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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.


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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.

Obama signs cleanup bill for abandoned NV mine

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- President Obama has signed into law legislation Nevada's congressional delegation sought in an effort to launch the long-awaited cleanup of a toxic, abandoned manganese mine in Henderson.

The measure signed Friday directs the Bureau of Land Management to convey federal portions of the Three Kids Mine to Henderson's redevelopment agency for fair market value, taking into account cleanup costs projected in excess of $300 million.

Once the local agency receives title to the land, it will work with a developer to complete cleanup and build a residential community.

Rep. Joe Heck said it could create as many as 3,000 jobs over the life of the project.

The mine first opened in 1917. It was used for government storage after it closed in 1961. It covers more than 1,200 acres across the street from homes and businesses.

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Three suspects arrested in series of robberies in Henderson and Las Vegas

Three suspects arrested in series of robberies in Henderson and Las Vegas

Three suspects are under arrest in connection with a series of robberies in Henderson and Las Vegas over the past month.

Henderson police arrested 25-year-old Andre Hall, 26-year-old Christopher Dobbins and 27-year-old Dominque Wells on charges of robbery with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery and first-degree kidnapping.

The arrests came after police say two of the suspects entered the GameStop at Boulder Highway and Major Avenue at around 3 p.m. Thursday, July 3. Police say one suspect pulled out a gun and ordered three of the employees into the back room, where they were tied up.

The suspects took several gaming systems and an undisclosed amount of cash. They left the store and got into a car driven by the third suspect, police said.

Groundbreaking Thursday for Henderson road projects

Groundbreaking Thursday for Henderson road projects

Three of the busiest roads in Henderson will soon be getting a makeover thanks to the fuel tax increase voted in by the Clark County Commission last year.

A groundbreaking is set for Thursday for improvements along Eastern Avenue, Warm Springs Road and Whitney Ranch Drive.

The $4.6 million projects will improve traffic flow by creating and restriping bicycle lanes, repaving the roads and making sidewalk ramps.

The money for the projects is coming from the county’s Fuel Revenue Indexing. It will create about 60 jobs. The projects are expected to be finished by the end of next year.

Henderson medical pot: Familiar names apply

Several businesses that didn't make the cut for Clark County's medical marijuana business licenses are now trying in Henderson. 

Many familiar names and a few new ones are among the 28 medical marijuana establishment applications filed with Henderson by Thursday’s deadline. Eleven of these applicants were not chosen in June by Clark County commissioners for potential dispensary approval in unincorporated areas.

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