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Henderson Man Arrested in Slaying of Ex-Girlfriend

HENDERSON, NV. -- A 59-year-old Henderson man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend.

Gary D. Gaston was booked into the Henderson Detention Center on murder and burglary with a deadly weapon charges.

Gaston is accused of going over to his ex-girlfriend's home on Rising Brook Drive off Aspen Peak Loop Wednesday afternoon and began arguing with the 43-year-old woman. Gaston is then accused of stabbing the woman during the confrontation.

Officers arrived and found Gaston still at the home where he surrendered and admitted that he stabbed the woman.

She was rushed to Sunrise Trauma for treatment, but died about 5:35 p.m. from her wounds.

The woman's name will be released by the Clark County Coroner's Office after her family has been notified.

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Henderson 250 Off-Road Race and Expo Starts Friday

Henderson 250 Off-Road Race and Expo Starts Friday

 

The city of Henderson will host the Henderson 250 Off-Road Race and Expo starting Friday at the Henderson Events Plaza.

The expo is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Off-road vehicle vendors will be on hand along with a display of race vehicles.

The expo is ahead of the races which start at 6:15 a.m. Saturday with the motorcycles, quads and UTV, which are side-by-side vehicles. The first round of the cars and trucks division starts at 9 a.m. The second division starts at 12:40 p.m. More than 150 race teams are expected to be part of the races.

The start/finish line, main spectator area and race course are located in Jean. There will be several viewing areas along the course to watch the drivers race for the checkered flag.

Admission to all activities for spectators is free. 

Give Your Holiday Tree Another Round Through Recycling

Give Your Holiday Tree Another Round Through Recycling

 

You might only have put up your tree last weekend, but Henderson officials want you to know what you can do with it once the holidays are over.

The city of Henderson wants people to consider recycling trees through its free holiday tree recycling program.

Holiday trees can be dropped off during regular park hours Dec. 26, 2012, through Jan. 17, 2013, at seven locations:

  • Acacia Park, 50 Casa Del Fuego St.
  • Anthem Hills Park, 2256 N. Reunion Dr.
  • Arroyo Grande Sports Complex, 298 Arroyo Grande Blvd.
  • Mission Hills Park, 551 E. Mission Dr.
  • Morrell Park, 500 Harris St.
  • Pecos Legacy Park, 150 Pecos Rd.
  • Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr.

All non-organic material must first be removed from trees, including lights, ornaments, wires, tinsel, and nails. These items cannot be recycled and could damage chipping equipment. Note that flocked trees cannot be recycled.

Thousands of Students to Send Letters to Troops Overseas

Thousands of Students to Send Letters to Troops Overseas

LAS VEGAS - Thousands of Las Vegas students are spreading holiday love to soldiers stationed around the world.

Ten thousand kids – ranging from pre-kindergarten to fifth grade - designed cards and wrote letters to soldiers.

CT Sewell Elementary School is hosting a presentation ceremony Tuesday morning that will include a student representative from all 24 Clark County Schools that participated in the effort. State Senator Joe Hardy and a handful of soldiers are also expected to attend.

The letters will be put in a big box and shipped overseas. The program started last year when Darla Pellersels, the mother of a Henderson third-grader, thought to send praise to soldiers overseas.

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Local Toy Store Captures Small Town Feel

HENDERSON, Nev. - Small business drive the U.S. economy, and they're counting on you to make this a successful holiday season. Local businesses are ready - including a Henderson toy shop that's competing with national toy chains.

Kettlemuck's Toy Shoppe near Eastern Avenue and Sunridge Heights Parkway offers impressive displays - from a talking tree inside the store to a treasure dig in which kids hunt for treasure inside a sand pit.

"It gives you a small town feeling, and it goes along with small businesses in the area," said Kettlemuck's salesperson Lori Arnold. "So, you are in the middle of a city, but you come in here, and you get awesome customer service."