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Wreckage believed to be small plane headed to Henderson

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BAKER, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities have tentatively confirmed that wreckage spotted in the Mojave Desert mountains is from a small airplane with a husband and wife aboard that disappeared during a flight from Southern California to Nevada.

Maj. Marc Sobel of the Civil Air Patrol says he's confident his team on Wednesday has located the site in the Clark Mountain Range of the single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza that disappeared from radar Tuesday night.

The Civil Air Patrol says a pilot and his wife were aboard the plane that left from California City for Henderson, Nevada.

Three air crews and three ground search teams were involved in the search. The wreckage was spotted at first light north of Interstate 15 about halfway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

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I-Team: New clues in the true identity of Paul Fronczak

A photo of newborn Paul Fronczak just before he was kidnapped.

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A local man who has been searching for his true identity and blood relatives is one step closer to finding answers.

The story of Paul Fronczak was first investigated by the I-Team in 2012 and has since been re-told by news outlets all over the world. Since then, the man who thought he was Paul Fronczak has been getting a lot of help from genealogy experts and DNA sleuths.

The story involves two mysteries. First, what happened to the real Paul Fronczak, a newborn baby stolen from a hospital in 1964, and second, who is the mystery man in Henderson who, for 50 years, believed that he was Paul Fronczak? Teams of DNA detectives are close to getting some final answers.

"I get recognized now and then," Paul Fronczak said. "It's always, 'hey, you don't know your name, that kind of thing' and I'm like, yeah, I don't."

It's been a long strange trip for Fronczak, and it's not over yet.







Gov. Sandoval unveils budget with $1.1 billion tax increase

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Gov. Brian Sandoval has unveiled a budget that would raise taxes by $1.1 billion and give the majority of that back to Nevada schools.

"My budget will make sure students are college ready by graduation," Gov. Sandoval said.

The proposal unveiled Thursday evening in Sandoval's State of the State address calls for restructuring the flat, $200-a-year business license fee into a fee that varies based on a company's gross receipts and industry type. It also calls for making temporary "sunset" taxes permanent.



Man to spend 9 to 30 years in prison for lewdness with a child

LAS VEGAS -- A man who pleaded guilty to acts of lewdness with a child was sentenced from 9 to 30 years in prison Tuesday.

Police say Bryan Hargrave, 40, would spend time at the Fiesta Rancho ice rink and befriend single mothers who had boys who played hockey.

The victim was a 7-year-old child who was inappropriately touched in his own home. Hargrave spent time at the family's home and help the mother put her children to bed. When the victim's mother learned of the incident, she reported Hargrave to police.  

When confronted with the allegations, Hargrave slit his wrists in a suicide attempt.

Hargrave will have to register as a sex offender once he is released from prison.

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Police arrested, ticketed multiple drivers during DUI enforcement

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Officers arrested nine drivers on DUI charges during a big enforcement effort which targeted impaired drivers.

Over a three week period, which ended on Jan. 5, Henderson Police officers, along with the Metro and Mesquite Police agencies used “saturation patrols” to search the area for drunk drivers. Officers also issued 61 tickets to drivers who were speeding, HPD said.

There were seven citations given out to drivers who ran red lights, and a number of tickets were given to drivers who didn't have insurance, drove on a revoked, suspended or expired driver's license, or drivers that didn't have the right vehicle registration.

Last year, 285 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes on Nevada roadways. Alcohol was a contributing factor in 74 of those deaths, according to the Nevada Department of Public Safety – Office of Traffic Safety.

Sen. Reid optimistic of recovery despite lost eyesight

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Harry Reid says he's on the mend despite injuries from an exercise accident that has taken away the vision in his right eye.

The Nevadan is the top Democrat in the new GOP-controlled Congress and is recovering from broken ribs and bones in his face after a resistance band broke last week and sent him barreling into cabinets at his new home last week. He said blood in the eye has harmed his vision but that he's hopeful of recovering it.

Reid has had to skip work this week but says he's eager to return to the Senate to fight GOP legislation that would permit construction of the Keystone XL pipeline project.

The 75-year-old Reid is up for re-election in 2016 and he's given every indication that he's running.

Sen. Reid optimistic of recovery despite lost eyesight

Twitter/@SenatorReid

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Harry Reid says he's on the mend despite injuries from an exercise accident that has taken away the vision in his right eye.

The Nevadan is the top Democrat in the new GOP-controlled Congress and is recovering from broken ribs and bones in his face after a resistance band broke last week and sent him barreling into cabinets at his new home last week. He said blood in the eye has harmed his vision but that he's hopeful of recovering it.

Reid has had to skip work this week but says he's eager to return to the Senate to fight GOP legislation that would permit construction of the Keystone XL pipeline project.

The 75-year-old Reid is up for re-election in 2016 and he's given every indication that he's running.