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Chief Constable Arrested for Burglary

BOULDER CITY, Nev. -- Boulder City detectives have arrested Chief Constable Larry Markotay and charged him with several felonies including burglary while in possession of a firearm.

Markotay who has served 12 years in his position was arrested at his home. He had been out on bail since his February 22 arrest for DUI and fleeing the scene of an accident.

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Lt. Dan Jennings with the Boulder Police Department says officers found several weapons in Markotay's car during the DUI arrest. Those weapons were connected to the victim of a recent burglary.

Wind Turbine Plant to Be Built In Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS --  A group of companies has announced plans to develop a plant in the Las Vegas valley that would employ about 1,000 people for manufacturing wind turbines.

The announcement was made by U.S. Renewable Energy Group (US-REG), a Chinese company called A-Power Energy Generation Systems Ltd., and the real estate development company American Nevada Company of Henderson.

The plan calls for building a the 320,000-square-foot plant in Las Vegas. The plant would manufacture and assemble wind-energy turbines that would supply energy projects throughout North and South America.

Senator Harry Reid has been leading the effort to develop renewable energy and promote investment in Nevada.

I-Team: State Grabs Clean Water Money to Shore Up Budget

LAS VEGAS -- Millions of dollars has been taken from a state fund supposed to help clean up the water in Lake Mead. The money will now be used to help the state budget shortfall.

The loss of $62 million has critics upset and threatening a possible lawsuit.

It's a little-publicized way of helping Nevada stay afloat -- take money from local governments and agencies to fix the state's problems. It's a no-win scenario for everyone, but lawmakers are backed into a corner.

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Poached programs don't like it, but it's a sacrifice that keeps Nevada in the black.

With the chemicals and waste flowing from homes into the drinking supply, the Nevada Clean Water Coalition wants to build a pipe to dilute that water in Lake Mead. Not anymore.

Hundreds Line Up For Free Tax Assistance

LAS VEGAS -- The Earned Income Tax Credit or EITC event Saturday, which took place at the Heinrich YMCA on Meadows Lane right across from the Meadows Mall, had lines wrapping around the building as people waited for free help in filing their taxes.

By mid afternoon there were already 200 families who were served. The focus of the event, which was co-hosted by Channel 8, was making sure taxpayers were aware of the changes made to the earned income tax credit.

What is it comes down to is if you earned $49,000 or less in 2009, you can receive free tax preparation and may be eligible for an EITC refund of up to $5,657. The EITC works to help low-income, working taxpayers get more money back when they file their federal income tax forms but most people are unaware of this tax credit.

Boulder City Constable Arrested for DUI

BOULDER CITY, Nev. -- Boulder City police have arrested Larry Markotay, the Chief Constable for Boulder City, for leaving the scene of an accident and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police say a citizen called 911 last night reporting a car had struck a light pole and the driver fled the area on foot.

When police arrived, they noticed the car was the duty-vehicle belonging to Constable Markotay.

Officers later located Markotay at a nearby home. He was arrested after failing field sobriety tests.

He was booked into the Henderson County Jail until he could appear before a judge.

Process Server Linked to Second Murder Case

LAS VEGAS -- A process server who was arrested in the murder and attempted murder of a Las Vegas couple is now facing more charges.

Police say Gregory Hover will be charged with the kidnapping and murder of  21-year-old Prisma Contreras. Her burned body was found in her Jeep in a desert area near U.S. 95 and the Nelson Landing Road south of Boulder City on Jan. 15th. Contreras had been reported missing the day before. She was a waitress at Hooters Hotel and Casino.

Richard Freeman, who police say is an accomplice, is also facing charges.

Captain Randy Montandan with Metro said that these two men abducted Contreras from her from her place of employment, kept her for a substantial period of time, and subjected her to horrific events before strangling and stabbing her to death.

State Warns of Census Scams

LAS VEGAS -- State officials are warning Nevadans to be on the look out for scams involving the 2010 Census.

Secretary of State Ross Miller and Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto issued a consumer advisory Wednesday morning.

They say the scams include official looking requests for personal financial information and they may come in the form of a direct mail, email or even someone visiting your home.

"Nevadans must know that the U.S. Census Bureau is seeking only demographic information and would not ask for personal information like social security, bank account of credit card numbers," Masto said.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the census forms will be mailed out to people starting in early March. Workers will begin knocking on the doors of single family households around May 1, 2010 if they didn't get the form mailed back to them.