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Nellis AFB Flying Exercise Missions to California

LAS VEGAS -- Nellis Air Force Base officials say there will be increased military aircraft activity through the end of the month in southern Nevada and Southern California.

The Air Force is taking part in exercises called Green Flag-West, beginning Monday. Units from the United Kingdom and Canada will join the 549th Combat Training Squadron at Nellis and the 12th Combat Training Squadron at Fort Irwin, Calif., supporting Canadian Task Force 1-10 and ground units from across the country.

Officials say the exercise aims to replicate conditions in Iraq and Afghanistan for Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps members. Flight paths between Nellis and the National Training Center at Fort Irwin will cross near Mount Charleston and north of Pahrump to the Mojave Desert in California's Inyo and San Bernardino counties.

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Coroner Identifies Burned Remains Found in Car

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's office has identified the burned human remains found in a car as 31-year-old Antonio Garcia Jr.

The remains were discovered on Dec. 21 by police and firefighters after a fire was put out in a car parked off of Lamb Blvd. and Cheyenne. The body was in the trunk of the car.

According to the coroner, Garcia died of a gunshot wound to the head. His city and state of residence is unknown.

Aviation Nation at Nellis AFB This Weekend

NELLIS AFB, Nv -- Afterburners will be blasting over Las Vegas this weekend as one of the biggest air shows in the nation takes place Saturday morning at Nellis.

Aviation Nation not only brings in thousands of visitors to town, it also pumps in millions of dollars to the economy. It is ranked among the top 10 air shows in the nation.

“We've always loved planes and we enjoy it. And my son is addicted to it,” said Carrisa.

Two-year-old Aiden looks at the jets in awe. “He has to run out of the house every time he hears a plane,” said his mom Carrisa.

SLIDESHOW: Aviation Nation 2009

Memorial Grows for Fallen Officer, Surviving Officer Named

Metro says Officer David W. Nesheiwat is the surviving officer from Wednesday's fatal accident involving a police cruiser. Police say Officer Nesheiwat is expected to make a full recovery.

Mourners are leaving messages and flowers at the scene of a crash that claimed Nesheiwat's parter's life.

Officer Milburn Beitel died after the Wednesday night accident at Washington and Nellis. The 30-year-old police officer had been with the force for six years and had attented Silverado High School when he was a teen.

Some of those visiting the site of the crash knew Beitel but people who don't know him have also paid their respects.

"My heart goes out to his family. It's not easy losing a loved one; it doesn't get better.

Fallen Metro Officer Being Remembered as Wonderful Man

LAS VEGAS, Nv -- A Las Vegas police officer is dead and his partner is in critical condition following an accident Wednesday night.

Officer Milburn "Millie" Beitel III died Thursday morning after undergoing emergency surgery at University Medical Center. The 30-year-old officer had been on the force for six years. He attended Silverado High School and went on to the Marines before joining Metro.

"He was such a nice, nice young man," said Madeline Adler, Beitel's neighbor.

Beitel's parents, who live out of state, made their way to Las Vegas after getting the devastating news. Beitel also has a younger brother, who is a Marine and believed to be serving overseas.

"He was just an awesome person, always out and about doing the right thing," said Byran McWhorter, Beitel's childhood friend.

Metro Officer Dead After Rollover Accident

LAS VEGAS, Nv -- One Metro police officer is dead and another is seriously injured after a rollover accident Wednesday night at Nellis and Washington.

This morning, Metro announced that 30-year-old Officer Milburn "Millie" Beitel died following surgery at University Medical Center. The other officer who has not been identified is in serious but stable condition.

"Driving is one of the most dangerous part of what we do as police officers," said Sheriff Doug Gillespie in a news conference Thursday morning.

SLIDESHOW: Images from the accident scene and hospital.

The two men were riding in the same police cruiser when the accident happened. Fellow officers rushed to close down intersections and escort ambulances carrying the injured men to UMC.

Body Found Near Sunrise Mountain

Metro confirms that a body has been discovered near Sunrise Mountain. A person walking in the area found the body and called police.

Officers had to use a helicopter to get to the scene. Search and rescue officers were able to get the body down to a coroner's van.

Police have not been able to determine the cause of death.