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Hundreds Left Without Power in Henderson

HENDERSON, Nev. -- More than 2,000 NV Energy residents were left without power Wednesday night.

The outage began shortly after 7 p.m. near Stephanie Street and Warm Springs Road. An NV Energy spokesperson said the utility restored power to all the affected residents at approximately 9:30 p.m.

The cause of the outage is still unknown.

Man Accused in Toy Box Shooting Maintains His Innocence

LAS VEGAS - Tragedy struck a MacDonald Ranch community in September 2011 when investigators say an 11-year-old visiting a home found a handgun in a toy box. The boy told police he thought the gun was not real, and investigators say he accidentally shot his 5-year-old nephew Bobby Martin.

"Did you mean to shoot your nephew?" a police detective asked the 11-year-old in a police recording.

"No, I didn't even mean to point it. I didn't mean anything. It's a toy gun," the boy replied.

According to court documents, the 11-year-old says he thought confetti would shoot from the barrel, not a deadly bullet that ultimately took little Bobby's life in a room where the children were playing.

"When the gun went off, was it pointed at your nephew?" the detective asked the shooter.

"I don't know," the boy answered.

"What happened after the gun went off?" the detective asked.

Massive Apartment Fire Near Wigwam and Stephanie

LAS VEGAS -- Around 4:20 a.m., an apartment complex under construction in Green Valley erupted in flames. 

Henderson firefighters responded to the two-alarm fire located on Wigwam Parkway between Stephanie Street and Gibson Road. Three wooden structures were completely burned to the ground.

Henderson firefighters think an arsonist is responsible for the blaze that left an estimated $1 million in damage.

No construction workers were on the site when the fire broke out, and investigators say there was no possible heat source, like utilities, that could have spark a fire.

Pier Construction had been working on the project the last few months. Construction Superintendent Sean Burke declined to answer any questions. 

The owners of the land, Nevada West Dev elopement, did not return calls for comment.

Mother Bighorn Sheep Poached, Baby Lamb Left for Dead

Mother Bighorn Sheep Poached, Baby Lamb Left for Dead

 

HENDERSON (AP) -- Nevada game wardens are trying to find who's responsible for illegally killing a desert bighorn sheep near Henderson and leaving her nursing lamb for dead.

Authorities say they found the lactating sheep shot to death June 6 in the mountains above the Anthem neighborhood. About a week later, they found a lamb dead in the same area.

There were no injuries to the lamb, and game wardens say they believe it was the female sheep's baby.

Officials say lambs born in the spring are vulnerable while nursing and rely on their mothers to survive.

Members of the Operation Game Thief Citizens' Board called the shooting a senseless poaching that killed two animals. The group is offering a $500 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

Fire Destroys Henderson Condo Complex

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Winds fueled a fast-moving fire Monday that tore through a Henderson condominium. Within minutes, the building went up in flames. The fire hospitalized one woman.

Tylan Crittenden says he heard people panicking and the sound of his neighbor breaking the fire extinguisher glass outside his door at the Mission Ridge Condos on Carnegie Street near Horizon Ridge Parkway.

"I was actually sitting on the coach when I heard the glass shatter, and that's when she said, 'Oh my God, oh my God, somebody help me. My place is on fire,'" Tylan said. "As soon as I opened up the door, smoke filled my house."

Crittenden bolted from his home. The smoky fire quickly became an intense inferno. Neighbors watched in disbelief as the raging flames spread.

Angela Babb and her son Nathan grabbed their cell phones and recorded video as firefighters tackled trouble.

ID Released in Henderson Motorcyclist Death

HENDERSON (AP) -- Authorities are identifying a 21-year-old motorcyclist from Henderson who died after a weekend crash with a Henderson city utility truck on a residential street.

The Clark County coroner said Monday the death of David Doss was an accident.

Police say Doss died of multiple injuries at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center several hours after he was thrown from a Suzuki GSXR 600 motorcycle through the windshield of a Ford F-150 pickup a little before 4 p.m. Saturday.

Henderson police say 24-year-old Danielle Havis received minor injuries in the crash at Whitney Ranch Drive and Plain Sight Avenue. She's a city employee and was working when the crash occurred.

Witnesses tell police the motorcycle was speeding before the crash.

Police are investigating. It's the seventh fatal crash in Henderson this year.

I-Team: Remote Viewers Coming to Las Vegas

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Spooks are returning to the Las Vegas valley. Psychic spies known as remote viewers are holding their international conference in Green Valley this weekend.

Remote viewing is a technique first developed by the CIA and then by the U.S. Army and was popularized in the movie The Men Who Stare at Goats. It involves one person telepathically witnessing something from very far away.

The International Remote Viewing Association

The I-Team has reported that only 40 people received government training before the CIA program was canceled, but thousands more have since received instruction from former government psychics.

Their annual convention at Green Valley Ranch will include some of the pioneers of remote viewing who say there is substantial evidence that it's real.