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Solar Garden Will Supply All Energy for Ethel M

Solar Garden Will Supply All Energy for Ethel M

One of the biggest names in candy unwrapped a new green way to power its factory.

Mars Chocolate North America showed off the new solar garden for the Ethel M Chocolate Factory in Henderson Thursday. The garden is acres of solar panels that generate enough energy to power the factory in peak hours. The solar garden features more than 2,000 ground-mounted solar panels on 4.4 acres of land behind the Ethel M Chocolate Factory. The change to green energy offsets 825 tons of greenhouse gas every year, which is like taking 113 cars off the road.

“Turning one of the desert’s greatest assets into energy is in complete alignment with Mars’ Principles in Action, our core business values,” said Mack Phillips, site director of the Henderson plant.  “Two years ago we unveiled a similar solar project at our North American headquarters in Hackettstown, NJ, and its impact on our operations has been substantial.”

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Henderson Man Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping and Carjacking Charges

Henderson Man Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping and Carjacking Charges

The Henderson man who kidnapped a young girl and forced a cab driver to drive him and the girl to California pleaded guilty Wednesday before a U.S. district judge.

Matthew Charles Hayward, 29 of Henderson pleaded guilty to kidnapping and carjacking in connection with the case. He also pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges.

The incident happened on March 26, 2011. Hayward was staying with his cousin and his cousin’s boyfriend. Early that morning he woke up his cousin’s boyfriend’s 7-year-old daughter and told her he was taking her to Wal-Mart. Hayward drove to a Wal-Mart parking lot and then to a DMV parking lot where he gagged the girl. He then drove around until his car broke down. At that point, he called a cab. Just before noon, Hayward and the girl got into the cab at a gas station near Whitney Ranch Drive and Russell Road. Hayward pulled out a knife and told the driver to take them to California.

Dr. Patch Adams Coming to Southern Nevada

Dr. Patch Adams Coming to Southern Nevada

 

A doctor made famous by a film starring Robin Williams will make a special appearance in Las Vegas.

Dr. Patch Adams will be coming to southern Nevada Thursday, March 1. Dr. Adams will give a lecture at Touro University Nevada campus in Henderson. In the afternoon, the famed doctor will make a special visit to Summerlin Hospital. He will perform a private clowning session to the children in the Children’s Medical Center.

Following his stop in Summerlin, Dr. Adams will speak at a community lecture hosted by Circus Circus. The lecture is at 7 p.m. It is open to the public. After the lecture, there will be a private VIP reception for invited guests.

Food 4 Less, "Mammovan" Team Up for Breast Cancer Prevention

Food 4 Less, "Mammovan" Team Up for Breast Cancer Prevention

 

Free and low-cost breast cancer screenings will be offered at local Food 4 Less stores throughout 2012.

Food 4 Less has teamed up with Nevada Health Centers to offer low- to no-cost breast mammograms at selected Food 4 Less locations through the Centers’ Mammovan program.

The Nevada Health Center Mammovan is a mobile mammography van designed to travel to underserved areas of the state to provide mammogram screenings to geographically isolated and/or uninsured women who otherwise might not seek out the service on their own.

The program was made possible in part from a $10,000 grant from Food 4 Less to Nevada Health Centers.

The Mammovan will be offering breast cancer screenings at the following Food 4 Less locations throughout the year:

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Henderson Man Arrested for Murder

HENDERSON -- A Henderson man has been arrested for the stabbing death of woman who was found near Kingman Tuesday.

John David Marshall, 42, of Henderson is now in an Arizona jail waiting for extradition. He faces murder and kidnapping charges. Henderson Police say he killed his ex-girlfriend.

Police say they found out about the crime after getting a phone call from a friend of the victim. The man said Marshall had called him to say he had killed his ex-girlfriend and he was going to Boulder City to kill himself. Henderson Police called Marshall. They say he reiterated what he had told the original caller but would not tell police where he was.

The suspect was eventually found near Golden Valley, which is west of Kingman. Mojave County Sheriff's deputies arrested him while he ran from a burning car. The victim's body was found inside the car. The woman's name will be released after her family has been notified.

New Health Card Office Set to Open

 

A new health card office will soon open in east Las Vegas.

Health card services offered by the Southern Nevada Health District at its East Las Vegas Public Health Center will be unavailable Thursday, Feb. 16 while the program is moved to a new location in the same complex.

The new health cards office, 570 N. Nellis Blvd., Ste. E-12 will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21. For more information, visit the health district website, www.SNHD.info.

The East Las Vegas Public Health Center is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (closed on Friday). Services include health cards, birth/death certificates, family planning services (by appointment), children’s exams (by appointment), women’s healthcare services, and immunizations for adults and children.

Health district public health centers are located at: 

Website Offers Way to Find Friends

LAS VEGAS -- A lot of people may have love this Valentine's Day but not friendship.

A website that is growing in popularity is working to solve
that problem. Meetup.com claims to be the largest network of local groups where
people can meet. There are more than a million users nationwide and 500 Meetup groups
in southern Nevada.

One is the Henderson Ladies Me-Time group. The group is made
up of women with varied interests, occupations and ages, but they have all
found friendship together.

"We go to the movies, we have happy hour, so there is a
variety," Eva, a Meetup.com user said.

"Until I found Meetup, it was really tough for me to meet people
that had the same interests and commonalities that I was looking for in a friend,"
Krystine Hunnell, a Meetup.com user, said.