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Henderson Police Plan Saturation Patrols for Super Bowl

Henderson Police Plan Saturation Patrols for Super Bowl

 

Henderson Police will join up with other local law enforcement to employ saturation patrols to catch drunk drivers on Super Bowl Sunday.

Last year, there were three fatal accidents in Nevada during Super Bowl weekend, including one on Super Bowl Sunday. The fatal accident on Super Bowl Sunday occurred in Lander County; the other two took place in Clark County with one of those being a DUI-related crash.

Alcohol factored in 42 of Nevada’s 258 roadway deaths in 2012, according to the Nevada Department of Public Safety – Office of Traffic Safety.

The Henderson Police Traffic Unit received funding from the Department of Public Safety - Office of Traffic Safety, as part of the Joining Forces Grant.

If you’re attending a Super Bowl party or watching the game at a sports bar or restaurant, police offer the following tips:

Fifth-Grade Gymnast to Compete in National Competition

Isabella Fimbres, a student at J. Marlan Walker International School, competed at the Judges Cup in Las Vegas in November against the best level 7 gymnasts in the state.

She earned her spot on the Nevada State Team that will compete in Indianapolis on Jan. 7, 2012, at the "National Judges Cup Championships."

All 50 states send their finest to compete at a national level. The Nevada State Team consists of six girls and two alternates. At the age of 10, Isabella is the youngest gymnast.

Aussie Sweep in First Henderson Ironman Triathlon

Aussie Sweep in First Henderson Ironman Triathlon

 

A sweep from Down Under highlighted Sunday’s triathlon in Henderson.

The City of Henderson hosted the Marine Corps Ironman World Championship 70.3 for the first time, with approximately 1,700 athletes from across the globe competing. Top professionals Craig Alexander and Melissa Rollison - both from Australia - celebrated victories, crossing the finish line at the Henderson Pavilion in 3:54:48 and 4:30:55, respectively.

With the win, Alexander captured his second World Championship 70.3, while Rollison marked her first, just one year after entering her first 70.3 distance race. The top five professional men’s and women’s results from the Marine Corps Ironman World Championship 70.3 follow:

Tickets for Las Vegas Locos Football On Sale Thursday

Tickets for Las Vegas Locos Football On Sale Thursday

Single-game tickets for the two-time defending United Football League (UFL) champion Las Vegas Locomotives will be available starting Thursday for all home games. To purchase single game tickets, fans should call 739-FANS (3267.)  Season and group tickets are also available at 877-LOCO (5626.)

The Locos will play three home games at Sam Boyd Stadium during their 2011 season. The team opens its home schedule on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. against the Omaha Nighthawks. Their next home game will be their second clash of the season with the Sacramento Mountain Lions on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.. The Locos will then close out the regular season with their final home game in a battle against the Virginia Destroyers on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.

Baseball and College Life for Hinman Elementary Students

Baseball and College Life for Hinman Elementary Students

The College of Southern Nevada is giving a group of elementary students a little fun time at the ballpark by hosting the Hinman Elementary School Family Night Out this afternoon.

As part of the CSN Henderson campus/Hinman Elementary Communities In Schools Partnership, Hinman Elementary students and their families will receive free admission to the Coyotes baseball game at Morse Stadium on the CSN Henderson campus (700 College Drive, Henderson).

As an active community partner of Communities In Schools of Nevada (CIS), the leading drop out prevention program in the state of Nevada, the CSN Henderson campus has played an integral role in providing support to students at Hinman Elementary. CSN volunteers have coordinated baseball and softball clinics, participated in Hinman Reading Week, and judged science fairs.

“We know how challenging it can be to find inexpensive family activities.

UNLV Basketball Player Pleads No Contest

HENDERSON -- A UNLV basketball player pleaded no contest after being accused of choking his girlfriend.

Trevon Willis entered his plea Tuesday to domestic battery with strangulation, coercion and grand larceny. It incident happened in June when Willis' girlfriend called police claiming he got angry with her and began choking her.

Willis was ordered to serve 100 hours of community service, pay a $340 fine, go to counseling for six months and have no contact with the victim.

Doctor Arrested in Golfer's Death Investigation

HENDERSON -- Nearly eight weeks after professional golfer Erica Blasberg was found dead in her Henderson home, the Clark County coroner's office has ruled her death a suicide. Toxic levels of prescription drugs were also found in her system.

The 25-year-old's family says they still want answers. Their focus is now turned to Dr. Thomas Hess, the man police say was with her the night before she died. An arrest warrant was issued for Hess Tuesday for obstruction of justice. He turned himself in, posted bail and was released. 

The night before her death, Blasberg's father Mel says she seemed fine. Blasberg's believe only Dr. Hess can help them figure out what may have caused her to want to kill herself.