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Worried about zombies? Check out this Las Vegas store
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012
If and when the world is taken over by zombies — or another type of menace, but especially zombies — one Las Vegas man wants to make sure people are prepared.
Las Vegas students present their ideas for futuristic 'green' cities
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012
Imagine a city where the sidewalks are replaced with sand and energy is found in citrus fruits. How about living in a city with only public transportation? Or even a coastal city where energy is produced by hydrogen and algae synthesis?
Family being treated at UMC after blaze
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012
A North Las Vegas family was taken to the hospital for minor burns and smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at their home Saturday afternoon, according to North Las Vegas firefighters.
Henderson in early phases of building 100-acre Cornerstone Park
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012
A 100-acre Henderson Park is in the early phases of construction and should be ready to open by the end of summer, a city official said. Crews are moving earth and restructuring a man-made lake at what will become Cornerstone Park, at Stephanie Street and Wigwam Parkway.
2 critically injured in crash on Lee Canyon Road
Friday, Jan. 20, 2012
Two people were critically injured Friday when the car they were in went down an embankment on Lee Canyon Road near Deer Creek Highway on Friday afternoon, according to Nevada Highway Patrol.
Pedestrian struck by car near Western High School
Friday, Jan. 20, 2012
Metro Police are investigating an accident that injured a juvenile pedestrian Friday morning near Western High School.
Zappos ranks No. 11 on list of best companies to work for
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012
Days after Henderson-based Zappos suffered a public relations blow inflicted by a security breach, the company drew far more positive attention when Fortune ranked the online retailer No. 11 on its list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2012.
Henderson to decide whether to expand recycling program
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012
A new survey shows 92 percent of those in Henderson’s pilot recycling program are happy with weekly recycling pickup, while 84 percent are OK with weekly garbage pickup.
Henderson car show featured on History Channel series
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012
Henderson will make a debut on primetime cable television this week. The city’s annual car show Super Run Classic Car Show will be featured on a new episode of History Channel’s hit series “American Restoration” Wednesday at 10 p.m.
2 WinCo Foods stores on track to open in March
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012
Construction of Southern Nevada’s first WinCo Foods stores is well under way, and shoppers can expect the discount grocery stores to open in March. Each store plans to open with at least 150 to 200 local employees, a company official said.
Police release more information about casino robbery
Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012
Metro Police have released a video of a suspect in a casino robbery on a motorcycle. They are still looking for the man, who they say robbed O’Sheas Las Vegas Casino early Jan. 5.
7 treated for carbon monoxide poisoning
Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012
Four adults and three children are being treated for what is believed to be carbon monoxide poisoning, according to Clark County officials.
Some Henderson facilities closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Friday, Jan. 13, 2012
Several city facilities in Henderson will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Henderson man dies of injuries suffered in weekend crash
Friday, Jan. 13, 2012
A Henderson man has died from injuries sustained in a car crash on U.S. 95 Sunday night, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.
Portion of beltway to be closed for repairs
Friday, Jan. 13, 2012
Clark County officials announced Friday that the Las Vegas Beltway would be closed from Decatur Boulevard to Aliante Parkway starting at 9 tonight until Jan. 23.
Pahrump man arrested after being found bleeding
Friday, Jan. 13, 2012
The Nye County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man who allegedly sexually assaulted an adult female, fought a man who found out about the attack and robbed the residence of an elderly woman, all in the same night.
Police seeking possible theft victims
Friday, Jan. 13, 2012
Metro Police are looking for people who may have fallen victim to theft by a local gun dealer.
New paintball battlefield opening in North Las Vegas
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012
Green fields that once collected stray golf balls in North Las Vegas have been dry and vacant for years. But soon, they will host participants in games of war, armed with paint.
14 people vying to fill vacant Henderson City Council seat
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012
More than a dozen people are vying for the Henderson City Council Ward 3 seat left vacant when Councilwoman Kathleen Vermillion resigned. Applications continued to trickle in to the city clerk’s office Tuesday as the 5 p.m. deadline approached.
North Las Vegas names finance director
Friday, Jan. 6, 2012
North Las Vegas has hired a permanent finance director to help tackle the city’s financial troubles.
Henderson marks opening of $8.5 million park
Friday, Jan. 6, 2012
The city of Henderson is hosting a grand opening Saturday for Hidden Falls Park at 281 W. Horizon Drive.
Clark County School District police chief resigns
Friday, Jan. 6, 2012
After more than three months on paid administrative leave, the Clark County School District’s chief of police, Filiberto Arroyo, has resigned.
North Las Vegas selects new finance director
Friday, Jan. 6, 2012
North Las Vegas has hired a finance director to help tackle the city's financial troubles in the new year.
Miss America 101: The essentials to following the pageant
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012
For the seventh consecutive year, beauty queens will take over Las Vegas this week as 53 women compete in the Miss America pageant. The competition at Planet Hollywood’s Theater for Performing Arts will feature women ages 17 to 24 representing all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia.
North Las Vegas among the worst-run cities in America
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012
North Las Vegas is the ninth worst-run city in the country, according to financial news and opinion website The website posted its first list of the top 10 best - and worst - run cities in America on Thursday.
Henderson fire department goes digital to speed along services
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012
The Henderson Fire Department hopes to save time — and money — with some help from some new technology.
