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Police Search for Bank Robber

Police Search for Bank Robber

Henderson Police are searching for the man who robbed a US Bank branch on Wednesday.

The crime happened just after noon at the branch at Eastern Avenue and Horizon Ridge Parkway. Police say the suspect walked into the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money. When the teller hesitated the suspect told her to hurry up. He never showed her a weapon. The teller grabbed money from her draw and gave it to the suspect. He then left the scene.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 50's. He was wearing sunglasses, blue jeans, a gray t-shirt, a large wide-brimmed hat and yellow work gloves. Anyone with any information is asked to call Henderson Police at (702) 267-4750 or Crime Stoppers at 385-555.

Swimmers Go for Record in Henderson

Swimmers Go for Record in Henderson

The City of Henderson was part of what organizers hope is the world's largest swimming lesson Tuesday.

It was an attempt to set a world record while highlighting the importance of swimming lessons and water safety.

Parents, kids and swim instructors gathered at several swimming pools in the city limits for the attempt. It was part of a world-wide effort involving around 10,000 kids across four continents. The organizers say if kids haven't learned to swim by the time they're in the third grade they probably never will. 

Updates on I-15/I-215 Closures and Restrictions

Updates on I-15/I-215 Closures and Restrictions

The following is updated traffic information from the I-15 Design-Build project:

  • The southbound I-15 to eastbound I-215 ramp lanes are now re-opened.
  • The northbound I-15 to westbound I-215 ramp will be closed on Tuesday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for roadway work.
  • The eastbound I-215 to northbound I-15 ramp will be closed on Tuesday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for roadway work and reconfiguration.

Police Target Crosswalk Violators

HENDERSON, Nev. -- After eight pedestrian fatalities this year in Clark County, undercover police units are stressing safety at clearly marked crosswalks. One of the areas that's police are watching is the busy Anthem community in Henderson.

At the intersection of Anthem Parkway and Hampton Street, traffic signs alerting drivers to crosswalks are hard to miss. But those who walk and drive in the area feel like the signs are sometimes ignored.

"I walk down the hill over here. We have two-way traffic coming and going and sometimes I'll get caught on the island between the traffic and it seems like they just drive. Everyone's in a hurry," said resident Mary Ann Owen.

After several pedestrian deaths this year, undercover police units are targeting communities like this one to monitor crosswalks. And not just for drivers and pedestrians, even in the case of bicyclists.

Lane Closure Scheduled for Busy Freeway Ramp

Lane Closure Scheduled for Busy Freeway Ramp

Crews will be closing down one of the lanes on the ramp connecting I-15 and the 215. 

The right lane of the ramp from I-15 southbound to I-215 eastbound will be closed starting Monday night at 9 p.m. The closure will be all day. The ramp won't fully reopen until 5 a.m. on Wednesday. The closure is part of the Design-Build Project on I-15. Crews will be working on road improvements.

 

 

The Grascals will Perform at ArtBeat

The Grascals will Perform at ArtBeat

The blue grass band The Grascals will perform Friday at ArtBeat in Henderson.

The band will play some of the best known songs from The Andy Griffith Show. It is the 50th anniversary of  the show set in the fictional town of Mayberry. ArtBeat is sponsored by retail giant Target. Admission to the show at the Henderson Events Plaza is free. 

The Grascals have played with some of the best known country music bands including Hanks William, Jr. and Dolly Parton. They even appeared with Parton at the Grand Ol' Opry in Nashville.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Improvements Coming to Sunset Park

Improvements Coming to Sunset Park

The Clark County commission approved big changes to Sunset Park. 

Crews are set to start construction by mid-summer on 75 of the 375 acres of the park at Sunset Road and Eastern Avenue. The commission awarded the $11.7 million contract to Hardy Construction on Tuesday.

Improvements include a walking loop with exercise stations that will go around the entire lake. The lake will also get new lighting, a pedestrian plaza, a remodeled dock, a new playground and improved picnic areas.

“This is one of Las Vegas’ most popular and heavily used regional parks and this particular face lift is a long time in coming,” said Commission Vice Chair Steve Sisolak, who represents the area where the park is located. “I think our residents are going to be very pleased when the work is complete.”