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Silverton shooting victim identified as California man
Friday, Dec. 3, 2010
The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified a California man found shot to death Tuesday morning in the parking garage of the Silverton Casino Lodge.
Mammoth tusk discovered near North Las Vegas
Friday, Dec. 3, 2010
A paleontologist revealed Thursday the discovery of a seven-foot-long Columbian Mammoth tusk in an area near North Las Vegas rich with fossils.
North Las Vegas Fire Department to charge fee for false alarms
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010
North Las Vegas passed an ordinance Wednesday night that will allow the fire department to begin charging a fee for responding to false alarms. The measure will allow the fire department to bill residents.
City of Henderson taking departure of Zappos.com in stride
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010
Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen raised his hand to interrupt a speaker on a panel at the 2010 Mayors Prayer Breakfast; he just had to correct her. She said Zappos was headquartered in Las Vegas. It’s not, Hafen said, grinning and laughing with pride. It’s in Henderson.
North Las Vegas tree-lighting ceremony planned for Dec. 1
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010
It’s that time of year again, so haul out the holly and bring out the mistletoe.
Police union to drop lawsuit against North Las Vegas
Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010
The North Las Vegas Police Officers Association is planning to drop a civil lawsuit against the city of North Las Vegas that alleges breach of contract. In the lawsuit, the union claimed the group’s president was told by the city he could no longer serve in his position.
Green Valley High band to play at Carnegie Hall, Macy’s parade
Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010
Green Valley High School music students will be trading turkey for the Big Apple during this week's Thanksgiving holiday break.
Man arrested, 1 sought in fatal shooting at Emerald Suites
Friday, Nov. 19, 2010
A man has been arrested in the Thursday afternoon shooting death of a 32-year-old Las Vegas man at a south valley hotel. A second suspect sought in the shooting hasn't been identified, police said. The shooting occurred about 2:30 p.m. at Emerald Suites.
4 hospitalized in 2-alarm condo tower fire near Strip
Friday, Nov. 19, 2010
Four people were hospitalized with smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at the high-rise Marie Antoinette Condominiums this morning east of the Las Vegas Strip. It took 55 fire personnel 11 minutes to put out the fire, Knight said.
Faith unites leaders, 700 students at prayer breakfast
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010
The mayors read prayers from different religions, but they all resonated the same sentiments: love, togetherness, faith and positivity. “Guide us on the way of peace,” said a Muslim prayer read by Boulder City Mayor Roger Tobler.
Three Strip hotels earn prestigious five-star rating
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010
Three Las Vegas Strip hotels have received a five-star rating from the Forbes Travel Guide for 2011. Skylofts at MGM Grand, Tower Suites at Encore and Tower Suites at Wynn all received the guide’s top rating. Wynn has received it for five consecutive years, while Encore has received it for two. The Skylofts at MGM Grand were added to the list in 2009.
North Las Vegas ratifies pared-down contract with Teamsters
Agreement to amend contract includes pay cuts, furloughs that will save 144 jobs
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010
After months of discussions, the North Las Vegas City Council ratified a concession agreement with the city’s Teamsters union that includes pay cuts and mandatory furlough days.
5 escape North Las Vegas house fire after dramatic rescue
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010
A man, his wife and three children escaped from a fire at their North Las Vegas home Tuesday night in what officials say was a dramatic rescue.
Henderson OKs $1.2 million more for planned science center
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010
The Henderson City Council approved $1.2 million for the Henderson Space and Science Center on Tuesday night to allow its board to recruit an architect and design team.
Evergreen Recycling lauds upgraded North Las Vegas facility
Monday, Nov. 15, 2010
A year ago, Evergreen Recycling could process 15 to 18 tons of recyclable material every hour. But following about $2.2 million in renovations, that number has increased to roughly 25 tons of material per hour.
2 teens sought in robbery of Palo Verde students in Summerlin
Friday, Nov. 12, 2010
Metro Police today were continuing their search for two suspects in the armed robberies earlier this week of four Palo Verde High School students in Summerlin.
Pedestrian fatally struck on I-15 ramp at Sahara Avenue
Friday, Nov. 12, 2010
A pedestrian was killed on the off-ramp of Interstate 15 onto Sahara Avenue early this morning when he was struck by a vehicle, authorities said.
Wife is second person arrested in her husband's death
Friday, Nov. 12, 2010
A Las Vegas woman was arrested on murder charges Thursday for her alleged role in her husband’s death.
Firefighter hospitalized after blaze damages Henderson home
Friday, Nov. 12, 2010
A Henderson firefighter was taken to a hospital and two people were left without a home after a Friday morning townhouse fire.
Volunteers stuff stockings for troops, aim to send 1,200
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010
When asked why the Blue Star Mothers of Henderson and Boulder City are sending 1,200 stockings to troops overseas, the group’s president, Dorothy Fusco, has a simple answer: morale.
Title IX complaint filed against Clark County School District
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010
The National Women's Law Center in Washington, D.C., has filed a complaint against the Clark County School District, saying its fails to offer equal opportunities for female athletes.
North Las Vegas police union sues city over president's removal
Monday, Nov. 8, 2010
The North Las Vegas Police Officers Association is suing the city of North Las Vegas for alleged breach of contract, saying the city unlawfully removed its president from his position.
Blue Star Mothers to start stuffing stockings on Tuesday, seek volunteers
Monday, Nov. 8, 2010
After nearly two months of collecting names and goodies, the Blue Star Mothers of Henderson and Boulder City are ready to start stuffing 1,200 stockings to send to troops overseas.
Man escapes injury as fire destroys garage in western valley
Friday, Nov. 5, 2010
A fire in the western Las Vegas Valley caused an estimated $60,000 in damage Friday when it caused a garage roof to cave in, officials said.
Man found shot to death in West Las Vegas apartment
Friday, Nov. 5, 2010
A man was found shot to death in his West Las Vegas apartment this morning. Metro Police responded about 3 a.m. to the apartment in the 400 block of West Adams Avenue, near the intersection of D Street and Washington Avenue.
Lake Mead search for human remains prompted by discovery of jaw bone called off
Friday, Nov. 5, 2010
Officials called off a search for additional human remains in the Lead Mead National Recreation Area this afternoon a day after a piece of a human jaw bone was found in the water.
3 teens injured in northwest valley school bus crash
Friday, Nov. 5, 2010
Three teenagers in a small car were sent to University Medical Center this morning after the car was struck by a school bus full of students in the northwest valley. The car was stopped behind a school bus when a second school bus struck the car from behind.
North Las Vegas OKs police supervisors bargaining unit
Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010
The North Las Vegas Police Supervisors Association has formed its own bargaining unit, separate from officers who do not hold the rank of sergeant or lieutenant.
Democrats, Republicans gather on Strip to support candidates
Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010
Democrats broke out into cheers of “Harry! Harry! Harry!” as media outlets called the Nevada Senate race for incumbent Harry Reid, while Republicans reacted with a sudden, quiet gasp.
North Las Vegas OKs budget cuts that include job losses
Unions could halt some cuts with concessions
Monday, Nov. 1, 2010
The North Las Vegas City Council approved a budget plan Monday evening that will cut $35.1 million from the city’s budget by July 1, 2012.
Planning, registration for Henderson WinterFest under way
Monday, Nov. 1, 2010
Henderson will be hosting its annual WinterFest celebration Dec. 9 through Dec. 11 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water Street. The free event will include the city’s tree-lighting ceremony, train rides and a petting zoo.
Debates lively and frequent in Senate District 5 race
Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010
The candidates in state Senate District 5 have at least one thing in common: They like to debate.
Cegavske, Peterson locked in campaign rife with attack ads
Friday, Oct. 29, 2010
While political fists are flying on the national stage among Sharron Angle, Harry Reid, Dina Titus and Joe Heck, some local races are being played out with equal ferocity and brute advertising.
