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Officer Identified in Henderson Shooting

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Henderson Police have identified the officer involved in a shooting on Saturday.

Officer Brian Pollard shot and killed 42-year-old Richard Nolton after a domestic dispute. Officer Pollard has been on the Henderson Police force since 1994.

Officers were called to Nolton's home on Severn St., near Horizon and Greenway Rd., around 6:50 a.m. Police say he was threatening his wife. The woman was able to escape the house but her 15-year-old son was still inside with her husband. For nearly an hour, officers repeatedly asked Nolton to come out of the house and surrender.

Shortly after 8:00 a.m., Nolton came out of the home and confronted officers with a handgun. Police say officers repeatedly ordered Nolton to drop the weapon and surrender, but he refused.

Report Rebukes Hospital Over Botched Hostage Drill

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A planned armed hostage drill at a local hospital went wrong and now several employees are in serious trouble. A report by the Nevada Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance was released offering insight to what went wrong at St. Rose Hospital's Siena campus.

According to the report, at about 10 a.m. on May 24th, an off-duty Las Vegas Metro police officer entered the ICU with a real, but unloaded gun.

The report states certain workers acknowledged other employees failed to advise some managers and supervisors about the drill. Those workers also say all drills are supposed to be announced in an overhead page before they happen.

Henderson Independence Day Celebrations

Bring the entire family to celebrate Independence Day in Henderson with a spectacular fireworks show, hours of live entertainment, children's activities and much more. Event starts at 6 p.m. at Basic High School Football Field. Fireworks will be set off from Heritage Park. This event is free. There is free shuttle service from Valley View Recreation Center and Morrell Park, Heritage Park Senior Facility & Aquatic Complex and the LDS Church Parking lot at the corner of Burkholder & Racetrack.

More Homeowners Opt to Do It Themselves

LAS VEGAS -- The do it yourself trend to home renovation is taking off and customers are saving hundreds in the process.

From landscaping to painting, Rebecca Smith is getting ready to tackle it all. She just bought a foreclosed home that needs a lot of work.

"A lot of cosmetic stuff that needed to be done. Leaking faucets, plumbing, the whole nine yards," she said.

Instead of hiring a professional, Smith says saving money is more of a priority. In an economy that forces people to watch every penny, the do it yourself trend is a necessity.

Home Depot supervisor Corwyn Frierson says the majority of their new customers are either fixing up a foreclosed home they just bought or are improving a home they're forced to stay in to make life a little more enjoyable.

Henderson to Host Free Food Program for Children

HENDERSON -- The city of Henderson will help fight hunger this summer through a free food service program.

Henderson just received a sponsorship from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service to host the USDA's Summer Food Service Program. From June 7th through August 6th,  kids between the ages of 2-years-old to 18-yearsold can get free breakfast and lunch at schools participating in the program. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 9 a.m. with lunch served from 12 to 12:30 p.m.

The schools taking part in the summer program are:

  • Robert Taylor Elementary School at 144 Westminster Way
  • Gordon McCaw Elementary School at 57 Lynn Lane
  • Edna Hinman Elementary School  at 450 Merlayne Dr.

To learn more, you call the city of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department's Youth Enrichment office at (702) 267-4100.

Summer Activities Available in Las Vegas Valley

LAS VEGAS -- Summer may be very different for some kids in the Las Vegas valley as budget shortfalls close some pools and restrict others. But officials say those closures are minimum and hope the variety of choices will help parents keep their kids entertained this summer.

Summer swim lesson for the kids are just getting under way at the Silver Mesa's Rec Center's outdoor pool. Unfortunately, budget cuts will prevent a couple of other public pools in North Las Vegas from opening up this summer.

But there are still plenty of fun, affordable, and even free activities being offered the valley this summer.

"When it gets hot during the summer, you need places inside where you can take them that you know are safe and where they will have fun," said parent Isabelle Meads.

More Come Forward Alleging Doctor was Inappropriate

LAS VEGAS -- Dr. Karl Fazekas has been accused of sexually assaulting two female patients.

Court documents detail two separate incidents: one in which he's accused of fondling a senior citizen heart patient who went to the hospital complaining of chest pains. Reports on the second show a woman went to his office for back pain and tingling in her legs, but Dr. Fazekas began examining her pubic area.

Fazekas awaits trial on criminal charges, including attempted sexual assault, coercion and lewdness. Two alleged victims claim Fazekas was not doing what he was supposed to.

In a report, patients claim the doctor did not pay attention to the ailments they were there for, but that the doctor's actions were sexual in nature.