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Henderson City Council approves sale of recreational pot

A Las Vegas suburb is now getting into the recreational marijuana business, months after the state of Nevada began sales.

The Henderson City Council voted Tuesday to establish retail marijuana regulations and licenses.

Sales could begin as soon as October.

The suburb had put a moratorium on recreational marijuana after voters approved it last year.

The law went into effect in January and sales across the state began in July, though officials are still working through the regulatory framework for distribution.

Henderson's seven-month moratorium on recreational marijuana is expiring on Thursday. The city already has medical marijuana facilities.

An analyst said Henderson could reap more than $80 million in retail marijuana tax revenue by the year 2021... Read More

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Owner: Legacy Golf Course to open for play Oct. 1

The embattled Legacy Golf Course in Henderson will reopen in October, putting the brakes on plans to turn the property into homes.

New course owners have faced a legal challenge from neighbors over their development proposal.

After a loss in court Tuesday, one of the business partners said Legacy would be returned to a golf course and stay that way.

A company hired to bring the land back to playing shape said it could reopen by Oct. 1. Despite the news, homeowners are hesitant to take it at face value.

"We don't know what their intentions are. We want to believe them. We hope they're telling us the truth, but there's no way in knowing until it's actually done," said Tom Sarnelli, homeowner.

The course was bought by a company called Par Excellence, and its lawyers did not bring up this information in court Wednesday.

Company owners say they hope the golf course reopening helps reassure homeowners... Read More

City of Henderson selects new fire chief

Deputy Fire Chief Shawn White has been named the eleventh City of Henderson Fire Chief.

"Chief White has the experience and skills that we need at the helm of the Henderson Fire Department and he knows our community firsthand," said Henderson City Manager Bob Murnane.

White replaces Fire Chief Matthew Morris, who has accepted a position as fire chief with Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority after 21 years with the Henderson Fire Department. White will be sworn in as interim Henderson fire chief on Sept. 7 with permanent ratification of the chief position by Mayor and Council expected to take place at the Sept. 19 City Council Meeting.

White began his career in the fire service in 1989 with the Albuquerque Fire Department, where he reached the rank of lieutenant. He joined the Henderson Fire Department in 1999 as a firefighter/paramedic, and was promoted to captain and battalion chief before he was named deputy fire chief in 2014... Read More

Police seek public's help in 2016 stabbing, carjacking

Henderson Police are seeking help in an ongoing investigation into the carjacking and stabbing of an Uber driver in Dec. 2016.

The driver suffered severe injuries to his neck and is still recovering.

According to police, the incident happened on Dec. 14 around 10 p.m. at the Equestrian apartments located at 10701 Eastern Avenue.

The Uber driver had gone to that address to pick up a ride when the suspect slashed his neck and stole his car, which was a gold Chevrolet Captiva, police said.

The car was later recovered.

The suspect is described as a white man with blue eyes and blonde hair, around 25 to 30 years old, between 5-foot-10 inches and 6-feet tall, weighing around 150 to 175 pounds. The man had a red tattoo under his right wrist... Read More

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UPDATE: Missing 80-year-old woman found dead in car, police says

A missing 80-year-old Henderson woman has died. According to police, Janine Cassidy was found dead in her car Thursday evening around 5:30 p.m.

Cassidy's car was found in a parking lot near the 2700 block of East Pebble Road, Henderson Police said.

According to officers, Cassidy hadn't been seen since Wednesday around 11:45 a.m. when she was driving in the area of Saint Rose Parkway and Interstate 215.

Cassidy was driving in a tan 2007 Lincoln Town Car to Saint Rose Dominican Hospital - Siena Campus, to meet with a family member, but she never arrived.

According to her family, she possibly had early onset of dementia.

The cause and manner of death in which she died will be released by the Clark County Coroner's Office at a later date... Read More

Southern Nevada Blue Sox win American Legion World Series

The Southern Nevada Blue Sox are celebrating Tuesday night's win at the American Legion World Series.

A special greeting was held for their arrival at McCarran Airport Wednesday afternoon and on Thursday there will be a celebration at the Galleria at Sunset Mall at 4 p.m. in front of Kohl's.

County Commissioner Jim Gibson, who represents the southeast area where the team is from already awarded them the key to the Henderson.

He also declared Wednesday "Southern Nevada Blue Sox Day" on the Las Vegas Strip and throughout Clark County. ... Read More

New school honors child who died in golf cart accident

Some of the valley students starting the new school year walked through the doors of brand new classrooms Monday.

Among the six new elementary schools that opened its doors Monday, one of them was Josh Stevens Elementary in Henderson.

The school is named at Josh Stevens who died in a tragic golf cart accident in 2008. His family sees the new school as a fitting tribute to their son's legacy.

"I mean we as a family are just so truly humbled by this honoring of our son," said Drew Stevens, Josh's father.

The 103,000 square feet building has this small memorial in its heart.

"I know that when you look at that, to so many people across this valley, it truly means something special," said Pat Skorkowski, the superintendent of the Clark County School District."It's more than just an elementary school."

Josh was a popular athlete who was known for his kindness and selflessness... Read More