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Driving You Crazy: Traffic signal at Pacific and Horizon

HENDERSON, Nev. - A viewer says the left-turn signal from Pacific Avenue to Horizon Drive is inconsistent. She says if she arrives before 6 a.m., the light will change quickly. If she gets there after 6 a.m., she says she has to wait a long time for the light to change.

That light stops using its sensors at 6 a.m. and goes to a time-based operation because of heavy traffic in the area.

Henderson officials say a new project in that busy area will help reduce delays. The Divergent Diamond Interchange will allow drivers to turn left on to the freeway without stopping and upsetting traffic flow.

Crews will install traffic signals, physical barriers and pavement markings. Henderson representatives tell 8 News NOW that construction is weeks away and will be completed within four months. Most of the work will be done overnight.

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Henderson to host first-ever Zombie Run

Henderson to host first-ever Zombie Run

Henderson will host its inaugural Zombie Run 5K and Family Fun Walk in October.

The run will start at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 25 at Equestrian Park South, 1200 Equestrian Drive.

The 5K is $12 and $25 per person and the walk is $6 and $25 per person. People are encouraged to dress up in costumers and outsmart hungry zombies along the course. There will be a zombie-free route for families.

The run is part of city’s Healthy Henderson initiative the works to improve health with classes, workshops and events.

For more information, go to cityofhenderson/com/parks

Community holds benefit for bonfire burn victims

HENDERSON -- The community pulled together to hold a benefit for the teens burned in a bonfire earlier in the summer.  Back in June, the teens were seriously hurt after police said 19-year-old Michael Brandon Boyd, Jr.

Police hopes public knows how man, 61, died

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Police hope the public will help lead them to knew clues about how a 61-year-old man, who was found dead near the Galleria on August 29th died.

Henderson Police said when officers were called to the intersection of Galleria Drive and Gibson Road at about 1:30 a.m., they found Franklin Campbell lying on the side of the road. After further investigation, detectives in the case said they realized he was probably killed in a hit and run accident.

They said Campbell was last seen by his family at the bus stop at Gibson Road and Boulder Highway at around 10:30 p.m., hours before his death.

Anyone with any information or a description of the suspect's vehicle, is asked to call Henderson Police at 702-267-4750 or at 702-267-5087. Anonymous tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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Police seek fedora-wearing casino robber

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HENDERSON, Nev. — Henderson police say they're looking for a fedora-wearing man who robbed the My Casino early Monday morning.

According to police, the man entered the casino at 920 S. Boulder Hwy. around 12:35 a.m. Monday. The man, wearing a black Fedora, approached a cashier cage and demanded money.

When the employee hesitated, the man waved a handgun in the face of another employee, according to police.

Police said the man made threats, however no one was injured in the incident.

He was given an undisclosed amount of cash before leaving the casino, police said.

The man is between 35 and 40 years old, about 5'9" tall and weighs around 225 pounds, police say. He was last seen wearing a black Fedora hat, dark sunglasses, dark-colored shorts, and a white Polo shirt.

Bigger ER, more hospital beds coming to Henderson

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HENDERSON, Nev. -- An empty emergency room bed is rare in the Las Vegas valley, but by the end of next year there will be more beds because of a construction project in Henderson.

St. Rose Dominican Hospital Siena Campus is undergoing a $160 million expansion. Not only is the project adding much needed hospital space, it is also generating jobs. More than 300 people are currently employed on the project.

Josh Goddard and his crew of 40 carpenters are playing an important role.

"This is all the metal stud framing for the wall, we're hanging the top portion of drywall before all the mechanical items are put in," said Goddard, a superintendent with Anning-Johnson company.

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Man indicted on charges connected to bonfire that injured teens

LAS VEGAS -- A Clark County grand jury indicted Michael Boyd Jr. on charges of third degree arson and seven counts of mayhem in connection with a June 9 bonfire that injured seven teens who attended a Basic High School celebration party.

The teens reportedly were attending a bonfire party at a desert location in the southeast valley on the outskirts of Henderson. Boyd allegedly caused an explosion after placing a 55-gallon drum filled with fuel onto the fire.

Boyd is in custody in the Clark County Detention Center on $215,000 bail and is due in court Sept. 24.