Sunday, May 19 2013 2:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 18:47:40 GMT
LAS VEGAS-- Metro officers have arrested two suspects accused of killing a teen while trying to steal his iPad. 15-year-old Marcos Arenas was run over by an SUV on Thursday near Charleston and Torrey Pines. PoliceMore>>
Metro officers have arrested two suspects accused of killing a teen while trying to steal his iPad.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:05 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:05:13 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- When Randy Kleiner stopped to help an injured driver, he didn't expect to become injured himself. But on Thursday morning, as he was assisting someone who had crashed their car, anotherMore>>
When Randy Kleiner stopped to help an injured driver, he didn't expect to become injured himself.More>>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:10 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:10:00 GMT
LAS VEGAS-- Some of the trams at McCarran International Airport are down due to an electrical failure. Officials tells us they stopped working this morning. Right now at least 2 trams are working, butMore>>
Some of the trams at McCarran International Airport are down due to an electrical failure.More>>
Sunday, May 19 2013 2:26 PM EDT2013-05-19 18:26:25 GMT
LAS VEGAS-- Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash on the I15 near the Speedway. We're told 3 people are dead. The driver of a Acura was driving northbound when for some reason he enteredMore>>
Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash on the I15 near the Speedway. We're told 3 people are dead.More>>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:25 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:25:46 GMT
As a family struggles with the death of a 15-year-old boy killed over and iPad, police are trying to track down the men responsible. Police say two men tried to rob the child of the device on Thursday.More>>
As a family struggles with the death of a 15-year-old boy killed over and iPad, police are trying to track down the men responsible.More>>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:09 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:09:50 GMT
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Lines of people were wrapped around The Lotto Store twice this weekend for the second largest lottery in the history of Powerball.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 9:02 PM EDT2013-05-18 01:02:54 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A volunteer basketball coach at Shadow Ridge High School has been arrested, Clark County Schools Police Lt. Ken Young said. According to the Clark County Detention Center, the volunteer coach,More>>
A volunteer basketball coach at Shadow Ridge High School has been arrested, Clark County Schools Police Lt. Ken Young said.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:56 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:56:00 GMT
LAS VEGAS - Metro Police says a preteen who was assaulted Thursday during an attempted robbery has died. Investigators said the preteen was walking near Charleston Boulevard and Torrey Pines Drive withMore>>
Marcos Arenas, a Bonanza High School student who was assaulted Thursday during an attempted theft, has died, Metro Police said.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:39 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:39:56 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating two people found dead in an apartment complex near Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway. According to police, the bodies were found around 3 p.m. Friday atMore>>
Metro Police are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman whose bodies were found in an apartment Friday afternoon near Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway.More>>
LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas surgeon recently sentenced for his role in the Medical Mafia conspiracy tried Wednesday to permanently seal a civil case related to the criminal investigation.
Dr. Mark Kabins, who is now a convicted felon, wanted to prevent the public from learning about a settlement payment he is making to another doctor who was blamed for Kabins' mistakes.
The public has District Judge Betsy Gonzalez to thank for making sure this matter wasn't permanently sealed.
The attorney for Dr. Kabins argued that his client has been unfairly maligned by a media feeding frenzy surrounding the Medical Mafia investigation, and therefore the public should never know that Kabins has agreed to pay a huge sum of money to a fellow doctor, who was slimed as part of a conspiracy exposed by federal lawmen.
Attorney and courthouse wit John Spilotro argued that one reason to permanently seal the civil case is because of media inaccuracies, wisecracking that, after all, 8 News Now is known for its stories about little green men.
"He's asking if I saw any green men. I told him I had to check with you," he said.
The judge was not amused. Spilotro represents Dr. Kabins, whom federal lawmen say was a key player in a massive conspiracy involving two dozen doctors and lawyers.
Kabins plead guilty to a felony charge and agreed to pay $3.5 million to Melodie Simon, the school teacher who became a paraplegic under his care.
Federal prosecutors say Kabins cut a deal with Simon's attorney Noel Gage and alleged middleman Howard Awand to let Kabins off the malpractice hook and instead pin the blame for what happened to Simon on the anesthesiologist, Dr. Daniel Burkhead.
Kabins and Gage have entered guilty pleas and Awand is preparing to do likewise. But where does that leave Dr. Burkhead?
"We want to try and clear up my doctor's reputation, which has been sullied as a result of intentional nefarious conduct. That's unfair. It's unfair to him and we appreciate the media's attempts to clarify that," said attorney Matt Callister.
Kabins plans to continue practicing medicine in Nevada, even with a felony conviction, which is why sealing his agreement with Burkhead might have been desirable. But it's not going to happen.
Asked about the terms of the proposed settlement, attorney Spilotro said, "If I wanted it sealed, why would I tell you what was in it?"
Too late for that. In the interest of accuracy in media, the document spells that Kabins will pay Burkhead $800,000 for damaging his reputation by trying to blame him for what happened to Melodie Simon.