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Christmas tree recycling drop-off locations

LAS VEGAS - Several locations around the valley are accepting and recycling Christmas trees. It's estimated about 250,000 are sold in the Las Vegas valley, but only 15,000 were recycled last year. 

The recycled trees will be chipped into mulch which is used in public gardens and parks across the valley.

There is no fee to recycle a tree. Trees will be accepted from Dec. 26 to Jan. 15, 2015. Clark County residents are encouraged to drop off their trees at one of the locations listed below and find tips on preparing your tree for recycling.

Boulder City

· Bravo Ball Field parking lot (891 Avenue B)

North Las Vegas

· Aviary Park - 6650 Aviary Way & I-215
· Cheyenne Sports Complex - 3500 E. Cheyenne at Pecos
· Seastrand Park - 6330 Camino Eldorado near Centennial Parkway & I-215
· Lowe's - 2570 E. Craig Road
· Craig Ranch Golf Course - 628 W.

Coroner IDs man beaten to death behind mini mart

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities have identified a 51-year-old man who was apparently beaten with a rock and found dead in a bush behind a convenience store in Las Vegas.

Clark County coroner's officials say Jeffrey Harry Clabaugh died of multiple blunt force injuries after the confrontation Saturday evening. Police were seeking the suspect in the case.

Detectives say Clabaugh was seen possibly taking something from the suspect's car while the suspect was inside the convenience store on North Nellis Boulevard.

Police say the suspect saw Clabaugh fleeing and chased him into a desert area, where he apparently beat him with a rock and left the scene.

The suspect is described as a Pacific Islander man who's about 20-30 years old and was wearing a green shirt, tan shorts and flip flops.

Police: Fight leads to death, suspect on the loose

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police said a fight behind a convenience store turned deadly and the suspect is on the run.

Metro said when they arrived to the store around 7:10 p.m. in the 4300 block of North Nellis Boulevard, they found the man, whose identity hasn't been released, dead in a bush.

Officers said it appears the altercation started when the suspect noticed the victim by his truck. He thought he was stealing from his vehicle, according to police.

Metro said witnesses told them the victim then took off into the desert behind the store, and the suspect followed him. Police said the suspect, whose identity is unknown, confronted and beat the victim, before grabbing a rock and hitting him with it.

EDC Las Vegas 2015 tickets go on sale at noon

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Tickets for Las Vegas' massive, three-day Electric Daisy Carnival are going on sale six months ahead of the event.

Parent company Insomniac says attendees can buy three-day passes starting at noon Pacific time on Monday. Early bird tickets start at $329 plus service fees.

The 2015 electronic dance festival runs from June 19-21 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It's expected to include DJs, art installations, theatrical performances, carnival rides and other attractions.

About 134,000 people attended the 2014 event each of the three days.

A study commissioned by organizers found that the festival generated nearly $338 million in economic impact for Clark County this year.

1 person killed in crash on Gowan

 LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police investigated a deadly crash involving a 23-year-old man Saturday night.

Officers said the collision at Gowan Road and New Horizon Avenue happened around 10:29 p.m. when the driver, 23-year old Jaime Lopez, was traveling eastbound on Gowan Road.

Lopez, who was driving a 1992 Honda Civic, failed to stay in his own lane and ran off the road onto the shoulder, according to police.

Officers said Lopez then re-entered the roadway, crossed the westbound lane of Gowan and ran off the road again, but this time over a curb. The passenger side of the vehicle then struck a fixed, wooden power post causing life threatening injuries to the front passenger, 20-year-old Marcos Luna.

Luna was taken to University Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

Lopez, was also taken to the hospital with serious injuries. 

There was a passenger in the back seat, but police said he refused to get medical attention.

President Obama leaves Las Vegas

 LAS VEGAS -- After spending the weekend in Las Vegas, President Barack Obama left Nevada Sunday to return to Washington D.C.

Air Force One departed from McCarran International Airport around 10:45 a.m. Over the weekend, Obama stayed in Henderson and spent some time golfing at Reflection Bay Golf Club.

The president arrived in Las Vegas on Friday for and visited a Las Vegas High School to sign an executive order on immigration.

With him aboard Air Force One was a delegation of congressional Democrats including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Nevada U.S. Reps. Dina Titus and Steven Horsford.

The president says his executive order will protect as many as 5 million immigrants who are illegally in the United States from deportation.

Veterans can't access medical marijuana through VA

LAS VEGAS -- Medical marijuana dispensaries may become a legal reality within the valley soon; however, one group in southern Nevada won't get any help obtaining medical cannabis.

All of the doctors within the Veteran Affairs system said they will not supply or prescribe marijuana because federal laws still classify it as an illegal substance. Over a year ago Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder became a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in Nevada, but combat veterans who qualify can't go through their normal healthcare providers to get it.

“I feel very on edge, always very tense, I can't seem to take anything easily,” Marvin Carter, veteran of Marine Corps said.

Carter said he's felt this way ever since his plane crashed in North Africa. He was headed to the continent to conduct a covert mission.

Carter said his condition has even affected the way he eats at restaurants.