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Police Investigate Fatal Stabbing

LAS VEGAS - A woman is dead and her boyfriend is in custody after an overnight stabbing in Las Vegas.

Police say they were called to a house on Silver Knoll Avenue near Maryland Parkway and Serene Avenue about 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

The victim was taken to the hospital but died from her injuries. Police took the male suspect into custody.

 

Senator Heller Speaks to Silverado Students

Senator Heller Speaks to Silverado Students

 

Government students at Silverado High School got an inside look at a career in politics during a special class Friday.

Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada stopped to talk to the seniors about working in politics and the current political climate in Washington.

Following the speech, Heller answered questions from students on a variety of topics, including education, budgets and immigration. 

Bakery Prepares Dozens of Cakes and Cookies for Valentine's Day

Bakery Prepares Dozens of Cakes and Cookies for Valentine's Day

 

One of the oldest bakeries in southern Nevada had a busy day Thursday, filling orders for Valentine's Day.

Freed's Bakery says it will send out more than 150 orders Thursday. It has prepared 500 chocolate-dipped strawberries, nearly 50 candy-heart themed cakes and hundreds of heart-shaped cookies for the day dedicated to love.

The bakery extended its hours to accommodate the increase in customer demand.

 

Clothing Drive Underway for Homeless Vets Event

 

A health insurance company is helping local homeless veterans by collecting clothing for an upcoming charity event.

Humana will be collecting clothing at both of its guidance centers now through March 6. Donations of shirts, pants, socks, undergarments and hats are requested, along with duffel and tote bags.

The clothing will be cleaned, repaired and sorted. It will then be distributed during Veterans Stand Down, a event hosted by U.S. Vets where charities and social services agencies from around southern Nevada gather in one place to provide help to homeless veterans.

During last year's drive, Humana collected more than 400 clothing items to be donated to veterans in need.

This year's Veterans Stand Down is set for March 27 and 28 at Cashman Center.

Donations can be dropped off at:

Spreadshirt Reports Record-Breaking Year

Spreadshirt Reports Record-Breaking Year

 

A company that recently relocated some of its manufacturing to a plant in Henderson is reporting a record-breaking 2012.

Spreadshirt sells T-shirts and other goods online. It also allows people to create and share their own T-shirts.

The company reported Wednesday that it made more than $83.7 million globally last year and $31.4 million of it was in North America. That translates into a 58 percent growth rate for the U.S. and a 32 percent global revenue growth.

According to the company, opening the second production facility in Henderson helped the company better meet customer demand.

New Park Set to Open in Henderson

 

The city of Henderson and Ryland Homes are hosting a grand opening celebration for the newest park in the southeast part of the valley.

Avellino Park will officially open with a party from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, February 23. The party will include food and activities.

The park is five acres near Volunteer Boulevard and Via Inspirada, which includes lighted basketball courts, covered picnic shelters, barbecues, an exercise course, playground and restrooms.

The park was developed by Ryland Homes and constructed by Sunstate Companies. It is park of the city's developer turnkey park program. Under the program, a housing developer builds the park and then dedicates it to the city for public use.

“Turnkey parks bring tremendous value to our residents because they help us to keep pace with the community’s needs without relying on our general fund to do so,” Jacob Snow, Henderson City Manager said.

Bark in the Park Celebrates 10 Years

Bark in the Park Celebrates 10 Years

 

Time to get your mutt out of the house again for some fun in Henderson.

The City of Henderson will host the 10th annual Bark In the Park from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam Pkwy.

Admission is free and leashed dogs are allowed.

Bark In the Park features contests, vendor booths, entertainment, and demonstrations by the City of Henderson Police Department K-9 Unit and Atomic Dogs. Pet adoptions will also be available on-site.

“More than 500 dogs have been adopted at Bark In the Park over the last nine years, which means some wonderful animals have found their forever homes and many families have had their lives enriched too,” Mayor Andy Hafen said.

All dogs must be leashed and be handled by a person at least 10 years of age. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.