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City of Henderson Manager announces retirement

City of Henderson City Manager Robert "Bob" Murnane announced his retirement Monday saying he needs to focus on his health following a serious illness.

"I am grateful for the opportunity that I have been given to serve as City Manager and it has been an honor to work for the Mayor and Council in this important leadership role and deeply gratifying to have been a part of many important achievements that have strengthened our community and made life better for Henderson residents," said Murnane.

"Bob Murnane has done an outstanding job as City Manager and we are all sad to see our friend and colleague leave, but we understand the need for him to focus on his health at this critical time. My colleagues on the City Council join me in expressing our gratitude to Bob and wish him only the best in the future," said Mayor Debra March... Read More

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Henderson mayor, council members to tackle, look for solutions for challenge areas

The City of Henderson says it fears that if a new ranking for the top ten safest cities of its size were to come out, they might not make the cut. Officials with the city say it hasn't been ranked since 2016, so on Tuesday, the mayor and city council members will hold a special meeting to discuss the major challenges facing the city.

During her first State of the City address this month, Mayor Debra March applauded the city's accomplishments, it's growth and vision for the future.

"Henderson residents enjoy the lowest crime rates in the valley and some of the lowest in the country," Mayor March said as she applauded.

As Mayor March and city council members strategize to keep that standing, they're going to dig into a report that identifies 14-major challenge areas for the city, including, "unacceptable crime levels."

From 2012 to 2016 violent crime increased by 38.2 percent. ... Read More

Explosion at Timet Henderson plant injures 2

Two people were injured Wednesday morning in an explosion at the Timet plant in Henderson.

The plant is located on Water Street near Lake Mead Parkway. State and city officials say there was no impact to the public. But it's not the first time this has happened at that site.

A dumpster being dropped. A big truck driving by. That's how people who live and work around the Timet plant described the morning explosion.

Not long after the accident, Timet says it was back to business as usual.

Mark Cottrill was getting a cup of coffee.

"It did shake the house a little bit," Cottrill said.

Loretta Pelligla was about to open her furniture store.

"I did hear a noise, but I thought it was one of them big ol' trucks."

At 8:15, their morning routine was interrupted by a serious boom from a very large neighbor -- Timet.

"I felt the shaking," Cottrill said. ":Right when I heard it, I knew it was some type of explosion."... Read More

Man suffers severe burns in motor home fire

A man was badly burned in a motor home fire in Henderson Sunday evening, according to investigators.

The fire started around 5:30 p.m. in a parking lot in the area of Corporate Circle and Green Valley Parkway.

Medical responders rushed the man to University Medical Center with severe burns, said Kathleen Richards, Henderson Fire Department.

The cause of the fire is under investigation... Read More

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79-year-old woman struck, killed in parking lot in Henderson

A 79-year-old woman was struck by a U-Haul truck Thursday afternoon, and the driver fled the scene, Henderson Police said.

The crash happened around 1:30 p.m. in a parking lot of a Walmart located in the 500 block of Marks Street.

Police said the driver fled the scene after the wreck, but the driver, a woman, was later apprehended at U.S. 95 and Wagon Wheel.

The 79-year-old woman was taken to Sunrise Hospital where she died from her injuries.

Call came out after 1:30 p.m. with a 79 yo struck and run over in the parking lot. Victim was later transported to Sunrise Hospital and died of her injuries.

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Woman found dead in Wetlands Park identified

The woman found dead in Wetlands Park has been identified as 36-year-old Sherry Mitchell, according to the Clark County Coroner's Office.

Her cause of death has not been determined yet.

Mitchell's body was found in Wetlands Park Tuesday partially submerged in water and tangled in some tree branches.

Crews responded to Wetlands Park Lane around 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon... Read More

Steak 'n Shake expands in Southern Nevada

For years the only Steak 'n Shake in Las Vegas was inside the South Point Hotel & Casino. That's quickly changing.

The chain already expanded to the campus of UNLV at the beginning of 2017. The burger and shake joint is now planning two more locations... Read More