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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.

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Car crashes into Henderson post office


HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) -- Police say nobody was injured after a man drove through the front of a post office in Henderson.

City spokeswoman Kathleen Richards says the crash happened at about 1 p.m. Tuesday on St. Rose Parkway near Eastern Avenue.

Richards says a man in his 60s jumped the curb and went into the building. Richards says a female passenger was taken to the hospital with chest pains, but those didn't appear to be related to the crash.

Richards said a building inspector was on site Tuesday afternoon to examine the damage.

It wasn't immediately clear if the post office was closed after the crash.

Conflict between state, county could affect medical marijuana dispensaries

LAS VEGAS -- Medical marijuana stores could be up and running in the valley as soon as January; but that doesn't mean a lot of dispensaries will open when that happens.

In all, only 40 dispensaries are allowed to open across the valley. Eighteen of those will be in unincorporated Clark County.

Local commissioners chose 18 applications, but the state only approved 10 of them, so this has caused disagreements between Clark County Commissioners, and the state, which is causing a hold up.

In the end, this may cause fewer dispensaries to open up.

"I guess that's a potential. I certainly hope it doesn't come to that because ultimately who is going to suffer -- the patient,” said Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commissioner.

Commissioner Sisolak said he's hesitant to grant permits to applicants the state chose without getting approval from the county first.

Henderson home burglary caught on camera

HENDERSON, Nev. -- High-tech security and a guard gated entry weren't enough to stop a pricey heist in the upscale MacDonald Ranch community. A pair of burglars made off with $75,000 in jewelry and other items, including a loaded hand gun.

And it was all caught on camera.

Stephanie Shirit, the burglary victim, lives in a neighborhood near Stephanie Street and the 215. She's concerned the burglary may be an inside job.

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Coroner IDs teen killed in rollover, I-15 near Apex

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the person killed Saturday in a fatal rollover accident that shut down parts of I-15 at mile marker 60.

Mike Guerrer-Sisneroz of Lincoln, NE was the 19- year-old man driving when his SUV crashed, according to the coroners office.  Trooper Loy Hixson with Nevada Highway Patrol said when the crash happened at 11:56 a.m., there were two people in the car.

NHP said the 1997 Nissan Pathfinder was traveling northbound from California when the left side tires went off the road. Guerrer-Sisneroz over corrected the steering to the right and veered into the southbound lanes, according to troopers. 

The SUV lost control and it overturned entering the median and striking the barrier.  NHP said the Pathfinder continued to overturn before stopping right side up on southbound I-15 facing south in the area up towards Apex.

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.

Major backlog for U.S. Immigration Court in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- President Obama will be in a familiar place in the valley Friday. The president is expected to be at Del Sol High School, the same place where he laid out his blue print for immigration changes nearly two years ago.

That plan never got out of Congress, but Thursday night, President Obama laid out new expansive executive actions on immigration. The new plan will spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."

In the meantime, Nevada is definitely high on the list of states that have illegal immigrants. Pew Researchers did a study which revealed Nevada has the highest share of undocumented immigrants of any state. The study also found one in six Nevadan children have at least one parent who is in the country illegally.