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Neighbors hope flood project keeps their streets drier

LAS VEGAS -- Driving through flooded roadways can be potentially deadly for drivers and damaging to their cars.

There is even a nationally recognized slogan: "Turn around, don't drown."

However, Chopper 8 along with people in one older area of Henderson often gets a front row seat to mistakes made every monsoon season.

People turning their cars into submarines some make it, some don't.

Denise Vining has seen it all.

“Yesterday I saw a lady get stuck in it, if she had waited 15 minutes it would have been fine,” Vining said.

Vining’s house sits on the corner of Equestrian Drive and Magic Way in Henderson, right in the center of all the action.

“The rain usually comes, comes fast, and when it does it comes to the center of our intersection right here. All the streets converge here,” Vining said.

Tuesday's storm ripped down a tree and dropped three-quarters of an inch of rain in about 15 minutes.

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DA finds Henderson PD officers justified in deadly shooting

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The Clark County District Attorney’s Office has ruled that the actions of Henderson Police officers in the deadly shooting of a man were reasonable and legally justified.

The DA made the ruling in the death of Edward Scheboth in August 2013.

According to the report released by the DA’s office Wednesday, the incident started during a fatal car accident on Boulder Highway and College Drive.

A Henderson Police officer was helping with traffic control at the scene of the crash, when a man, later identified as Edward Scheboth, approached her car and started firing a gun at her.

The officer realized she did not have time to get out her weapon; so instead, she drove her vehicle from the scene, while calling for backup from nearby officers. Backup officers arrived and Scheboth started firing at them, the report said.

According to police, several bullets fired by Scheboth hit the officers' cars.

Afternoon thunderstorms cause minor street flooding

LAS VEGAS -- The National Weather Service in Las Vegas canceled the flood advisory for Clark County at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Strong thunderstorms dropped heavy rainfall across the southern and southeastern Las Vegas valley, forcing the weather service to issue a flood advisory for urban areas. However, the storm moved out of the area by 6:30 p.m.

Locations that were originally impacted included Henderson, Lake Las Vegas, Las Vegas Bay, Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas Bay campground, East Las Vegas and Green Valley.

The severe thunderstorm warning for extreme west central Mohave County, Arizona and central Clark County expired at 4:15 p.m.

The severe thunderstorm warning for Sloan and the far southwestern part of the Clark County expired at 3:30 p.m.

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Henderson firefighters train to become hazmat response team

Henderson firefighters get lessons in skills they hope they never have to use.

Henderson firefighters from Station 98 have spent the past six weeks training for worse-case hazardous materials scenarios with the hope of never having to use those skills.

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Henderson Police looking for men who robbed sandwich shop

Henderson Police looking for men who robbed sandwich shop

Henderson Police are looking for two men who robbed a Subway sandwich shop Tuesday evening.

According to police, the men walked into the shop at College and Horizon drives at around 10 p.m. One man had a shotgun and the other had a handgun. The men took money from the cashier and a customer.

No one was hurt.

The suspects are both described as black men between 18 and 24 years old. They are both about 6 feet with slender builds. One man was wearing a gray hoodie pulled over his head, black pants and black shoes. The second man was wearing a black mask, gray long-sleeved shirt, black shorts, white knee socks and black and white shoes. The second man was also carrying a red bandana.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Henderson Police at (702) 267-4750, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers (702) 385-5555.

 

Henderson approves regulations for medical marijuana businesses

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Marijuana dispensaries will be a reality in Henderson as the city council passed several ordinances Tuesday night to allow medical marijuana businesses to open up.

There was a question if Henderson would even allow medical marijuana businesses because of a moratorium by city officials earlier this year. City officials will begin accepting applications starting next week to fill the five dispensaries allowed within city limits.

The City of Henderson is routinely ranked as one of the safest cities in America by the FBI. Its image is something city leaders wanted to protect when medical marijuana was brought up.

Mona Lisa Samuelson is a marijuana advocate and patient, who is glad Henderson will welcome medical marijuana within its borders.

Henderson mayor gets more time to defend standing in term limits case

Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen granted more time to respond to term limits accusations.

The Henderson mayor’s attorney has been granted more time to defend the city official’s standing in office.

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