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New hospital to open soon in Henderson

A new Henderson hospital will open its doors at the end of October. 8 News NOW got a inside look at the state-of-the-art technology that will be using to provide quality healthcare to valley patients.

The Henderson Hospital will open to the public on Oct. 31 and there will be 130 beds for patients. It will be located at Galleria Drive and Gibson Road, just off of U.S. 95. The construction of the hospital is part of a much bigger plan. More construction is in the works surrounding the hospital including other healthcare facilities and new entertainment and retail space.

It's been about 15 months since ground broke for the Henderson hospital.

"There's been a tremendous amount of effort," said Sam Kaufman, CEO, Henderson Hospital. "Almost 1,500 people have gone in to build this hospital." ... Read More

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Nevada Supreme Court ruling brings ESA program to a standstill

The Nevada Supreme Court has put a halt to the controversial ESA program.

The court found Nevada's Education Savings Account program doesn't violate the state constitution however the funding under the bill that created the program is in question.

Justices issued a 4-2 ruling on Thursday calling for a permanent injunction on the program, which was on hold on a temporary basis.

The ruling says the program authorized last spring by the Nevada Legislature did not have its own dedicated funding source and is unlawfully drawing on money allocated for public schools in the state's Distributive School Account. It would have allowed parents to use public school dollars to pay for private school tuition... Read More

Henderson man faces murder charge in woman's stabbing death

The Clark County Coroner's Office released the name of the woman stabbed and killed in a Henderson home.

Amanda Kaplan, 30, has been identified as the victim.

According to the coroner, her cause of death is stab wounds to the chest. The manner in which she died is said to be homicide.

Michael Kaplan was arrested and booked Saturday on one count of open murder for Amanda's death.

The 48-year-old is currently being held at the Henderson Detention Center. Authorities say they received a 911 call earlier in the day reporting that someone at the home needed emergency medical attention.

Responding officers found a Amanda dead and with a possible stab wound. Kaplan was taken into custody at the scene.

Three children ages 7, 3 and 3 months, were in the home. They are now in the care of Child Protective Services.

Police did not disclose how Kaplan and the victim were related... Read More

Henderson crews respond to morning fire

Henderson Fire Department responded to a house fire Monday morning. The fire erupted shortly before 5 a.m. at a home on Silica Sand Street, near Gibson Road and Paseo Verde Parkway.

Henderson Police say no one was injured from the fire. Investigators on scene report a mother and son were house-sitting inside the residence when the fire erupted.

The mother received minor burns, but refused medical treatment. The son was unharmed.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. ... Read More

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Domestic violence leaves 30-year-old female dead

Henderson Police are investigating the death of a 30-year-old woman early Saturday morning.

Investigators responded to a domestic violence situation on the 500 block of Kristin Lane around 5 a.m., near Boulder Highway and Sunset Road.

Police found the woman suffering from apparent stab wounds in a town home.. A 48-year-old man was arrested on scene.

The female victim died at the scene.

"The kids were always in front of my house messing with my little things," neighbor Jewel Price said. "They were some beautiful kids. She had a little girl and a little boy, and it's just sad that a life had to be gone like that."

Jail records show 48-year old Michael Kaplan was taken into custody for open murder. Police say it's still unclear the relationship between the suspect and female victim.

Neighbors say there was a history of domestic violence and wish they could have done more to have stopped the violence... Read More

Decadence Food Festival comes to Henderson

A new food festival kicks off for the first this weekend in Henderson. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy some of the best dishes, wine and live entertainment the valley has to offer. 8 News NOW chats with the people behind the Decadence Food Festival. ... Read More

Firefighters tackle 2-alarm fire in Henderson

Clark County Fire and Rescue, along with Henderson firefighters battled a fire in Henderson Thursday afternoon.

According to Clark County Fire, the call for the fire located at 9836 Raven Wing Canyon Court came in around 12:55 p.m. Upon arrival, the crews called for a second alarm due to the high winds and exposures from the flames.

Clark County Fire said a Ford Mustang and a trailer caught fire, but the windy conditions caused the fire to spread to the side and back of the home.

At this time, it is unclear what caused the trailer to catch on fire.

Eight engines, two trucks, two rescues, two battalion chiefs, and an air resource unit with a total of over 47 firefighters on scene battling the blaze.

NV Energy was also called to the scene. Firefighters said three people and a cat will be displaced.

The family's being assisted by the American Red Cross... Read More