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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

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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

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

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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

Coyote sightings on the rise

Officials are warning of an increase in coyote attacks on pets in Sun City and Summerlin.

The Sun City Animal Hospital sent out a notice to their clients that they've seen an increase in the past nine months.

Coyotes are most active in the Spring and early Fall months at dawn and dusk which is also a time when owners typically take their pets out for a walk.

"We used to see them in the back of the house, and we saw one on the street the other day," said Arthur Heathcote, resident in Henderson.

"They come down here, and they pick off mostly the rabbits, but every once in a while they grab a dog too," according to Henderson resident Jim Sunich.

Sunich has lived in his neighborhood for 16 years, and sadly, over that time, Sunich says he's heard plenty of stories about neighbors losing pets to coyotes. There was even an incident that happened this year... Read More

'Henderson Strong' comprehensive plan to address future needs; residents' comments sought

Henderson residents are encouraged to review the recently drafted Henderson Strong Comprehensive Plan and to share their comments by going online and accessing the interactive document.

Starting Sept. 1, members of the community can review the city's long-term goals and objectives outlined in the draft Henderson Strong plan that will guide the growth and development of the city for the next 20 years. The plan will be open for comments through Sept. 30 at HendersonStrong.org... Read More