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North Las Vegas councilwoman follows her father’s footsteps to City Hall
Saturday, March 24, 2012
North Las Vegas Ward 2 Councilwoman Pamela Goynes-Brown may have been overlooked last summer when she first took office.
North Las Vegas street renamed to pay homage to local TV talent show
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Mexican-American radio and television personality Janet Revere knows there is a lot of undiscovered talent in Las Vegas. Since 2007, she’s done her best to promote that talent through her local bilingual program “Buscando Estrellas,” or “Looking for Stars,” which first aired on radio and now is televised.
Henderson backs off $21 million pledge for Space and Science Center
Thursday, March 22, 2012
The city of Henderson is pulling the plug on a $21 million promise to help fund the proposed Henderson Space and Science Center. Tuesday night, the city council unanimously voted to remove money designated for the science center from the city’s land fund and use it for other capital projects.
Neighbors welcome new grocery store to Southern Highlands
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Residents of Southern Highlands attending Wednesday’s grand opening of a new Fresh & Easy say they are pleased to see the grocery store opening in their neighborhood.
Henderson OKs contract for new city manager
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The Henderson City Council Tuesday approved a contract for new City Manager Jacob Snow.

Stationary bicyclist rides daily alongside I-15; destination is fitness for all
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The next time you’re driving north on Interstate 15 at rush hour, look up to your right — chances are you’ll see Spencer Larson riding his stationary bike on top of the storage boxes that sit just south of the Sahara Avenue exit.
O'Sheas, block party will live on, in some form or another
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Lucky the Leprechaun has saved O’Sheas — well, sort of.
Man who shot officer, 8-year-old found dead
Saturday, March 17, 2012
After a domestic disturbance call that turned into an officer involved shooting, Metro Police say the man that shot an 8-year-old child and a police officer is dead.
Girl's death is the fourth traffic-related juvenile fatality for Metro in 6 months
Saturday, March 17, 2012
A northwest valley community is mourning the loss of an 11-year-old girl who was fatally struck by a school bus near Ann Road and Pebble Rock Drive Friday afternoon.
Man arrested on suspicion of DUI after pedestrian is struck by vehicle in hit and run
Saturday, March 17, 2012
A suspected drunk driver was arrested Friday afternoon after he allegedly hit a pedestrian and fled the scene, according to Metro Police.
Driver dies after car runs red light and strikes another vehicle
Saturday, March 17, 2012
A 25-year-old Las Vegas man died Friday night after running a red light, according to Metro Police.
Metro seeking public's help for details about bus accident that killed girl
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Metro Police are asking people who may have witnessed the fatal school bus accident that killed an 11-year-old girl to come forward.
New Mongolian barbecue in Henderson lets customers build their own meal
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Genghis Grill, a nationwide Mongolian stir-fry chain, opened its first valley location in Henderson this week at 550 N. Stephanie St. between Warm Springs Road and Sunset Road.
19 arrested in Las Vegas-based online crime organization, federal authorities say
Friday, March 16, 2012
Federal authorities have arrested 19 people, alleging they bought, sold and shared stolen personal and financial information online as part of a transnational organization that operated primarily out of Las Vegas.
Western valley elementary school on lockdown as police seek hit-and-run suspect
Friday, March 16, 2012
A search for a hit-and-run suspect has caused Clarence Piggott Elementary School to lock down Friday afternoon, according to Metro Police.
In Las Vegas, wait is over – and not all that long – for the latest iPad
Friday, March 16, 2012
It’s 7:45 a.m. Friday at the Forum Shops at Caesars. The shopping center is dimly lit and quiet – almost every store is closed. The lone exception is the Apple Store, where cheering and hollering is coming from employees dressed in matching blue T-shirts and greeting the 75 or so customers who have been waiting patiently in line.
Accident claims life of pedestrian
Friday, March 16, 2012
Metro Police say a pedestrian is dead after an accident early Friday near Tropicana Avenue and Arville Street.
Las Vegas police: Street racing may have led to fatal accident
Friday, March 16, 2012
A fatal three-vehicle collision Thursday night may have been the result of street racing, Metro Police said.
