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Veterans Day 2014: Events around the Las Vegas valley

There are numerous events happening around southern Nevada in honor of Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2014. There are also many discounts and freebies being offered to the men and women who served in the United States Military.

Here's a compiled list of events and discounts happening around the valley:

Claim Jumper Restaurants

Claim Jumper Restaurants is offering a free complimentary meal to veterans.  Reservations are highly encouraged because tables fill up quickly. Guests can visit here to make their reservations and find a location nearest them.  Verification of service is required.

Great Clips

Great Clips is offering veterans a free hair cut from Nov. 11 - Dec. 31.  Customers who go into Great Clips for a service on Veterans Day, will also get a free haircut card to give to another veteran.  That card will be redeemable through the end of 2014.

Military members get chance to be roadies for KISS

Now members of the Air Force will be part of the KISS army. The legendary rock band KISS is starting a residency at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in November and has selected three local, active military members to serve as roadies for a week during their stay.

Master Sergeant Jason Borkhuis of Nellis Air Force Base, Sergeant First Class Cory DeMille of the U.S. Army Reserves and Technical Sergeant Richard Reichert of Nellis Air Force Base were chosen by the band to be roadies.

The men will work closely with the KISS crew and be part of the VIP experience. They will also get video and photographs of their days as a roadie for the iconic band. They also get a complimentary hotel stay at the Hard Rock Hotel.

The KISS Rocks Vegas residency will be their band’s third time getting help from members of the military.

KISS Rocks Vegas starts Nov. 5 and lasts through Nov. 23. Tickets are available through the Hard Rock Hotel box office. 

Nellis airman indicted for infant's death

Andrew Leach

LAS VEGAS -- A Nellis Air Force Base airman was indicted by the Clark County grand jury Friday on a murder charge in the death of his 3-month-old son.

Andrew Leach was arrested in Feb. 2014 after a doctor who treated Aiden Leach said the infant's injuries were consistent with shaken baby syndrome. Leach told the police he had dropped the baby while bathing him.

Leach's wife had told police they had some previous domestic violence issues and Andrew Leach was "rough with the baby."

Driving You Crazy: No speed limit signs on Nellis Boulevard

LAS VEGAS - A viewer asked why there were no speed limit signs on southbound Nellis Boulevard between N. Las Vegas Boulevard and Carey Avenue.

The viewer said no one goes slower than 45 mph and few police officers patrol the area.

This stretch of Nellis is maintained by the Nevada Department of Transportation. Traffic8 reached out to NDOT. Thanks to Traffic8's inquiry, NDOT installed three 45 mph signs along that two-mile stretch.

Now that the signs are there, people know how fast they can go.

As for enforcement, if you see people consistently speeding in your area, you can file a complaint with Metro Police's Traffic Bureau at 702-828-3535 and request increased enforcement in your area.

What's driving you crazy? E-mail your traffic questions and complaints to Demetria Obilor.

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.