pre-registration opens Wednesday for a government surplus auction planned for Saturday.

People interested in buying items at the auction can preview what is on the block and pre-register 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday at 4320 Stephanie Street, which is near Dog Fancier’s Park. The auction will start at 9 a.m. Saturday at the same place.

The sale will feature surplus items from several government agencies, including McCarran International Airport, UNLV, Clark County and the St. George Police Department. Office desks, computers, vehicles, digital cameras, iPods, watches and jewelry will all be up for auction. There will even be 70 schools busses up for bid. During the preview period, people can view the items for sale.

The vehicle auction will take place both live and online. People who want to bid online can register through the company, TNT Auction, which is handling the auction.

Fatal Accident on Flamingo and Koval

LAS VEGAS-- A fatal accident occurred at 3:30 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Koval Lane.

Metro officers say evidence at the scene and witness statements indicate the Mitsubishi was stopped in the inside left turn lane of eastbound Flamingo, at the intersection of Koval when it was struck head on by the GMC. The GMC was traveling westbound on Flamingo.

The driver of the Mitsubishi was pronounced dead at the scene by responding medical personnel. The occupants of the GMC were transported to UMC with minor to serious injuries.

The accident shut down all directions in the intersection for several hours. 

This is the 51st traffic related fatality in LVMPD's jurisdiction this year.

Patients Can Notify ER They're on Their Way

Patients Can Notify ER They're on Their Way


Hospitals in the Sunrise Health System have a new way for patients to alert staff in the emergency room that they are on the way.

The iNotify system is through the healthcare app iTriage. When a patient uses the iTriage app, he or she has the option to click the notify button which allows the patient to fill out symptom information, allergies and other health information the staff may need to know. The information is then sent directly to the hospital emergency room staff, allowing them to get ready for an incoming patient.

iTriage is available for a free download for iPhone and Android. The notify program is available at Sunrise, MountainView, Southern Hills and Sunrise Children’s Hospitals.

Police Look for Suspect in 7-Eleven Shooting

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police have released pictures of a possible suspect accused of shooting a man at a 7-Eleven near Sierra Vista & Cambridge.

The shooting happened early Thursday morning. Police say robbery was the motive.

According to officers, the suspect approached the victim at the front door of the store and shot him. The suspect then fled the scene.

Police are looking for a Hispanic man wearing all blue and a Dodgers baseball cap who fled in a vehicle.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Metro's Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521, or Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

Gay Rodeo Association Celebrating 20th Anniversary

Events begin with a kickoff party.

The Nevada Gay Rodeo Association celebrates its 20th anniversary this year when it presents BigHorn Rodeo at Horseman's Park, 5800 E. Flamingo Road.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Healthy Baby Dropped Outside Desert Springs Hospital

LAS VEGAS -- A healthy baby girl was left in a shopping cart early Tuesday morning at Desert Springs Hospital.

Metro Police received a call at 3:40 a.m. that the baby had been left outside the hospital. Metro's Abuse and Neglect unit currently is investigating into who left the baby. They asking for the parents of the child to come forward to provide more info so they can ensure the baby has a complete medical history to help take care of the child.

"We don't know who surrendered this child. We would like to make sure this is a voluntary surrender and that there isn't a mother out there wondering where her child is and thinking her child is safe with another family member, when in fact that family member may have surrendered this child," said Metro Sgt. Kristine Buist.