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Henderson mayor meets with community to talk about public safety

Just a day after unanimously approving the Henderson Strong plan focusing on growth over the next 20 years, Mayor Debra March spent the morning talking with her new constituents.

The meeting at Henderson Multigenerational Center Thursday is the first of a new series aimed at reaching the heart of the community.

Speaking to a packed house in Henderson, Mayor Debra March held the first of her "March On" meetings as mayor. She is hearing from residents about their major concerns and issues.

"I prepared a 100-day plan based on the 50 town hall meetings that I conducted throughout the community, I heard what the communities concerns were and the major one was public safety so my commitment in the 100-day plan was actually to invite the community into to talk about public safety issues," Mayor March said... Read More

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Henderson firefighters battle house fire near Windmill and Pecos

Firefighters with Henderson Fire were called to a house fire Tuesday night.

The two-story house fire happened on Dolphin Court. The major cross streets in that area are Pecos and Windmill.

There were many details released, but 8 News NOW has learned no one was hurt.

This is a developing story. ... Read More

Man dies after driver plows into music store, strikes him

Police in Henderson say a man who was struck by a vehicle that plowed into a music store has died.

Police say the man on Monday was transported in critical condition from the scene of the crash to a local hospital, where he died later.

The Clark County coroner's office has identified the man as 81-year-old Henderson resident Jerome Lloyd Eisenberg.

Henderson Police officer Rod Peta says the driver was not injured when the vehicle veered into the store. Peta described the crash as an "accident."... Read More

Family plans memorial for boy, 8, who drowned at Cowabunga Bay

The family of the 8-year-old boy who died after drowning in Cowabunga Bay's wave pool is spending this Monday making funeral arrangements.

Ddaquan Bankston's uncle says the boy was a goofy, bright child and a voracious reader. As a 2nd grader, Daquan was reading at a 4th and 5th grade level at Kit Carson Elementary School.

Instead of enjoying the summer with Daquan before he enters 3rd grade, his family is making arrangements for his memorial. Daquan was rushed to the hospital from Cowabunga Bay's wave pool on June 18 and died Friday night at Sunrise Hospital after five days on life support.

An investigation into the drowning is ongoing, but Daquan's family wants to know more about the moments leading up to Daquan being swept under water. They tell 8 News NOW, that he spent an extensive amount of time under water, but had no major trauma or signs of hitting his head... Read More

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31 displaced by apartment fire in Henderson, Red Cross says

Thirty-one people were displaced following an apartment fire that affected nine units in Henderson Tuesday. The American Red Cross says it's assisting those displaced.

The fire happened near N. Major Ave & Burkholder Boulevard.

Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers say they will meet with the residents to ensure everyone has a safe place to sleep and has food, clothing, medication and other essentials.

Over the next several days, Red Cross client casework volunteers will stay in contact with the family and provide referrals, as they begin their road to recovery... Read More

Woman, 26, arrested for killing mother

Henderson Police detectives arrested a woman Tuesday for the murder of her 65-year-old mother.

Investigators said Carly Kalbfleisch, 26, was arrested at the home where the homicide occurred.

According to Henderson Police, investigators responded to the 3700 block of Via Gaetano Street around 12:20 p.m. after Kalbfleisch called 9-1-1 to report a domestic incident between her and her mother who has been identified as Rebecca Kalbfleisch.

Police said the 65-year-old woman was found inside the home with numerous fatal injuries. The victim's identity, along with the cause and manner of death will be released later by the Clark County Coroner's Office.

Kalbfleisch was taken to the Henderson Detention Center where she is being held on a charge of open murder.

This is the third homicide in Henderson in 2017... Read More

Henderson removes police chief amid internal investigation

Henderson Police Chief Patrick Moers has been removed from his position amid an internal investigation into him sending out mailers to local businesses promoting a foundation he had called the department's only authorized fundraising group.

The city named Todd Peters as acting police chief Thursday night. Moers' status with the department remains unclear. City officials had refused to say whether he had been fired or placed on administrative leave.

Officials would also not discuss whether the move was linked to the internal investigation against Moers. He had sent the mailer from a foundation titled "Friends of the Henderson Police Department Foundation."

This is the second time in five years the city's police chief has been removed... Read More