Three-year, $675,000 contract proposed for Henderson's new city manager
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Henderson’s next city manager will begin his job April 2 at the same salary as his predecessor, according to a proposed three-contract that will be voted on during next week’s council meeting.
The Rebellion won't be in full force for Rebels' NCAA opener
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The Colorado Buffaloes are in luck — the Rebellion, UNLV’s massive student fan section, won’t be showing up in full force at Thursday’s game, Rebellion organizer Alex Salvo said.
As numbers dwindle, members age, local Pearl Harbor Survivors Association calls it quits
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
William Simshauser was only 19 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. The fight that ensued that Sunday morning, which drastically shaped United States history and forced the country to enter World War II, was Simshauser’s first real combat experience. Narrowly escaping a burning gas tank near him, Simshauser said he looked to his lieutenant and will never forget what the officer said.
Vending in Vegas: A buyer's paradise
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
They're there. Some of them in out-of-the-way nooks and crannies. Others front-and-center as you go into the airport or enter a casino. And as soon as you see one, you're likely to do a double-take. What are they? Out-of-the-ordinary vending machines in the Las Vegas Valley.
WATCH VIDEO: Giant flash mob in Las Vegas celebrates friendship
Saturday, March 10, 2012
LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem was blasting through the speakers at Town Square Saturday afternoon as hundreds of people fist pumped and shuffled in what is now considered to be Best Buddies’ largest flash mob.
17 people displaced after fire in apartment building
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Clark County Fire officials say an early morning apartment fire Saturday has left 17 people displaced.
Armed robbers in Galleria jewelry store heist still at large
Friday, March 9, 2012
Almost a month after a brazen armed robbery at a jewelry store at the Galleria at Sunset, Henderson Police say they are no closer to finding the culprits.
First coroner’s inquest since rule changes set for May
Friday, March 9, 2012
The first Clark County coroner’s inquest since the County Commission revised the process in 2010 has been scheduled for early May. Las Vegas Justice Court Chief Judge Karen Bennett-Haron will preside over the inquest into the death of Eduardo Lopez-Hernandez.
Motorcyclist killed in crash with car in northwest valley
Friday, March 9, 2012
Metro Police say a motorcyclist was killed in an accident with a truck at Alexander and Bradley roads in the northwest valley Friday afternoon.
Rapper Coolio arrested in Las Vegas traffic stop
Friday, March 9, 2012
Grammy Award-winning rapper Coolio was arrested early Friday morning, according to Metro Police. Metro spokesman Bill Cassell said the rapper, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr., was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over for a routine traffic stop. Cassell said Ivey, 48, was arrested after police discovered he was wanted on two outstanding misdemeanor warrants, one for driving without a license, the other for illegal stop, standing or parking.
Numerous injuries reported in multivehicle pileup
Friday, March 9, 2012
A major, multiple-vehicle accident Friday morning at Tropicana Avenue and Pecos Road has sent numerous people to hospitals, according to Metro Police.
Supporters fall short of funds for crosswalk sign in memory of NLV 6-year-old
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Family, friends and concerned residents hope the October 2011 death of 6-year-old Mia Decker won’t be in vain.
Henderson recycling program to go citywide by fall 2013
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
A new program offering weekly recycling and garbage pickups will go into effect in Henderson in the fall of 2013, Mayor Andy Hafen said after the City Council voted Tuesday to institute a citywide recycling plan.
Speedway employing iPhone, Android apps to help ease traffic problems for NASCAR weekend
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Las Vegas Motor Speedway officials are expecting traffic to run smoothly, not only for those racing but for those attending this year’s NASCAR weekend.
Henderson council votes to appoint RTC boss Snow as city manager
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
After little discussion outside of praising the work of Regional Transportation Commission General Manager Jacob Snow, the Henderson City Council unanimously voted to appoint him as city manager.
Group 'pours their love' into monthly dinner group for less fortunate
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Giovanna Raccosta had a dream last September that wouldn’t let her go back to sleep: she dreamt that she could feed the less fortunate. Instead of waiting until the next day to brainstorm, she immediately hopped out of bed and typed up a plan to organize a monthly volunteer dinner for those in need. Two weeks later, Dinner on Us was born.