Henderson accepting applications for vacated council seat
Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012
The city of Henderson is accepting applications for the Ward 3 council seat, which was vacated when former Councilwoman Kathleen Vermillion's resignation became effective.
Henderson to pay $225,000 to man who sued over police altercation
Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012
The Henderson City Council approved a $225,000 settlement Tuesday with a man who sued the city and four Henderson police officers after a 2007 New Year’s Eve altercation he says caused him great bodily, emotional and financial harm.
Josh Reid sworn in as Henderson city attorney
Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012
Josh Reid was sworn in Tuesday as Henderson city attorney.
Reid will be paid a salary of $190,000, not including benefits.
Revelers share their resolutions
Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012
Resolutions from Fremont Street and the Strip
BLOG: Vegas celebrates New Year
Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011
2012 receives a warm welcome from dozens of celebrities, thousands of fireworks and more than 314,000 people partying up and down the Strip and Fremont Street.
Shooting victim identified as 18-year-old
Friday, Dec. 30, 2011
A man who was shot to death Wednesday morning in a possible attempt to rob a pawnshop has been identified as 18-year-old Jhalon Glass.
Shooting sends police in search of three armed men
Friday, Dec. 30, 2011
Metro Police are looking for three armed men after a man was shot Friday morning in what looked to be an attempted robbery of a jewelry store.
Man in critical condition after shooting incident
Friday, Dec. 30, 2011
A man in his mid-20s is listed in critical condition in the UMC Trauma Unit after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds in what was believed to be a gang-related shooting shortly before 7 a.m. today in the 2800 block of Stewart Avenue, according to Metro Police spokesman Bill Cassell.
Woman struck by car, killed crossing Boulder Highway
Friday, Dec. 30, 2011
A woman was killed early Friday morning after being struck by a car near Boulder Highway and Harmon Avenue, according to Metro Police.

Woman sentenced for workers comp fraud stemming from alleged Las Vegas Hilton injury
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011
A Maryland woman was sentenced to 2 ½ years in a Nevada state prison for attempting to defraud her employer’s workers’ compensation insurer of $20,000 while at a professional conference at the Las Vegas Hilton, announced Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto Wednesday.
Two gunmen who robbed a North Las Vegas Dotty's still at large, police say
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011
North Las Vegas Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men who robbed a Dotty’s at gunpoint Dec. 12.
Firefighters, dispatchers give fire victims holiday surprise
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011
When fire broke out at Antonio Harris’ North Las Vegas home Thursday, the unemployed father of two lost everything — including the few presents he had managed to buy for his children. “It was such a shock to happen so close to Christmas,” he said. “I had the worst year and a half of my life.” But Wednesday brought a little relief.
Henderson council to appoint new member, rather than hold special election
City council approves legal advertisment to seek candidates for Ward 3 post being vacated by Kathleen Vermillion
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011
The Henderson City Council voted Tuesday night to appoint a new council member for the Ward 3 seat to replace outgoing Kathleen Vermillion, rather than hold a special election.
Henderson council approves giving Josh Reid $190,000 a year as city attorney
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011
Josh Reid’s $190,000 city attorney contract with the city of Henderson was approved Tuesday night in a 4-0 decision.
City of Henderson to recycle Christmas trees
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011
The city of Henderson is reminding all residents that they can recycle their holiday Christmas trees to be used for city parks and landscaping.
On the fifth day of Christmas, her true love gave to her one golden ring
Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011
When Evan Faircloth met Amy Balogh a little over three years ago at South Hills Church's college group, he felt a way he never had before.
Henderson home destroyed by fire
Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011
A Henderson home was destroyed in a house fire Friday that caused $150,000 in damage.
Man dies after car veers into construction site
Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011
A 27-year-old Las Vegas man died instantly Friday afternoon when his truck hit a construction crane on northbound U.S. Highway 95.
Man wounded in possible gang-related shooting, police say
Friday, Dec. 16, 2011
A man was injured Friday afternoon in a shooting that may have been gang related, Metro Police said. Rancho High School, a few blocks from the shooting scene, temporarily was put on lockdown.
Metro's Gillespie supports federal probe into Las Vegas police shootings
'I do not see this as an adversarial process,' sheriff says in prepared statement
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Sheriff Douglas Gillespie said he supports a U.S. Department of Justice inquiry into the police department’s practices less than a week after an unarmed African-American veteran was shot and killed by officers. The shooting was the 18th officer-involved shooting in Metro’s jurisdiction this year.
Henderson City Council to decide on filling vacant seat
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011
The Henderson City Council will decide next week whether to spend up to $248,000 for a special election or $340 to appoint a member to fill the Ward 3 seat left open by Kathleen Vermillion’s resignation.
Reid to make $190,000 a year as Henderson city attorney
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011
Josh Reid will start work as Henderson city attorney in less than two weeks at a salary of $190,000 a year — near the top of the pay scale, according to terms of a contract made public today.
Boy who died of gunshot wound identified
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011
A boy who died after suffering a gunshot wound Tuesday has been identified as 10-year-old Kameron Asgari of Las Vegas, according to the Clark County coroner's office.
Ethics Commission hearing for North Las Vegas mayor postponed
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011
A hearing to determine whether North Las Vegas Mayor Shari Buck violated ethics laws by her involvement in a contested City Council election has been postponed.

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