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Henderson man pleads guilty to kidnapping 7-year-old girl
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012
A Henderson man who kidnapped a 7-year-old girl last March and forced a Las Vegas cab driver at knifepoint to drive them out of state pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges.
Henderson puts hold on funding for science museum
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012
The Henderson Space and Science Center is going to have to wait for its next piece of funding from the city.
Two dead after accident in Green Valley
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012
Two people are dead after a fatal accident in Henderson at Windmill Parkway and Thayer Avenue near Green Valley Parkway, according to Henderson Police.
Toddler hospitalized after near drowning in west valley
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012
A toddler is in serious condition after nearly drowning in a pool in the west valley, Las Vegas Fire and Rescue reported.
Black History Month panel works to change young lives in a positive way
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012
Shannon Rabb's 18-year-old-son was on track to attend UNR on a full scholarship to study veterinary medicine when, about a month before high school graduation, he died from a prescription medication overdose.
Man in critical condition after rollover in north part of valley
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012
A 23-year-old Las Vegas man is in critical condition after a rollover accident near Walnut Road south of Alto Avenue, according to Metro Police.
Missing woman found Saturday night
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012
Metro Police are asking the public’s help in finding a 66-year-old woman who is missing. Phin Seung was last seen Friday.
Family safe after fire guts apartment
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012
A family of five is unharmed after an early morning apartment fire Saturday that was started by a candle, according to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.
Job fair successful; Lumberjacks to open March 5
Friday, Feb. 17, 2012
With a full staff now hired, the new Lumberjacks Restaurant in North Las Vegas is set to open March 5.
Metro Police make arrest in Las Vegas toddler's death
Friday, Feb. 17, 2012
Metro Police arrested a 35-year-old Las Vegas man in the death of a toddler Thursday night. Cory Terrell Simmons, 35, of Las Vegas was arrested Friday morning and charged with one count of murder by child abuse.
Man arrested in North Las Vegas double shooting
Friday, Feb. 17, 2012
North Las Vegas Police have made an arrest in a double shooting on Wednesday that left one man dead. Police say 33-year-old Mario Camacho was arrested Thursday at the location of the shooting in the 1600 block of Splinter Rock Way.
Fire prompts partial evacuation of Santa Fe Station hotel
Friday, Feb. 17, 2012
A fire early Friday in a room at the Santa Fe Hotel prompted the evacuation of the second floor of the establishment, Las Vegas Fire and Rescue reported.
Outlook dire for Henderson Libraries, even with record donation, director says
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012
A record donation by the Friends of the Henderson Libraries might not be enough to prevent dire moves, possibly even library closures, if budget cuts continue as expected, the libraries’ executive director says.
Retiring Henderson police chief eligible for $206K city buyout
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012
Embattled Henderson Police Chief Jutta Chambers announced in a meeting with staff Thursday that she will retire effective March 1, a city spokesman said. Chambers’ retirement comes in the wake of criticism and calls for her resignation after a video was released showing an officer kicking a restrained driver in the head during a traffic stop.
North Las Vegas approves new contract with firefighters in 3-2 vote
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012
The North Las Vegas City Council voted 3-2 to approve a new contract with the North Las Vegas firefighters union Wednesday night, in hopes of saving up to $640,000.
Renovation project begins at Salvation Army Adult Day Care center in Henderson
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012
The estate of a former Henderson businesswoman is providing the bulk of funding for renovations to the Salvation Army Adult Day Care center in Henderson.
Children discover sweet way to raise money, save animals
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012
Valentine’s Day in elementary schools conjures visions of pretty, homemade boxes covered in red and pink hearts, Disney-themed Valentines addressed to classmates and an assortment of sugar-filled treats. But second-graders at The Meadows School take the traditional Valentine’s Day celebration to a whole other level.
Two dead after accident in downtown Las Vegas
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012
Metro Police say two people are dead after a car accident in downtown Las Vegas Saturday morning.
Las Vegas oddsmaker expecting Adele to have a great night at the Grammys
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012
Millions will tune in to the 54th annual Grammy Awards Sunday to see who racks up the most gold gramophone trophies. Wynn Las Vegas sports book boss Johnny Avello has calculated the odds — and by his numbers Adele will take the coveted top spot for most awards.
Group raising money for light at intersection as way to prevent future fatalities
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012
Michele Terry lived in North Las Vegas for 10 years before her 6-year-old daughter Mia Decker was hit and killed in October at a crosswalk just minutes away from her home, on Camino Eldorado near Tropical Parkway.
Four people injured in car accident
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012
Four young adults were taken to University Medical Center Friday night after a car accident on East Lake Mead Boulevard and North Lamb Boulevard, according to Metro Police.
Police looking for man in white Ford Explorer
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012
Metro Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man they say is a person of interest in suspected criminal activity in the valley.
Lumberjacks -- 'Where the Big Boys Eat' -- hiring for North Las Vegas location
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012
A new restaurant with a rustic theme is getting ready to open in North Las Vegas. But first Lumberjacks Restaurant, at 965 W. Craig Road, has to fill about 70 new positions.
Conceptual design unveiled for Henderson Space and Science Center
Friday, Feb. 10, 2012
The Henderson Space and Science Center, borne of an idea brainstormed years ago by former Henderson Councilman Jack Clark, continues to edge closer to reality with the unveiling Friday of a new conceptual design and model.
Lockdown at Bonanza High School called off after police capture suspect in nearby theft
Friday, Feb. 10, 2012
Bonanza High School was on lockdown as Metro Police looked for a man who was seen taking merchandise from a nearby pawnshop.
Fire causes $50,000 damage to Henderson duplex
Friday, Feb. 10, 2012
A fire early Friday caused $50,000 damage to a home in Henderson, the Henderson Fire Department reported.
Henderson mayor ‘regrets’ police-inflicted pain suffered by diabetic after traffic stop
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012
Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen, in a written statement, said Henderson Police officers have learned from a 2010 incident that cost the city $257,000 to settle legal claims.
Expansion to address ‘critical’ hospital bed shortage in Henderson
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012
St. Rose Dominican Hospital’s Siena Campus will break ground on a $156 million expansion this spring, according to hospital officials.
Henderson mayor 'positive and upbeat about the future'
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012
At the annual State of the City address, Mayor Andy Hafen offered some hope that with new investments in Henderson, the economic tide might be turning.
Beyond the Rack to open distribution facility this month
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012
Beyond the Rack, a members-only online shopping club and 2010’s fastest growing e-commerce company, says it is almost ready to move into its new distribution center in North Las Vegas.

Henderson mayor to discuss state of the city in speech Thursday
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012
Mayor Andy Hafen is expected to talk about the city's problems and successes, and possibly announce an expansion at the Levi Strauss distribution center in Henderson.
Henderson OKs more employee buyouts; mayor says it's the 'last time'
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012
In an effort to ease a continuing budget deficit, the Henderson City Council unanimously voted to implement its voluntary employee severance program and further budget cuts Tuesday night, and Mayor Andy Hafen said this is the last time.
Vermillion's replacement takes seat on Henderson City Council
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012
John Marz has lived 26 years in Henderson and hopes to bring his business experience to the council.
Unidentified woman withdrawing thousands from Henderson banks using assumed identities, police say
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012
According to police, over the past several months the woman has withdrawn cash from local branches of Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase Bank and US Bank using a false California driver’s license of a person with accounts at the banks.
Teacher identified as driver in Sunday morning accident that critically injured teen
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012
Noel Lardeo, 26, is a first-grade teacher at Roger Bryan Elementary School, School District officials confirmed today.
Police seek help in identifying pedestrian hit near South Cabana Drive
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012
A pedestrian was seriously injured Friday night after she was hit by a car near South Cabana Drive north of East Austin Court. Police are asking for help identifying the woman.
Rollover accident kills 30-year-old Las Vegas man
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012
Metro Police say a single-vehicle rollover crash killed a 30-year-old Las Vegas man Friday night near Nellis Air Force Base at the 11000 block of U.S. Highway 91.
First new restaurant up and running in North Las Vegas redevelopment district
Friday, Feb. 3, 2012
A California-based chain that touts its made-to-order food has opened the first new restaurant in a redevelopment district near the new North Las Vegas City Hall.
Metro police identify officers involved in shooting at knife-wielding suspect
Friday, Feb. 3, 2012
Metro Police today identified Officers Steven T. Williams and Keegan A. Doty as the officers involved in a shooting earlier this week. The shooting occurred Tuesday afternoon in the 2000 block of East Fremont Street.
Clark County School District police report increase in guns found on school grounds
Friday, Feb. 3, 2012
After two Clark County high school students were found to have brought guns to school this week, Clark County School District Police announced Friday that three more gun-related incidents occurred in the last four days.
Students learn about desert alternative to Punxsutawney Phil
Competition to guess when tortoise will emerge from his burrow begins
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012
While millions of people across the country heard about Punxsutawney Phil casting a shadow Thursday and forecasting six more weeks of winter, students at one Clark County elementary school learned about a different weather-predicting creature.
Metro Police officer charged with groping two women while on duty
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012
A Metro Police officer surrendered to investigators Wednesday after he was charged with two separate instances of groping women while on duty in 2011, authorities said.
Henderson’s online complaint service growing, getting high marks from users
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012
The click of a mouse is bringing about faster responses to complaints and questions brought to the attention of city hall, users of Henderson’s 24/7 online portal and city officials say. Since the inception four years ago of the Contact Henderson portal, the city has resolved about 98 percent of the more than 95,000 cases it has received.
Volunteers holding on to hope in search for hiker missing since Jan. 16
Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012
When 46-year-old Ronald Kirk set out to hike in Calico Basin at Red Rock Canyon on Jan. 16, his friends thought nothing of it. The UNLV history student and former Marine was no stranger to the basin. As an avid runner, he had hiked for long stretches in the canyon dozens of times, often by himself.
Senor Frog's restaurant nearing completion at Treasure Island
Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012
Treasure Island is about two months away from completing work on a new Senor Frog's restaurant and bar under construction at the resort, a spokeswoman for the resort said. The spokeswoman, Michelle Knoll, said work was under way to replace Christian Audigier The Nightclub and Khotan Asian Bistro, both closed since last year, with Senor Frog’s. The restaurant is expected to open sometime in April and will employ 200 to 250 employees.
Korean immigrant bringing Texas-style doughnuts to Nevada desert
Friday, Jan. 27, 2012
Victor Lee wants to bring Texas-style doughnuts and kolaches to the desert, and his first stop is Henderson. Lee, owner of KD’s Donuts and Kolaches, opened the breakfast shop last week at 4650 E. Sunset Road.
Fatal ATV accident identified
Friday, Jan. 27, 2012
A man who died Thursday in an all-terrain vehicle crash has been identified as Gerard Coichette, of Elmont, N.Y., by the Clark County Coroner’s office.
Former Las Vegas pastor accused of sex with minors arrested in Mexico
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012
A former Las Vegas pastor accused of having sex with underage girls was detained in Mexico Wednesday night, Henderson Police said. Otis Holland, 55, fled the Henderson area in June after police issued an arrest warrant.
Police: Man dies while being booked at Clark County Detention Center
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012
Metro Police say a 43-year-old man died Tuesday night while being booked into the Clark County Detention Center. Police say Taxi Cab Authority officers brought the man into the detention center shortly before 7 p.m. following a dispute over a fare.
Some 200 laid off at North Las Vegas Amonix solar plant
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012
Just seven months after California-based solar power company Amonix Inc. opened its largest manufacturing plant, in North Las Vegas, the company’s contractor has laid off nearly two-thirds of its workforce.

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