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Companies Eye So. Nevada for Business Relocation

Southern Nevada's high unemployment rate is making it easy for companies relocating to the valley to find workers.

When operations became too expensive in California for Erickson International, the company looked for a more business friendly place to relocate. The company's president says Nevada has it all, especially a willing workforce.

Erickson International is a $20 million company that's growing. They make window films used for tinting car, home and business windows.

"Remember, it's a green product that can save energy," said Michael Miller, the company president. He says doing business in California no longer made sense but moving east to Nevada did.

"We looked at it as an advantage during a down time in the economy. People are looking for new options, lower cost alternatives. We're going to offer lower cost products because we are very efficiently manufacturing," he said.

Red Rock Conservation Area to Host Volunteer Day

Federal officials say they plan to host a fifth annual volunteer day at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area next month.

Officials for the Bureau of Land Management say their fifth "Make a Difference Day" at the park will be held Oct. 24. The day includes volunteer projects in the morning, then ends with food and entertainment.

Officials say the number of volunteers has tripled during the past three years. They encourage participants to register ahead of time by clicking here.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Police Hunt Man Suspected of Killing Son

Thirty-one-year-old Jerry Pough, Jr. was a loving husband and father. The family he leaves behind can't understand this heartbreaking loss.

"He was passionate about his family, friends and music," said his widow Seila Pough.

Jerry was a music producer. On Sunday morning, Jerry was with his father, driving home from a bar after a boxing match. Jerry wanted to stop at the store. His father wanted to go straight home. The two argued and the senior Pough shot his son dead.

Seila and Jerry's oldest son, Phoenix, are stunned. "His dream was to put his music out there or make good music period," she said.

The kids and the adults mourn their loss, but find comfort hearing Jerry's music.

As the family shares their anguish, they're angry at Jerry Pough, Sr. -- a father and accused killer on the run. "I was hysterical. I couldn't believe it.

Police Search for Father in Son's Murder

Police have released pictures of a murder suspect hoping the public can help find him.

Investigators say Jerry Pough Sr. shot and killed his son, Jerry Pough Jr. early Sunday morning after an argument.

Police say Pough suffers from bipolar disease and schizophrenia. A warrant was issued for his arrest Monday. Pough was last seen driving a rental car from Budget Rent-a-Car. It's a 2009 silver Chevrolet HHR with a California license plate 6HVY215.

Teacher's Death Ruled Accidental

The teacher whose body was discovered after a house file in August died of an accidental overdose, according to the Clark County Coroner.

Michelle Perch had been a teacher at Jo Mackey Elementary School for 16 years. Her body was discovered in her home after firefighters battled a blaze.

The coroner reports that Perch died of actue hydrocodone intoxication. Hydrocodone is a used to treat pain.

Summerlin Accident Leaves Man in Critical Condition

Police say a 28-year-old driver was hospitalized with critical injuries after his pickup truck crashed into four stopped vehicles at a traffic signal and slammed into a tree in northwest Las Vegas.

Las Vegas police say a 49-year-old female driver of a 2006 Chrysler 300 received minor injuries and the drivers of the other three vehicles escaped injury in the 9:15 p.m. Monday crash on Buffalo Drive near Lake Mead Boulevard.

Investigators say speed may have been a factor, but they don't know yet what caused the pickup to sideswipe a Toyota Camry, a Lexus GX and a Dodge Caravan and then collide with the Chrysler before hitting the tree

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Las Vegas Brick Wall Honors 9/11

There are hundreds of brick walls in Las Vegas. But one wall in a small neighborhood on Buffalo Road draws hundreds of bystanders every year on the anniversary of 9/11.

The wall was painted by a couple who never expected it to draw as much attention as it does. John and Donna Deluca were so shocked by the events of 9/11, they wanted to do something everyone would remember.

"We just stood there just awestruck in disbelief thinking what is this? It was very emotional to see that because you knew people were dying," said Donna Deluca. For days, Donna and her husband John were torn about what they could do to help. What they created is still there eight years later.

"It was just a natural thought that, hey I want to be part of something. We had heard people were painting their roofs and he (John) said, 'I want to do something bigger than that,'" Donna Deluca said. So they did.