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Brush fire causes plume of smoke in SE valley

Credit: G Kim Franz Phd

HENDERSON, Nev. — Smoke filled the sky in the southeast part of the valley late Tuesday morning.

The Henderson Fire Department said it was a small brush fire in a creek, however numerous viewers have taken to Facebook and Twitter to report the smoke.

A viewer emailed and said the fire was burning near Galleria Drive and Pabco Road.

There's no information on what caused the fire.

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Looking for love? Avoid Henderson, North Las Vegas, study says

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas is a fairly average city for singles but North Las Vegas and Henderson both rate poorly in that category, according to rankings released Monday by consumer information website WalletHub.

Among the nation's 150 largest cities, Las Vegas ranked 71st, while Henderson and North Las Vegas placed 135th and 148th respectively. Reno in northern Nevada came out much better, ranking eighth.

Las Vegas ranked 37th for romance and fun -- including first place for highest number of nightlife options per capita -- but only 120th for its economics of dating. Henderson scored 114th for romance and fun and 116th for dating affordability.

North Las Vegas, which frequently ranks near the bottom in WalletHub studies, placed 139th for romance and fun and 134th for the economics of dating.

Man shot by Henderson Police dies 2 years later

Jake Goldsborough

HENDERSON, Nev. — A man who was shot by Henderson Police in 2012 has died two years later.

Jake Goldsborough was 36 when he was shot at an Albertson's grocery store near Lake Mead Drive and Boulder Highway on Nov. 14, 2012 after police believed he pointed a handgun at officers.

It turned out it was not a gun, but instead a pellet gun painted to look like a semi-automatic weapon. 

The coroner said Goldsborough died on Nov. 15 from Sepsis Staphylococcus aureus, an infection that is deadly. The secondary cause was multiple gun shot wounds to the torso.

He was 38.

Acts of Kindness: Beau Fairless

HENDERSON, Nev. - Beau Fairless and the Blue Star Mothers have spent weeks packing special Christmas stockings and care packages for troops overseas.

“They've given us so much. I think we should give something back to them as a thanks,” Fairless said.

He has a lot of family in the military, and he wants to follow in their footsteps. He is currently a proud member of the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps.

“We drill one weekend a month at Nellis Air Force Base, go to different trainings over winter or summer. It's a really good leadership-based program,” he said.

Fairless has become a real leader. He and his fellow cadets volunteer often to help our veterans. One of their causes is Wreaths Across America.

“We put wreaths on everyone's headstones in the cemetery in Boulder City,” Fairless said.

Every Friday night, Beau also volunteers at St. Rose de Lima Hospital.

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Driving You Crazy: Rough stretch of Racetrack Road

HENDERSON, Nev. - Corey asks when Henderson road crews will repair an extremely rough stretch of Racetrack Road near Newport Drive.

Henderson representatives say they are designing an improvement project for Racetrack Road. Henderson plans to fix the pavement, finish missing sections of sidewalk and add enhanced pedestrian crossings.

A signal at Blue Lantern Drive and a bridge at Newport are also planned, but the design won't be finished until March 2015.

Construction should start by late May or early June. Work would wrap by the end of 2015.

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

Coroner identifies body found in drainage ditch

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the body found in a Henderson drainage ditch Sunday.

The Coroner's Office says the body belonged to 52-year-old Suwit Kloykaom. His cause of death is pending.

Officers said Kloykaom's body was lying, face down, on Wiesner Way when it was discovered. Authorities did not release any other details about the case.

At this time, Henderson Police say foul play does not appear to be a factor.

Grand jury indicts 3 in woman's killing

Stacey Hurley

LAS VEGAS -- A man prosecutors described as a low-level drug dealer and two of his alleged associates were all indicted by a Clark County grand jury for murder with use of a deadly weapon and related charges in the Sept. 29 shooting death of Sarah Collis in the southeast valley desert.

Gerald Ice, the alleged trigger man, Loralei Lazenby, who allegedly witnessed the shooting, and Stacey Hurley, who allegedly furnished the murder weapon, remain in the Clark County Detention Center on no bail. Ice is accused of shooting Collis in the head after she was kidnapped and taken to the remote location.

The defendants are due in court Dec. 29.

Collis, whose body was found in the desert off Pabco Road Oct. 1, allegedly was a witness on Sept. 17 when Ice shot Kayron Burns six times following a confrontation in which Ice complained about drugs that were missing. Burns survived the shooting.