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U.S. Rep. Horsford Undergoes Cardiac Surgical Procedure

U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford

LAS VEGAS -- U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford had non-elective "cardiac surgical procedure" Monday to address a hereditary condition, his office said in a statement.

Calling the procedure "successful," the decision to operate was made during a routine annual physical examination. It is unclear if he had heart surgery or another procedure.

Horsford's doctors expect a full recovery, the statement said. He will be recovering for the next few weeks.

Horsford, 40, represents Nevada's Congressional District 4.

In a statement, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said, "This afternoon, Kathleen and I expressed our thoughts and prayers to Congressman Horsford and his family. Congressman Horsford has been a vocal supporter of Nevada and his constituents and we extend our sincerest wishes for a full recovery."

Suspect Arrested in Las Vegas Child's 1986 Killing

April Marie Rhodes was last seen alive on Nov. 23, 1986.

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- A suspect in the killing of a 7-year-old Las Vegas girl in 1986 has been arrested in Missouri.

The suspect, Jasper Goddard,61, is awaiting extradition to Nevada, said Tim Bedwell with North Las Vegas Police Department. Goddard is a registered sex offender. He was pulled over in Ozark, Missouri for a traffic violation on June 27. During the stop, the officer discovered there was a Nevada warrant the rape and murder of April Marie Rhodes. Goddard was arrested.

DNA recovered during the initial investigation was used to identify Goddard as a suspect, police said.

Rhodes' battered body was discovered Nov. 24, 1986 in a storage locker a few houses away from her family's apartment in the 2100 block of Statz Street, near Lake Mead Boulevard and Belmont Street. She was last seen alive the day before.

Two Crashes Tie Up Traffic at Charleston and Lamb

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating two crashes in the same area near Charleston and Lamb boulevards.

According to police, the first one happened around noon. A car hit a person crossing the street. The vehicle left the scene, but the victim was not seriously hurt.

The second crash happened moments later in the same area. The officer called to the original accident reported the second crash. A bicyclist was hit by a construction truck, the officer said.

There is no word on the seriousness of the second crash.

Eastbound lanes of Charleston Boulevard are closed for the investigation.

Power Restored For Thousands in NE Valley

LAS VEGAS -- For about an hour, some 9,000 customers were without power in the northeast valley, according to NV Energy.

The power was restored just after 5 p.m., NV Energy spokesman Mark Severts said.

The power outage stemmed from a substation near Nellis Boulevard and Carey Avenue and  affected 11 distribution lines.

The power outage was caused by equipment failure, he said.

Flood Control Focus of Meeting Wednesday

Flood Control Focus of Meeting Wednesday

Flooding last September caused millions of dollars in damage to neighborhoods along the Las Vegas Wash, Flamingo Wash and Desert Rose Golf Course.

Clark County, the City of Las Vegas and the Regional Flood Control District are working on the design phase of a plan to keep the same type of disaster from happening again.

County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani will host a public meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the cafeteria at Las Vegas High School to discuss the proposed flood control plan.

"At our last public meeting in January many residents asked that the Flamingo Wash also be part of this project, and we were able to provide $16 million in extra funding to include a portion of the Flamingo Wash in the work. Citizen input also has been a critical part of the new designs for the golf course," said Commissioner Giunchigliani, whose commission District E includes Desert Rose.

Major Service Changes Planned for RTC Routes

Major Service Changes Planned for RTC Routes

If you regularly ride the bus in southern Nevada, pay attention because a new schedule goes into effect July 7.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) warns that customers may experience service delays.

The transit service changes include increased frequencies, later and/or earlier operating hours, schedule adjustments and modifications to the Boulder Highway Express (BHX), Henderson & Downtown Express (HDX), Route 212-Sunset Road and Route 402-Sunset/Boulder City. Boarding changes will take place on the Sahara Express (SX), BHX and HDX that will require passengers to board through the front door and pay or swipe their passes at the farebox.

The transit service changes that will be effective July 7, include: