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Henderson man sentenced to 97 months in prison for possession of child pornography

A Henderson man who pleaded guilty to possession of approximately 900 photos and videos of child pornography was sentenced Thursday.

U.S. District Judge James C. Mahan sentenced Brian Christopher Fisher to 97 months in prison, along with a lifetime supervised release.

Fisher, 43, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. According to the plea agreement, during an online peer-to-peer child pornography investigation, law enforcement downloaded child pornography files from computers belonging to Fisher. Law enforcement officers then obtained and executed a search warrant for Fisher's home.

Fisher admitted that he viewed, downloaded, and possessed approximately 732 photos and 169 videos of children performing sex acts with men and women, animals, and other juveniles. ... Read More

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Henderson Police investigating homicide

Henderson Police are investigating a homicide following the discovery of a body in the 700 block of S. Racetrack Road.

Police received the call about the body around 7:30 a.m. and say there were "suspicious circumstances" related to the death of the person.

Police are in the preliminary stages of the investigation... Read More

Records show troubled family past of teen allegedly killed by dad

New details in the murder of Giovanni Melton continue to emerge. According to court documents, the 14-year-old was living alone because he couldn't get along with his stepmother.

Last week Melton was allegedly shot and killed by his own father.

"It's important for us to figure out as a community how we debrief after something like this," said Liz Ortenburger, Safe Nest.

Ortenburger, a leader at Safe Nest, which handles domestic violence and child abuse, says Melton's case needs attention.

Records show family services had dealt with the Melton's before.

"When an investigator goes over what actual story or picture they're seeing versus what reality is sometimes hard to decipher," said Ortenburger.

Henderson Police says Giovanni was murdered on Thursday by his father, 53-year-old Wendell Melton... Read More

Cyclist dead, two others injured in collision with car

A bicyclist is dead and two others in the hospital after they were hit while riding on a Henderson road Saturday morning, according to police.

The collision happened on Via Inspirada south of Volunteer Boulevard around 8:00 a.m.

One bicyclist died at the scene of the crash. The other two were transported to St. Rose Dominican Hospital - Siena Campus with moderate injuries, Officer Rod Pena, Henderson Police Department said.

Investigators believe the driver of the Ford Escape may have clipped the cyclists.

The driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with police as they investigate what led up to the crash, Pena added.

Southbound Via Inspirada is expected to be closed until about 2:00 p.m. ... Read More

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Henderson corrections officer arrested

A corrections officer for Henderson Police has been arrested and taken off the job. Ronald Peeler was arrested Thursday night.

However, Henderson Police says it can't release any information about why Peeler was arrested because the case is in Metro's jurisdiction.

Peeler has been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation... Read More

Recreational marijuana sales begin in Henderson

It was a big day for marijuana dispensaries in Henderson Friday. It was the first day for recreational marijuana sales.

Bianca MacIntosh says the convenience factor of being able to now buy recreational marijuana in Henderson is huge.

"There's not as many people, she said. "Not having to wait as long, making more personal relationships," she said.

The Source is one of five dispensaries in Henderson where you can buy recreational marijuana.

CEO Andrew Jolley says the process was slower in Henderson to get to this point but believes the industry will continue boom.

"There's a lot of economic development that comes with this industry so tax revenue, jobs, business overall and I think it's a right that people should have in this state," Jolley said.

"It's a long way to come from when we were in high school," Daryl Smith said.

His curiosity drew him into the store... Read More

Legacy Golf Course expected to reopen this week

The new owners of the Legacy Golf Course announced Monday that it would have a soft opening of the golf course on Thursday, Oct. 12. The property's now under the new management of Par Excellence Drive Trust, LLC.

Since Par Excellence Drive Trust, LLC took over the Legacy Golf Course has undergone a complete review to enhance the championship level golf course when it was closed in July.

"We are excited to bring back the course to the community and look forward to welcoming our Henderson neighbors and all Southern Nevada residents back to the Legacy," said Georges Maalouf, co-trustee of Par Excellence Drive Trust, LLC. "Our goal from when we purchased the course was to find a way to make the course financially stable as well as environmentally friendly."... Read More