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Henderson Police getting money for Joining Forces events

Henderson Police received more than $100,000 in federal funding to conduct Joining Forces events over the next year.

The department will conduct 15 Joining Forces patrols between Oct. 19, 2014 and Sept. 7, 2015. Officers will be focusing on traffic safety by targeting impaired and distracted drivers, pedestrian safety, speeding and seat belt use.

The grant will be used to pay for the costs of extra staffing for the patrols will last about two weeks. 

2 accused of attacking Las Vegas school crossing guard

Sabrina Torres

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities in Las Vegas say a 21-year-old man and his 22-year-old girlfriend are facing criminal charges in an attack on a school crossing guard who witnesses say waved them to a stop as they sped through a school zone.

Police say an off-duty railroad police officer received several stitches for a facial injury suffered when he intervened as Adam Patrick Kondrat and Sabrina J. Torres attacked the crossing guard just after 8 a.m. Monday at an intersection several miles southeast of the Las Vegas Strip.

The crossing guard was treated at a hospital for cuts and bruises.

Kondrat and Torres were held Tuesday at the Clark County jail pending an initial court appearance. Police say both weren't available for interviews and haven't yet received lawyers.

 

Henderson intersection closed by 6 car crash reopens

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A crash involving six cars Saturday afternoon closed the intersection of Stephanie Street and Warm Springs Road, Henderson Police said.

According to police, one of the vehicles was traveling southbound on Stephanie Street, when the driver failed to yield and T-boned another vehicle that was stopped on Warm Springs Road. Officers said the two vehicles then collided with four other vehicles.

Three people were taken to the hospital with  non life-threatening injuries, police said.

The road reopened shortly before 4 p.m.







Man found dead in Henderson apartment fire identified

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) -- Authorities have identified a man who was found dead late last month after a fire in a Henderson apartment complex.

Clark County coroner's officials say 57-year-old Mark Klecan was found dead Sept. 30 in the Sunset Hills apartments on Bluegrass Lane, near the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Windmill Parkway.

They haven't released his cause of death.

Firefighters who saw smoke coming from a second-story window tried to get in through the door, but saw the floor was damaged and went in through the window instead.

The fire was limited to a space between the first- and second-floor units.

Crews who were investigating found Klecan dead in the second-floor unit.

Nobody else was injured in the incident.

Investigators were looking into the cause of the fire.

Robindale at Spencer closed after scooter rider hurt in crash

A crash closed an intersection Friday morning.

The intersection of Robindale Road and Spencer Street is closed after a Friday morning crash that left a man in serious condition, Las Vegas police said. 

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Suspect sought who shot pizza delivery driver

Shooting scene in Henderson

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Henderson police are searching for a man they say shot a pizza delivery driver in the ankle.

The shooting happened at 10:40 p.m. on Sunday in a parking lot near Seven Hills Drive and Horizon Ridge Parkway. 

According to police, the shooting stemmed from an armed robbery outside a 7-Eleven store. The victim was shot in the ankle and the suspect ran away. 

The delivery driver was taken to the hospital in unknown condition.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Crews stringing lights for Cactus Garden display

Crews stringing lights for Cactus Garden display

One of the valley's favorite holiday light displays is already getting ready for visitors.

Crews are stringing lights throughout the Botanical Gardens at Ethel M Chocolates for its annual holiday lights display. Crews will be putting up more than 500,000 lights across three acres of plants.  

The Holiday Cactus Garden will be open to the public Nov. 14 through Jan. 1. Admission to the garden is free.