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Officers shoot, kill suspect in Henderson

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) -- A man is dead and a police officer is wounded after a pre-dawn shootout in a residential neighborhood in Henderson.

Police spokeswoman Kathleen Richards says the officer is in stable condition at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center after the 4 a.m. Wednesday gunfire at a home on Flat Plains Avenue.

The officer's wound wasn't described as life-threatening. He wasn't immediately identified.

Richards says the assailant was shot and killed after opening fire on officers responding to reports of gunfire in a neighborhood near Horizon Ridge Parkway and Gibson Road.

Police are investigating what prompted the shooting.

Richards says there's no immediate indication it had any connection with a deadly shooting Sunday in Las Vegas that left two police officers, a good Samaritan and two assailants dead in a Wal-Mart store.







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Fire Dept: Seven people burned in bonfire

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Fire Department is investigating an incident where several teenagers and young adults suffered burns from a bonfire.

According to the Clark County spokesman, the fire started overnight in a desert area about five miles south of Horizon Ridge Parkway in Henderson.

At one point, flammable liquid was added to the fire and at least seven people were burned. All the victims were taken to local hospitals in private vehicles.

The fire department and ambulances were not called to the scene.

Cowabunga Bay to open July 4

Cowabunga groundbreaking in Dec. 2012.

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The Las Vegas valley's newest water park will open on July 4, Cowabunga Bay officials confirm.

The official announcement of the holiday weekend opening will be made later this morning.

The opening of the $25 million water park attraction was delayed by more than a year when some investors pulled out of the project shortly after it started in Dec. 2012.

Those people who bought season passes expecting a May opening date will have a choice of one of the following options:

  • 30 percent cash refund
  • 35 percent Cowabunga cash
  • Two free "bring a friend" passes
  • Full refund

Cowabunga Bay is the second water park to open in Clark County. Wet 'n' Wild opened in May 2013.








Henderson city council votes to shift senior transportation program

A nonprofit group will be taking over transportation for seniors in Henderson.

There’s hope yet for the senior transportation program which some sought to eliminate due to cost after Henderson’s city council voted to turn over operations to a nonprofit organization.

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Henderson City Council to hear updated vision for downtown

Henderson city leaders will get a look at updated at plans for the city's downtown.

Henderson still envisions the Water Street area as a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week community for residents, workers and tourists. But its plan to get there needed some tweaking, according to city planners.

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Four displaced by fire in Henderson

Henderson-- The Henderson Fire Department is looking into what caused a fire at an apartment that displaced four people.

It happened just before 7 a.m. Saturday near Marks Street and Galleria Drive. When fire crews arrived, they found heavy fire and smoke coming from the garage of a three-story multi-family home.

One sprinkler inside the garage was activated and kept the blaze from spreading. One man and one firefighter suffered minor burns to their hands and were treated and released at the scene.

The American Red Cross is assisting the adults displaced because of the fire. The cause remains under investigation.

The loss is estimated at $75,000. 









Henderson Police launch bike patrol

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Some Henderson police officers are now conducting their patrols on a bicycle. The department launched its 18-member bike unit Thursday.

The unit will conduct enforcement on trails and at city events, such as the upcoming Fourth of July celebration. It will also educate the community about bicycle safety. Henderson was recently named as a Bicycle Friendly Community.

A $45,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice paid for the bicycles, uniforms, helmets and bike racks for the patrol cars.