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35 police recruits graduate from Academy
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Since he was a boy, Michael Kenny always knew what he wanted to do when he grew up. Today, those childhood dreams came true when a badge was pinned on his chest and he became a police officer.
Police recognize officers, citizens for life-saving actions
Thursday, March 12, 2009
The Henderson Police Department's 6th Annual Commendation Ceremony was held Wednesday night at Henderson City Hall, and the youngest of the 23 award recipients was 12-year-old Jessica Luken of Lake Mead Christian Academy.
Police ID man shot by police in hospital ER
Thursday, March 12, 2009
The 48-year-old man shot and killed by two Henderson police officers on Wednesday in a hospital emergency room has been identified as Charles Bradley Campbell of Henderson, the Clark County Coroner's Office said today.
Hospital ER reopens after fatal police shooting
Police say officers shot a suicidal man who pointed a gun at them
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
The emergency room at St. Rose Dominican Hospital-Siena Campus on Eastern Avenue in Henderson reopened for patients at about 3 p.m. Wednesday after a day that began in chaos and tragedy.
Seniors urged to be vigilant after assault on woman, 75
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
The Rape Crisis Center is urging seniors to be vigilant and pay attention to their surroundings in the wake of a sexual assault involving a 75-year-old woman.
Man pleads not guilty in shooting outside hookah bar
21-year-old man was shot during a fight; trial set for next month
Monday, March 9, 2009
A man charged with murder, attempted murder and battery with a deadly weapon stemming from a fight in a restaurant parking lot pleaded not guilty today in District Court.
Three escape fire that damaged garage
Friday, March 6, 2009
An adult and two children at a house where the garage caught fire Friday night escaped without injury, fire officials said. Firefighters responded just before 7:30 p.m. to the blaze at 8245 Hydra Lane, near the corner of Vegas and Durango drives in northwest Las Vegas.
Thunderbirds face North Las Vegas police in charity softball game
Friday, March 6, 2009
Ppilots from the famous precision flying team will pick up their gloves and bats to square off against the North Las Vegas Police Department in the 6th Annual NLVPD vs. USAF Thunderbirds Charity Softball Game.
St. Patrick's Day festivities planned for Henderson
Friday, March 6, 2009
Downtown Henderson will be alive with carnival rides, children's games, food and crafts for the 43rd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival from March 12 to 15.
'Big brother' recognized for his dedication
Friday, March 6, 2009
Summerlin resident Paul Hoyt already knew that 12-year-old Vinny Maldonado was a good actor, but he'll never forget the first time he saw his "little brother" go on-stage last year.
Friends of Metro's Mounted Unit holds fundraiser
Friday, March 6, 2009
Friends of Metro's Mounted Unit, a non-profit organization that supports Metro Police's mounted patrol officers, is hosting its fourth annual obstacle competition fundraiser at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
Deadline looms for woman to reclaim animals after foreclosure
Friday, March 6, 2009
The deadline is fast approaching for the owner of dozens of animals discovered last year inside a foreclosed home at The Lakes to find new homes for them.
Neighbors rescue woman during fire; 2 hospitalized
Officials say no burns were reported after couch catches fire
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Neighbors pulled a woman through a window to safety after a couch caught fire outside her home, causing heavy smoke that sent the woman and one of her rescuers to the hospital, fire officials said. The fire broke out about 7:30 p.m. at a fourplex home at 1740 Breckenwood Court, north of East Owens Avenue and west of Nellis Boulevard. The fire started on a couch outside the house, near the front door, Clark County Fire Department Capt. Greg Valle said.
Event to help students prepare for military academies
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Congresswoman Shelley Berkley is teaming up with Nevada Sens. Harry Reid and John Ensign to host Academy Information Day at 6 p.m. on Saturday at College of Southern Nevada.
Trial delayed in police shooting case
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
The jury trial for a man accused of shooting three Metro SWAT officers has been delayed and rescheduled for Nov. 16.
Las Vegas auto thefts on the decline
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
The bad news is that last year, 11,500 cars were stolen in Las Vegas. The good news? That's a 31 percent decrease from the previous year and the continuation of a downward trend that has knocked Las Vegas from the No. 1 ranking for auto thefts nationwide just a few years ago.
