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September 21, 2014

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Henderson Police Department vehicles in a neighborhood where officials say an officer was wounded and a gunman killed in a shootout early June 11, 2014.
Gunman killed, Henderson Police officer wounded in shootout
law enforcement: Officials: No connection to Sunday shooting of Metro Police officers
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
A Henderson Police officer was wounded and a gunman killed in an early morning shootout in a residential neighborhood near Horizon Ridge Parkway and Gibson Road, authorities said. Police responded about 4:30 a.m. to...
Motorcyclist dies in U.S. 95 crash; freeway remains closed
Motorcyclist dies in U.S. 95 crash; freeway remains closed
Friday, June 6, 2014
A motorcyclist died Friday evening after striking two cars on U.S. 95 in Henderson, law ...
A crane operator lowers the final piece of the "Breaker 1-9" water slide at the Cowabunga Bay water park in Henderson Thursday, June 5, 2014. Developers announced that the water park will open July 4. The park includes a 32,000-square-foot wave pool, water slides and a 1,200-foot-long lazy river.
Cowabunga Bay to open with a splash July 4 in Henderson
Thursday, June 5, 2014
After missing its planned Memorial Day opening, Cowabunga Bay Water Park is set to open July 4. The 23-acre Henderson attraction is still under construction but is coming together. Developers are finishing building the slides and need to...
Las Vegas native and current Washington Nationals baseball player Bryce Harper and his girlfriend Kayla Varner watch UNLV take on New Mexico on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV defeated New Mexico 64-55.
Nats’ Bryce Harper and longtime girlfriend Kayla Varner engaged
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
The Nationals’ star outfielder Bryce Harper and long-time girlfriend Kayla Varner made their first public appearance as an engaged couple Saturday at the team’s...
Jamilynn Bingham and Brian Bleak are seen outside a Henderson Capriotti's on Thursday, May 29, 2014. On Wednesday, the two helped corner a man suspected of grabbing a tip jar from the business and running.
High school freshman, friend corner suspect in robbery at Henderson sandwich shop
Friday, May 30, 2014
Wednesday night when Brian Bleak saw a man sprinting away from a Capriotti’s employee, and he discovered the man allegedly stole a tip jar, Bleak didn’t...
Henderson Police setting up bicycle unit
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Bikes allow officers to quickly and quietly navigate areas that are difficult to reach on foot or by patrol car. People can expect to see the officers at large city events, such as ...
World War II veteran Gaetano "Guy" Benza stands in his North Las Vegas home Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Benza and Davis Leonard, another local WWII veteran, will receive the French Legion d'Honneur on Friday. The award is the highest honor France bestows on citizens and foreign nationals.
70 years after WWII, two valley veterans to receive French Legion of Honor award
Thursday, May 29, 2014
The medal is the highest honor France bestows upon its citizens and foreign nationals and will be awarded during a ceremony Friday. “I’m terribly honored,” Davis Leonard said. “It’s something that shows France is appreciative of what we did. I will wear it proudly.” Neither of the veterans knew each other during ...
A car lies amid the rubble May 6, 1988, after two large explosions destroyed the Pacific Engineering Production Company of Nevada plant in Henderson on May 4, 1988. Debris rained down around the city, and the windows and doors of nearby homes were shattered by the incident.
Henderson now ‘a lot smarter’ after era of toxic production
Sunday, May 25, 2014
With its carefully manicured neighborhoods and sprawling office parks, Henderson has outgrown its roots as a magnesium producer for the country’s military ...
Body of missing swimmer found floating in Lake Mead
Thursday, May 22, 2014
The body of a man presumed to have drowned in Lake Mead was found this morning floating in the water nearly two weeks after he disappeared while swimming. National Park Service rangers discovered the body...
Response to Henderson land sale: Not interested
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
A land sale that could have netted Henderson upwards of $33 million fizzled tonight when no bidders emerged during an auction at the city council meeting. Three of the choicest pieces of city real estate were ...
Henderson OKs $483 million annual budget
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
The Henderson City Council tonight approved a $483 million budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 that includes a $4.6 million transfer to cover an operating fund deficit. The city hopes to close ...
Crunch time for Henderson budget
Sunday, May 18, 2014
City will make cuts to reduce expenses, but there won’t be enough money to cover maintenance of streets and more.
Henderson Police released this surveillance photo from an armed robbery May 4 at a Wildfire Casino in Henderson. Police are seeking clues to the identity of the man, who forced an employee to the floor at gunpoint while robbing the casino.
Suspect sought in armed robbery of Henderson casino
Friday, May 16, 2014
The suspect entered the casino about 2:30 a.m. May 4 and approached a female employee, police said. Armed with a handgun, the man threatened the employee and forced her to …
Henderson plant fined record $13.75 million over chemical disposal
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The Environmental Protection Agency announced today a record $13.75 million fine against a Henderson titanium processing plant accused of improperly disposing a dangerous chemical. The fine against Philadelphia-based Titanium Metals Corp. is...
Henderson, Las Vegas recognized for bicycle programs
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Las Vegas and Henderson are quickly becoming welcoming cities for bicyclists, with each being named a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. The cities earned the...

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