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Henderson to Open Community Pool and Senior Center

HENDERSON -- Henderson is planning a grand opening Jan. 30 for a nearly 30,000-square-foot senior center, and an aquatic complex at Heritage Park.

The pool complex is nearly 42,000 square feet, with two indoor pools and four springboard diving boards. The city says it'll be used by county school swim teams. The senior facility has dance, craft and classrooms, a cafe and a fitness center.

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New Law Targets Henderson Massage Businesses

HENDERSON -- Henderson is tightening regulations on massage parlors and similar businesses, after council members said they wanted the city to be more family friendly.

A city official said the law affects about 50 businesses offering massages and pressure-point reflexology. The ordinance limits hours of operation from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., bans the use of tinted glass on exterior windows, and sets clothing requirements for employees. The rules make massage businesses in Henderson more highly regulated than in Clark County and other cities in the Las Vegas area.

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Henderson Plane Crashes in Southern California

RIALTO, Calif. -- The Federal Aviation Administration says two people have been found dead Thursday morning in the wreckage of a plane that went missing earlier this week.

FAA Operations Officer Diana Joubert says the twin-engine Cessna 340 was found in the San Bernardino County foothills about 5 miles from the Rialto Municipal Airport.

The plane may have crashed on Monday, when it took off from Henderson, NV., en route to Compton.

It was stormy that day but Joubert says it's unclear if weather played a role in the crash. Sheriff's spokesman Cindy Beavers says a sheriff's helicopter found the wreckage shortly after midnight. The FAA says a Civil Air Patrol ground crew confirmed the wreckage around 2 a.m. and found that the pilot and lone passenger were dead. Their names weren't immediately released.

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Murdered Security Officer Laid to Rest

LAS VEGAS --  A crowd of hundreds, which included family members, friends, elected officials, judges, and law enforcers said their final goodbye to 72-year-old Stanley Cooper.

Cooper was the federal court security officer that was killed in last week's shooting at the Lloyd George U.S. Courthouse.

"He loved being a cop and loved being a CSO and that's all he wanted to do," said Director John Clark, U.S. Marshal's Service.

Prior to the funeral service, there was a procession from the mortuary to the church.  A Metro truck carrying the flag draped casket passed in front of the Floyd George U.S. Courthouse where federal employees lined up to pay their respects. The procession then continued along Las Vegas Blvd. and the Beltway and finally ended at Central Christian Church in Henderson.

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Funeral Set for Murdered Federal Court Security Officer

LAS VEGAS -- Funeral arrangements for murdered federal court security officer Stanley Cooper have been made.

SLIDESHOW: Slain Security Officer Stan Cooper with His Family

Cooper was killed in a shooting at the Lloyd George Federal Courthouse on Monday when 66-year-old Johnny Wicks opened fire at the front doors of the Lloyd George Federal Courthouse. Cooper was killed in the shootout and Deputy U.S. Marshal Richard "Joe" Gardner was wounded. Wicks was eventually killed by police officers.

Cooper's funeral is set for Monday, Jan. 11th at 1 p.m. at Central Christian Church, 1001 New Beginnings Drive, Henderson. Members of Nevada's congressional delegation will be there along with federal employees and members of Metro. Cooper was a retired Metro officer.

Car Smashes Through Business Window

HENDERSON -- A car has smashed through the window of a business at Eastern and Warm Springs. There were no injuries.

Police believe drugs and alcohol were not factors in the crash, but they still do not have a cause.

Murders Down in Clark County in 2009

LAS VEGAS -- Authorities say the 141 homicides in Clark County in 2009 was the lowest number in at least the last eight years.

But officials also say that 24 of those slayings in and around Las Vegas and North Las Vegas remain unsolved, with no suspects or leads. A survey by the Las Vegas Review-Journal found some victims were random. Others included gang members and drug dealers.

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