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Green Flag West Exercises Underway

NELLIS AFB -- Military aircraft will be seen in the skies above Southern Nevada as the U.S. Air Force hosts Green Flag West exercises.

Through August 19th, aircraft will depart from Nellis Air Force Base twice a day for missions at the National Training Center in California. Flying will take place Sunday through Friday both weeks.

This is the first Green Flag exercise for the Pakistani Air Force and the Royal Saudi Air Force. Their participation increases the inter-operability between air forces.

Green Flag West's realistic air-land integration and employment training prepares U.S. and allied nations for deployment and modern Close Air Support combat operations worldwide.

The exercise flight path includes areas within the Las Vegas valley, near Mount Charleston, and north of Pahrump.

Parents Struggle with Back to School in Bad Economy

LAS VEGAS -- The start of a new school year means it is time for new school supplies. But the simplest items like a pencil, ruler, and backpack add up. Some families simply can't afford what their kids need at the start of another school year.

There are several places parents can go to make sure their kids are ready for the first day of school.

Soon to be sophomore, Kaylene Konold says she woke up her brothers and sister when she heard free school supplies would be handed out at Sonios Cafe.

"We are in the need. We've been going to food banks and getting food and school supplies because you need those type of things because you make the grades without the stuff," she said.

From the paper, to pencils, and folders, she says what may seem like a little to some, means a lot for others. Her family wasn't the only ones waiting in line for the free supplies.

Judge Says Sex Club Ordinance is Unconstitutional

LAS VEGAS -- Clark County's sex club ordinance has been found unconstitutional. Judge Kathleen Delaney said the ordinance banning sex clubs is unconstitutional and violates due process. That means the sex clubs in Las Vegas appear to be safe to operate in the open.

Many clubs had issued legal challenges in the past, saying the ordinance uses broad language that many officers don't know how to enforce. The clubs instead had to engage in a shadowy world of licensing themselves as tattoo parlors or tanning salons, hiding what the main draw was all along: entrance fees for people to have consensual sex with like-minded adults.

In the ruling, Delaney wrote that "vagueness so permeates the 'sex club' definition that it does not provide adequate notice to a person of ordinary intelligence what conduct is, in fact, prohibited."

Woman Surprised at Mortars Found in Her Shed

LAS VEGAS -- Steps away from her home, Zina Wickliffe thought she knew what was in her shed. It was where her ex-husband, a former United States Marine, did his electrical work.

While cleaning Sunday, she came across two military mortars stashed in a milk crates.

"If it was something that was going to be a danger to myself or any of my neighbors, I wanted to get rid of it," she said.

Wickliffe called for help. Fire officials say she did the right thing. She had no idea they were even there. It turns out they were two military mortars commonly used in practice missions to light up an area the size of a football field.

"You really can't tell from the outside whether its a dangerous item or if it's just a souvenir," said Tim Szymanski with Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.

Authorities arrived on scene and safely disposed the devices.

Residents in Fear Over Immigration Raids

LAS VEGAS -- Some members of the Hispanic community in Las Vegas say they've had enough, claiming they were harassed by federal agents. Thirty one people were arrested at transportation businesses across the valley. The raids taking place on the same day Arizona's immigration law went into effect.

The owner of Las Vegas Shuttles say the agents came in last Thursday and started asking everyone for their documents. Out of 40 people, only one person was in the country illegally. Now, these community members say they feel like they were unfairly targeted.

"I am a U.S. citizen and it feels bad. It's not right," said Las Vegas Shuttles owner Emmanuel Corrales. 

Corrales wants answers after his business was swarmed with federal border agents on Thursday. They demanded documentation from everyone to see if they were in the country illegally.

Man Arrested in Cold Case Murder

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police have solved a cold case murder from 1983. Police say 59-year-old Jorge Lima-Jorge was arrested in Florida for the murder of William Banks. Banks was killed on March 15th, 1983.

Police say homicide detectives identified Lima-Jorge as a suspect in the original investigation and that an arrest warrant was issued for him. But he fled and changed his identity.

Lima-Jorge alluded arrest for 27 years before being taken into custody in Hialeah, Florida. He is now awaiting extradition to Las Vegas to face murder charges.

Las Vegas police say this is the oldest cold case they have ever solved.

Injured Man Rescued from Tunnel

LAS VEGAS --  A man was rushed to the hospital after a construction accident Friday morning left him seriously injured.

The rescue took place at Nellis and Carey. The man was working with underground pipes when the system he was using failed and hit him in the back. Rescuers had to go down into a 20-foot hole and go 20 feet inside a tunnel to pull the man to safety.

Dozens of firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene. The injured man was airlifted to UMC with critical injuries to his chest.