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Henderson Preteen Builds App for Lazy Husbands

Ethan Duggan, 12, launched an app last week for lazy husbands everywhere.

AUSTIN, Texas -- Ethan Duggan is lazy. So lazy, in fact, the sixth grader at Bob Miller Middle School developed an app to make it easier for men to tell the women in their lives that, yes, dear, you look lovely tonight.

Calling the phone application Lazy Husband, the 12-year-old from Henderson, Nev., said he was tired of always replying to his mother's questions of how she looked in an outfit, he came up with common phrases that, with a touch of the screen, can tell his mother, "You look amazing today."

"I was playing on my phone, not really caring, and so she goes into her room, tries it on, comes out and asks, ‘How do I look?'" Ethan said. "I said, ‘You look great,' not paying attention. She does this a couple times, and I'm thinking, ‘Hmm, I hold in my hand a smartphone.'

Remodeled Upscale Movie Theater Opens Friday

Remodeled Upscale Movie Theater Opens Friday


A long-shuttered movie theater in Green Valley makes a triumphant return Friday as a luxury spot featuring reclining seats and alcohol service.

Galaxy Green Valley Luxury+ Theatre, located in the Green Valley Town Center shopping center at 4500 E. Sunset Rd., will feature  eight screens and luxury amenities including beer on tap and wine service, cushioned reclining seats with powered footrests and extra-wide rows. Reserved seating can be purchased online at galaxytheatres.com, via Galaxy Theatres iPhone and Android app or in-person at the box office. For show times, call 442-0244.

The theater originally closed in 2005 as the entire shopping complex faltered, leaving only Barley’s Casino in the west end of the large area.

Cool at School: Henderson Intl. School Recycling Program

HENDERSON, Nev. - Bet you'd never guess what's inside Mrs. Tara Perez's file cabinets at Henderson International School. No student tests are in there - just piles and piles of recyclables. Additional piles line the corner of her classroom.

Perez, a math teacher, commands an impressive recycling effort at the school. "It was a little slow at first. My chip bag, it goes in there," she said.

Recycling bins can be found all over the school's campus, but this is just part of its recycling program.

Through an organization called TerraCycle, each recyclable earns points - which are converted into buying basic necessities for impoverished people around the world.

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"We do units in each grade that deal with global issues, so we integrate it within our curriculum here," Perez said.

Domestic Violence Advocates Mourn Henderson Dentist

Dr. Renee Bassett

LAS VEGAS -- A family is forced to move forward after experiencing a horrific tragedy with the murder of dentist Renee Bassett.

According to Henderson Police, Bassett's ex-husband killed her inside her Henderson home and then went to his car and shot himself.

Recent murder-suicides are troubling for domestic violence advocates who gathered at the Congregation Ner Tamid Temple Thursday night. The women listen to Dody Rehrer, who's a victim advocate with SAFE house.

The SAFE House organization is dedicated to helping women and family's dealing with domestic violence.

"We don't know when it's going to happen, who it's going to happen to, when its going to strike next," Rehrer said.

Rehrer said the murder of Henderson dentist Renee Bassett is a tragedy and when a marriage or a relationship is over, it doesn't mean the feelings are gone.

Family Creates Trust Fund for Sons of Murder Victim

Family Creates Trust Fund for Sons of Murder Victim


The family of the Henderson woman shot and killed by her ex-husband say the couple's two sons will live with her sister.

The family of 47-year-old Dr. Renee Bassett released a new picture of her and announced a trust fund will be created to help the dentist's sons go to college.

"So, I need that security. So, I can look at them and say, 'you have the same things as your new brothers.' They need that. They need that," Bassett's sister Penny Fife said.

Fife says the community has come forward to support her family, but she says there is a better option than flowers.

The family says her and her husband had been divorced for ten years. They had joint custody of the two boys.

According to police, Bassett's ex-husband came to her house near Horizon Ridge Parkway and Arroyo Grande Boulevard Tuesday afternoon. The two started arguing and her husband shot her, police said.

New Recording Studio to Open

New Recording Studio to Open


A new recording studio is set to open in southern Nevada early next month.

The International Academy of Design and Technology announced Thursday it has finished a new, 2,500-square-foot recording and mixing studio on its campus at 2495 Village View Drive, Henderson.

Vegas View Recording is a state-of-the-art studio that will be used to teach students how to record and mix sound, but it will also be available for hourly or daily lease by people needing a high-quality studio.

The studio includes a vocal booth, 1,200 square-foot live recording room and a control room with a view of the Las Vegas Strip.

The studio is officially open for business April 2. 

Experts: Violence Causes Lifelong Effects for Children

Renee Bassett

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The woman who police said was shot to death in her Henderson home by her ex-husband was at home with one of her two children when she was killed.

The woman was identified as dentist Renee Bassett. Her employees declined to comment on her death.

Officers responded to Bassett's home about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, only to discover their jurisdiction's first slaying of the year inside.

Henderson Police spokesman Keith Paul said Bassett's ex-husband knocked on the door, went inside and the two started to argue.

"At some point in time, he pulled out a handgun and fired several shots, striking and killing her," Paul said.

Her ex- husband then went out into a car and shot himself to death.

Paul said their 13-year-old son was inside the house and was the one to call for help.

"The boy is the one who called 911 after the shots rang out," he said.