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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.

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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.

City Fleet Named One of the Best in the Country

The city of Henderson is being recognized for how it manages its cars.

The city was just named one of the “100 Best Fleets in North America” according to Government Fleet magazine. It was ranked 62nd on the list. The rankings were based on communities that had worked to improve the performance of their fleet.

More than 38,000 government fleets from across the country were eligible for the award. This is the first time Henderson has been recognized. The magazine looked at accountability measures, use of technology, creativity and competitive pricing.

“Our city shop has been charged with working more effectively while using fewer resources, and this recognition truly depicts their hard work,” Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen said.

Henderson was recognized for a number of changes including car sharing, managing fuel prices, fleet downsizing and reducing maintenance turnaround time. 

Obama Campaign Opens Henderson Office

Obama Campaign Opens Henderson Office

President Barack Obama’s campaign arm plans to open another local office Thursday.

Organizing for America-Nevada will hold the grand opening of its Henderson office for volunteers and supporters on at 6 p.m. The office, located at 2925 Green Valley Parkway, is the third such one in Nevada, joining those in Las Vegas and Reno.

State Sen. Shirley Breeden, whose district includes Henderson, and Democratic State Party Chair Roberta Lange will be among those scheduled to attend the grand opening. Prior to the grand opening, volunteers will help set up the Organizing for America (OFA) office at 12 p.m.

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Skating on the Lake Set to Return

Skating on the Lake Set to Return

The holiday season is officially kicking off at The Village Lake Las Vegas with the return of Skating on the Lake.

The one-of-a-kind ice rink floats out on the lake for locals and tourists to enjoy. It holds up to 75 skaters at one time. The rink opens November 18 and will stay open until January 29. The attraction is open Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for children. The price includes skate rental and full-day pass to the rink. There are season passes and group rates available.  

WinterFest Seeks Parade Entries

 

The city of Henderson is looking for entries in its first-ever WinterFest Evening Light Parade.

The parade will be part of the city’s annual WinterFest celebration. The holiday festival is planned for December 9 and 10. The theme this year is Old Fashioned Christmas Delight. It will include horse-drawn carriage rides, visits from Santa, carolers, street performers, a craft bazaar and a gingerbread house display.

The parade is planned for Saturday night in the Water Street District. Admission to participate is free. There is a chance for float entries to win cash prizes. To apply for the parade, go to hendersonlive.com.

Cool at School: Academic Achievement on the Rise

LAS VEGAS -- The principal at Sewell Elementary School in Henderson is earning accolades for her effort to improve her students' academic achievement.

Principal Carrie Buck is credited with taking at-risk students, with low test scores in the 30 percentile, and helping them raise those test scores to the 70 percentile. Kathy Gamboa, with the University of Phoenix, says Buck has included students, parents and faculty in the process to help elevate those scores.

One student described what makes Sewell "cool at school."

"You learn what you need to know. There are teachers that will sit next to you and help you every step of the way," she said.

The University of Phoenix is featuring Buck and the school's accomplishments on a national advertising campaign. Buck said the publicity takes some getting used to.