NHP cracking down on speeders today
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
The Nevada Highway Patrol will conduct saturation patrols along the northern 215 Beltway on Wednesday to catch speeders.
Study: Teen drivers more dangerous to others than selves
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
A new study by AAA shows that proper driver training for teenagers could not only save their lives but the lives of thousands of others on the road.
Locals recognized for business contributions
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
When Sun City Summerlin resident Charles Lenzie found out that he was going to be inducted into the Nevada Business Hall of Fame, he described the feeling in one word — "unbelievable."
Spring water restrictions in effect
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
The Southern Nevada Water Authority's spring water restrictions went into effect on March 1 for residents and businesses in Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and Boulder City.
Patrons bring pets to 'Petstacular' library event
Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009
The sound of barking and howling filled the Rainbow Library amphitheater on Saturday for the second annual “Petstacular Pet Fair,” an event that drew more than 1,300 pet-lovers and their companions.
Two dead in apparent murder-suicide; officer shot in arm
Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009
A man wanted for murder in California and a woman are dead in an apparent murder-suicide after Metro Police responded to a domestic violence call Saturday morning in the northwest valley.
Metro warns parents about house parties
Friday, Feb. 27, 2009
Metro Police are taking steps to remind parents of the violence that sometimes stems from overcrowded teenage house parties.
Minor earthquake rattles Las Vegas area
3.0-magnitude quake felt north of city; no injuries reported
Friday, Feb. 27, 2009
An earthquake that rattled an area north of the Las Vegas Valley has been upgraded to a 3.0 magnitude temblor by a state seismological laboratory. The University of Nevada, Reno Seismological Laboratory in northern Nevada has upgraded the quake from a 2.7 magnitude to a 3.0 magnitude. While this morning’s quake was minor, the Las Vegas Basin is capable of shuddering from a 7.0 magnitude and would be susceptible to damage from quakes 150 miles away.
Bad boy Stewart cleans up act
Tony Stewart volunteers at car wash benefitting Coronado High
Friday, Feb. 27, 2009
Tony Stewart is known as a straight-shooter, not afraid to fling a little trash talk from time to time, but on Thursday afternoon the two-time NASCAR champion was clean as a whistle. Armed with a sponge and a hose, the Indiana native joined dozens of Coronado students for a charity car wash at the high school.
School District's crackdown on violence shows early signs of success
Friday, Feb. 27, 2009
Metro Police and the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition presented their latest efforts to curb youth violence at Thursday's meeting of the Clark County School District Board of Trustees.
Arson suspected in explosion, fire at vacant house
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009
An explosion and fire Thursday night did about $200,000 in damage to a vacant house near Rancho Drive and West Charleston Boulevard, fire officials said. The home is just blocks away from University Medical Center. Several neighbors reported the explosion, which blew out one side of the house, Las Vegas Fire Department spokesman Tim Szymanski said. Witnesses reported seeing flames shooting out the side of the home.
Man given five life sentences for rape and murder
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009
A 30-year-old man was sentenced to five life sentences Tuesday in District Court for the rape and murder of a Boulder City woman.
Mother mourns loss of teen killed in morning crash
Passenger suffers critical injuries in early morning crash
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009
Like many teenagers, Donald Ross Acker-White worked several odd jobs to save money for a car. Metro Police said this morning his 2004 Nissan ran a stop sign and crashed into the side of a home, killing him and critically injuring a passenger.
Intersection reopened after natural gas leak
Traffic disrupted in Green Valley Parkway, I-215 area for several hours
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009
Traffic was diverted from a busy Henderson intersection this morning for several hours because of a natural gas leak. Police said the intersection of Green Valley Parkway and Paseo Verde Parkway was closed after a strong odor of natural gas was detected. The intersection was reopened just before noon.
Hookah bar shooting suspect appears in court
Monday, Feb. 23, 2009
Witnessses remembered a scene of violence and chaos today during a preliminary hearing for Carlos Orellana, a man charged with murder in the death of 21-year-old Brandon Gahagan.
