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Man's Parking Garage Fall Called Suicide

Man's Parking Garage Fall Called Suicide

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Police suspect suicide after a 31-year-old Henderson man fell to his death from a downtown Las Vegas casino parking garage.

Las Vegas police spokesman Jacinto Rivera said Jaime Griffin fell from the seventh floor of the Binion's casino parking garage and died about 6:30 p.m. Friday. Rivera says police crisis intervention members tried to talk with Griffin shortly before he jumped.

The Clark County coroner's office will make an official ruling on the cause and manner of death.

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Holiday Hours Set for MLK Day

Holiday Hours Set for MLK Day

 

Several facilities and offices in Henderson will be closed or their hours changed Monday, January 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Henderson City Hall and Henderson Municipal Court will be closed. All emergency services will be open.

The following recreation facilities will be closed

  • Downtown Recreation Center
  • Henderson Multigenerational Competition Pool
  • Silver Springs Recreation Center
  • Valley View Recreation Center
  • Whitney Ranch Recreation Center

The following centers will have changes in their hours of operation:

Home Depot Offers Workshop on Energy-Efficient Lighting

Home Depot Offers Workshop on Energy-Efficient Lighting

 

Over the next several years, the country will be phasing out incandescent light bulbs. They’re being replaced with more energy-efficient bulbs.

A lot of people still have questions about the transition. Home Depot is hoping to answer those questions. Every Saturday in January, the home improvement store will be offering how-to classes on light bulbs.

The workshops start at 10 a.m., at all Home Depot Stores. Experts will show people how to choose the right kind of energy-efficient bulb and answer questions about specialty lighting. 

Teens Arrested for Shooting Random People with Paintballs

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Police are looking for victims of a violent paintball shooting spree. Three Henderson teenagers are accused of targeting unsuspecting people with paintball guns. So far, eight victims have come forward. Two were shot in the eye.

Eighteen-year-old Robert Lockwood was booked Wednesday night in the Henderson Detention Center on five counts of discharging a weapon where a person might be endangered and five counts of conspiracy. A 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy were booked into the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center Wednesday on the same charges.

Investigators first learned of the shootings December 19th, when victims reported to police they were shot by a paintball gun. The shot came from a passing car in the Boulder Highway area.

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Electronic Reporting System Put In by Henderson Fire Department

Electronic Reporting System Put In by Henderson Fire Department

 

With the implementation of a new electronic reporting system, Henderson firefighters are stepping into the 21st century with the goal of improving service on emergency medical calls.

The city fire department anticipates responding to more than 16,000 calls for emergency medical services this year. The Electronic Patient Care Reporting (ePCR) system aims to significantly improve medical outcomes for these patients, while at the same time cutting costs and improving efficiency in the delivery of emergency medical services.

Henderson Man Shot by Police Doesn't Make Court Appearance

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A man shot by Henderson police is set to be arraigned Wednesday morning. He was due to appear in court Tuesday but is still in the hospital recovering after being shot by police.

Police shot 53-year-old Tony McNeill on Racetrack Road the day after Christmas after he refused to put down his gun. At the time, McNeill's mother had called police, saying her son was threatening suicide.

McNeill faces three counts of assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of firing a gun inside a building. Meantime, the three officers who shot McNeill have been put on paid leave.

City Officials Challenge Residents to Get Fit in 2012

City Officials Challenge Residents to Get Fit in 2012

 

The City of Henderson says it’s time to lighten up.

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department wants to challenge everyone who lives, works and plays in Henderson to get fit and lose weight.

From Jan. 9 through Jan. 12, participants ages 14 and up may visit Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack Rd., or Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy., to sign up for and weigh in to the free Lighten Up Henderson program. Those accepting the challenge can work out on their own, at a fitness club, or at a City of Henderson recreation center, where fitness room memberships are available for as little as $15 per month for unlimited access. The challenge is designed to support people in their efforts to get fit and lose weight.