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Suspect in fatal hit-and-run of bicyclist arrested

HENDERSON -- Henderson Police arrested the person they said is responsible for hitting and killing a bicyclist on Nov. 15.

Officers said Cesar Gutierrez was found Friday around 11:30 a.m. hiding in a Las Vegas apartment complex.

Guitierrez is accused of driving an Acura Integra when he struck 43-year-old Mario Regalado from behind while he was riding his bicycle southbound on Eastern Avenue near Evansville Avenue.

Regalado was taken to St. Rose Dominican Hospital – Siena Campus, where he was pronounced dead.

An arrest warrant was issued for Guitierrez's arrest on Nov. 20.

Henderson Police said Gutierrez faces multiple charges including leaving the scene of an accident involving a death and reckless driving/striking a bicyclist.  Both are felony charges.









Blog names Henderson one of America's 'safest cities'

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LAS VEGAS — The city of Henderson has been named of the top ten safest cities in America, according to the real estate blog Movoto.

Movoto used census data to look at the 100 most populous cities in the U.S., and then compared it with crime reports from the FBI, which looked at things like murder, rape, robbery, assault and burglaries.

The blog then broke down those categories even further — murders, violent crimes, property crimes, and total crimes.

Henderson came in at number 5.

Located in the Las Vegas Metropolitan area, Henderson has all of the benefits of being near the City of Lights, without all of the drawbacks, like noise, pollution, overcrowdedness, and crime. Focusing on crime, though, the nearby Las Vegas doesn't even compete with Henderson.

Car crashes into Henderson post office

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HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) -- Police say nobody was injured after a man drove through the front of a post office in Henderson.

City spokeswoman Kathleen Richards says the crash happened at about 1 p.m. Tuesday on St. Rose Parkway near Eastern Avenue.

Richards says a man in his 60s jumped the curb and went into the building. Richards says a female passenger was taken to the hospital with chest pains, but those didn't appear to be related to the crash.

Richards said a building inspector was on site Tuesday afternoon to examine the damage.

It wasn't immediately clear if the post office was closed after the crash.

Flash mob promotes 'Now Clinic' app at Town Square

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Shoppers at Town Square Saturday received a surprise flash mob. Twenty five professional dancers dressed in lab coats broke into dance to a mash up of "Pump It," "Doctor Doctor Give Me the News" and "Stayin' Alive."

It was all to promote a new app called the Now Clinic. The app, which is available in the iTunes and Google Play stores, gives users the opportunity to speak with a doctor 24/7.

“It's very important that you can get to a doctor when you need it. It's not always convenient for somebody to go to an urgent care, the emergency room, or get in to see their doctor; so for routine things like a rash, the pink eye or allergies, this is perfect for that,” said Dave Allazetta, VP of Sales, United Health Care.

To see a doctor with the Now Clinic app users will need to be able to call up the doctor in real-time contact using a mobile device and its camera.

Conflict between state, county could affect medical marijuana dispensaries

LAS VEGAS -- Medical marijuana stores could be up and running in the valley as soon as January; but that doesn't mean a lot of dispensaries will open when that happens.

In all, only 40 dispensaries are allowed to open across the valley. Eighteen of those will be in unincorporated Clark County.

Local commissioners chose 18 applications, but the state only approved 10 of them, so this has caused disagreements between Clark County Commissioners, and the state, which is causing a hold up.

In the end, this may cause fewer dispensaries to open up.

"I guess that's a potential. I certainly hope it doesn't come to that because ultimately who is going to suffer -- the patient,” said Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commissioner.

Commissioner Sisolak said he's hesitant to grant permits to applicants the state chose without getting approval from the county first.

Suspect in fatal hit-and-run crash ID'd, police looking for him

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Henderson Police have identified the person responsible for hitting and killing a bicyclist on Nov. 15.

Officers said an arrest warrant was issued on Nov. 20 for 35-year-old Cesar Gutierrez. Gutierrez is the suspected driver of an Acura Integra, which struck 43-year-old Mario Regalado from behind while he was riding his bicycle southbound on Eastern Avenue near Evansville Avenue.

Regalado was taken to St. Rose Dominican Hospital – Siena Campus, where he was pronounced dead.

Henderson Police said Gutierrez faces multiple charges including leaving the scene of an accident involving a death and reckless driving/striking a bicyclist.  Both are felony charges.

Driving You Crazy: Traffic signals at Whitney Ranch and Russell

HENDERSON, Nev. - Brian says work on Whitney Ranch Drive and Russell Road is finished, but the signals are out of sync, causing lengthy traffic delays.

Traffic at this intersection looked a bit different a few months ago; cones lined the streets.

Now that the work is finished, the road is a lot smoother. Often with repaving projects, crews alter the settings of traffic signals to a time-based operation.

Traffic8 investigated. The City of Henderson sent a technician to test the lights, but found no problems. The vehicle detection sensors are activated, so the light operates based on traffic demand.

What's driving you crazy? E-mail your traffic questions and complaints to Demetria Obilor.