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State of the City reveals Henderson is steadily growing

The Mayor of the City of Henderson gave his State of the City address Wednesday.

In his address, Andy Hafen talked about the city's growth and business development.

The Henderson Chamber of Commerce has increased to 1,200 members. Just four years ago, the group had 700 members.

"We want to continue to see a gradual growth pace," said Scott Muelrath, President & CEO of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce.

However, as long as the city continues to grow, there will be an even bigger need to expand public safety.

"If that's going to continue we're going to have to be willing to pay for it," Mayor Hafen said.

There hasn't been a police station built in the city since 2009, and the last time a fire station was built was in 2002. But in those 14 years, the city has grown from 195,000 residents to nearly 300,000 residents, according to Mayor Hafen... Read More

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Man, woman arrested in Henderson killing

Two people are facing murder charges for the shooting death of a man Monday afternoon at a Henderson apartment complex.

Krystal Guice, 23, and Deonte Coleman, 25, were arrested Tuesday morning at a Las Vegas home near West Cheyenne Avenue and North Hualapai Way.

The shooting happened in the area of Green Valley Parkway and La Mesa rive at the Villas at Green Valley. When officers arrived, they found the victim, a 26-year-old man who had several gunshot wounds.

According to police, Guice and the victim shared custody of a 4-year-old child. The victim was walking the child to meet Guice when he was shot. Guice and Coleman left the scene with the child in the car.

The victim's identity has not been released by the coroner... Read More

Henderson Police investigate deadly shooting near Green Valley Parkway

One man is dead following a shooting near Green Valley Parkway and Warm Springs Road in Henderson.

The shooting happened the Villas apartments around 1:20 p.m. The 25-year-old victim died at the scene.

Henderson Police are investigating and looking for a suspect... Read More

Deadline approaches for KLAS-Cox deal

More than 300,000 households in southern Nevada that currently watch KLAS-TV Channel 8 will have to make other arrangements after Friday at midnight. That's when the KLAS signal will no longer be transmitted to all subscribers of Cox Cable.

Despite five months of negotiations with Cox Communications, no deal has been reached regarding what Cox should pay for re-transmitting Channel 8's programs, including next week's Super Bowl broadcast.

The cable company has gone on the offensive with statements about KLAS that KLAS General Manager Lisa Howfield calls "untrue and frankly offensive."

Howfield, who serves as general manager of Nevada's first and most honored television station, has heard just about enough trash talk from Cox Cable.

She says she would be remiss if she does not advise Channel 8 viewers who subscribe to Cox that they will lose the KLAS signal as of midnight Friday... Read More

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Jobless rates inch down in Nevada's main metro areas

Unemployment rates are ticking down in Nevada's three main metropolitan areas.

The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Tuesday that Las Vegas' jobless rate inched down a tenth of a percentage point to 6.2 percent in December. The rate dropped to 5.5 percent in the Reno area, down from 5.7 percent a month earlier.

It also ticked down to 6.7 percent in Carson City in December, a drop from 6.8 percent in November. Regional unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted.

The news comes a week after the agency reported that Nevada's overall jobless rate fell to 6.4 percent. That rate is seasonally adjusted.

State economist Bill Anderson said the growing payrolls show businesses have confidence in Nevada's economy... Read More

Boxing champ Mike Tyson selling home near Las Vegas

Mike Tyson has upgraded to a bigger house in his neighborhood and put his former home near Las Vegas up for sale.

Vegas Inc. reports that Clark County records show that the former boxing champ recently bought a two-story, 8,149-square-foot mansion in Henderson for $2.5 million. It's just down the street from his old house.

County records show that Tyson and his wife closed their purchase on Dec. 28.

The new house is in a gated community and has an outdoor fireplace, lush landscaping, marble flooring and a grand entry.

A news release from Luxury Homes of Las Vegas says the brokerage firm has listed Tyson's former home for $1.5 million.

According to county records, Tyson bought the home in 2008 for $1.75 million. ... Read More

Parents, teachers, students rally at Cashman Center to support 'School Choice' week

Nearly 2,000 parents, students and teachers filled the Cashman Center Tuesday to celebrate "School Choice."

It's just one of 139 events held around the state of Nevada, and one of 16,140 events held around the nation during School Choice Week.

The goal of School Choice Week is to raise awareness about K-12 schools, and the many options parents have to make a choice in their child's education.

"We want to make sure that in Nevada we have a unified voice, that people understand that Education is not one-size fits all solution," said Steve Werling, school leader of Nevada Connections Academy.

Options for parents consist of traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, online academies, private schools, and homeschooling.

"Families are attracted to states where they know there's options when it comes to their kids education," said Werling.

Tara Sims and her 7-year-old daughter Marley attended the rally... Read More