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Median Las Vegas-area home prices back above $200K

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Southern Nevada real estate agents say the area's median home price has climbed back above the $200,000 mark in November.

The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors reported Tuesday that the median home price of $202,000 is up 1.1 percent from October, and up 10.4 percent from the same time a year ago.

Association chief Heidi Kasama says real estate agents are selling fewer properties overall each month, but more in the higher price brackets.

She says she expects the housing market to remain fairly stable through 2015.

Home prices remain well below their June 2006 peak of $315,000, but above their January 2012 trough of $118,000.

The total number of homes sold in November was nearly 2,500, down about 400 from October.

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Worker killed on the job at Henderson plastics factory ID'd

 HENDERSON, Nev. -- The worker killed at a Henderson plastics factory has been identified as 42-year-old Scott Greenfield of Henderson.

Greenfield was killed on Monday between 9 and 10 a.m. at the Berry Plastics plant on East Horizon. The plant specializes in packaging and protection solutions.

Sources say a large object fell on top of Greenfield. Nevada's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating his death.

Ascaya and Tesla team up to sell luxury

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Two high-end power houses, Ascaya and Tesla, partnered with each other to sale the dream of luxury over the weekend.

Ascaya, the company whose slogan is “a new level of luxury,” has 313 lots tucked away in the hills and canyons high above Henderson.

But on Saturday potential residents looking for places to build a home in the area were also dazzled with a chance to explore their potential new neighborhood in a Tesla.

"The test drive was amazing. It's an amazing car,” Bruce Snyder, a prospective buyer said.

A spokesperson with Tesla said the company's billion dollar battery factory which is being built in northern Nevada, is right on schedule, but there isn't any sign of Tesla in other parts of the state, so it decided to team up with companies in Las Vegas.

Suspect in fatal hit-and-run of bicyclist arrested

HENDERSON -- Henderson Police arrested the person they said is responsible for hitting and killing a bicyclist on Nov. 15.

Officers said Cesar Gutierrez was found Friday around 11:30 a.m. hiding in a Las Vegas apartment complex.

Guitierrez is accused of driving an Acura Integra when he struck 43-year-old Mario Regalado from behind while he was riding his bicycle southbound on Eastern Avenue near Evansville Avenue.

Regalado was taken to St. Rose Dominican Hospital – Siena Campus, where he was pronounced dead.

An arrest warrant was issued for Guitierrez's arrest on Nov. 20.

Henderson Police said Gutierrez faces multiple charges including leaving the scene of an accident involving a death and reckless driving/striking a bicyclist.  Both are felony charges.

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Blog names Henderson one of America's 'safest cities'

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LAS VEGAS — The city of Henderson has been named of the top ten safest cities in America, according to the real estate blog Movoto.

Movoto used census data to look at the 100 most populous cities in the U.S., and then compared it with crime reports from the FBI, which looked at things like murder, rape, robbery, assault and burglaries.

The blog then broke down those categories even further — murders, violent crimes, property crimes, and total crimes.

Henderson came in at number 5.

Located in the Las Vegas Metropolitan area, Henderson has all of the benefits of being near the City of Lights, without all of the drawbacks, like noise, pollution, overcrowdedness, and crime. Focusing on crime, though, the nearby Las Vegas doesn't even compete with Henderson.

Car crashes into Henderson post office


HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) -- Police say nobody was injured after a man drove through the front of a post office in Henderson.

City spokeswoman Kathleen Richards says the crash happened at about 1 p.m. Tuesday on St. Rose Parkway near Eastern Avenue.

Richards says a man in his 60s jumped the curb and went into the building. Richards says a female passenger was taken to the hospital with chest pains, but those didn't appear to be related to the crash.

Richards said a building inspector was on site Tuesday afternoon to examine the damage.

It wasn't immediately clear if the post office was closed after the crash.

Flash mob promotes 'Now Clinic' app at Town Square

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Shoppers at Town Square Saturday received a surprise flash mob. Twenty five professional dancers dressed in lab coats broke into dance to a mash up of "Pump It," "Doctor Doctor Give Me the News" and "Stayin' Alive."

It was all to promote a new app called the Now Clinic. The app, which is available in the iTunes and Google Play stores, gives users the opportunity to speak with a doctor 24/7.

“It's very important that you can get to a doctor when you need it. It's not always convenient for somebody to go to an urgent care, the emergency room, or get in to see their doctor; so for routine things like a rash, the pink eye or allergies, this is perfect for that,” said Dave Allazetta, VP of Sales, United Health Care.

To see a doctor with the Now Clinic app users will need to be able to call up the doctor in real-time contact using a mobile device and its camera.