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Police Search St. Rose Hospital Area for Man with Gun

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Henderson Police were called to the area around the St. Rose Hospital on Eastern and St. Rose Parkway to investigate a person with a gun.

Police say they received a report of a man walking into the hospital carrying a rifle. They surrounded the scene and started to search for the suspect.

After about an hour, a doctor came forward saying he carried the rifle into the hospital because he didn't want to leave it in his car. The doctor was not charged with a crime.

Henderson Leaders to Hold Town Hall

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Creating an open dialogue in Henderson communities is the idea behind this week's Neighborhood Connections meeting.

Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Mayor Andy Hafen and Councilwoman Debra March will meet with residents of Ward Two. The town-hall type meeting will take place at Desert Willow at Sun City MacDonald Ranch at 2020 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway.

The event is designed to encourage residents and city leaders to talk about projects and ask questions that pertain to the city of Henderson.

Neighborhood Connections will be held quarterly to help residents interact with city leaders of each of the four wards within the city of Henderson. To learn more about them click here.

Group Trying to Bring Jobs to Nevada

LAS VEGAS -- Nevada now has the highest unemployment rate in the nation at 14-percent. With many Las vegas area residents on the verge of losing their unemployment benefits, one state agency is trying unusual ways to bring jobs to Nevada.

The Nevada Development Authority says they're trying a guerilla marketing campaign. They're trying to convince business owners in other states to move to Nevada with unique TV ads. Those jobs can't come soon enough for those on the edge of homelessness.

Those looking at the postings at JobConnect find slim pickings. That includes Debra Cir, who lost her job at Clark County's Safekey program. "Finding jobs at my age is really hard because they want someone young and someone they can mold and they figure I'm already molded and set in my ways," she said.

Henderson Residents Fight Gravel Pit

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Thousands of Anthem residents may soon succeed in their efforts to stop a gravel pit from opening up south of Henderson. It's the rare issue that Senators Harry Reid and John Ensign both agree on, as they join local leaders telling federal lawmakers to stop the gravel pit.

Over 600 acres of BLM land southwest of Anthem is sought by mining companies looking to dig a gravel pit. Anthem residents concerned about their home values have united an unusual political team.

The land next to the Sloan Hills National Conservation area may soon be marked with a pit. The land is remote now, but is in the path of Henderson's future southwest expansion.

Anthem resident Donna Dickey helped organize 5,500 petition signatures. "I never believed that just a few people coming together could fight so hard and it's almost coming to fruition," she said.

Prestigious List Includes 3 Local High Schools

LAS VEGAS -- Three Las Vegas area high schools have been named in Newsweek magazine's picks for the best high schools in the country.

Newsweek listed 1,600 high schools nationwide. One of the biggest factors in choosing the school was how hard the school's staff works to challenge students with advanced placement and college level courses.

Clark High School ranked at 260, Green Valley High School ranked at 810 and the Las Vegas Academy of International Studies and Performing Arts came in at 1391.

 

Sen. Reid to Testify on Bill to Block Henderson Gravel

HENDERSON -- Senator Harry Reid will testify on Wednesday before a Senate committee on his bill to block a gravel pit mine at Sloan Hills.

Residents have been vocal about not wanting the gravel pit near their homes in the Anthem and Inspirada neighborhoods.

Fourth of July Fireworks and Events 2013

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The Smith Center's Fourth with the Phil (July 4)

The entire family can enjoy an evening of fun, food and fireworks at Symphony Park. There will be live entertainment on the outdoor stage including blue grass and jazz bands. The event starts at 4 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m.

The Las Vegas Philharmonic will perform in Reynolds Hall at 7:30 p.m. You can purchase a ticket to concert or stay outside and listen to music piped into the park.