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Henderson man dies when motorcycle hits sign post
Monday, Feb. 2, 2009
A Henderson man died Sunday after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a sign post near the intersection of Interstate 15 and St. Rose Parkway.
Fire damages patio at Cha Cha Cha Apartments
Monday, Feb. 2, 2009
A fire at the Cha Cha Cha Apartments in Henderson today caused a stir in the 124-unit complex, but resulted in no injuries or major damage. The fire broke out on the patio of a second-story, two-bedroom unit and consumed artificial plants and patio furniture, said Susie Cole, apartment manager.
Man pleads not guilty in Henderson police shooting
Monday, Feb. 2, 2009
A man charged with shooting three Metro Police officers during a narcotics raid on his Henderson home pleaded not guilty to all charges today in District Court. Emmanuel Dozier, 32, faces three counts of attempted murder, three counts of battery with a deadly weapon and three counts of selling cocaine.
Police officers battle firefighters on the ice
Annual broomball competition raises money for charity
Monday, Feb. 2, 2009
Members of the Henderson Police Department and North Las Vegas Fire Department had one night of glory before 7,000 cheering fans as they clashed during the sixth annual "Guns 'n Hoses Charity Broomball Game" at the Orleans Arena on Saturday.
Checkpoint nabs intoxicated drivers after Super Bowl
Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009
By the time the final whistle blew at the end of Super Bowl 43, police officers from Las Vegas and Henderson were already on the lookout for fans who might have celebrated a little too hard before getting behind the wheel. The Metropolitan and Henderson police departments teamed up Sunday to conduct a DUI checkpoint after the game near the corner of Flamingo and Lindell roads in an effort to keep drunk drivers off the roads.
Bus crash kills 7 tourists south of Hoover Dam
8 victims airlifted to two Las Vegas hospitals; 5 battling life-threatening injuries
Friday, Jan. 30, 2009
Seven Chinese tourists died and another nine were injured after a tour bus traveling to Las Vegas crashed Friday afternoon south of the Hoover Dam in Arizona. Six people died at the scene, although the death toll climbed after one person died Friday evening at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, a hospital spokeswoman said. Five patients were transported by air ambulance to the Las Vegas trauma center at University Medical Center.
Slain police officer to be honored with annual golf tourney
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009
The third anniversary of Metro Police Sgt. Henry Prendes' death is Sunday, and his family is striving to keep his memory alive with an upcoming charity golf tournament.
Kiwanis of Las Vegas helping kids since 1925
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009
As one of the longest-running service organizations in the Las Vegas Valley, the Kiwanis Club of Las Vegas has been striving to enrich the lives of children since the chapter was founded in 1925.
Police seek northwest LV tire-slasher
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009
Metro Police today are asking the public for help in identifying a vandal who caused thousands of dollars in damage by slashing tires in a northwest Las Vegas neighborhood on Jan. 3.
Man gets life for killing his ex-wife
Attorneys agree on sentence which could make Clifford McClain eligible for parole after 20 years
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009
Prosecution and defense attorneys agreed on Tuesday to have convicted killer Clifford McClain serve life in prison with the possibility of parole after 20 years, rather than having the jury determine the sentence -- which could have been life in prison without parole. The stipulation was reached at Clark County District Court less than 24 hours after Clifford McClain, 29, was found guilty of first-degree murder.
Man found guilty in death of his ex-wife
Clifford McClain, guilty of murder and domestic violence, could be sentenced to life
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009
A jury late Monday found Clifford McClain, 29, guilty of first degree murder in the death of his ex-wife in Las Vegas last year. He was also found guilty on two counts of domestic violence battery and is facing a minimum of 20 years in prison and a maximum of life without parole.
Man pleads guilty in road rage shooting on U.S. 95
Monday, Jan. 26, 2009
A Las Vegas man charged in a high-profile road rage shooting pleaded guilty to all charges in Clark County District Court last week. James Pribble, 29, pleaded guilty Jan. 20 to assault with a deadly weapon, battery with substantial bodily harm and removing the serial number from a firearm.
Deliberations begin in strangling death trial
Monday, Jan. 26, 2009
Prosecutors in the murder trial of Clifford McClain said during closing arguments Monday that he was not acting in self defense and knowingly killed his ex-wife at a house in northwest Las Vegas last year.
