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Henderson Police investigates attempted child luring case

Police are investigating an attempted child luring incident in Henderson. It happened around 9:45 a.m. Saturday near Patti Ann Woods Drive and Noble Isle Street.

According to officers, a person driving a white van with dark tinted windows tried to lure a child into it. Some of the windows of the van were painted white with animal caricatures.

Henderson Police said as the van drove by, a suspect, described as wearing a black hoody or mask, jumped out of it, while another person continued to drive. The suspects didn't say anything to the child before the child ran away, but police were concerned enough to send a letter to parents on Monday.

Police did not release any other description about the suspect or the driver.

Henderson Police released the following tips for parents to tell their children to remember when walking home from school... Read More

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Henderson firefighter injured fighting condo fire

A Henderson firefighter was hurt battling a blaze Wednesday evening.

The fire at Scottsdale Valley Condos near Eastern and Wigwam broke out around 6 p.m. The building's sprinkler system kept the fire under control until the fire department arrived at the scene.

The firefighters suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Two people were displaced, but they weren't hurt. The cause remains under investigation... Read More

Henderson announces new police chief: Meet LaTesha Watson

The City of Henderson has a new police chief, and her name is LaTesha Watson. Henderson City Manager Bob Murnane made the announcement late Friday morning.

Watson comes to the City of Henderson from Arlington, Texas where she was a deputy chief at the Arlington Police Department.

"Latesha Watson brings proven leadership skills, extensive law enforcement experience and a vision for building on the success of the Henderson Police Department to the role of Police Chief. As the next leader of our police force, her number one job will be making sure Henderson remains one of the safest cities in America," said Murnane. "We look forward to welcoming her to Henderson and to the innovative new ideas she will bring to the department from her more than two decades in the law enforcement field and strong academic background."... Read More

Man found submerged in water rushed to hospital

Henderson Police said a man in his mid-30's nearly drowned Wednesday night.

According to police, officers were called to the area of 1851 Green Valley Parkway around 6:58 p.m.

The man was taken to St. Rose Sienna Hospital and is said to be in critical condition.

No word on what led up to the incident. Henderson Police are investigating. ... Read More

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Henderson City Council approves sale of recreational pot

A Las Vegas suburb is now getting into the recreational marijuana business, months after the state of Nevada began sales.

The Henderson City Council voted Tuesday to establish retail marijuana regulations and licenses.

Sales could begin as soon as October.

The suburb had put a moratorium on recreational marijuana after voters approved it last year.

The law went into effect in January and sales across the state began in July, though officials are still working through the regulatory framework for distribution.

Henderson's seven-month moratorium on recreational marijuana is expiring on Thursday. The city already has medical marijuana facilities.

An analyst said Henderson could reap more than $80 million in retail marijuana tax revenue by the year 2021... Read More

Owner: Legacy Golf Course to open for play Oct. 1

The embattled Legacy Golf Course in Henderson will reopen in October, putting the brakes on plans to turn the property into homes.

New course owners have faced a legal challenge from neighbors over their development proposal.

After a loss in court Tuesday, one of the business partners said Legacy would be returned to a golf course and stay that way.

A company hired to bring the land back to playing shape said it could reopen by Oct. 1. Despite the news, homeowners are hesitant to take it at face value.

"We don't know what their intentions are. We want to believe them. We hope they're telling us the truth, but there's no way in knowing until it's actually done," said Tom Sarnelli, homeowner.

The course was bought by a company called Par Excellence, and its lawyers did not bring up this information in court Wednesday.

Company owners say they hope the golf course reopening helps reassure homeowners... Read More

City of Henderson selects new fire chief

Deputy Fire Chief Shawn White has been named the eleventh City of Henderson Fire Chief.

"Chief White has the experience and skills that we need at the helm of the Henderson Fire Department and he knows our community firsthand," said Henderson City Manager Bob Murnane.

White replaces Fire Chief Matthew Morris, who has accepted a position as fire chief with Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority after 21 years with the Henderson Fire Department. White will be sworn in as interim Henderson fire chief on Sept. 7 with permanent ratification of the chief position by Mayor and Council expected to take place at the Sept. 19 City Council Meeting.

White began his career in the fire service in 1989 with the Albuquerque Fire Department, where he reached the rank of lieutenant. He joined the Henderson Fire Department in 1999 as a firefighter/paramedic, and was promoted to captain and battalion chief before he was named deputy fire chief in 2014... Read More