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Local Woman Receives Scholarship from Car Dealer

Local Woman Receives Scholarship from Car Dealer

Leslee Forbes has been selected as the first Nevada State College (NSC) student to receive a scholarship from Lexus of Henderson.

Forbes, a senior at NSC, is working towards a business administration degree. She will use the scholarship to help offset the costs of tuition and books.

“I have had a few setbacks in my path to receiving my education, but I am currently working hard at finishing my degree,” Forbes stated in her application for the scholarship. “I am currently a full -time student, a full-time pharmacy technician, a wife, a mother, and a co-owner of a business. I am dedicated to finishing my degree and being a role model to my young daughter. I want to show her that education is important no matter what path she chooses to take in life.”

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Henderson City Attorney Resigns Amid DUI Arrest

HENDERSON, Nev. -- As city attorney, Elizabeth Quillin's office prosecuted drunk drivers in Henderson. In May, she became the defendant - posing for a mug shot after running her Lexus SUV off the road in Green Valley.

With a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit, Quillin told police, "Yes, I am <expletive> up."

In a special meeting Monday, the Henderson City Council accepted Quillin's resignation. In doing so, the council unanimously approved a settlement that gives Quillin a severance deal.

"The agreement includes the payment of $99,500 and 10 months of COBRA-provided medical coverage. Ms. Quillin will also be paid her vested accrued vacation hours in accordance with state law," Henderson City Manager Mark Calhoun said.

City Leaders to Meet on Accused Drunk Driving Attorney

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A Henderson city attorney who was arrested for drunk driving will face her peers Monday.

Elizabeth Quillin ran her car off a road in May. When she was arrested, officers said he was slurring her words and smelled of alcohol. City leaders will hold a closed session to discuss her character, alleged misconduct and her physical and mental health.

Then, during an open session, they will talk about possible action regarding her employment. Shortly after her arrest, Quillin checked into an alcohol treatment facility and underwent counseling.

In a letter to the council, Sandy Heverly with STOP DUI said, "I'm requesting on behalf of STOP DUI... City Attorney Elizabeth Quillin be terminated immediately and replaced with someone who will represent our fine city with honor and distinction."

Saturday in the Park at Senior Center

The City of Henderson recently organized a fun flash mob at the Heritage Park Senior Center in downtown Henderson.

The event was to celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month in July and included seniors, children and everyone in-between in age. Parks and rec officials also put together a flash mob at the Black Mountain Aquatic Complex as part of the festivities.

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Kids Lead Flash Mob at Henderson Pool

 

Kids enjoying a summer day at Black Mountain Aquatic Complex recently took part in a fun celebration.

July is National Park and Recreation Month, so the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department hosted an impromptu flash mob at Black Mountain Aquatic Complex. People of all ages joined in the fun, according to city officials.

Casting Crowns to Perform at Henderson Pavilion

Casting Crowns to Perform at Henderson Pavilion

The Henderson Pavilion will host a major Christian music act this fall.

Award-winning group Casting Crowns will appear for the first time at the Henderson Pavilion and play new music from their upcoming album at 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 25.

As part of the 40-city Come To The Well Tour, Casting Crowns will be joined by special guests Sanctus Real and The Afters, as well as new artist, Lindsay McCaul. Tickets are $21, $29 and $46, plus service fee, and are on sale now.

Coroner Identifies Woman Found in Desert

LAS VEGAS -- The woman found Thursday in a remote desert area near Lake Las Vegas has been identified as Ashley Marie Martinez, 23, according to the Clark County Coroner's Office.

The cause of death is still pending.

Body Found in Desert Area East of Las Vegas

Just before noon Thursday, Metro detectives were dispatched to the area near Lake Las Vegas. The dispatch was based on reports that the body of a partially clothed white woman had been located there.

The initial investigation shows there is no evidence of trauma on the body or foul play. There are indications the victim began walking through the desert after her vehicle had a flat tire.