Hearing delayed for teens accused in choir teacher's death
Monday, Jan. 26, 2009
The preliminary hearing for Jose Delatorre and Juan Aguirre, which was scheduled for Jan. 21, has been postponed until 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 11 in Henderson Justice Court.
Man tells his side in strangling death of ex-wife
Friday, Jan. 23, 2009
A man charged in the death of his ex-wife told his story publicly for the first time Friday, saying he and the woman had a violent fight that left her unconscious after she fell and hit her head.
Attorney: Man charged in strangling was domestic violence victim
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009
A man accused of fatally strangling his ex-wife at his mother's home in northwestern Las Vegas was previously a victim of domestic violence, his attorney said during opening arguments for his client Thursday.
Jury visits garage where Allainna McClain was found strangled
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009
A judge presiding over a murder trial Tuesday allowed the jury to visit the scene where the victim's body was found.
District Court Judge Michelle Leavitt ordered the 14-member jury not to discuss the case, what they saw or to talk with attorneys, court marshals or herself during the trip from the Regional Justice Center to a home on the valley's west side on Tuesday.
Two charges dismissed in police shooting case
Emmanuel Dozier faces charges of attempted murder, battery
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009
A judge Tuesday dropped two charges against a Henderson man who is accused of shooting three Metro Police SWAT officers during a narcotics raid on his Seven Hills home. Justice of the Peace David Gibson reduced the bail for Emmanuel Dozier from $3.5 million to $75,000, dismissed one count of assault with a deadly weapon and one of discharging a firearm inside a structure, and criticized the Metro tactics.
A hands-on lesson in civil rights
Barnes & Noble offers arts and crafts projects to teach children about Dr. Martin Luther King
Monday, Jan. 19, 2009
On the eve of Tuesday's presidential inauguration, children had a chance to learn about civil rights and equality today at a Martin Luther King Day arts and crafts event at the Barnes & Noble at the Crossroads Commons shopping center near Summerlin.
Cause of death debated in fourth day of ex-wife strangling trial
Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009
Witnesses today disagreed over the cause of death of 24-year-old Las Vegas nursing student Allainna McClain and whether a cane was used to render her defenseless.
Testimony hones in on use of cane in McClain death
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009
Testimony in the third day of Clifford E. McClain’s murder trial in Clark County District Court focused Thursday on whether a cane was used in the deadly attack on his ex-wife at a northwest Las Vegas home last year.
House fire under investigation
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009
A house fire broke out in Henderson this morning at 507 Chandler St., near the corner of Chandler Street and Sunset Road, west of Stephanie Street.
Morning wreck slows Henderson traffic
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009
An accident today on the 215 Beltway in Henderson caused some delays for motorists. The accident occurred at approximately 9:45 a.m. on the 215 Beltway near Gibson Road.
2 men kick open door, fire shots at homeowner
Search continues for suspects after shooting in quiet neighborhood
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009
Police searched today for three suspects from an attempted armed robbery and shooting that took place in a northwest Las Vegas Valley neighborhood this morning. The homeowner was returning from dropping off two of his children at school when he saw two men leaving his home. There were two young children inside the home.
Metro tests mettle of police recruits at day-long event
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009
The grand ballroom in the Suncoast Casino was filled with more than 400 prospective police officers Tuesday, as Metro Police held a recruitment testing event in an effort to fill hundreds of openings.
Palo Verde program helps new students with transition
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009
For most teenagers who are new in town, the first day at school typically means a lack of friends and long, lonely lunch breaks.
Summerlin church sends help 1,600 miles away
Five-person relief team goes to Baton Rouge for hurricane cleanup
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009
For Summerlin resident Doug Rierson, the sights he saw in Louisiana in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Gustav last year reminded him of tornado damage he had witnessed before in the Midwest — but on a much larger scale.
Trial begins for man charged in strangling of ex-wife
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009
The trial of a man accused of killing his ex-wife in his mother's home in northwest Las Vegas began yesterday in Clark County District Court. The jury selection process was completed on Monday and opening arguments began Tuesday morning in the trial of Clifford E. McClain.
Centennial Hills community welcomes new library
Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009
Hundreds of local residents attended the grand opening of the Centennial Hills Library on Saturday, and 3-year-old Lizzie Creed had only been inside for a few minutes before selecting her first book — “Disney Story Time.”
Proposed 30-mile trail to give access to Red Rock Canyon
Friday, Jan. 9, 2009
A proposal for a new multi-use recreational trail that would run through Red Rock Canyon is moving forward after the Bureau of Land Management held its third public meeting to review the project on Thursday.
