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New Costco opens in Henderson, people waiting in line

Homes, retail and industrial projects are just some of the new developments taking over west Henderson.

The newest addition to that area is a Costco, which opened Thursday morning near St. Rose and Maryland parkways. This is the second Costco to open in the city of Henderson. The new store added 250 new permanent jobs.

The city says there's a higher demand for more retail and development as more homes are being built in the area. There are reportedly more than 55,000 homes within 10 minutes from the location.

The city of Henderson pulled some numbers for 8 News Now. They looked at permit dollar value and said that the overall construction valuation is up 12-percent when compared to this time in 2017.

Besides Costco's new warehouse, just down the road, there's a new 24-7 emergency room that tis set to open on Monday.

ER at Green Valley Ranch said they have space for even more development such as a potential future primary care facility. ... Read More

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One-on-one with Henderson's Police chief to discuss crime data and community impact

The City of Henderson regularly appears on the national lists for "safest cities."  But since the appointment of a new police chief last year, crime appears to be on the rise. 

   

8 News NOW Reporter Cristen Drummond sat down with the new leader of the department about the latest data and the community impact... Read More

Henderson school raises enough money to save teacher position

New numbers from the Clark County School District show there are about 320,000 students enrolled in valley schools this year.

That's about 2,000 less than projected but still enough to keep overcrowding at top of mind in schools across southern Nevada.

Despite the overcrowding issue, schools are being forced to trim their budgets and cut teaching positions.

But at least one school's efforts to save jobs is paying off.

"I was really happy that we met the goal," said Bonnie Mason, parent of 1st grader.

Mason has a daughter in first grade at Twitchell Elementary School. She's one of several parents who came together to raise $62,000 in just a matter of weeks -- all in an effort to save staff positions.

"We all want to do what we can to help the school and everybody seemed to be pretty inspired to jump in, including myself. I donated," she said... Read More

Classes to resume for Green Valley High School students Tuesday, Oct. 9

Classes will resume Tuesday at Green Valley High School, according to a tweet tweeted by the Clark County School District Monday night.

Classes will resume on Tuesday @GreenValleyHS. pic.twitter.com/DEJaZ8y3f8

-- CCSD (@ClarkCountySch) October 9, 2018

All of the classes were previously canceled on Oct. 8 due to a water line break. ... Read More

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Henderson Police release photos of alleged burglary suspect

Henderson Police are asking for the public's help to locate a man who they believe is connected to a burglary investigation that occurred on Sept. 25 in the 2000 block of Audra Faye.

Officers said the suspects entered the home by shattering the rear sliding glass door window before stealing various items.

Surveillance video captured the image of one of the suspects. The suspect appears to be a black man, weighing approximately 150 to 180 pounds, wearing a dark colored "DGK" hoodie, gloves, and
light colored pants.

An additional suspect was seen fleeing from the area was only described as a black man.

Henderson Police says they believe the suspects are responsible for similar crimes in the area.

Anyone with information, in this case, is urged to call the Henderson Police Department at 702-267-4570, 3-1-1, or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit Crime Stoppers website. ... Read More

Habitat for Humanity changing lives and neighborhoods

Habitat for Humanity presented its newest home to a family in Henderson Wednesday.

The build marked more than 100 homes volunteers with the non-profit have constructed in the Las Vegas valley. And there's a bigger project underway near Sunset Road and Boulder Highway.

It's the biggest project yet in southern Nevada for Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas. It's called the Pittman Neighborhood Project and the first two homes have been completed.

One was presented Tuesday and the second Wednesday.

Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas said they're reaching a milestone. CEO Douglas Coombs said the project is part of Henderson's revitalization efforts in the Pittman neighborhood, just south of Sunset Road near Boulder Highway.

The man receiving the new home Wednesday couldn't contain his excitement, saying he never imagined he'd become a homeowner

"Oh, happy, very happy," said Jose Martinez Ramirez... Read More

Henderson Police release body camera footage of 2 deadly officer-involved shootings

Henderson Police released body camera footage Friday of two officer-involved shootings that occurred within a week of each other.

The first shooting took place on Sept. 13 around 4:15 a.m. in the 1500 block of Point Vista Avenue. Emergency dispatchers received a call about a situation involving loud screams at a residence.

When police arrived at the scene officers could hear loud screams coming from inside of the home. Officers forced entry into the residence and encountered a male armed with a box cutter, along with a female in obvious distress.

Officers immediately began giving verbal commands at which time the man exited a closet and charged officers wielding the box cutter.

Henderson officers responded by shooting and killing the suspect.

The woman was transported to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene... Read More