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Henderson, military moms' group organizing troop gifts for holidays

Henderson, military moms' group organizing troop gifts for holidays

The city of Henderson is working with the Blue Star Mothers of Henderson and Boulder City to put together holiday stockings for troops deployed overseas.

The Blue Star Mothers will be collecting supplies, including non-perishable food items, lip balm, magazines and personal care items to package and send to troops for the holidays.

This year the Mothers are looking to stuff 1,000 stockings with the comforts of home. Collection boxes will be set up at the Henderson City Hall, city recreation centers and at businesses along Water Street District.

Besides gathering items to give to service members, the group is also looking for information about Henderson residents who are deployed. Family and friends can submit contact information at cityofhenderson.com, so service members can get their very own stocking.

 

ATV crash kills 1, injures another near I-15

LAS VEGAS -- Officials with the Clark County Fire Department and Metro Police investigated a deadly ATV crash Sunday. One person was killed and another was hurt during the rollover accident at mile marker 59 near Interstate 15. 

Metro Police said it occurred at the Apex/Nellis Dunes OHV area located near Clark R. Peterson Boulevard.  They said evidence at the scene and witness statements indicated that a Yamaha Rhino off-road vehicle rolled down a foothill in the desert area and the driver of the Rhino was ejected from the vehicle.

Police said the male rider died at the scene, while the female rider was airlifted by Flight for Life to a nearby hospital.

Clark County Fire said her injuries consisted of bruises and lacerations.

The names of the man and woman haven't been released.

Metro Police are investigating the crash.

Industrial area could be home to medical pot grow operations

LAS VEGAS -- Medical marijuana is coming to the Las Vegas valley and some neighborhood concerns are coming with it.

One of those is the smell of marijuana coming from production facilities near residential areas.

The city of North Las Vegas is offering incentives for the grow houses to open outside of town.

On Tuesday, 30 businesses were approved to open legal grow facilities in the 18,000 acre Apex Industrial Park, which is 25 miles from downtown Las Vegas.

They still need state approval but soon, the area could be the valley's new green zone.

For years, the Apex Industrial Park has been as barren as the desert surrounding it, not many businesses were willing to set up shop there. For North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee, the open area is an opportunity.

“We decided that that would be the green zone that it would be the place that we would put this particular product," Mayor Lee said.

Firefighter injured fighting motor speedway fire

A fire and the wind caused trouble for the Red Bull Air Races Sunday.

A Clark County firefighter was injured while fighting a fire at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon, officials said.

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Stearman flight a reward for Henderson veterans

A special service takes veterans for a memoriable flight around Boulder City.

An 88-year-old former Air Force flight nurse and her 86-year-old husband, a former Air Force pilot, were given a special treat for their service to the nation last week — a free ride in a 1942 Stearman biplane above Boulder City.

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Police looking for 'Telephone Man' robber

Police looking for 'Telephone Man' robber

Metro Police are looking for a man who robbed several businesses on the northeast side of the Las Vegas valley.

The first robbery happened at around 10:40 a.m. Sept. 19 and the latest happened at around 6 p.m. Oct. 9.

Police have called him the Telephone Man robber because he targets wireless phone businesses. He enters the store, pretends to be a customer, pulls out a handgun and demands money. Once he gets the money, the suspect leaves the area on foot.

He is described as a Hispanic man between 20 and 30 years old. He is between 5 foot 8 and 5 foot 11 and between 220 and 260 pounds. He has black hair, a mustache, brown eyes and a Mexican eagle tattoo on his left arm.

He was last seen wearing a blue cap, silver-framed sunglasses, a white short-sleeved polo shirt, blue jeans and white shoes.

Anyone with information is urged to call Metro’s Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555. 

Air Force basketball athlete defines resiliency

A retired master sergeant credits the adapted sports program with getting his life on track.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AFNS) -- When the combat rescue helicopter Pedro 66 was brought down by enemy fire June 9, 2010, in Afghanistan, retired Master Sgt. Christopher Aguilera thought his life was over, literally.

Read more in the U.S. Air Force website.