Henderson, North Las Vegas ranked 'most boring'
Friday, Jan. 9, 2009
Although they are within sight of the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas Strip, the cities of Henderson and North Las Vegas are among America's "10 Most Boring Cities" according to Forbes Magazine.
Traffic fatalities drop almost 15 percent
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009
The Nevada Highway Patrol and the Nevada Department of Public Safety reported a statewide reduction in traffic fatalities and also promoted their youth outreach programs at a Wednesday meeting at the NHP's Southern Command Headquarters.
Lawyers aid Southern Nevada Holocaust survivors
Groups offer guidance in receiving reparation payment from Germany
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009
The Jewish Family Service Agency and Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada have partnered with a pair of local attorneys in an effort to heal the wounds of local Holocaust survivors.
Kohl’s eyeing Mervyns locations
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009
The former Mervyns store at the Grand Canyon Shopping Center, near the intersection of the 215 Beltway and Flamingo Road, might become a Kohl's department store.
Valley pool, spa owners work to comply with new safety standards
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009
A new federal law that went into effect on Dec. 19 has increased the safety standards for public swimming pools and spas nationwide, and pool operators throughout Las Vegas are taking steps to ensure they are in compliance.
Summerlin's trail system garners national award
Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009
On most weekends, Summerlin resident Ken Nickerson can be found jogging or walking with his daughter not far from their home in The Hills.
Parents volunteer to make crosswalks safer
Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009
What used to be a rather hazardous intersection at Keith and Karen Hayes Elementary School — at the corner of Park Street and Twain Avenue — has become much safer thanks to the dedication of one Summerlin resident.
Summerlin rings in New Year in style
Bingo a big attraction for the older NYE celebrants
Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009
Whether they were dressed in their finest outfits or sporting goofy hats and sunglasses, thousands of people across Summerlin were ringing in the New Year with style Wednesday night.
School clubs, sports to feel funding pinch
Expensive trips for teams, band may be things of the past
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008
Grown-ups aren’t the only ones feeling the pinch in the struggling economy — so are teenagers at local high schools who are on clubs or sports teams with shrinking budgets.
Stained-glass artisan carries on family's creative tradition
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008
When Summerlin resident Christine Curtis Wilson goes to work at her in-home studio, she’s inspired by her passion for stained glass creations.
Cancer center offering free help
Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008
The Caring Place, a cancer support center that opened in February 2008, is out educating the public about its free services.
Hayes Elementary rocks the school house
Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008
More than 80 students took over the stage at Hayes Elementary School for "Schoolhouse Rock," a play that had educational lessons, singing and dancing all rolled into one.
Office Christmas parties a casualty of economic downturn
Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008
Add another economic downturn victim to the list — the holiday blowout party.
Police: Kids' involvement with gangs starts early
Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008
Parents at Becker Middle School got an insider's perspective on local gang activity at a Parent Advisory Committee, or PACE, meeting last week in the school library.
Hospital offers tips to beat the flu
Monday, Dec. 22, 2008
With temperatures dipping across the Las Vegas Valley, Southern Hills Hospital is offering tips on beating the flu.
Good Samaritan Lutheran Church congregation thrives at new campus
Monday, Dec. 22, 2008
As the finishing touches are being applied to the new campus of Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, Pastor Don Lorfing has often found himself taking a deep breath and a step back to look at the bigger picture.
Friends of Red Rock Canyon volunteers recognized by BLM
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008
For Sun City Summerlin resident Chris Dempsey, there is no better way to enjoy his retirement years than to go on five and 10-mile hikes into the wilderness of Red Rock Canyon and share the experience with others.
Chief Justice gives students an inside view of Nevada Supreme Court
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008
Guests and students of the College of Southern Nevada's Paralegal Studies Program had a chance to hear about the inner workings of the Nevada Supreme Court when Chief Justice Mark Gibbons visited the CSN Charleston campus as a guest speaker on Dec. 8.
Church adopts families for the holidays
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008
Desert Spring United Methodist Church in Summerlin is lending a helping hand for those less fortunate this holiday season by adopting 50 local families from the Head Start Program.
Festival features lights, Santa on water
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008
More than 3,000 guests braved chilling cold and blustery winds to enjoy the eighth annual Festival of Lights on Saturday at The Lakes.

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