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LPGA Golfer Dead in Henderson

HENDERSON, Nev. — Police and an agent for 25-year-old Erica Blasberg say the LPGA tour golfer has died.

Henderson police spokesman Keith Paul said Monday that authorities were investigating Blasberg's Sunday death. It was not immediately clear whether foul play was involved.

Blasberg's agent, Chase Callahan, confirmed her death but declined to provide details because of the investigation.

According to the Clark County Coroner's Office, Blasberg's cause and manner of death has not been determined.

Blasberg played her only LPGA tour event this year two weeks ago in Mexico and tied for 44th.

She found greater success in college, winning six times in two years at the University of Arizona and playing on the Curtis Cup team in 2004. She turned professional that year.

Her death was first reported by Golfweek magazine.

ArtFest of Henderson Celebrates 13 Years

HENDERSON -- The popular art festival, ArtFest of Henderson, will take place this Mother's Day weekend.

The festival will feature paintings, ceramics, jewelry and photography from more than 100 artists. There will also be live entertainment, food vendors and an area for kids to do arts and crafts projects.

This year there will be a special Made in Nevada section. The festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday, May 8th and 9th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. Click here for more information.

Chase Opens Second Homeownership Center for Struggling Borrowers

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Struggling homeowners now have another place they can turn to for help.

Chase opened its second Homeownership Center in the Las Vegas and Henderson area. The goal is to help borrowers who have a home loan serviced by Chase, Washington Mutual or E.M.C stay in their homes.

Chase now has 51 homeownership centers around the country.

Homeowners are asked to call and schedule an appointment to sit down with one of their representatives.

For more information on the new center:

Chase Homeownership Center
1441 West Warm Springs Road
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 558-5160

Henderson Library Getting Ready to Move

HENDERSON - Book lovers will have to plan their check-outs if they use the James Gibson Library in Henderson.

The current location on Water St. in downtown Henderson will close on Saturday, May 15th, but only so all the books can be packed up and moved to a new location. The new Gibson Library will open July 1, at Lake Mead Pkwy., near Boulder Highway.

"As a result of the economy, more people than ever before are in need of the services public libraries provide," said Tom Fay, executive director for Henderson Libraries. "This new, more visible and accessible location will allow us to further expand our reach throughout the Henderson community and continue our mission to cultivate a literate community by providing every citizen free access to books and information."

Devastated Family to Appeal to Henderson City Council

HENDERSON, Nev. --  A Henderson boy who was hit and killed by a car while riding his bike to school will be laid to rest on Thursday.

The family of Nathaniel Miller is using their loss to lobby the city of Henderson to make streets safer for other students. The family feels tremendous pain, but they say, they want his death to have purpose so they'll appear in front of the Henderson City Council Tuesday night.

"That's my baby, yep that's him," said Kay Miller, Nathaniel's mother, as she looks at pictures of her son. She shuffles through snapshots of Nathaniel's greatest moments as she struggles to prepare for his funeral.

Voter Registration Drive Set at Las Vegas Malls

LAS VEGAS -- Clark County election officials plan to help register voters before a deadline this Saturday in advance of the June 8 primary election.

The Election Department will hold voter registration drives Saturday at four Las Vegas-area shopping malls. After that, people who want to register and vote in the primary election can only register in person through May 18 at election offices at the county Government Center in Las Vegas or in North Las Vegas.

The daylong sign-up effort runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Boulevard and Meadows malls in Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Outlet Center south of the Las Vegas Strip, and the Galleria Mall in Henderson.

People can check voter registration status online by clicking here or by telephone at 702-455-VOTE.

 (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Deal Reached with School Support Staff Union

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County School District and it's second largest union have reached a budget deal. This effects 12,000 members of the school support staff currently fearing layoffs and deep pay cuts.

The teacher's union is also close to reaching a deal with the district.

A memo from Superintendent Walt Rulffes says they are close to an agreement with the Clark County Education Association teacher's union. Just days ago there was talk of stalemate and arbitration.

"We were facing this deadline of the May 19th budget adoption. The only alternative the school board has if we don't have the shared sacrifice would be to reduce the labor force," said Rulffes.

In the budget deal, school support staff, including bus drivers, custodians and cafeteria workers, give up pay raises for at least one year. The union will dip into their reserve funds and CCSD will delay textbook purchases, saving the district $10 million.