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New West Nile Virus Case Reported

LAS VEGAS -- Another person in southern Nevada has contracted the West Nile virus, the Southern Nevada Health District reported Monday morning.

The only information released about the person is that he or she is more than 50 years old. The case is believed to be the more serious neuroinvasive form of the virus. Five people now have contracted the virus in southern Nevada this year, including one person who died.

The health district also reports that mosquitoes carrying the virus were found in the 89122 ZIP code in the east valley. The mosquitoes previously had been spotted in the 89014 area of Henderson.

Two People Hospitalized with West Nile Virus

LAS VEGAS -- An elderly man and woman in southern Nevada have been hospitalized with the more serious form of the West Nile virus, the Southern Nevada Health District reported Wednesday.

A 77-year-old man and an 87-year-old woman recently contracted the neuroinvasive form of the mosquito-borne virus. West Nile virus has affected four people in southern Nevada this year, including two reported cases from last week.

One of the four people has died, but health district officials declined to identify which person is deceased. It is the fifth West Nile-related death in Clark County since 2003.

Immigration Reform Supporters Visit Rep. Heck's Office

Immigration Reform Supporters Visit Rep. Heck's Office

People supporting immigration reform rallied in front of Republican Representative for Nevada's 3rd District Joe Heck's office Tuesday morning.

The Nevada State AFL-CIO, PLAN, Mi Familia Vota, Dream Big Vegas and others delivered petition cards signed by people living in Heck's constituency in support of the immigration reform bill already passed by the U.S. Senate.

"We're dropping off petition cards from constituents that say their personal story of why they support immigration reform. They urge him to act as a leader within his own party, especially when the GOP meets tomorrow to discuss immigration reform," state coordinator for Mi Familia Vota Marisol Montoya Herrera said.

The legislation is now set to go before the U.S. House. The bill would increase border security, track people overstaying their visas, and crack down on employers hiring undocumented workers.

Monsoon Rain Hits Green Valley

Monsoon Rain Hits Green Valley

Monsoon rain hit the Henderson area Sunday afternoon. 

Heavily-Armed Man Arrested in Seattle From Henderson

SEATTLE (AP) — Police in Seattle are investigating a Henderson man arrested near the University of Washington in a stolen pickup truck filled with weapons, body armor and suspected explosive devices.

University of Washington police chief John Vinson the man, later identified as Justin Jasper, 21, was driving a truck stolen from Montana and had with him a scoped rifle, shotgun and fewer than 10 Molotov cocktails.

Jasper was booked into the King County Jail.

The university police contacted Seattle police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation after searching the vehicle and finding the suspected bombs.

Vinson said Jasper was not cooperating with police, but said there did not appear to be any threat to the university campus.

Henderson Motorcyclist Dies in Crash

LAS VEGAS -- A 20-year-old motorcyclist died Thursday after he lost control of his bike and hit a light pole, Henderson Police said.

According to police, the Henderson man was riding east on Windmill Parkway about 11:20 a.m. when he hit a center median as he approached Arroyo Grande Boulevard. The rider was thrown from his bike and hit the light pole.

The rider, who was wearing a helmet, was taken to Sunrise Hospital for treatment, but died from his injuries. He was the registered owner of the motorcycle, but didn't have a motorcycle license, the police said.

Speed appears to be a factor in the crash. Drugs and alcohol are not suspected to be contributing factors. The roadway was closed while police investigate.

The rider's name will be released by the Clark County Coroner's Office. His death marks the second traffic-related fatality in Henderson this year.

Henderson Man Accused of Killing His Father

Frank Nichols

HENDERSON -- A Henderson man is under arrest accused of stabbing and killing his father.

According to Henderson Police, Frank H. Nichols III, 21, of Henderson, called police around 11 a.m. Tuesday to report that someone had assaulted his father inside a home in the 900 block of Ambusher Street, which is near Stephanie Street and Patrick Lane.

When officers arrived, they found the man dead.

Nichols told police that he was in the backyard of the home when he heard some yelling inside the house. When he went inside, he saw a man dressed in black running from the home.

However, police quickly decided that the story of an intruder was not supported by evidence at the scene.

Nichols later told police he had an argument with his father and stabbed him. He has been booked into the Henderson Detention Center on a murder charge, after he was treated at a hospital for minor injuries sustained in the fight.