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Henderson council talks tax hikes Tuesday

Henderson City Council will take up the issue of a tax hike during Tuesday’s meeting.

It is time to talk taxes in Henderson again.

A discussion about a potential ballot question to raise city property tax 20 cents per $100 of assessed value will go before the City Council on Tuesday for the first in-depth discussion among the elected officials. 

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal

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Fundraiser planned for bonfire victims

Friends of the seven students from Basic High School in Henderson, who were burned when a fuel barrel was put on a bonfire they were near, will host a fundraiser at the school in September.

The students were celebrating the commencement ceremony for the school this past summer when police say 19-year-old Michael Brandon Boyd, Jr. threw a 55-gallon fuel drum on top of a bonfire.

The drum caused the fire to explode and spread. Seven teenagers were burned. Boyd was arrested earlier this week and is facing several charges, including third-degree arson, seven counts of mayhem and several counts of reckless disregard of persons.

The fundraiser will help the victims and their families pay for medical costs. The event will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at the school’s gym. It will feature the marching band, chamber singers, orchestra, theater and guitar ensembles, cheerleaders and dance team.

Arrest made in bonfire that injured 7

Michael Brandon Boyd, Jr (Credit: Henderson Detention Center)

HENDERSON, Nev. — Clark County and Henderson fire investigators said they have made an arrest in connection to a bonfire in early June that left seven people burned.

Nineteen-year-old Michael Brandon Boyd, Jr. was arrested Wednesday and faces various charges, including third-degree arson, seven counts of mayhem, and several counts of reckless disregard of persons.

According to witnesses and evidence collected at the scene, investigators say the teen threw a 55-gallon drum on top of the fire, which caused the fire to to explode and spread, which in turn hurt bystanders.

Police: Henderson man tried to lure ‘child’ into sex

A grand jury has indicted a man in sex crime case, involving a person he thought was a minor girl.

A Henderson man was indicted Tuesday after authorities say he was linked to a sex crime involving what he thought was a minor, according to the Clark County district attorney’s office.

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Coroner IDs man killed in 2-car crash

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the 76-year-old man killed in a two-car crash along Boulder Highway Wednesday morning as Theodore Riccubuono of Henderson.

According to police, the crash happened at around 11:15 a.m. at Boulder Highway and Russell Road. Police say a Ford F-150 pickup truck was heading north on the highway when a Saturn SL2, driving by Riccubuono, pulled out of a parking lot of a convenience store into the path of the truck.

Riccubuono was taken to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the pickup truck stayed on scene and was not hurt.

The northbound lanes of Boulder Highway were closed for the investigation.

BREAKING NEWS: Flash Flood warning issued for Henderson

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HENDERSON, Nev. -- The National Weather Service in Las Vegas has issued a flash flood warning for central Clark County until 8:15 p.m. Wednesday.

At 5:13 p.m., weather service Doppler radar indicated flash flooding from a thunderstorm near Henderson. The storm producing flash flooding was nearly stationary. Locations impacted include Henderson and Lake Las Vegas.

Henderson amends zoning for adult novelty stores

The Henderson City Council voted to allow more sexually oriented businesses to open within city limits.

Henderson City Council on Tuesday tried to balance a potential legal liability for the city against the public safety concerns of the community.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.