Metro asks neighbors to make communities safer
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009
Scott Telford will never forget the burglary that occurred at his Desert Shores home in early January.
New school to train officers, paramedics
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009
High school students aspiring to become police officers, paramedics or crime scene investigators will have a new opportunity to pursue their goals when Veterans Tribute Career & Technical Academy opens this August.
Police seminar examines teen drug abuse
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Enterprise Area Command hosted “Generation Rx” on Wednesday night at Spring Valley High School, a drug awareness program geared toward local parents and children.
Teens plead not guilty in Basic High teacher's death
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009
The two teenagers accused of killing Basic High School choir teacher Matthew Cox pleaded not guilty Wednesday during an arraignment in District Court.
Warrant issued for man charged in pedestrian death on Las Vegas Blvd.
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Michigan man charged with vehicular manslaughter in the death of a pedestrian on Las Vegas Boulevard at Wigwam Avenue — an accident that led to outcries for safety improvements at the intersection.
Mayor's brother sworn in as Justice of the Peace
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009
A large crowd filled the council chambers at Henderson City Hall Thursday for the swearing in of Judge David Gibson to the Henderson Justice Court.
Teens charged in teacher's death indicted
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009
The two teenagers accused of killing Basic High School teacher Matthew Cox were indicted today following a grand jury hearing at District Court.
Teens want statements stricken in shooting death of Palo Verde student
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009
Two teens charged in the slaying of 15-year-old Christopher Privett last year have filed motions in District Court to have their statements to police stricken as evidence, citing coercion and lack of legal counsel.
Man charged with committing five robberies in 15 minutes
Monday, Feb. 9, 2009
Henderson Police arrested a man Sunday in connection with a string of robberies that occurred within a 15-minute time span.
Despite extension, long lines for traffic amnesty
Friday, Feb. 6, 2009
The Regional Justice Center downtown has been slammed again today with hundreds of people after the Las Vegas Township Justice Court announced a one-week extension to pay outstanding traffic tickets under its traffic amnesty program.
Traffic amnesty program extended after raking in millions
Hundreds line up to pay tickets before court issues warrants
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009
The deadline to pay outstanding traffic tickets under the Las Vegas Township Justice Court’s traffic amnesty program has been extended another week because of overwhelming response, court officials said. The program, which started Nov. 17 and allows people to pay overdue tickets without being hit with extra penalties, had been set to expire at 5 p.m. Thursday. It will now continue until 5 p.m. Feb. 13.
Resident starts neighborhood watch
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009
A resident is leading an effort to watch out for crime in the Kingsway Ridge neighborhood near the intersection of Sahara Avenue and the Las Vegas Beltway.
Japan society blends business, friendship
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009

As a member of the banking industry, Gary Mamiya is always looking to establish new business connections.

Police release sketch of man wanted in sex assault
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009
The Henderson Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding two men in connection with a robbery and sexual assault Sunday night on Eastern Avenue near Silverado Ranch Boulevard.
Man shooting pellets at pigeons prompts school lockdowns
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009
Two schools in Henderson went on lockdown this morning after police received a report of a man with a gun in the neighborhood.
Two charged in deaths of honeymooners on I-15
Couple was run over while changing a tire on the highway last year
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009
Two truck drivers have been charged in a devastating hit-and-run accident last year on Interstate 15 that killed two pedestrians -- a couple on their honeymoon.
Sixth patient reports assault by ex-hospital worker
Former nursing assistant accused of misconduct with female patients at Centennial Hills, Rawson Neal hospitals
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009
A former nursing assistant at Centennial Hills Hospital faces additional charges of sexual assault and lewdness involving patients after a sixth woman came forward with allegations of misconduct.
Metro offers paper shredding to thwart identity thieves
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009
Metro Police and Opportunity Village teamed up Tuesday afternoon to raise awareness about identity theft and consumer protection during a paper-shredding event at the Northwest Area Command.
Suspect in Sunday shooting turns self in
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009
Metro Police arrested a man on Monday afternoon in connection with a weekend shooting in Henderson that left one dead and two others injured.

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