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Hundreds Mourn Teen After Mysterious Death

LAS VEGAS - Blue and orange are the official colors of Bishop Gorman High School. At a standing room only vigil Tuesday night, however, hundreds of students wore red. That's because it was the favorite color of Brady Caipa – a Gorman student who mysteriously died over the weekend.

Salvannah Stallworth was one of Brady's best friends.

"It was hard," she said. "I didn't believe it at first. It kind of took a few. It took that day for me to get it in my head."

Caipa was last seen at the Henderson home of high-profile orthopedic surgeon Dr. Michael Crovetti where a party with alcohol allegedly took place. Dr. Crovetti declined to comment on the allegations.

"There are a lot of rumors going around right now, and I just don't know," Brady's friend Aspen Minden said. "No one really knows what to believe. We're just waiting for answers obviously."

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Veterans Day Ceremony Planned in Henderson

Veterans Day Ceremony Planned in Henderson

 

The city of Henderson will be honoring the city’s veterans with a Veterans Day ceremony.

The ceremony will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Henderson Events Plaza on Water Street. Mayor Andy Hafen and the Henderson City Council will be there. Brig. Gen. David J. Buck, Vice Commander, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center at Nellis Air Force base will give the keynote address.

In November 1994, the Henderson Memorial Wall was dedicated, and each year since then, veterans are honored for their service with a special ceremony at the wall. New names will be added to the panel of the wall dedicated to Vietnam veterans, as well as, to the panel dedicated to all deceased war veterans who lived in Henderson before 1980.

Pig Farm Asks for Old Jack O'Lanterns

Pig Farm Asks for Old Jack O'Lanterns

A local farm is asking people not to throw out their old jack o' lanterns but instead recycle them into pig feed.

R.C. Farms is taking in pumpkins to feed to its hogs and cattle. This is the 19th year the farm has taken in jack o’ lanterns. The pumpkins can be dropped at the farm at 555 E. El Campo Grande Avenue, near the corner of Ann Road and North 5th Street.

There will be other drop off points around the valley:

  • 1383 American Pacific Drive, Henderson
  • 0405 S. Eastern Avenue, Henderson
  • 9892 W. Flamingo Road
  • 7335 S. Rainbow Boulevard
  • 6400 SE Centennial Center Dr.

People should look for the large light blue containers with the R.C. Farms logo. Last year, the farm collected 15 tons of pumpkins. Pumpkins will be collected through November 5. 

15-Year-Old Dies After Being Struck by Alleged Drunk Driver

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Henderson Police are investigating the death of a 15-year-old boy who died after being struck by a vehicle Saturday night while trying to cross a street.

Police say the boy was crossing Center Street near Dogwood Street about 10:00 p.m. when he ran in front of an SUV driven by 77-year-old Imre Dayka. The teen was not in a crosswalk.

Dayka was booked into the Henderson Detention Center Saturday night on a felony count of DUI with substantial bodily harm or death.

The teen was taken to Sunrise Hospital's Trauma Center, but died Sunday afternoon.

This was the seventh accident-related fatality in Henderson in 2011.

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County Hosting Meetings on Vegas-Area Quarry Idea

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A Clark County commissioner is hosting a trio of Henderson public meetings this week about a proposal for an open-pit mining operation in the Sloan Hills area south of Las Vegas.

Commissioner Steve Sisolak says the first hour of each meeting will be an open house with specialists available to answer questions, followed by a 30-minute project presentation and 90 minutes of public comment. Sisolak represents the area and opposes the proposal by Service Rock Products of California and Mexico-based Cemex to extract millions of tons of sand and rock over 20 years from a square mile of federal Bureau of Land Management property.

Meetings are 1- 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Henderson Convention Center, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Coronado High School and 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Liberty High School.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Craft Fair Set to Return in November

Craft Fair Set to Return in November

 

The annual holiday craft fair is on its way.

Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd., is hosting its the fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. Admission is free. The fair is sponsored by the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department.

The fair will feature hundreds of handmade crafts made by local artisans. Established and emerging crafters will display ceramics, quilting, handmade soaps, home and garden items, holiday decorations, knitwear and more.

“Our annual craft fair kicks off the holiday season by attracting hundreds of shoppers,” said Nick McLemore, Recreation supervisor, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “It’s a great way to support local artisans here in our community while also getting a jump on your holiday gift list.”

Schools Receive Money to Improve Literacy

 

Six schools around southern Nevada received thousands of dollars in grant money to help improve literacy.

The retail giant Target is giving the schools $50,000 to fund reading intervention programs for second and third-graders. The program uses teacher development, substitute teacher support and a web-based curriculum. Students can access innovative practices for reading online.

At Wednesday’s donation ceremony, kids were given books to take home and fill their own libraries. The ceremony took place at Jydstrup Elementary School, but five other schools will be getting donations. Beckley, Deskin, Fyfe, Hinman and Pittman Elementary Schools are all getting money to set up the program.