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Lakeside Fireworks Sunday at Lake Las Vegas

Lakeside Fireworks Sunday at Lake Las Vegas

 

The Village at Lake Las Vegas will hold a lakeside Independence Day celebration Sunday and Monday.

The Henderson Symphony Orchestra will be on-site to provide attendees with live, classically-inspired music. Comprised of 65 talented volunteer musicians, this orchestra has a two-decade tradition of performing in Nevada.

This year’s festivities are planned for the whole family with a live DJ throughout the day, face painting, a balloon artist and a fireworks display.  

The schedule of events is as follows:

SUNDAY, JULY 3

  • 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Live DJ
  • 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Face painting and balloon artists
  • 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Henderson Symphony Orchestra performs
  • 9 p.m. – Fireworks (the orchestra will perform along to the fireworks)

Additionally, Gothic Landscaping will be handing out U.S. flags to the first 3,000 guests.

MONDAY, JULY 4

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Man Arrested for Murder in Henderson

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A 50-year-old Henderson man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of a woman found in his apartment.

James M. Hill was booked Wednesday evening into the Henderson Detention Center on murder charges. He was held this morning on no bail.

Hill called 9-1-1 Wednesday morning claiming that a prostitute he arranged to have sex with died. Officers arrived at his apartment at 75 N. Valle Verde Dr., near Wigwam Parkway, and found the woman dead on a bed. Hill also claimed he took a large quantity of pills in an effort to kill himself. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Hill claimed the woman died accidentally by being choked during sex; however, detectives found evidence to indicate that the woman's death was not accidental.

Lake Las Vegas Resort Offers Independence Day Activities

Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort is offering several activities for the Fourth of July weekend.

The resort is offering all kinds of specials to mark the holiday. There will be a showing of the original "Toy Story" on Saturday night. There are also sushi lessons for the kids on Saturday. They also have paddle boats and kayaking at Lake Las Vegas and they are offering unlimited golf at the South Shore Golf Club for $145 a day.

The whole weekend will culminate in a fireworks display on Sunday night at 9 p.m.

 

 

Kids Raise Money for Miracle Flights

Kids Raise Money for Miracle Flights

Kids at one local charter school raised what they could to help an organization that provides medical flights for kids in need.

Three high school freshman at Explore Knowledge Academy Charter School organized and held a walk-a-thon for Miracle Flights for Kids. Altogether the students raised $430 for the non-profit based in Las Vegas. Miracle Flights for Kids provides free commercial airline flights for sick children to hospitals across the country.  

 “We are so moved to see the great effort these students made to help others. At a time when the economy is taking a toll on non-profits, it is inspiring to see young people reach out and help other kids," said Ann D. McGee, Founder of Miracle Flights for Kids.

Explore Knowledge Academy serves children kindergarten through 12th grade. 

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Take Time to "Love Your Lifeguard"

Take Time to "Love Your Lifeguard"

 

Henderson’s lifeguards play an important role in keeping the community safe. The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is recognizing these unsung heroes July 9 with Love Your Lifeguard Day.

Residents are invited to stop by during open swim hours at all City of Henderson pools. Regular daily admission ($1-$3 per person) applies.

For all ages, the event includes lifesaving demonstrations, information about classes and lifeguard training, and question-and-answer sessions with the City’s lifeguard team. For kids, the event features relay races, safety swims, and the chance to dress up like a lifeguard for a photo opportunity. For lifeguards, it’s the chance to get a little “love” for a job well done.

Henderson Man Arrested for Celebratory Gunfire

HENDERSON, Nev. - A group of middle-school kids counted down the new year in Anthem, but they never expected to count the rounds their neighbor fired from an AK-47.

That one second of gunfire from a home on Moresca Avenue is enough to send 36-year-old John Mackey to prison for up to ten years, if he's found guilty.

Dylan Hatch and his friends were ringing in the new year across the street when Mackey made that dangerous decision to pull the trigger of his AK-47.

"It was kinda' freaky in a way, because I didn't know where the bullets were going to go," Hatch said. "Then, we heard it again, and everybody really started freaking out, and we ran inside. Then, there were cops just everywhere."

Authorities say Mackey admitted to police he decided to fire 12 rounds at midnight from an AK-47.

Pastor Involved in Sex Assault Case Flees

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Henderson Police are looking for a pastor accused of having sex with underage girls.

Police say an arrest warrant has been issued for 54-year-old Otis Holland for 11 counts of sexual assault of a victim under 16, one count of child abuse and conspiracy to commit a crime.

Holland was originally arrested in December 2010 on three counts of sexual assault of a victim under the age of 16. While investigating, detectives allegedly found more victims. A new warrant was issued for Holland last week. Police believe he may have fled to California.

Holland was a pastor at the United Faith Church, which held services in the lobby of a tax service business on Hacienda Avenue in Las Vegas. He was last known to be living at a home on Sail Rock Place in North Las Vegas.