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Fire Destroys Henderson Home

Fire Destroys Henderson Home

A fire that destroyed a home in Henderson is still under investigation as fire investigators try to find a cause.

The fire broke out around 5 p.m. Wednesday at a home near Santiago Drive and North Stephanie Street.

When crews arrived, they found heavy smoke coming from several of the attic vents as well as smoke coming from the rear of the home.

By the time firefighters started fighting the fire, it had already damaged the attic to the point that a significant portion of the roof collapsed. The crews were pulled from the structure and started a defensive operation.

The two adults in the home at the time were alerted to the fire by neighbors. They were able to get out without getting hurt. One firefighter was taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

The total fire loss is estimated at $210,000.

Henderson Police Plan DUI Saturation Patrol for Holiday Weekend

Henderson Police Plan DUI Saturation Patrol for Holiday Weekend

Independence Day brings plenty of parties and celebrations, and Henderson Police want people to have fun responsibly.

Henderson Police will be joined by other area law enforcement agencies for the holiday weekend in an enforcement effort against drunk driving.

Alcohol was a contributing factor in 66 of 259 deaths on state roads last year, according to the Nevada Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety. Of the 124 people killed this year, alcohol is cited as a factor in 29 cases.

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

Henderson Man Dies After Accident

LAS VEGAS -- A Henderson man is dead after driving his car into oncoming traffic about 11 a.m. Wednesday.

According to Metro Police, the 64-year-old man was driving west on Patrick Lane, near Eastern Avenue, when he drove into oncoming traffic and hit a curb. He then hit two trees and re-entered the road, crossing all lanes and then hitting another curb.

He was taken to Sunrise Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The police said speed does not appear to be a factor in the crash, and it is unknown whether he was suffering from a medical condition.

His name and cause of death will be released by the Clark County Coroner's Office.

Major Service Changes Planned for RTC Routes

Major Service Changes Planned for RTC Routes

If you regularly ride the bus in southern Nevada, pay attention because a new schedule goes into effect July 7.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) warns that customers may experience service delays.

The transit service changes include increased frequencies, later and/or earlier operating hours, schedule adjustments and modifications to the Boulder Highway Express (BHX), Henderson & Downtown Express (HDX), Route 212-Sunset Road and Route 402-Sunset/Boulder City. Boarding changes will take place on the Sahara Express (SX), BHX and HDX that will require passengers to board through the front door and pay or swipe their passes at the farebox.

The transit service changes that will be effective July 7, include:

Henderson Hosting Two Bike Fairs

Henderson Hosting Two Bike Fairs

The city of Henderson is hosting two bike fairs this month as part of its effort to be named a Bicycle Friendly Community.

The first fair will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Road.

The second will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 South Green Valley Parkway.

At the fairs, residents will learn how to safely ride their bikes, the top places to ride a bicycle in the city and the amenities offered by the city, the Henderson Police Department, the Regional Transportation Commission and the Clark County School District.

The city is looking to earn the title of Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. It would be the first community in the southern Nevada to earn the designation.

Holiday Hours for City Facilities on July 4

Holiday Hours for City Facilities on July 4

The city of Henderson is reminding residents of some closures and limited hours for the Independence Day holiday.

Henderson City Hall, Henderson Municipal Court and the Henderson Convention Center will be closed July 4.

Holiday hours and closures of recreation and pool facilities are as follows:

Open 5 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Black Mountain Recreation Center
  • Henderson Multigenerational Center
  • Henderson Multigenerational Competition and Indoor Pools
  • Heritage Park Aquatic Complex
  • Heritage Park Senior Facility
  • Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool

Open 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fireworks at Station Casinos for Independence Day

Fireworks at Station Casinos for Independence Day

Locals at opposite ends of the valley will be able to see fireworks away from the Strip on July 4.

Station Casinos will set off fireworks at both Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock Resort sometime after 9 p.m. on Independence Day.

The “We Love Locals’ July 4th Fireworks Blast” will be a nine-minute fireworks show to honor the nation’s birthday.

The fireworks show will be produced by the Gruccis of New York.