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More details released in deadly officer-involved shooting

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police have released new details about the officer-involved shooting that left a woman dead.

According to Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo, dispatchers received a call about a disturbance at the Manor Suites on Las Vegas Boulevard and Warm Springs Road just after midnight June 25.

Multiple callers told police that a woman was yelling and waving a knife outside of an apartment within the complex.

When officers arrived, they found a woman, identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as 48-year-old Mimi Goldberg, on a second-floor balcony yelling and holding a knife.

The officers told Goldberg to drop the knife and she refused. Goldberg then walked to an apartment, took the screen off the window and climbed inside, police said.

Witnesses told police Goldberg was inside the apartment stabbing someone. When officers reached the apartment, they saw Goldberg stabbing a woman.

Henderson approves regulations for medical marijuana businesses

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Marijuana dispensaries will be a reality in Henderson as the city council passed several ordinances Tuesday night to allow medical marijuana businesses to open up.

There was a question if Henderson would even allow medical marijuana businesses because of a moratorium by city officials earlier this year. City officials will begin accepting applications starting next week to fill the five dispensaries allowed within city limits.

The City of Henderson is routinely ranked as one of the safest cities in America by the FBI. Its image is something city leaders wanted to protect when medical marijuana was brought up.

Mona Lisa Samuelson is a marijuana advocate and patient, who is glad Henderson will welcome medical marijuana within its borders.

Newest water park, Cowabunga Bay, set to open next week

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The opening of Cowabunga Bay, the first water park to ever be built in Henderson, is just one week from opening.

The opening has been delayed a number of times and from the outside it looks like there's still plenty of construction going on. However, the developers say the work is on schedule.

Thursday, 8 News NOW got an exclusive tour of what's happening inside this attraction that many people have been waiting for. The general manager says despite the delays, the opening date of July 4 will remain in place and he can't wait to let visitors into the $25 million attraction that he says is built just for locals.

Walking through the entrance of the long awaited Cowabunga Bay, the general manager and owner Shane Huish says after years of planning and construction, opening day is finally near.

House fire blamed on barbecue briquettes

A fire at home in Henderson is being blamed on barbecue briquettes that were not disposed of properly.

According to the Henderson Fire Department, dispatchers received calls about the fire at around 8 p.m. Sunday night. Callers reported a house near Hillpointe Road and Arroyo Grande Boulevard was on fire.

When firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke and fire coming from the garage. The fire was threatening to move to the home next door. Crews were able to put out the flames quickly and stop the fire from moving to a second house.

Fire damage is estimated at $60,000.  

New master-planned community under construction in Henderson

LAS VEGAS -- Construction is moving forward on Henderson's newest master-planned community.

Cadence is being developed off Lake Mead Parkway just east of Boulder Highway. People headed out to Lake Las Vegas or Lake Mead will notice a lot of construction.

It is the newest master-planned community in southern Nevada called Cadence and developers say this area is in for a building boom.

Cheryl Persinger is vice president of marketing for Cadence. They broke ground in August and developer, the Landwell Company, has grand plans for Cadence.

"We'll have 13,250 homes built in our community once built out, over 10 to 15 years," Persinger said.

Cadence will play a key role for southern Nevada's home building industry's recovery after the recession.

CCSD looking for funding solutions for overcrowded schools

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County School District says the problem of classroom overcrowding is getting out of control.

Officials are now installing three portables a week to make sure kids have room to learn starting next school year.

Most schools may be out for the summer, but CCSD officials are already looking ahead to the fall and how to deal with the problem of overcapacity classrooms.

Some local moms say their new website, hopefornevada.org, may be the solution to get more schools built. It is a one-stop shop for families to learn about how the CCSD is funded.

"At some point, we need to pass a bond measure because we can't build schools out of the operating budget. We have to have capital," mother Caryne Shea said.

Capital the school district doesn't have, according to school board trustee Deanna Wright.

Officers shoot, kill suspect in Henderson

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) -- A man is dead and a police officer is wounded after a pre-dawn shootout in a residential neighborhood in Henderson.

Police spokeswoman Kathleen Richards says the officer is in stable condition at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center after the 4 a.m. Wednesday gunfire at a home on Flat Plains Avenue.

The officer's wound wasn't described as life-threatening. He wasn't immediately identified.

Richards says the assailant was shot and killed after opening fire on officers responding to reports of gunfire in a neighborhood near Horizon Ridge Parkway and Gibson Road.

Police are investigating what prompted the shooting.

Richards says there's no immediate indication it had any connection with a deadly shooting Sunday in Las Vegas that left two police officers, a good Samaritan and two assailants dead in a Wal-Mart store.