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Baby Allegedly Abused by Nellis Airman Dies

Andrew Leach

LAS VEGAS -- The hospitalized baby allegedly abused by a Nellis Air Force Base airman died Monday, the Clark County Coroner's Office confirmed.

Aiden Leach, who was 3 months old, was hospitalized on Feb. 2 in critical condition. A doctor who treated the child told police, the boy's injuries were consistent with shaken baby syndrome. The coroner's office has not released the cause of death.

The child's father, Andrew Leach, 31, was arrested after his child was taken to the hospital. Leach told police he had dropped the baby while bathing him. Leach is being held in the Clark County Detention Center.

His next court date is Feb. 20.

Youth for Nellis AFB Bring a Happy Valentine's Day to Seniors

Children from the Nellis Air Force Base Youth Center went on a mission off-base Friday, spreading the love on Valentine's Day and making a group of seniors very happy. Brian Brennan has more on the heart warming story.

Warriors at Nellis AFB Test Their Mettle

Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base take their training seriously and many of them have gone beyond the standard required workouts as part of the Life of a Warrior initiative.

Coroner: 2 Boys Died from Injuries Received in Fire

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office announced Tuesday that the two boys found dead after a fire in a trailer died from injuries received in the blaze.

According to the coroner, 11-year-old Andrew Najera and 15-year-old Jerry Slayden Jr. died from acute carbon monoxide toxicity and extensive burns. Their deaths were ruled accidental.

The fire started in the early morning hours of Jan. 26. in a trailer that was parked near a Slayden's grandmother's home, which is close to Carey Avenue and Lamb Boulevard.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Airman Arrested for Child Abuse of His 3-Month-Old Baby

LAS VEGAS -- A Nellis Air Force Base airman is in custody on charges of child abuse with substantial bodily harm after police say he shook his 3-month-old baby boy.

Andrew Leach was arrested after his baby was taken to Sunrise Hospital on Feb. 2 in critical condition with severe head trauma.

Leach told police that he had dropped the baby while giving him a bath, but the doctor who treated the child told police the injuries were consistent with shaken baby syndrome.

The suspect also told police he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, alcohol and chemical dependency and depression. He said he had been treated at both in-patient and out-patient programs. He finished his last treatment about a week before the incident.

Pedestrian Hit by Car along Nellis Blvd.

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a serious crash involving a car and a pedestrian along Nellis Boulevard at Las Vegas Boulevard.

According to police, the crash happened at around 2:30 p.m. on the southbound lanes of Nellis Blvd. A person walking was hit by a minivan and is suffering possible life threatening injuries, police said.

Southbound Nellis Blvd is now back open after being closed for the investigation.

Local Company Sends Love to Military Members Overseas

Local Company Sends Love to Military Members Overseas

As Valentine's Day approaches one office in Las Vegas is making sure the troops deployed overseas feel loved.

The people at Desert Call Connections have packed up hundreds of care packages for members of the military.

An employee of the company Raynell Ridgeway is a reservist and has been sent to Afghanistan. So the team decided to send love letters to his entire security squadron.

"I can only imagine how tough it is out there being away from your family and the stresses of being in the military," Curtis Vetter with Desert Call Connections said.

"Raynell and many of the other men and women like him are heroes. And this is how a hero should be treated," president and CEO of Desert Call Connections Gabriel Bristol said.

Bristol says they plan to send care packages to troops on a regular basis.