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Henderson reviewing policies after dog left in van dies

A dog who died after it was forgotten in a city van is causing Henderson Animal Control to review and revise its policies.

According to a news release from the city of Henderson, a nine-year-old Shih-Tzu died while in the care of Henderson Animal Care and Control Facility.

According to a family member of the dog's owner, Mr. Chops got out of his yard on Thursday, July 28 and a person who found him dropped him off a local veterinarian's office. The dog did have a microchip which identified his owner. The vet contacted Henderson Animal Care and Control.

The dog was picked up by an animal control officer, but was unintentionally left in the vehicle, the news release said. The dog was found dead the next day.

The family was notified in person of the dog's death by a Henderson Police deputy chief and captain.

The city released the following statement:... Read More

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Local airports still not seeing pre-recession air traffic

After a pair of airplane incidents in a 24-hour time span near Henderson Executive airport last week, 8 News NOW wanted to know if the skies are getting busier around Las Vegas.

North Las Vegas and Henderson's airports took a hit during the recession, but are seeing an uptick in one key area. The smaller airports are starting to see an increase in takeoffs and landings.

More amateur pilots can afford to take to the skies once again, but it may surprise you where the biggest increase is being seen.

Like most sectors of the economy, the aviation industry took a hit when the Great Recession set in. General aviation or non-commercial has been slow to recover... Read More

Man accused of killing wife appears in court

A man accused of killing his wife was arraigned in Henderson Justice Court Monday morning.

Dennis Kopp, 64, is accused of killing Paulette King, 61, on July 24.

According to police, Kopp call 9-1-1 and said he shot King and that King had been in pain and talked about committing suicide.

Kopp has been assigned a public defender. His next court date in September 6... Read More

Authorities search for small plane that made emergency landing

Henderson Fire and Police are in route to Henderson Executive Airport to search for an airplane that didn't make it to the runway, according to officials at McCarran Airport.

Officials said the Cessna 150 plane was carrying two people when it landed on a road in the area of Bermuda Road and St. Rose Parkway.

McCarran officials said the plane had mechanical issues.

No other details were released. 8 News NOW has a crew on the way to the scene.

Refresh this page for updates on this developing story... Read More

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Plane makes hard landing on runway in Henderson

A plane had a hard landing on the runway at Henderson Executive Airport Thursday, according to the City of Henderson.

It happened around 3:30 p.m. when a small prop plane lost power coming in for a landing. The City of Henderson said the plane skidded off the runway into a deserted area.

There were three people on board the plane when it happened. No one was hurt.

The FAA has taken over the investigation... Read More

NV Energy files proposal with PUCN to grandfather in private rooftop solar customers

NV Energy filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) a proposal Wednesday to grandfather-in eligible private rooftop solar customers.

In its filing, NV Energy requests that customers who had installed a private system prior to December 31, 2015, remain on the previously approved net metering rates for 20 years. The company also asks that customers who had an active and approved application to interconnect a system pending on December 31, 2015, remain on previous net metering rates. ... Read More

I-Team: Are fewer lifeguards safer?

Drownings rank as one of the leading causes of accidental death in the United States, especially for young people. Locally, health officials made some unexpected changes following a drowning incident that left a 6-year-old boy with permanent brain damage.

The Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) now says that what the Cowabunga Bay water park actually needs is fewer lifeguards.

I-Team Chief Investigator George Knapp asked SNHD Chief Environmental Health Officer Jackie Reszetar about the health district's stance on Cowabunga Bay.

"You said (Cowabunga Bay) did not live up to health and safety codes, but they changed it. You changed it," Knapp said.

"Nobody changed that," Reszetar replied.

"So, there was no variance given to Cowabunga Bay?" Knapp asked.

"There was a variance given to Cowabunga Bay," Reszetar answered.

"That's what I just asked," Knapp said... Read More