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Man Missing for Over a Week

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Detectives with the Henderson Police Department are looking for a man who has been missing for over a week.

Police say Mark Hudson was last seen on the evening of June 8 leaving Lucky Joe's Saloon near Mountain Vista and Ramrod Avenue.

Police say Hudson was supposed to go on a cruise the next day, but failed to show up. He has not contacted his family or friends and did not show up for work on Monday, when he was scheduled to return from vacation.

Hudson is 28-years-old. He stands 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He has blond hair and blue eyes. He has a tattoo on his left rib of the letter M and another tattoo on his upper right arm of the letter D.

Anyone has information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the Henderson Police Department at (702) 267-5000 or (702) 267-4750.

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Businesses Hope First Lady Visit will Give Them a Boost

Businesses Hope First Lady Visit will Give Them a Boost

Preparations are underway in downtown Henderson ahead of first lady Michelle Obama's visit Tuesday. She is coming to help President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.

Small businesses along Water Street where Mrs. Obama will be speaking say they are interested in what she has to say, and they are hoping her visit will bring exposure to a section of the city that is struggling.

The Sweet Bubble Soap Café is one of those businesses. It is across the street from where the first lady will speak. It opened about two and a half years ago. The store features handmade soaps made to look like decorative desserts. The owners say it has been an uphill battle ever since. Co-owner Susan Johnson says she hopes the first lady’s visit will give her shop some exposure.

“I’m glad she is coming hopefully it will drive some traffic down here. The exposure will be nice and maybe she will walk in and say hello,” Johnson said.

ID Released in Henderson Motorcyclist Death

HENDERSON (AP) -- Authorities are identifying a 21-year-old motorcyclist from Henderson who died after a weekend crash with a Henderson city utility truck on a residential street.

The Clark County coroner said Monday the death of David Doss was an accident.

Police say Doss died of multiple injuries at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center several hours after he was thrown from a Suzuki GSXR 600 motorcycle through the windshield of a Ford F-150 pickup a little before 4 p.m. Saturday.

Henderson police say 24-year-old Danielle Havis received minor injuries in the crash at Whitney Ranch Drive and Plain Sight Avenue. She's a city employee and was working when the crash occurred.

Witnesses tell police the motorcycle was speeding before the crash.

Police are investigating. It's the seventh fatal crash in Henderson this year.

Former Police Officer Charged with Impersonating Officer

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A former police officer allegedly posing as a police officer is in trouble with the law.

According to the arrest report, Adam Brooks was pulled over for a traffic violation in Henderson and showed the officer an active police officer's badge but claimed to be a retired officer from the Henderson Police Department and the New York City Police Department. Brooks resigned from the Henderson Police Department in 2008.

Police say Brooks did not work long enough to qualify for retirement and the badge he was carrying was not department issued.

Brooks is a known bounty hunter who opened up Las Vegas Fugitive Recovery after leaving the force.

Police say they were able to tie Brooks to an incident that was reported several months earlier.

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First Lady Obama To Speak In Henderson

LAS VEGAS --  First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to speak to Obama campaign volunteers at 4:10 p.m. June 19 in Henderson. 

Ms. Obama will speak at the Henderson Convention Center on Water Street. Tickets are required due to limited space, and will be available to the public starting on Sunday, June 17 at 11:00 a.m. at the Organizing for America Nevada headquarters in Henderson.

Doors open for crowd at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are required for entry to this event. You can pick up tickets at:

Organizing for America – NV
Henderson Horizon Ridge
1720 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy Suite 120
Henderson, NV 89012

Former City Councilwoman Sues Charity She Founded

LAS VEGAS -- Former Henderson City Councilwoman Kathleen Vermillion has filed a lawsuit against the charity she founded. 

Vermillion has filed suit against the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth and its director, Arash Ghafoori, claiming defamation of character, invasion of privacy, and inflicting emotional distress.

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Clark County District Court. It alleges Ghafoori used his position to build a case against Vermillion to oust her from the organization.

In the suit, Vermillion claims Ghafoori lied to the board of directors about several incidents involving Vermillion, including allegations that she rented a $5,000 a night suite at a San Diego hotel.

"To make allegations that she was using charity funds to give herself spa treatments is not only not true, but outrageous," said Neil Ackerman, Vermillion's attorney.

Henderson, Animal Rights Group Continue Battle Over Onion

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The city of Henderson is continuing its legal fight to euthanize a dog that attacked a toddler.

Henderson officials want the Nevada Supreme Court to dismiss an appeal seeking to keep Onion the dog alive, arguing that the Lexus Project rescue group has no ownership rights to the animal.

Meanwhile, the Lexus Project argued Tuesday in a court filing that a lower court decision allowing for Onion's death has no standing.

Onion's owner legally gave the animal up after it killed her grandson April 27. She later said she wanted the Lexus Project to have Onion so it could send the animal to a Colorado sanctuary.

A settlement judge will attempt to broker a compromise with both sides this month.

Onion must be kept alive until the appeal is resolved.