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Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dead at 74

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million albums and made hits like "September," ''Shining Star" and "Boogie Wonderland," died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles, his brother Verdine said.

White, who was 74, suffered from Parkinson's Disease and had retreated from the public even as the band he founded kept performing.

"My brother, hero and best friend Maurice White passed away peacefully last night in his sleep," Verdine White, also a member of the band, told The Associated Press on Thursday. "While the world has lost another great musician and legend, our family asks that our privacy is respected as we start what will be a very difficult and life changing transition in our lives. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes."... Read More

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Wallet relief: Gas prices drop around the country

U.S. gas prices are at their lowest levels since 2009, according to GasBuddy.com.

Gas prices have continued their decline, falling below $1.80 per gallon which is low, but there's room for gas prices to continue to decline due to a weak seasonal demand.

According to GasBuddy.com's research, $1.79 a gallon, February's start at the pump is the cheapest February start since 2004. In the state of Nevada, we're averaging about $2.28 a gallon which is still pretty cheap, but nowhere near the middle states, averaging as low as $1.21 in some areas.

Other states still averaging over $2 a gallon:

Oregon ($2.01)

New York ($2.05)

Washington ($2.16)

Alaska ($2.39)

California ($2.58)

Hawaii ($2.63)

So what's causing the low gas prices?

Gas Buddy says while the price of crude oil has rebounded, high gasoline supply has so far prevented widespread increases in gas prices... Read More

Local beauty schools shut down, 350 students impacted

The Marinello Schools of Beauty announced the closure of its 56 campuses nationwide Thursday. There are three schools in Nevada, two of them in Las Vegas.

More than 350 Nevada cosmetology students are impacted by the closure.

The Department of Education is pulling the for-profit school's federal funding.

There are allegations of accounting irregularities at the school and students receiving federal aid based on invalid GED's.

All schools in Nevada must close by Feb. 16.

Reporter Patranya Bhoolsuwan will have more details on this developing story at 4 p.m... Read More

State of the City reveals Henderson is steadily growing

The Mayor of the City of Henderson gave his State of the City address Wednesday.

In his address, Andy Hafen talked about the city's growth and business development.

The Henderson Chamber of Commerce has increased to 1,200 members. Just four years ago, the group had 700 members.

"We want to continue to see a gradual growth pace," said Scott Muelrath, President & CEO of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce.

However, as long as the city continues to grow, there will be an even bigger need to expand public safety.

"If that's going to continue we're going to have to be willing to pay for it," Mayor Hafen said.

There hasn't been a police station built in the city since 2009, and the last time a fire station was built was in 2002. But in those 14 years, the city has grown from 195,000 residents to nearly 300,000 residents, according to Mayor Hafen... Read More

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Man, woman arrested in Henderson killing

Two people are facing murder charges for the shooting death of a man Monday afternoon at a Henderson apartment complex.

Krystal Guice, 23, and Deonte Coleman, 25, were arrested Tuesday morning at a Las Vegas home near West Cheyenne Avenue and North Hualapai Way.

The shooting happened in the area of Green Valley Parkway and La Mesa rive at the Villas at Green Valley. When officers arrived, they found the victim, a 26-year-old man who had several gunshot wounds.

According to police, Guice and the victim shared custody of a 4-year-old child. The victim was walking the child to meet Guice when he was shot. Guice and Coleman left the scene with the child in the car.

The victim's identity has not been released by the coroner... Read More

Henderson Police investigate deadly shooting near Green Valley Parkway

One man is dead following a shooting near Green Valley Parkway and Warm Springs Road in Henderson.

The shooting happened the Villas apartments around 1:20 p.m. The 25-year-old victim died at the scene.

Henderson Police are investigating and looking for a suspect... Read More

Deadline approaches for KLAS-Cox deal

More than 300,000 households in southern Nevada that currently watch KLAS-TV Channel 8 will have to make other arrangements after Friday at midnight. That's when the KLAS signal will no longer be transmitted to all subscribers of Cox Cable.

Despite five months of negotiations with Cox Communications, no deal has been reached regarding what Cox should pay for re-transmitting Channel 8's programs, including next week's Super Bowl broadcast.

The cable company has gone on the offensive with statements about KLAS that KLAS General Manager Lisa Howfield calls "untrue and frankly offensive."

Howfield, who serves as general manager of Nevada's first and most honored television station, has heard just about enough trash talk from Cox Cable.

She says she would be remiss if she does not advise Channel 8 viewers who subscribe to Cox that they will lose the KLAS signal as of midnight Friday... Read More