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St. Paddy's Day Celebration Starts Thursday

St. Paddy's Day Celebration Starts Thursday

The city of Henderson will be celebrating the luck O' Irish with its annual St. Patrick's Day celebration, starting Thursday.

The four-day festival starts at 5 p.m. when the carnival opens at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 Water Street.

The festivities include live entertainment, a car show, food, St. Baldrick's Head-Shaving Fundraiser and the St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday.

Admission to the festival is complimentary, although some activities may require paid admission. The celebration is the largest fundraiser for the Southern Nevada Sons & Daughters of Erin organization.

For more information on the event, including times of certain events, go to hendersonlive.com. 

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Henderson Man Sentenced in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A Henderson man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison and ordered to pay $834,000 in restitution for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme.

According to U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden, the scheme by 37-year-old Lance Kellow caused more than $1 million in losses to federally insured financial institutions.

Kellow, a loan officer and mortgage broker, was convicted of bank fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy to com mitt mail and wire fraud.

He must report to federal prison by June 5, 2014.

 

 

Coyotes Cause Concern in Henderson Neighborhood

This photo taken last fall shows five coyotes hanging out at a golf course in MacDonald Ranch.

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Some Henderson residents say they are living in fear after a recent string of confrontations with coyotes. In one case, a woman's small dog was snatched by a coyote as she walked the pet.

Since October, residents in the MacDonald Ranch community near the 215 and Stephanie Street say they have been dealing with aggressive coyotes. Someone shared a picture they took last fall of five coyotes sunning themselves on a golf course.

"I've seen coyotes, but I never thought this would happen to me," said Rachel Lundman, who lost her dog to a coyote.

She was walking her dog Jazzy last month, in the middle of the afternoon, when the coyote attacked.

"The last thing I remember is turning around and seeing my dog scooped up in a coyote's mouth and it starting to run off," she said.

Henderson Offers Teen Training Program for Summer

The city of Henderson is offering a leadership training program for teenagers this summer.

The Teens-N-Training or TNT junior leader program will provide teens ages 14 and 15 hands-on experiences designed to promote leadership and responsibility.

The cost is $110 per teen. Applications will be available starting March 11 at cityofhenderson.com and all Henderson recreation centers.

City leaders hope the program will help guide more teens into becoming recreation leaders and provide support for the city's youth summer camps. The teens selected for the program will be given assignments based on interests and skills.

Teens in the program maybe able to apply those hours to community service credits in the Clark County School District. Participants should contact their school guidance counselors in advance for details.

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Fire Quickly Extinguished in Southeast Valley Wetlands

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A brush fire that was burning in wetlands area in the southeast part of the Las Vegas valley was quickly brought under control Tuesday afternoon.

There is no word on what caused the fire.

Henderson Company on Cutting Edge of 3D

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Imagine being able to make a replica of anything. For example, a hard-to-find car part, a door stop or even a liver. It may sound like fiction, but it is quickly becoming a reality with 3D printing.

Companies in the Las Vegas valley are racing to develop the technology to make things faster, better and cheaper which is causing the industry of 3D printing to grow at lightning speed. The printers are becoming cheaper so everyday entrepreneurs can buy them.

"These are systems that used to cost $50,000 and now we're able to sell them under $3,000," said Andrew Boggeri, the lead engineer at Full Spectrum Laser.

The company started five years ago in a garage. The company raised more than $800,000 on Kickstarter, a funding platform for creative projects. Now, they're a rapidly growing company with a huge assembly line creating 3D lasers and new 3D printers.

Teens Arrested in Connection with Auto Burglaries in Henderson

Henderson, Nev.-- Henderson police have arrested four teens in connection with a number of thefts from vehicles in a residential neighborhood near College and Mission drives.

Police say a 24-year old Henderson man suffered non-life-threatening injuries after approaching one suspect who was breaking into the car parked in front of his home.

The victim chased the 17-year-old suspect and police say the teen stabbed the man with a folding pocket knife.

After the incident, the suspects continued to burglarize vehicles, police said. Another resident caught and held a 16-year-old suspect until police arrived.

The teens face a number of charges including burglary, possession of stolen property and assault and battery with a knife.

Henderson police say the four only entered unlocked vehicles, so there was not damage to any cars.

They believe the suspects may have been involved in a string of recent auto burglaries in Henderson.