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Henderson assistant city manager arrested for DUI

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The assistant city manager for the city of Henderson, Fred Horvath, has been arrested for driving under the influence, a city spokesperson confirmed Friday.

According to Henderson Detention Center records, 58-year-old Horvath was booked at around 3 p.m. Friday afternoon.

He has been the assistant city manager since October 2013. He is responsible for the city's community development and services, information technology, public works, parks and recreation and utility services, according to the city's website.

A spokesperson says Horvath has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation.

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Driving You Crazy: Lane shift at Stephanie and Patrick

HENDERSON, Nev. - A viewer is frustrated by traffic along northbound Stephanie Street near Patrick Lane. She says when Stephanie narrows from two lanes to one lane, drivers often speed up and cut off other drivers. Some will cause other drivers to swerve to avoid a collision.

Henderson officials say, from a design perspective, the lane reduction is supposed to make the intersection safer. They recognize that some drivers ignore the pavement markings and signs indicating the merge.

Henderson Police will mark the intersection for increased enforcement. Additionally, the more people who contact Henderson Police about this issue, the more enforcement drivers will see.

As for a long-term solution, city crews will expand Stephanie and remove the lane shift. The contract is still in the approval process. Once it's approved, the project should be completed by the end of 2015.

Improving housing market luring would-be brokers

MIAMI (AP) -- The number of U.S. real estate agents is increasing as the housing market recovers from the Great Recession.

Applications for new real estate licenses doubled in Florida and California last year. Even hard-hit Nevada has seen the number of people seeking licenses grow by almost a quarter.

And the National Association of Realtors says its membership grew slightly last year after six straight years of declines.

Experts warn that real estate is a tough profession and that many new agents quit before they sell a single house.

 

Henderson PD: Man shot by officers ex-felon

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Henderson Police have finished up their preliminary investigation into Tuesday’s deadly officer-involved shooting.

The shooting happened at around 3:30 a.m. near Horizon Drive and Boulder Highway. Officers stopped a suspicious man, identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as 51-year-old Jesse Vigil, riding a bicycle in the area. While talking to Vigil, police say he became uncooperative. Officers decided they had enough probable cause to arrest him.

When officers tried to take Vigil into custody, a physical fight started between the suspect and the officers. Police say Vigil pulled out a knife and stabbed one of the officers several times.

Both officers drew their guns and returned fire, killing Vigil.

The injured officer was taken to Sunrise Hospital, where he was treated and released.

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Coroner IDs man shot and killed by Henderson Police

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the man shot and killed by Henderson Police Tuesday morning as 51-year-old Jesse Vigil.

The incident occurred near Horizon Drive and Boulder Highway shortly after 3:30 a.m. Henderson Police say two officers stopped Vigil on his bicycle for some questioning when he became combative and pulled out a knife. Police say Vigil stabbed one of the officers in the thigh and hip.

Both officers fired at Vigil, hitting and killing him, police said.

The officer was taken to St. Rose Hospital, where he was treated and released.

 

Driving You Crazy: Speeding along Eastgate Road

HENDERSON, Nev. - A viewer says she is worried about speeders along Eastgate Road between Galleria Drive and Sunset. With nearby Cowabunga Bay Water Park now open, she wants to know if speed bumps can be installed along Eastgate.

Henderson officials say speed bumps are not allowed on Eastgate Road, because emergency crews use it as a shortcut; Eastgate is an emergency route. Henderson does not consider it a residential street, even though it runs behind many homes.

While speed bumps are not feasible, increased enforcement is.

The Henderson Police Department has highlighted Eastgate Road as a potential trouble zone, especially with the recent opening of Cowabunga Bay. Police recognize that people who did not previously use Eastgate will now use it as a convenient way to get to the water park.

Ocean Spray worker dies in fall through skylight

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) -- Authorities say a Las Vegas man is dead after falling through a skylight at an Ocean Spray fruit juice distribution center in Henderson.

Clark County coroner's officials say 53-year-old Harry Lentz died at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center after the Saturday morning accident at the Black Mountain Distribution Center.

Nevada's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the incident.

Lentz's ex-wife, Lane Lentz, told the Las Vegas Sun that her former husband worked for Ocean Spray for 20 years as a mechanical and electrical technician. She said he often worked on the roof to maintain the air conditioning.