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Henderson brings back its bicycle police unit

The Henderson Police bike unit is back thanks to a grant from the Department of Justice.

Henderson residents at the Heritage Day Parade on April 26 probably had a few moments of deja vu — the city’s Police Department reintroduced the dormant black-and-yellow bicycle unit.

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Woman hit and killed on Lake Mead Parkway

Henderson-- A 39-year-old woman was hit and killed by a vehicle Saturday night while trying to cross Lake Mead Parkway.

Henderson Police say she was hit around 9:15 p.m. by a westbound Ford Expedition driven by Martel Cage, 27, as she was trying to cross Lake Mead at Taylor Street. The woman was crossing at an intersection with crosswalk markings, however, witnesses told investigators that she was crossing against the crosswalk signals.

The woman was taken to Sunrise Hospital where she died from her injures around 11:30 Saturday night. The driver of the Ford Expedition was not injured.

Cage voluntarily submitted to blood testing to determine if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash. A preliminary investigation also indicates that speed does not appear to be a factor in the crash.





Henderson PD captain accused of throwing fit in bank

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The Henderson Police Department's internal affairs bureau is investigating a complaint from a bank branch that a Henderson police captain threw a fit after having to wait.

According to employees at the U.S. Bank branch inside the Vons grocery store near Horizon Ridge Parkway and Horizon Drive, Capt. Bobby Long became upset after waiting to get help from bank employees last week.

During the confrontation, the employees said Long, who was off duty at the time, used abusive language and threatened bankers. He also refused to leave the bank.

Employees called 911 and Long eventually left. No criminal complaint was filed, but the branch manager asked to speak to a police commander about the incident.

The city of Henderson released a statement Thursday about the incident that said:

Attorney General office not getting involved in mayor dispute

The state attorney general says the Henderson mayor can keep his job.

Catherine Cortez Masto sent a letter Thursday explaining her office will not try to remove Mayor Andy Hafen from office.

Last month. Hafen's challenger in the last election asked the state to remove Hafen from office because he says the mayor is over his term limit.

It comes in the wake of a recent state supreme court ruling that says a politician who hits his or her term limit while on a city council cannot then run for mayor in the same jurisdiction.

Hafen was on the Henderson City Council for 22 years, before he was elected mayor. The letters says the state will not make Hafen step down since he was elected before the supreme court ruling came down.

 

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Henderson hosting meetings on budget shortfall

Henderson hosting meetings on budget shortfall

The city of Henderson is facing a $19 million budget shortfall and is now looking at solutions from increasing taxes to cutting services.

The city is holding a series of informational meetings to talk about how to deal with the shortfall. The next one will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Whitney Ranch Recreation Center.

During the meeting, city officials will present recommendations from the Special Budget Ad Hoc Committee report. The report outlines recommendations to the city to help fix the budget problem. The committee is made up of community and business leaders.

Some of the recommendations include rate increases for city services, cuts in services and a ballot initiative to raise the city's property tax rate, which the city says has not changed in 23 years.

Strip mall fire in Henderson

Henderson-- Fire investigators are looking into what caused a fire at a Strip mall in Henderson. It happened around 9:30 a.m. Saturday near Sunset and Gibson roads.

A person called 9-1-1 to report they smelled smoke and saw a fire at the back of a building. Crews were able to put out the fire quickly. No injuries were reported.

The fire caused damage throughout the business and is said to be accidental. The rest of the building did not receive any damage. The estimated cost of the damage is at $10,000.



Fmr. Henderson mayoral candidate asks state officers to act in his case

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A former candidate for Henderson mayor is now calling on Gov. Brian Sandoval, Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and Secretary of State Ross Miller to bring action to remove current Mayor Andy Hafen.

An attorney for Rick Workman has asked state officials to get involved in the dispute. Workman argues that Hafen should be removed from office because of term limits. Even though Hafen is only in his second term as mayor, he served on the Henderson City Council for 22 years, 10 of which were covered by term limits, before being elected as mayor.

The State Supreme Court ruled last month in a Reno case that city council members who had served for 12 years could not run for mayor.