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Police seek fedora-wearing casino robber

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HENDERSON, Nev. — Henderson police say they're looking for a fedora-wearing man who robbed the My Casino early Monday morning.

According to police, the man entered the casino at 920 S. Boulder Hwy. around 12:35 a.m. Monday. The man, wearing a black Fedora, approached a cashier cage and demanded money.

When the employee hesitated, the man waved a handgun in the face of another employee, according to police.

Police said the man made threats, however no one was injured in the incident.

He was given an undisclosed amount of cash before leaving the casino, police said.

The man is between 35 and 40 years old, about 5'9" tall and weighs around 225 pounds, police say. He was last seen wearing a black Fedora hat, dark sunglasses, dark-colored shorts, and a white Polo shirt.

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Bigger ER, more hospital beds coming to Henderson

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HENDERSON, Nev. -- An empty emergency room bed is rare in the Las Vegas valley, but by the end of next year there will be more beds because of a construction project in Henderson.

St. Rose Dominican Hospital Siena Campus is undergoing a $160 million expansion. Not only is the project adding much needed hospital space, it is also generating jobs. More than 300 people are currently employed on the project.

Josh Goddard and his crew of 40 carpenters are playing an important role.

"This is all the metal stud framing for the wall, we're hanging the top portion of drywall before all the mechanical items are put in," said Goddard, a superintendent with Anning-Johnson company.

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Man indicted on charges connected to bonfire that injured teens

LAS VEGAS -- A Clark County grand jury indicted Michael Boyd Jr. on charges of third degree arson and seven counts of mayhem in connection with a June 9 bonfire that injured seven teens who attended a Basic High School celebration party.

The teens reportedly were attending a bonfire party at a desert location in the southeast valley on the outskirts of Henderson. Boyd allegedly caused an explosion after placing a 55-gallon drum filled with fuel onto the fire.

Boyd is in custody in the Clark County Detention Center on $215,000 bail and is due in court Sept. 24.

Henderson PD nab 8 drunk drivers in saturation patrol

Eight drivers were arrested on DUI charges during a recent saturation patrol, according to Henderson Police.

The patrol took place over a two-week period that ended Sept. 7. During that time, officers nabbed the eight DUI drivers, handed out 82 tickets for speeding and 15 citations for using a cell phone while driving.

There were also tickets handed out for no insurance, registration violations and driver’s license violations.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, alcohol contributes to 31 percent of the total number of motor vehicle fatalities in the country.

 

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Henderson city official pleads 'no contest'

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A top Henderson city leader who was arrested for DUI pleaded no contest to a lesser charge after blood tests revealed he was not over the legal limit.

Assistant city manager Fred Horvath was arrested last month on suspicion of DUI.

According to court records, the complaint against Horvath moved forward on Sept. 3 to a misdemeanor for failure to maintain a lane/improper lane change because his blood test revealed he was under the legal limit. Horvath pleaded no contest to that charge.

Horvath had been on administrative leave while his arrest was investigated, but has since returned to his job.

Hawaiian festival host thousands to history, food and music

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Thousands of people flooded the streets in Henderson over the weekend for the annual Hawaiian Festival. As the Hawaiian community continues to grow in the valley, it's no surprise that people jumped at the opportunity to watch some hula dancers, eat some great food and listen to some good music.

"It's the music. It's so laid back. It's calming,” Jeremy Stanwix, Enjoying Hawaiian Music said.

"You've probably only heard of Spam, but they have Mahi Mahi musubi, they have crab musubo,” aid Wally Tavares, Hawaiian Food Connoisseur.

This year's festival was also health conscious. Besides all of the fun, it also offered health screenings and a blood drive.

The theme was cowboys; and it wasn't because of the deeply rooted cowboy culture in Nevada. Cowboys and other experts were on hand explaining the long history of cowboys and cattle wranglers in Hawaii:

City of Henderson hosting College Night

The city of Henderson is sponsoring a College Night workshop for students who are planning to go to college and their parents.

The workshop will offer resources, tips and recommendations on preparing for college. Speakers will offer advice on applications, scholarships, recommended classes and attracting college interest.

College Night will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30 at Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Road.

Registration is not required.