Woman found dead in apartment fire
Saturday, March 3, 2012
A woman and two animals are dead after an apartment fire Saturday morning, according to the Clark County Fire Department.
‘It’s time for someone else,’ retiring Henderson city manager says
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Outgoing City Manager Mark Calhoun has spent the past 29 years working for the city of Henderson. But come Tuesday, the Henderson City Council will accept his retirement and discuss how it will replace him.
Four-alarm fire at North Las Vegas recycling plant under control
Friday, March 2, 2012
A four-alarm fire that broke out at a North Las Vegas recycling plant Friday morning is under control, according to fire spokesman Cedric Williams.
Patch Adams' antics bring brief respite to young patients at Summerlin Hospital
Friday, March 2, 2012
The huge clown feet, chicken hat and red clown nose were dead giveaways: This was no ordinary doctor’s visit at the Children’s Medical Center at Summerlin Hospital. ...
Firefighters battle two two-alarm fires overnight
Friday, March 2, 2012
Two wind-whipped fires early Friday in Las Vegas, one at an apartment complex and another at a factory, both caused firefighters to call in backup help.
Las Vegas man in critical condition after being struck by car
Friday, March 2, 2012
A Las Vegas man was in critical condition Friday morning after being hit by a car Thursday while walking across Tropicana Avenue near Decatur Boulevard, Metro Police reported.
Henderson offers electronic billing, payments for water, sewer customers
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Water and sewer customers in Henderson now can receive and pay their bills electronically.
Nation's newest VA hospital on track for August opening in North Las Vegas
Thursday, March 1, 2012
The new Veterans Affairs Medical Center in North Las Vegas is inching closer to being able to provide assistance to the 45,000 veterans who now get their medical services at VA institutions spread throughout the valley.
Another top-10 listing solidifies Henderson's reputation as a safe city
Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012
Henderson’s reputation as one of the safest cities in the nation is gaining credibility. InsuranceProviders.com, an independent consumer comparison website, ranks Henderson as the sixth-safest city in the nation.
Las Vegas-centric heady distractions unify UNLV student section
Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012
When an opposing player steps to the line at UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center, he’s intent on one task: Focus on the rim and make the free throw. And then he’s confronted with a sea of bobbing, oversized heads of Vegas celebrities. This would be the work of the UNLV student section, which calls itself “The Rebellion” and is armed with larger-than-life foam cutouts of recognizable Vegas faces. Among them: Strip performer and former Playboy Playmate Holly Madison, Rat Packer and Strip legend Frank Sinatra, “Pawn Stars” cast member Austin “Chumlee” Russell and former coach Jerry Tarkanian.
New committee discusses future of North Las Vegas economy
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012
In an effort to make an initiative and keep up with a promise she made in her State of the City address, North Las Vegas Mayor Sheri Buck called a meeting of the new mayor’s economic advisory committee Tuesday night. The 15-member committee, made of up of local professionals, came together for the first time to discuss North Las Vegas and its future.
Rainbow of runners leads to pot of gold for food bank
Color Run draws thousands of participants ready to kick up some dust
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012
Dressed in pristine white T-shirts and with packets of brightly colored dust in hand, about 5,000 people set out in the 5K Color Run in downtown Las Vegas Saturday morning.
One dead after apartment fire Saturday morning
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012
One man died Saturday morning in an apartment fire at 3109 Del Mar Street near Maryland Parkway and Tropicana Avenue, Clark County Fire officials report.
Henderson officials say despite six-figure buyout, city still will save in long run
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012
Despite being criticized for a potential payout of more than $200,000 to retiring Henderson Police Chief Jutta Chambers through the city’s Voluntary Employee Severance Program, city officials remain steadfast employee buyouts will result in savings for the city in the long run.
No buyout, but Henderson city manager to retire with $251,000 severance package
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012
Henderson City Manager Mark Calhoun says he won’t participate in the city’s Voluntary Employee Buyout Program when he retires in May.
Henderson to mark Black History Month with annual Gospel Fest this weekend
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012
The city of Henderson is celebrating Black History Month this weekend with its annual two-day Gospel Fest at Black Mountain Recreation Center.

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