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Ethel M Uses Favorite Recipes for Holiday Chocolates

LAS VEGAS -- The holiday season just would not be the same without chocolate.

That is where Ethel M Chocolates comes in. Brittle, bars, chews and caramels, the chocolate maker has everything for the holidays. One of the best sellers is the famous peppermint bark.

"We actually brought that into our stores in October this year," said Jennifer Gudgel the director of gourmet chocolates. "People were dying to have it early."

The bark is made with layered flavors of milk and white chocolate sprinkled with shreds of peppermint candy cane.

Ethel M is owned by chocolate giant Mars Candy. It has a long tradition of how its products are made. None of the goodies has preservatives and all of them are hand-crafted.

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DMV to Nevadans: Stay Away Monday

DMV to Nevadans: Stay Away Monday


If you have a November deadline for business at the DMV, department officials don’t want to see you Monday.

Department officials are asking motorists to use alternative services this coming Monday or to delay visiting an office until later in the week.

“Happy holidays from our family to yours,” DMV Director Bruce Breslow said. “Enjoy your time more by staying away from the DMV on Monday.”

The Monday after Thanksgiving is traditionally the department’s busiest day of the year, leading some of the staff to call it “Black Monday.”  Wait times can easily double or triple, to two hours or longer. Motorists can always check current wait times on the department’s website or iPhone application.

SWAT Standoff Ends, Police Search for Suspect

HENDERSON, Nev., --  Henderson police are investigating a shooting which resulted in a SWAT standoff near Warm Springs Rd. and Green Valley Pkwy. When SWAT entered the apartment, no one was inside.

Police say an 18-year-old male was shot late Monday night and found at a 7-11 near Eastern Ave. and Warm Springs Rd. He was transported to Sunrise Hospital with unknown injuries.

Police continue to search for the 16-year-old male suspect. 

City Council Set to Discuss New City Attorney


The Henderson City Council is set to meet next week to discuss hiring a new city attorney.

There are two finalists for the position: Josh Reid and Christine Guerci-Nyhu. The candidates will be discussed at the meeting set for November 29. The city council will talk about the candidates but it does not have to make a decision on that day.

The two are being considered to replace Elizabeth Quillin. She resigned early this year after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of DUI. 

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Distillery Set to Launch Two New Spirits

Distillery Set to Launch Two New Spirits

The Las Vegas Distillery is celebrating its two new spirits with an event Saturday.

The distillery is launching White Rumskey and Seven Grain Vodka. The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the distillery on 7330 Eastgate Road, and it is free and open to the public. People can taste the spirits made at the facility, enjoy signature cocktails like Rumskini and bottle their own spirits. The distillery will also give tours and show people how the spirits are made.

White Rumskey is a new spirit made from a rum and whiskey base. Seven Grain Vodka is made from wheat from Winnemucca Farms. The Las Vegas distillery is the only distillery in the state. It uses wheat and other grains grown in Nevada. 

Police Search for Serial Pharmacy Robber

Police Search for Serial Pharmacy Robber

Henderson Police are looking for help to find a man responsible for a series of pharmacy robberies.

The most recent robbery happened at a CVS Pharmacy at 1402 E. Lake Mead Parkway. The robbery happened at around 9:30 p.m. October 25. The suspect walked through the front door and made his way to the pharmacy department. He walked behind the counter and pointed a gun at the pharmacy manager. The suspect demanded the narcotics safe to be opened. After the manager opened the safe, the man took several bottles of prescription medications. The suspect also took cash from the register and then left the building. No one was hurt.

The suspect is described as a white man, 25 to 30 years old. He is 5-foot-10 to 6-foot and weighs 240 pounds. During the last robbery, he was wearing a black baseball cap, a black T-shirt, jean shorts and tennis shoes.

Henderson Strong in Cardiac Arrest Survival Rate

Henderson Strong in Cardiac Arrest Survival Rate


A recent study promoted today by city officials indicates that Henderson residents more than double their chance of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest when treated by the Henderson Fire Department.

In instances of cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation, the Henderson Fire Department achieved a 50 percent survival rate, with 29 percent of those patients going home neurologically intact. Nationally, the survival rate for this type of cardiac arrest is 21 percent.

“Our Fire Department is treating patients who essentially have no pulse and helping them return to their families, their community, and their careers,” Mayor Andy Hafen said.

Fire Chief Steve Goble attributes this success to the Fire Department’s team-based approach to cardiac arrest response.