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Henderson Businesses Worry about Zappos Move

LAS VEGAS -- While the online retailer Zappos's move to downtown can help revitalize that part of the Las Vegas valley, other areas are worried they will feel the opposite effect.

Some business owners in a shopping center near Zappos former location at the 215 beltway and Green Valley Parkway in Henderson say they get dozens of company employees every day, others say the employees account for a small percentage of their business.

Businesses in this shopping center like Popcorn Girl and Paw Prints have been relying on their loyal customers since opening up their doors during the recession.

"Figured if I could last through that, I'd be golden, when it started to turn around." Joan Burlini owner of Paw Prints Pet Supplies said.

However, Burlini hasn't felt golden yet. Now, her business and others have a new hurdle.

Murder Suspect Says Victim Tried to Kill Him

Troy Martinez

LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas man charged with murder told police that the man he is accused of shooting tried to kill him.

According to the police report released Monday, Troy Martinez, 32 of Las Vegas, was a friend of the victim, 32-year-old Brandon Kuhn.

Kuhn was at Martinez's home near the 215 beltway and Wigwam Avenue Thursday night, watching football, when they got into a fight.

Martinez told police that Kuhn hit him, chased him through the house and tried to choke him. Martinez also told police he grabbed the gun and shot him.

Martinez's wife, Niki Fuentes, also told police she saw Kuhn chase her husband through the house and jump on his back. She did not see the shooting because it happened in another room, police said.

However, police say there is no evidence of a struggle in the house. Martinez is being charged with murder with a deadly weapon.

Police Seek Victims of Sexual Assault Suspect

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police is requesting help in finding any other victims of a young man they say committed a series of sex crimes.

Police arrested Lajuan Cole, 19 of Las Vegas on charges of robbery and five counts of open and gross lewdness, following an attack on August 30.

According to police, Cole approached a woman, who was walking with her daughter to a bus stop near Spencer Street and Pebble Road, and asked for directions.

He then grabbed her breasts and pressed his body against her, police said. The victim and suspect fell to the ground and struggled. The victim tried to hold the suspect, but he was able to get away.

During the investigation into this incident, police developed Cole as a suspect in additional crimes that happened in the days before the August 30 attack in the area of Eastern Avenue and Silverado Ranch Boulevard.

Cole has been released on bail.

Free Tennis Lessons For All Ages Through September

Tennis clubs around southern Nevada will be hosting free tennis lessons throughout the month of September for Tennis Month.

The lessons are being made possible by the Cities of Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and Clark County. There are also several corporate partners.

To participate in the lessons, register at ustanevada.com/getmainscreen.event or call (702) 792-8384. When people register, they will get a certificate for a free clinic and a free loaner racquet at the nearest facility. No experience is necessary and all ages are eligible.

Kids 10 and under who register get a free one-year USTA junior membership, a value of $19. The membership allows gets to participate in USTA-sanctioned leagues and tournaments.

The following tennis and country clubs are participating:

Six Businesses Cited for Serving Alcohol to Minors

Six Businesses Cited for Serving Alcohol to Minors

Henderson Police cited six businesses in the city for selling alcohol to people who are underage.

The citations were part of the city's alcohol compliance checks. With the help of underage volunteers, Henderson officers checked 65 bars, restaurants and other establishments where people can buy and drink alcohol. The checks were done Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

Of the 65 establishments that were checked, 59 did not sell alcohol to the volunteers; however, six businesses did.

Fifteen of the 65 places that were checked had failed a compliance check in April. Of the 15 that were checked again, five were cited for a second time, including:

Four People Arrested on DUI Charges During Checkpoint

Four People Arrested on DUI Charges During Checkpoint

Henderson Police arrested four people on DUI charges during its sobriety checkpoint Friday night into Saturday morning.

The checkpoint was conducted from 7 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday on St. Rose Parkway near Eastern Avenue.

According to police, a total of 2,616 cars went through the eastbound lanes of the checkpoint and 3,074 cars went through the westbound lanes. Most of those drivers were not impaired.

In addition to the DUI arrests, five motorist and passengers were arrested on drug-related charges.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says there are far more fatalities over the Labor Day weekend than the New Year's holiday, which most people think is the worst time of year for DUI-related accidents.


Home Burglary Suspect Arrested

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police arrested a suspect in connection with a home burglary that was caught on camera. 

According to police, they arrested 23-year-old Austin Jones Saturday on charges of burglary and violating conditions of a suspended sentence. 

He had previous convictions for home invasion, burglary with a deadly weapon, burglary, attempted burglary and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

According to the arrest report released Tuesday, Jones is on probation and is on house arrest.

Police say Jones broke into a home near Wigwam Avenue and Eastern Avenue at about 3:40 p.m. Thursday through a ground-floor window. He took a black backpack, a five gallon water bottle filled with coins and cash, a rolling suitcase and a gold ring, according to police.