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Man critically injured when stuck by truck at busy intersection

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police said a Las Vegas man was critically injured after he was hit by a pickup truck Friday night.

Around 11:43 p.m., a 2015 Toyota Tacoma was traveling westbound on Tropicana Avenue, in the center travel lane, east of Topaz Street.

At the same time, detectives said witnesses told them 46-year-old Sergio Weatherly was crossing the street on Tropicana in an unmarked crosswalk when he was struck.

The driver of the Tacoma has been identified as 35-year-old Randy Tena.

Weatherly was taken to Sunrise Hospital with life threatening injuries. It is unclear if Tena or his passenger, 35-year-old Duy Nguyen, received any injuries.

The crash remains under investigation by Metro Police.

Christmas tree recycling drop-off locations

LAS VEGAS - Several locations around the valley are accepting and recycling Christmas trees. It's estimated about 250,000 are sold in the Las Vegas valley, but only 15,000 were recycled last year. 

The recycled trees will be chipped into mulch which is used in public gardens and parks across the valley.

There is no fee to recycle a tree. Trees will be accepted from Dec. 26 to Jan. 15, 2015. Clark County residents are encouraged to drop off their trees at one of the locations listed below and find tips on preparing your tree for recycling.

Boulder City

· Bravo Ball Field parking lot (891 Avenue B)

North Las Vegas

· Aviary Park - 6650 Aviary Way & I-215
· Cheyenne Sports Complex - 3500 E. Cheyenne at Pecos
· Seastrand Park - 6330 Camino Eldorado near Centennial Parkway & I-215
· Lowe's - 2570 E. Craig Road
· Craig Ranch Golf Course - 628 W.

Celine Dion visits Magical Forest at Opportunity Village

LAS VEGAS -- International superstar and Las Vegas headliner Celine Dion is getting into the holiday spirit. 

The “Power of Love” singer, a long supporter of the Las Vegas Community since she began her first residency in 2003, enjoyed a little time at Opportunity Village's Magical Forest.  While there, Dion who had to cancel performances of her show at Caesars Palace through March 22, 2015, even took the time out to pose with staffers. 

This is the 23rd year of the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village, and it's one of southern Nevada's most anticipated holiday traditions. At the Magical Forest guest can celebrates the holiday season in a winter wonderland with millions of sparkling lights, nightly entertainment, great food and endless holiday cheer. 

It's the largest annual fundraiser for the local non-profit organization. 

Scooter rider dead after 5-car crash in east Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities have identified a scooter rider who died after a car ran a red light and triggered a five-vehicle crash in Las Vegas on Thanksgiving.

Clark County coroner's officials say 38-year-old Las Vegas resident Claudia Bustamante died in the crash that happened just before 7 a.m. Thursday.

Police say a Honda Civic ran a red light at the intersection of Sahara Avenue and Fremont Street. The Civic was hit by a Camry that had a green light, and then hit a Ford Explorer.

The Ford Explorer spun and hit a scooter that was stopped at the light.

Bustamante was pronounced dead at the Sunrise Trauma Center.

Her 39-year-old passenger was severely injured in the crash.

Animal Foundation at capacity, waiving adoption fees

LAS VEGAS — The Animal Foundation said late Wednesday it is at capacity and to ease overcrowding it will waive the adoption fees for more than 400 animals beginning on Friday.

The "Black Friday Blowout" will run through Sunday.

"If adopters are not quickly found, the organization, which operates Nevada's largest animal shelter and pet adoption agency, will be faced with the reality of humanely euthanizing healthy animals due to the lack of space," the Animal Foundation said.

To view adoptable animals, you can visit them at the Campus Adoption Center, 655 N. Mojave Rd., Las Vegas and PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Center, 286 W. Lake Mead Pkwy, Henderson. You may also visit their website or call 702-384-3333, ext. 131.

1,500 fed in annual Catholic Charities feast

LAS VEGAS -- Catholic Charities opened its doors Thursday to feed 1,500 people in need; that's 300 more than the group fed last year. It was the charity's 49th Annual Thanksgiving Feast.

There was 600 pounds of turkey with all of the trimmings, along with 1,500 homemade biscuits, butter cups and pumpkin flavored Crème Brule.

Attendants of the Thanksgiving feast sat nest to total strangers, but the vibe was that of a big family.

Many like 14-year-old Toby Leggero said the event was more than just a holiday to them. It contributed to their livelihood.

Toby said he was happy he was “getting to eat another day and not having to starve and stay at home.”

Toby's dad Ron said they've faced one hardship after another, but Toby's mom said she's thankful the family was able to spend the day together.

“When we're at home, we're just off doing our own thing. Over here we actually get to sit down and be with each other,” Leggero said.

Conflict between state, county could affect medical marijuana dispensaries

LAS VEGAS -- Medical marijuana stores could be up and running in the valley as soon as January; but that doesn't mean a lot of dispensaries will open when that happens.

In all, only 40 dispensaries are allowed to open across the valley. Eighteen of those will be in unincorporated Clark County.

Local commissioners chose 18 applications, but the state only approved 10 of them, so this has caused disagreements between Clark County Commissioners, and the state, which is causing a hold up.

In the end, this may cause fewer dispensaries to open up.

"I guess that's a potential. I certainly hope it doesn't come to that because ultimately who is going to suffer -- the patient,” said Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commissioner.

Commissioner Sisolak said he's hesitant to grant permits to applicants the state chose without getting approval from the county first.