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Henderson Residents Asked for Feedback

HENDERSON --  The city of Henderson will be mailing surveys out to residents next week asked for feedback on city services.

"This outreach allows us to gauge citizen satisfaction with city services and make targeted improvements where needed," said Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen. "It gives us an opportunity to hear what our residents feel on a variety of issues and helps us know where we ought to be focusing our efforts."

Residents not selected to take part in the random survey can provide feedback by completing the survey online at www.cityofhenderson.com.

 

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Coroner Identifies Man Found Shot to Death in Henderson

HENDERSON -- The Clark County coroner has identified a man killed in a shooting in southeast Henderson as 36-year-old Chad Anthony Coleman of Henderson.

Henderson police said Coleman was found fatally wounded after a report of a gunshots about 9:30 p.m. Monday near Wagonwheel and Foothills drives.

He was pronounced dead at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas. Police have not identified any suspects or released information about the case.

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Henderson Police Looking for Bank Robbery Suspect

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Police are releasing surveillance photos of a man allegedly robbing a  Chase Bank in hopes someone will recognize him.

Police say the man who is believed to be in his early 50's entered the bank at 1000 N. Green Valley Pkwy. on Oct. 15 around 1:30 p.m. and handed the teller a note demanding money.

The suspect is described as having brownish gray hair, about 6 feet tall and weighing around 180 pounds. He was wearing a blue shirt with while pinstripes and light colored jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call Henderson Police at 267-4750, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

Henderson Police Investigate Fatal Shooting

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Henderson Police are investigating a fatal shooting. Police responded to a call of gunshots near Foothills and U.S. 95 Monday night.

When they arrived, they found a person lying in the street with apparent gunshot wounds to the chest.

The victim was taken to Sunrise Hospital where he died around 10:30 p.m. The man's identity has yet to be released.

Anyone with information is asked to call Henderson Police Dept. at 267-4750. 

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Counseling Center Offers Free Mental Health Help

LAS VEGAS -- Fewer people filed for unemployment benefits last week, but many people are still having a tough time coping with the recession. A new counseling center has opened to help anyone who's suffering.

Nevada's record unemployment has led more people into the arms of mental health counselors. But there are very few clinics that offer clinical services for free. The new one inside the Henderson University of Phoenix campus near US-95 and Auto Show Drive does.

The new counseling center will provide 8,400 appointments for free this year. Licensed counselors, along with graduate counseling students will man the center six days a week. This is a training and studying opportunity for them and a free service for the public.

Suicide rates and depression cases are up, and many blame unemployment. But one of the counselors says the recession has helped people get over their fears.

Metro Officer Arrested for Domestic Violence

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A Las Vegas Metro police officer has been arrested for domestic violence. Officer Roberto Angulo was arrested by Henderson Police on Sunday.

Police say Angulo was charged with one count of domestic battery. Officer Angulo was booked into the Henderson Detention Center on Sunday morning, posted bail and was released the same day.

Metro says Officer Angulo has been with the department for five years and works out of the Downtown Area Command. He is currently on administrative leave pending further investigation.

8 News NOW will have more details tonight at 4.

 

Students Rally Against Bullying

HENDERSON, Nev. - In between the touchdowns, field goals, and homecoming parade, 200 students from three different schools marched with one message for the community and for bullies.

"Stop. You don't know what you're doing to the kid, and you don't know what their home life is," said Silvestri Junior High 8th Grader Monete Salazar.

Bass Elementary, Silvestri Junior High, and Liberty High schools carried a message to the homecoming crowd that it takes a community to stop bullying. They're part of a group called Students Against Violence Everywhere or SAVE. Sarah Ronmerskirchen is part of that group.  She's in eighth grade and says she knows what it's like to be picked on.

"They were teasing me because I am small, and one of the girls physically beat me up to the point where I would be on the ground practically about to cry," she said.