Shakespeare in the Park gets warm reception from Henderson audiences
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010
It’s been a good year for the Las Vegas Shakespeare Company. The group has been breaking records and performing before pavilions packed with eager audiences for the City of Henderson’s Shakespeare in the Park.
Newcomers battle in key state Senate race
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010
In a state Senate race that could be won by either party, voters are getting a clear choice between a highly educated Democrat, the son of Israeli immigrants, and a young mother of three who is a fiscally conservative Republican.
$17 million downtown transit center set to open next month
Monday, Oct. 25, 2010
The Regional Transportation Commission celebrated the completion of the Bonneville Transit Center on Monday, complete with the Sin City Rollergirls, a slew of local painters, middle-school violinists and a guy with a boa constrictor – all meant to showcase Las Vegas culture. The $17 million, 20,000-square-foot transit center will begin operations Nov. 7. It will serve as the hub for the RTC’s services and will be home to 16 new bus routes.
Parking garage reopened after suspicious package found
Friday, Oct. 22, 2010
A city-operated parking garage in downtown Las Vegas was evacuated Friday after a “suspicious package” was found near a vehicle. The package has since been “deemed safe,” said Metro spokesman Jay Rivera.
Highway Patrol trooper struck; southbound I-15 reopened
Friday, Oct. 22, 2010
A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 15 this afternoon while investigating an accident about 20 miles south of Las Vegas. The highway's southbound lanes were closed after the crash, but reopened about 1:45 p.m.
1 killed, 1 injured in I-15 crash in North Las Vegas
Friday, Oct. 22, 2010
One person was killed in a rollover crash this afternoon on Interstate 15. The single-vehicle accident occurred about 12:15 p.m. south of the Craig Road interchange.
House fire causes $75,000 in damage in western valley
Friday, Oct. 22, 2010
A house fire caused an estimated $75,000 in damage to a west Las Vegas Valley home Thursday night. No injuries were reported.
Morning fire causes $100,000 in damage to Las Vegas home
Friday, Oct. 22, 2010
A family’s dog and cat died this morning in a northwest Las Vegas house fire that caused about $100,000 in damage. No people were injured.
Website lists North Las Vegas as worst city for apartment renters
Friday, Oct. 22, 2010
North Las Vegas is the country’s worst city for apartment renters, according to rankings released by ApartmentRatings.com. North Las Vegas also ranked as the least-safe city in which to rent, the website said.
NLV hosting Halloween event, health fair
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010
The City of North Las Vegas, along with Regency Centers, is hosting a Halloween community event and health fair Saturday, complete with a costume contest for kids and pets.
North Las Vegas announces proposal to cut 251 jobs
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010
North Las Vegas officials announced a proposal Wednesday night to eliminate 251 full-time jobs over the next two fiscal years, including 33 firefighters and 93 positions at the police department.
State Senate candidates clash over campaign ads, budget
District 5 candidates Michael Roberson, Joyce Woodhouse square off on 'Face to Face With Jon Ralston'
Monday, Oct. 18, 2010
State Senate candidates Michael Roberson and Joyce Woodhouse were pushed to explain negative campaign advertising and their plans to close the state’s budget gap during a brief debate Monday night on “Face to Face With Jon Ralston.”
Blue Star Mothers seek volunteers to help stuff stockings for deployed soldiers
Monday, Oct. 18, 2010
The Blue Star Mothers of Henderson & Boulder City are looking for volunteers to help make Christmas stockings to send to troops overseas.
FBI searching for man in Henderson bank robbery
Friday, Oct. 15, 2010
A Henderson bank was robbed this afternoon. Police said a man entered the Chase Bank, 1000 N. Green Valley Parkway, then demanded money and left with cash.
Annual WinterFest parade seeking entrants
Friday, Oct. 15, 2010
Henderson is accepting entries into its comic strip-themed Winterfest Parade.
Police release photos of man sought in September robbery
Friday, Oct. 15, 2010
Metro Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a man involved in a Sept. 27 robbery.
Morning fire damages Henderson home
Friday, Oct. 15, 2010
A Henderson house fire caused about $60,000 in damage Friday morning. No one was injured.

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