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Henderson to Hold Water Conservation Classes

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The City of Henderson will hold a Water Conservation Class to teach landscape contractors and maintenance companies how to be more water efficient.

The class will be held Monday, March 15 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Henderson Convention Center.

The City's Department of Utility Services says 70 percent of drinking water in the Las Vegas area is used outdoors, and 60 percent of it is wasted.  Officials say that's happening because of over watering, evaporation and irrigation malfunctions.

If you would like to attend the class you'll need to RSVP by calling 267-2051.

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Landscapers to be Offered Water Efficiency Class

LAS VEGAS -- Henderson says it plans to offer a water conservation class to teach landscape contractors and maintenance companies to be more water efficient.

The Monday class with the city's Department of Utility Services is to be held at the Henderson Convention Center. The department says 70 percent of drinking water in the Las Vegas area is used outdoors, and up to 60 percent of that is wasted. Officials blame overwatering, evaporation and irrigation malfunctions.

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Woman Indicted in Henderson Crash that Killed 2

LAS VEGAS -- A grand jury has indicted a 19-year-old woman in a crash that killed two people in Henderson last month.

Anita Mann of Henderson was indicted by a Clark County grand jury on two felony counts of driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in death in the Feb. 16 crash.

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Louis Madden and Karen Hicks, both 65 and from Henderson, died in the crash. Police said the two were killed after their Hyundai Santa Fe was rear-ended by Mann's Hyundai Accent. Mann was a private first class in the Nevada National Guard. Henderson police allege Mann had a blood-alcohol level of .26 which is more than three times the legal limit for a drinker of legal age.

Arraignment is set for March 18. Court records did not list an attorney for Mann.

Wind Turbine Plant to Be Built In Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS --  A group of companies has announced plans to develop a plant in the Las Vegas valley that would employ about 1,000 people for manufacturing wind turbines.

The announcement was made by U.S. Renewable Energy Group (US-REG), a Chinese company called A-Power Energy Generation Systems Ltd., and the real estate development company American Nevada Company of Henderson.

The plan calls for building a the 320,000-square-foot plant in Las Vegas. The plant would manufacture and assemble wind-energy turbines that would supply energy projects throughout North and South America.

Senator Harry Reid has been leading the effort to develop renewable energy and promote investment in Nevada.

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Woman Wanted in Henderson for Embezzlement

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Henderson Police are seeking the public's help in arresting a woman accused of embezzling more than a half million dollars from a local business and then fleeing the country.

Ronda Zamora is wanted on 32 different counts of theft, conspiracy and possession of stolen property.

Detectives have information Zamora may have returned to Southern Nevada or Utah recently.

In September of 2008, the owners of Silver State Refrigeration learned of money being transferred to a personal bank account.

During the investigation, Zamora was accused of embezzling money for two or three years.

If you have any information, call Henderson Police at 267-4750.

Snow Falls in the South Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- It was an unusual sight for March that you had to see to believe. Snow flurries were seen all over Las Vegas as they fell earlier.

The weather has been constantly changing throughout the day. Snow blanketed the area of State Route 160 early Tuesday causing traffic to move slowly.

Most people were probably caught off guard as the flurries seemed to come out of nowhere.

But up at Mount Charleston, it was quite a pleasant surprise. Fourteen inches of fresh snow fell since 3 a.m. Tuesday making this season one of the best yet.

Back in the valley, light snow could be seen at I-215 and Flamingo and near the airport exchange. It didn't last long, as it warmed up and quickly turned into rain.

"It is a rather unusual occurrence. Going back to our records, we began taking observation in 1937, there have only been 15 days of snow ever reported in the month of March," said Michael Kennedy with the National Weather Service.

Students Get Prizes for Attending Proficiency Exams

LAS VEGAS -- This is the week many high schools students across Nevada dread. Proficiency exams started Monday and schools are hoping for better attendance and higher scores to meet federal guidelines.

Some schools are doing whatever it takes to get kids in their seats, even giving away prizes. Come to school, get an iPhone. That's the message at Del Sol High School.

Sophomores, juniors and seniors are taking the science portion of their proficiency exams now and they can win prizes just for showing up.

Del Sol has a daily attendance rate around 90-percent, but they need 95-percent to meet federal standards.

Last year, the administration started giving away prizes for coming to class.This year's prizes include candy bars, movie tickets, iPods, iPhones, even a 32-inch flat screen TV. In total, the prizes cost $2,000 and all of it was paid for by the student store.