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Fmr. sheriff supports expanded background checks on gun sales

LAS VEGAS -- Advocates of universal background checks for gun purchases launched a new effort Monday. This one has the endorsement of former Clark County Sheriff Bill Young.

Young is helping Nevadans for Background Checks collect 100,000 signatures on its petition to get a measure on the 2016 ballot that would require background checks for most gun sales.

The former sheriff, who is now vice president of security at Station Casinos has pretty much stayed out of the spotlight since leaving office.

So the fact that he is publicly supporting this new push for universal background checks on all gun buyers is of note, in part, because he is a strong supporter of the right to bear arms.

According to the group, right now in Nevada, felons, domestic abusers, and people with severe mental illness can purchase guns from unlicensed sellers at gun shows and online with no questions asked.

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Man pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

A Henderson man made a plea deal with prosecutors in murder case.

A 23-year-old Henderson man on Friday pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter with use of a deadly weapon for fatally shooting a woman in October.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Henderson manager no longer on administrative leave

LAS VEGAS -- The Henderson assistant city manager, who was on administrative leave after his arrest for DUI last week, is no longer on leave, according to city officials.

However, Fred Horvath is taking some personal time off.

Horvath was arrested Friday and was released from the Henderson Detention Center a few hours later.

Police sources tell 8 News NOW that his blood alcohol level was .058, which is under the legal limit of .08.

New questions arise in Henderson official's DUI arrest

LAS VEGAS -- A top Henderson city leader is temporarily off the job after officers say he drove intoxicated on Henderson city streets.

Sources tell 8 News NOW that assistant city manager Fred Horvath was playing golf Friday afternoon and officers arrested him shortly after that on suspicion of DUI.

He was released just hours later. Questions are being raised onto how that happened.

Fred Horvath may have spent very little time in the Henderson Detention Center.

His name was in the jail's computer database for about two hours, something DUI attorneys, both on and off the record, say is out of the ordinary.

When officers took in Henderson assistant city manager Fred Horvath near Green Valley Parkway and Wigwam Avenue, he was soon booked into the Henderson Detention Center. But Horvath presumably spent very little time there.

Horvath was listed in the jail's inmate computer system for about two hours.

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Initiative helps find families for nearly 300 dogs

LAS VEGAS -- Nearly 300 dogs found families, during a special adoption week at the Animal Foundation.

Be a Hero Week ended Sunday. It offered pit bulls and Chihuahuas for a $40 adoption fee. Those two breeds were targeted because they are the most likely to face euthanasia. The shelter was able to find homes for 59 pit bulls, 121 chihuahuas and 109 dogs of various breeds.

Summer is the busiest time of year for the shelter, because of the increase in the number of animals being turned in.

Despite the uptick in adoptions, more than 350 animals, including more than 120 pit bulls and more than 20 chihuahuas, are available for adoption.

To adopt a pet, The Animal Foundation operates two adoption centers:

? Campus Adoption Center (655 N. Mojave Road, Las Vegas) ­ open 11 a.m­. - 7 p.m. daily

? PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Center (286 W. Lake Mead Parkway, Henderson) ­ open 9 a.m­. - 8 p.m. daily

Driving You Crazy: Lane shifts on Arroyo Grand Blvd.

HENDERSON, Nev. - A viewer asks why Arroyo Grande Boulevard narrows from two lanes to one lane twice between 215 and Horizon Ridge Parkway.

He asks why crews do not make the road one lane throughout this stretch.

The City of Henderson requires developers to build roads that fit the needs of the community. Arroyo Grande was designed to have four lanes, two in each direction. Obviously, that didn't happen.

The developers couldn't get the permission to perform any work on the neighboring owner's property. Henderson worked around the problem by making any road improvements they could. This resulted in the lane shifts in the area.

Henderson officials say they plan to widen the narrow sections of Arroyo Grande, but are still working out the details of that plan. They have not set a start date for that project.

Henderson assistant city manager arrested for DUI

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The assistant city manager for the city of Henderson, Fred Horvath, has been arrested for driving under the influence, a city spokesperson confirmed Friday.

According to Henderson Detention Center records, 58-year-old Horvath was booked at around 3 p.m. Friday afternoon.

He has been the assistant city manager since October 2013. He is responsible for the city's community development and services, information technology, public works, parks and recreation and utility services, according to the city's website.

A spokesperson says Horvath has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation.