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LAS VEGAS (AP) — NV Energy says an equipment failure at a Las Vegas substation caused a power outage affecting about 9,800 customers yesterday morning. The outages appeared to be concentrated near the intersection of Rainbow Boulevard and Russell Road west of Interstate 15. Only a few dozen customers were still without power by mid-afternoon.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 73-year-old woman killed in a crash at a southwest Las Vegas intersection has been identified as Mary M. Cantrell. The Clark County coroner reports that Cantrell died of multiple injuries after the crash Monday afternoon. Witnessess told police car she was riding in passed a red light before it was struck by another car.

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Colorado River boaters can expect an increase in law enforcement efforts this coming weekend as several agencies work together to crack down on drunken operators. Checkpoints on the river that runs along the Arizona, California and Nevada borders are planned. Boaters passing through checkpoints will be evaluated for alcohol use and could be arrested if they are intoxicated.

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — North Las Vegas officials are marking the start of more than $2 million worth of construction on a new park at one of the first settled spots in the Las Vegas area. A ceremony will be held this morning at Kiel Ranch Historic Park — a seven-acre site surrounding an ancient spring north of Carey Avenue between Losee (LOH'-see) Road and Commerce Street.

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