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Bigger ER, more hospital beds coming to Henderson

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HENDERSON, Nev. -- An empty emergency room bed is rare in the Las Vegas valley, but by the end of next year there will be more beds because of a construction project in Henderson.

St. Rose Dominican Hospital Siena Campus is undergoing a $160 million expansion. Not only is the project adding much needed hospital space, it is also generating jobs. More than 300 people are currently employed on the project.

Josh Goddard and his crew of 40 carpenters are playing an important role.

"This is all the metal stud framing for the wall, we're hanging the top portion of drywall before all the mechanical items are put in," said Goddard, a superintendent with Anning-Johnson company.

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Henderson PD nab 8 drunk drivers in saturation patrol

Eight drivers were arrested on DUI charges during a recent saturation patrol, according to Henderson Police.

The patrol took place over a two-week period that ended Sept. 7. During that time, officers nabbed the eight DUI drivers, handed out 82 tickets for speeding and 15 citations for using a cell phone while driving.

There were also tickets handed out for no insurance, registration violations and driver’s license violations.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, alcohol contributes to 31 percent of the total number of motor vehicle fatalities in the country.

 

Henderson city official pleads 'no contest'

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A top Henderson city leader who was arrested for DUI pleaded no contest to a lesser charge after blood tests revealed he was not over the legal limit.

Assistant city manager Fred Horvath was arrested last month on suspicion of DUI.

According to court records, the complaint against Horvath moved forward on Sept. 3 to a misdemeanor for failure to maintain a lane/improper lane change because his blood test revealed he was under the legal limit. Horvath pleaded no contest to that charge.

Horvath had been on administrative leave while his arrest was investigated, but has since returned to his job.

Work starts Sunday on Eastern Ave. improvements

Crews will start work Sunday on a section of Eastern Avenue between St. Rose Parkway and Silverado Ranch Boulevard.

According to the city of Henderson, crews will be upgrading the road to make it safer for drivers and bicyclists.

Crews will be working between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. There will be lane restrictions nightly through the end of the year. They will be removing and replacing asphalt, bringing sidewalk ramps up to American with Disabilities Act standards and creating bicycle lanes.

The project was funded by the fuel tax increase passed by the Clark County Commission last year. 

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Bail set for teen accused of striking officer with vehicle

Bail has been set for the young man accused of hitting and dragging a Metro Police officer with his car.

A judge set bail at $120,000 on Tuesday for a teenager charged with attempted murder in a hit-and-run crash that injured a Las Vegas police officer.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Woman killed in head-on collision on I-215

LAS VEGAS - A woman is dead after a head-on collision near I-215 and Windmill Lane.

The accident happened shortly before 1 a.m. Nevada Highway Patrol says a Toyota truck was traveling in the wrong direction along westbound I-215, when it collided with a Hyundai.

The female driver of the Hyundai died at the scene of the accident. Emergency crews transported the male driver of the Toyota to University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say the man may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

 

2 suspects arrested in officer-involved crash

LAS VEGAS -- Two men are facing charges in connection with an officer-involved accident after police say they hit a Metro officer.

Police arrested 18-year-old Jacob Groh of Henderson and 18-year-old Aaron Miller of Las Vegas Thursday night. According to police, Groh was driving the car that actually hit the officer. He is being charged with attempted murder, DUI-drugs and several traffic-related offenses. Miller was the passenger and is being charged with failure to give information to an officer at a vehicle accident

The crash happened on westbound Windmill Lane and Eastern Avenue just before 6 p.m. Thursday. The victim was part of a group of officers who were trying to stop traffic to move a car that was involved in a previous crash.