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1 dead in Henderson apartment fire

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) -- Authorities say one person is dead after a fire in an apartment complex in Henderson.

City spokeswoman Kathleen Richards says firefighters were called about 8:40 a.m. Tuesday to the Sunset Hills apartments on Blue Grass Lane, near the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Windmill Parkway.

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

Richards says the fire was limited to a space between the first- and second-floor units. Seven units were impacted by the fire.

Crews who were investigating found one person dead in the second-floor unit. The person's name, gender and age haven't yet been released.

Nobody else was injured in the incident. The American Red Cross is assisting residents to make sure they have shelter, food and clothing.

Investigators are looking into the cause of the fire.

Driving You Crazy: Rough patch of Warm Springs Road

HENDERSON, Nev. - A viewer says a rough patch of Warm Springs Road between Stephanie Street and Arroyo Grande Boulevard is horrible and needs to be smoothed.

The City of Henderson recently kicked off a three-part improvement project that will address this issue. Warm Springs between Arroyo Grande and Stephanie will be repaved. Crews will replace sidewalk ramps and restripe bicycle lanes.

This stretch of repairs cost $1.3 million and was funded by the gas tax. The entire project costs $4.6 million and will take several months to complete.

What's driving you crazy? E-mail your traffic questions and complaints to Demetria Obilor.

Fire damages home in Henderson

Fire damages home in Henderson

A fire damaged a home in Henderson overnight and displaced two people and their two pets.

According to the Henderson Fire Department, crews responded to the fire at a home near Horizon Ridge Parkway and Mission Drive just before midnight Thursday. They found heavy smoke and flames coming from the garage of the two-story home.

The homeowners were able to get out of the home with their two pets. They told firefighters they opened the door into the garage and there was an explosion throughout the garage.

Fire investigators are looking into the cause of the fire, but they have determine that it is accidental. The loss is estimated at $200,000. 

Driving You Crazy: Light needed at Bermuda and St. Rose

HENDERSON, Nev. - A viewer says the intersection of Bermuda Road & St. Rose Parkway needs a traffic light. Henderson officials said last year they would build one, but, so far, the intersection still lacks a light.

Traffic8 checked with Henderson. City representatives say, this Friday, crews will begin pouring the foundation for the signal bridge at Bermuda Road.

The light is expected to be activated at the beginning of March 2015.

Henderson, meanwhile, is also installing a light at St. Rose Parkway and Maryland Parkway. That light should be active by December 17.

What's driving you crazy? E-mail your traffic questions and complaints to Demetria Obilor.

Man gets sentenced for aiming laser at Metro helicopter

LAS VEGAS -- A Henderson man Tuesday received a two-year prison sentence for aiming a laser pointer at a Metro Police helicopter on six occasions earlier this year, Nevada's U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden said.

James David Zipf, 30, pleaded guilty in June to one count of aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft. He was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Miranda Du and was permitted to self-report to prison by Dec. 30. He also must undergo mental health and substance abuse treatment.

Zipf admitted that just after midnight on Jan. 30, he aimed a blue laser four times at the helicopter from the second story window of a Green Valley house where he lived. Zipf also admitted that on the night of Feb. 3, he pointed the blue laser light two times at a police helicopter, causing one of the flight officers to experience a severe headache. 

Zipf also was convicted of pointing a similar blue laser at a police helicopter in Phoenix in 2011.

Police: Man robs bank inside grocery store

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are looking for a suspect who robbed a bank inside a grocery store.

The robbery took place on Sept. 15 at a Smith's grocery store on Windmill Lane near Eastern Avenue around 6:20 p.m.

According to police, the suspect spoke briefly with the bank teller before he stepped away to take a phone call. When he returned, he passed a note to the teller demanding money.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 35 years old, 6' 3" tall and around 280 pounds. The suspect has a lazy eye and was wearing a blue Texans ball cap, blue polo shirt with a thin white stripe, blue jeans and tennis shoes.

The suspect left the store with an undisclosed amount of money.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro at (702)828-3591, or to remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers at (702)385-5555 or www.crimestoppersofnv.com.


Henderson to host first-ever Zombie Run

Henderson to host first-ever Zombie Run

Henderson will host its inaugural Zombie Run 5K and Family Fun Walk in October.

The run will start at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 25 at Equestrian Park South, 1200 Equestrian Drive.

The 5K is $12 and $25 per person and the walk is $6 and $25 per person. People are encouraged to dress up in costumers and outsmart hungry zombies along the course. There will be a zombie-free route for families.

The run is part of city’s Healthy Henderson initiative the works to improve health with classes, workshops and events.

For more information, go to cityofhenderson/com/parks