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Henderson Settles with Convict in 2007 Tasing Incident

HENDERSON, Nev. - In the wake of the recent settlement involving a man beaten by Henderson Police, more questions are being asked about other incidents involving officers in Henderson. One such incident happened in 2007 when a man was arrested for domestic battery.

The City of Henderson released video of the incident to 8 News NOW, along with the 911 calls made that day.

"We've got a really bad domestic disturbance," a 911 caller told a dispatcher. "This (guy) is beating the <expletive> out of a couple of ladies over here."

Richard Allen Perez was convicted of a number of charges including domestic battery, coercion and torture of an animal. Eight people called 911 that day in March to report Perez beating up two women in an apartment. They could be heard screaming in the background in a number of calls. When police arrived, they found Perez nude in the apartment and behaving erratically.

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Final Performance of 'The Tortoise Versus the Hare' This Weekend

There are just two more chances to see a production of “The Tortoise Versus the Hare” at the Henderson Convention Center.

The final productions of the show are 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Local children were cast in the production that was written and produced by the Missoula Children’s Theatre. This is the 25th anniversary of the children’s theatre staging productions in Henderson.

The play puts a unique twist on the familiar fable. It looks at the race between the tortoise and the hare through the eyes of a TV news team. The audience can find out for itself whether slow and steady wins the race or speed leads to victory.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.

Henderson Pulls Plug on Space and Science Center


After spending $7 million, Henderson is pulling the plug on a proposal to build the multi-million Henderson Space and Science Center.

Henderson city council members voted unanimously Tuesday to stop funding plans to build the project on 160 acres of city-owned land near U.S. 95 and the Galleria at Sunset mall. Mayor Andy Hafen says times have changed since the council gave the go-ahead in 2009 and earmarked spending $21 million in city land fund money.

That was after $4 million worth of architectural designs and public works. Since then, about $3 million was spent funding the center board. Now there's almost $18 million left in the land fund.

Officials say the money will be used for other capital project.

(Copyright 2012 Associated Press)

Four Teens Arrested for Shooting People with BB Guns

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Frank Rodriguez, Adolfo Ortiz, Daniel Duncan, Jr. and an unnamed 17-year-old boy are under arrest on 37 criminal charges. The teens are accused of using a BB gun to shatter windows, hit cars and shoot directly at people in Henderson.

Police have received 18 complaints regarding windows being shot out, eight people reporting being fired at or hit and two houses suffering damage. Several victims were able to provide a description of the vehicle and partial license plate information.

Jaime Cruz-Hernandez discovered his truck window had been shot out as he left for work Saturday morning.

"What's going on here? And, that's when I got real, real scared," he said. "These kids, they have done something so awful."

The damage set him back $173. "What was the motive of this? I don't know what. Just go out there and a rampage of just being wild," he said.

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Missing Hiker in Henderson Found Dead

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A 64-year-old hiker who was reported missing Wednesday has been found dead.

Metro's Search and Rescue Unit found James Klever's body near Horizon Ridge Parkway and Gibson Road late Thursday morning.

Klever left his home Wednesday to go hiking near Black Mountain. His wife contacted police that evening to report he never returned home.


Senior Center, Apartments to Celebrate Grand Opening

Senior Center, Apartments to Celebrate Grand Opening


A new senior center and low-cost apartment complex makes its debut at the end of March.

The City of Henderson and Nevada H.A.N.D., Inc. will host a grand opening celebration for the Downtown Senior Center and Pacific Pines 4 Senior Apartments at 9:30 a.m. March 29, at 27 E. Texas Ave. in the Water Street District.

Pacific Pines 4 Senior Apartments is an affordable senior housing community that incorporates many sustainable and green building features such as photovoltaic solar energy, LED exterior lighting, high efficiency heating and cooling equipment, solar hot water panels, and high efficiency condensing boilers. The complex features 62 one- and two-bedroom apartments. The property is already fully occupied.

Company Plans New Convention Center in Henderson


A company plans to develop and build a $200 million, 1 million-square-foot convention center near the Henderson airport for the aerospace and defense industries to display their latest products.

AeroQuestUSA is seeking funding for its 200-acre International Trade and Conference Center project. Developers say they want the project to have the same business model as the furniture showcase World Market Center in downtown Las Vegas.The plan is also backed by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, the primary agency that markets Las Vegas.

A study funded by the U.S. Commerce Department found that about four in five aerospace companies are interested in having a permanent exhibition space in the United States.

(Copyright 2012 Associated Press)