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The city of Las Vegas has spent many years encouraging redevelopment in and around downtown - Union Park, The World Market Center and The Fremont Street Experience. But, writes Las Vegas CityLife reporter Amy Kingsley, the West Side has wasted away. Kingsley and photographer Justin Yurkanin developed a multimedia package -- text, photos and video that has just won the AltWeekly Awards "innovation/format buster" award for telling that story. We talk with the pair as well as West Las Vegas resident Brendan Green, about the sorry plight of neighborhood.

Amy Kingsley, Staff Writer, Las Vegas CityLife
Justin Yurkanin, Photographer, Las Vegas CityLife
Trish Geran, resident, West Las Vegas

Picture of Jimmy Bell getting ready to deal the 5 p.m. poker game at the New Town Tavern.
Photo by Justin Yurkanin

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Authorities in Las Vegas say the death of a 44-year-old man who was fatally injured when he was struck by a tractor-trailer in a grocery store loading dock was an accident.

The Clark County coroner reported Tuesday that Robert Warren Verzani died of multiple injuries before his body was found Friday evening in the rear loading dock of an Albertsons on West Tropicana Avenue near Jones Boulevard.

Verzani's hometown wasn't known.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that police believe Verzani may have been hiding or taking shelter under the parked vehicle before he was crushed when the driver pulled out of the loading dock.

Officer Paul McCullough told the newspaper the driver didn't display signs of impairment.

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