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Driving You Crazy: Visibility at Reunion and Anthem

HENDERSON, Nev. - A Henderson resident says it’s nearly impossible to turn right onto Anthem Parkway from eastbound Reunion Drive. A large community sign blocks the view of many drivers. The viewer asks if the sign can be moved to improve visibility.

Henderson officials say traffic engineers have reviewed this location several times. The city states there is enough distance to safely turn onto the roadway, despite the sign.

Henderson traffic engineers say the sign is at least 350 feet outside the travel lane. They say that's enough room for drivers to make a safe turn when turning right on red.

They also suggest if a driver feels uncomfortable turning on red, the driver should wait until the signal turns green before proceeding.

Henderson are, however, addressing a hedge that is located next to the sign that could restrict visibility.

City officials contacted the community association and asked to have the hedge removed.

Henderson Police ID suspects in 2-week burglary crime spree

Cory Quenzler

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Two men are facing more charges after police linked them to a series of burglaries in Anthem and the Green Valley Warm Springs Road area.

Cory Quenzler and Dallas Creswell, who are both 21, were already in the Henderson Detention Center on charges of breaking into a car and stealing a gun when the pair was charged with six additional burglaries. The burglaries took place over a two-week period starting July 30.

The pair is accused of driving around searching for unlocked vehicles and stealing items inside the vehicles. Police say the two could be linked to other vehicle break-ins.

Henderson police shutter substation service desks

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) -- Henderson police have closed service desks at two satellite police offices until more officers are hired.

The department says desk services are still available from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week including holidays at the main police station on Lead Street behind City Hall.

Desks are closed at the west substation on Green Valley Parkway near the Henderson Multigenerational Center and the north station on Sunset Road east of Boulder Highway.

Department spokeswoman Kathleen Richards says the move puts more officers on the street.

Plans call for resuming satellite desk services next summer, after a new class of police recruits completes academy work and field-training.

Richards says the department has also handled more than 5,000 online police reports since an internet reporting system began in October 2011.

DA finds police justified in man's killing

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County District Attorney's Office has determined police officers were reasonable and justified when they shot and killed Southaly Ketmany in July 2013.

“The police officers' attempts to end the confrontation peacefully were ignored by Mr. Ketmany who was armed with a hammer and knife when he charged at the officers, leaving them no choice but to defend themselves,” District Attorney Steve Wolfson said.

Ketmany, a resident of Sacramento, was visiting family and friends in Las Vegas when he went missing and turned up in the home of a person he did not know. That resident called police. Prior to the shooting, police attempted to subdue Ketmany with a Taser and rubber bullets which were not successful.

New questions arise in Henderson official's DUI arrest

LAS VEGAS -- A top Henderson city leader is temporarily off the job after officers say he drove intoxicated on Henderson city streets.

Sources tell 8 News NOW that assistant city manager Fred Horvath was playing golf Friday afternoon and officers arrested him shortly after that on suspicion of DUI.

He was released just hours later. Questions are being raised onto how that happened.

Fred Horvath may have spent very little time in the Henderson Detention Center.

His name was in the jail's computer database for about two hours, something DUI attorneys, both on and off the record, say is out of the ordinary.

When officers took in Henderson assistant city manager Fred Horvath near Green Valley Parkway and Wigwam Avenue, he was soon booked into the Henderson Detention Center. But Horvath presumably spent very little time there.

Horvath was listed in the jail's inmate computer system for about two hours.

Crash cleared from southern beltway and I-15 interchange

LAS VEGAS --  Nevada Highway Patrol has cleared the scene of crash that was tying up traffic at the southern beltway and I-15 interchange.

According to NHP, the crash happened at about 10:40 a.m. Wednesday on the ramp from eastbound 215 to I-15 northbound. A box truck flipped onto its side, troopers said.

All lanes of the ramp were closed, but have since been cleared.



 

Three new road projects set to start in Henderson

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The three extra cents per gallon every time you fill up is really starting to add up.

Since starting up in January, the fuel tax has raised about $80 million. The money is being used to update and fix roads all across Clark County.

So far, it has funded at least 37 projects. Three of those projects are set to get underway in just a few days.

The goal is to make things safer for three very busy areas of Henderson. Next week, workers will start repaving Warm Springs Road from Arroyo Grande Boulevard to Stephanie Street.

They will also tackle Eastern Avenue from Silverado Ranch Boulevard to Coronado Center Drive.

They're already out near Whitney Ranch Drive from Russell Road to Arroyo Grande Boulevard, adding bike lanes and much more.

The intersection of Whitney Ranch Drive and Patrick Lane has been a point of concern, not only for Henderson city leaders, but local business owners for years.