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Coroner ID's Victims in Crash on I-15

LAS VEGAS -- The two people killed in the crash along I-15 near St. Rose Parkway have been identified.

The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the first victim as Yoshiko Brigette Morishita, 25 of Marino Valley, California. The second victim is Gustavo Macias, 26 of Marino Valley, California.

The cause of death for both victims is multiple blunt force trauma. The manner of death is listed as accidental.

According to Nevada Highway Patrol, the Nissan Sedan that Morishita and Macias were in collided with a tractor trailer truck shortly after 8:30 p.m. Monday. The driver of the truck sustained minor injuries.

Witnesses say the tractor trailer was traveling southbound on I-15 in the right lane and hit the Nissan, forcing it through the gore area and into the desert. The cab of the truck jack-knifed and landed on its side.

Acts of Kindness: Levi Terry

Jillian Moore

HENDERSON, Nev. - Levi Terry is quite an entrepreneur. At only eight years of age, he has already cornered the market in his Green Valley Ranch neighborhood with his de-cluttering service. He will admit this is a great way to set aside some money in his own savings account.

"I'm trying to earn money for a Kindle Fire HD," he said.

Packing up the loot on his Red Radio Flyer wagon serves a larger purpose, however, that has nothing to do with him and everything to do with Jillian Moore.

The adorable girl is fighting stage-four neuroblastoma cancer. Three-year-old Jillian has already been through several rounds of chemotherapy and faces several more, followed by work to harvest her stem cells.

Those are a lot of ‘adult words' to 8-year-old Levi. All he knows is she has a tough fight ahead of her.

"She needs money for the medical (treatment)," he said.

Health District Offering Fall-Risk Assessments for Seniors

Health District Offering Fall-Risk Assessments for Seniors

The Southern Nevada Health District is partnering with several organizations to help seniors assess their risk of falling.

The events are part of Fall Prevention Awareness Week.

Health district staff and partners will use guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assess how likely people are to fall.

Those who are found to be at risk for falling will be given information on how to prevent a fall and will be encouraged to attend a seven-week course on preventing falls.

According to the Center for Health Data and Research, in Nevada in 2004, there were 132 deaths from falls, most happened in Clark County.

The report also showed that between 2003 and 2005, more than 10,000 people were admitted to Nevada hospitals as a result of a fall.

Falls are the leading cause of injury for people 65 years and older.

Here is the list of days, times and locations for free fall assessment:

Walk Focuses Attention on Suicide Numbers in Nevada

LAS VEGAS -- Nevada has been one of the worst states in the nation when it comes to the number of people who commit suicide. In 2010, 547 people took their lives which was almost double the national average.

One mother, who lost her son to suicide, says support groups in Nevada are working hard to keep the numbers of suicide down.

"Funny, sensitive, troubled. I didn't know how troubled," said Linda Flatt, as she remembers her son Paul.

A photograph of Paul shows a tall, thin man in a Navy uniform. In 1993, the 25-year-old man killed himself after living with a gambling problem. It's been 20 years since his death, but for his mother, it is still very fresh.

"It took me about three years to put myself back together after he died," Flatt said.

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

LAS VEGAS - A viewer says the intersection of St. Rose Parkway and Bermuda Road needs a traffic light, especially as more businesses move into the area.

This is a busy intersection, which sits east of the I-15 and the M Resort. The area includes high-speed traffic to and from the I-15, lane shifting and a large number of commuters. Only a stop sign regulates traffic, however, at St. Rose and Bermuda.

As you enter eastbound St. Rose, you encounter four lanes of traffic with the afternoon sun limiting visibility of St. Rose drivers - most of whom travel 55 mph or greater.

The City of Henderson agrees that a signal is needed to avoid that kind of risky driving. City officials are securing federal funding through the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement program to pay for construction.

Henderson Offering Loans for Replacing Water-Guzzling Landscaping

Henderson Offering Loans for Replacing Water-Guzzling Landscaping

The city of Henderson would like people to change their water-guzzling landscaping to a more water-efficient plantings and are offering loans to help pay for the change.

The city is accepting applications for two loan programs that will people replace their grass with drought-tolerant landscaping.

The first program called the Homeownership Enrichment Landscape Program will help residents remove turf and install water-efficient plants or improve a yard that has been neglected.

The program is a deferred loan program, which means people do not need to pay the loan back until they sell their home or the home changes ownership, for a maximum of $5,000.

The second program Turf Removal Program will help pay for residents to replace grass with desert landscaping. The loan is up $5,000 at 3 percent interest, which will paid down over a seven-year period.

Remembrances Planned for 9/11 Anniversary

Remembrances Planned for 9/11 Anniversary

Las Vegas and the rest of the country will mark the 12th anniversary of the attacks on America on Sept. 11, 2001.

Several commemorations are planned for the Las Vegas valley Wednesday.

The day will start has it has for the past 11 years with the tolling of the bells from the Las Vegas Fire and Rescue at 6:59 a.m., which marks the time that the south tower fell.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue will hold a special community event at 9:30 a.m. at Fire Station Five, 1020 Hinson Street, which is near Charleston and Valley View boulevards.

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman, City Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian and public safety officials will speak during the tribute. The public is invited to attend.

The Air Force JROTC at Palo Verde High School will hold its annual flag rededication ceremony for foreign languages teacher Barbara Edwards. Edwards was on Flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon.