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I-Team: Controversial High School Play will Open

A group of parents attempting to stop this weekend's performance of "The Laramie Project" at Green Valley High School have lost their case.

District Judge David Wall said that attendance to this play and "Rent" later in the year are a matter of choice. Some parents felt the subject matter which deals with homosexuality was too adult for the high school students.

"The Laramie Project" opens Thursday night at Green Valley High School.

 

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Marine Murder Investigation has Ties to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nv. -- Military authorities have a man with ties to Las Vegas in custody for the murder of another marine.

It started early Friday morning when authorities found a marine dead in the woods near Camp Lejeune base in North Carolina. Twenty-one-year-old Private Jonathan Law in custody. Law who went to Silverado High School in Las Vegas has not been formally charged with murder as the investigation continues.

Law is in the hospital with what appears to be self-inflicted wounds. The victim's cause of death has not been determined at this time, but officials say a gun was not involved. Law joined the marines in August of 2006. He is a supply administration clerk. He served in Iraq for about seven months and has received some awards for his service.

New Interchange Opens in Henderson Wednesday

Officials say a Green Valley High School drum line will lead the way over a new U.S. 95 freeway interchange opening at Galleria Drive in Henderson.

The Tuesday morning ceremony comes before the interchange officially opens early Wednesday. Officials say the $66 million project took 18 months. It's designed to relieve traffic congestion at the nearby Russell Road and Sunset Road interchanges, and improve access near the Galleria at Sunset shopping center.

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Humana Brings Freewheelin to Henderson

If you don't have a bike but want to go riding around Henderson, now you can. The Freewheelin' Bike Sharing program is now offering 18 bikes to the community for free.

You can pick up the bikes at the Humana Guidance Center. Humana hopes the bike program will encourage people to have fun and get active.

"We dip into the Halloween candy this week and then roll that into Thanksgiving and then pretty soon we're making a New Year's resolution to lose 15 pounds. Well, let's get on a bike and prevent that from happening in the first place," said Curt Howell with Humana.

Anyone 18 or older can check out the bikes, but they do require you present an ID and credit card to make sure they are returned. The bikes are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Humana Guidance Center in Henderson is located at 1000 N. Green Valley Parkway, Suite 720.

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Autopsy Inconclusive in Henderson Baby's Death

The Clark County coroner says an autopsy failed to confirm a cause of death for a newborn whose mother is accused of smothering the child after giving birth at home.

Coroner Gary Telgelhoff says he found no abnormalities and the baby was not still born. He say the baby's body showed no signs of strangulation.

Telgelhoff's report was part of a preliminary hearing last week for the child's mother in Henderson Justice Court. The hearing continues on Tuesday.

Camerla Camero has been charged with murder. She was arrested Aug. 26, two days after she called St. Rose Dominican Hospital to report the child had died. The hospital called police. Police say Camero told them she gave birth to the child in the tub, then left it wrapped in towels while she went out to buy clothes and necessities.

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Soccer Coach Arrested for Statutory Sexual Seduction

A 40-year-old man is behind bars after being accused of having an ongoing sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl. Henderson police are investigating the case and say the teen's mother allegedly knew the crime was going on and did not report it.

Gabriel Lopez is facing 11 counts of statutory sexual seduction. According to police, an officer noticed the girl and Lopez in a car at the Arroyo Grande Sports Complex parking lot late Tuesday night. At first, the officer thought it was a father with his daughter. The victim allegedly lied about her age and that's when the officer realized there was something else going on.

According to the police report, the girl eventually told officers she had a consensual sexual relationship with Lopez since late May.

Sentencing Set for Men in Henderson Bombing

Sentencing is set Nov. 23 for two men found guilty of detonating home-made chemical bombs at a Henderson clothing store last April.

Officials say 28-year-old John Morgan and 42-year-old Roger Jenkins could each face up to 70 years in prison after being found guilty Friday of 12 criminal charges.

Both men are from Henderson. They denied being in the Burlington Coat Factory at the time of the explosions. But authorities say Morgan placed the devices in the store and left in a vehicle driven by Jenkins.

Employees reported hearing popping sounds and an acrid smell coming from what police said was an ammonium-based chemical that expanded and caused containers to burst. Authorities say the devices weren't flammable.

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