Sunday, May 19 2013 12:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 16:08:22 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 12:19 PM EDT2013-05-19 16:19:25 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 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-19 15:57:49 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
Lines of people were wrapped around The Lotto Store twice this weekend for the second largest lottery in the history of Powerball. The jackpot has grown to $600 million. People tell 8 News Now they waitedMore>>
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 -- The battle is far from over for Henry Chanin and his wife, Lorraine.
Even though the couple was awarded $505 million in the valley's first hepatitis C civil lawsuit, it could be years before they see a penny. They say the case was never about money.
Chanin is a man who likes to keep to himself so being part of a largely publicized trial was not easy for him. He is relieved it is over. For him, the case was never about lining his pockets, he wanted to make sure the drug companies changed their ways to prevent others from contracting a dangerous disease.
For the past four years, Chanin and his wife, Lorraine have lived a life of precaution.
"It was really frightening to come home unannounced one day and see her changing the sheets on our bed wearing gloves because I had a rash and I had been bleeding," Chanin said.
After contracting hepatitis C from the Desert Shadow Endoscopy Center in 2006, everything changed -- physically, mentally and emotionally.
"We had to give up intimacy for fear of transmitting the infection. I changed. I was depressed," he said.
He underwent chemotherapy and was fortunately able to suppress his illness. Though revenge against those responsible may be a logical reaction, Chanin says it wasn't the motivation for taking on the drug companies Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Baxter Healthcare Corp.
"The money is going to be used to change our community. This trial was about making sure what happened to me doesn't happen to anyone else."
Chanin says taking the stand against the corporations was something he felt he needed to do to pave the way for hundreds of other valley residents affected by the hepatitis C outbreak. His multi-million dollar win over the corporate giants was just the beginning.
He wants the drug companies to change their practices.
"We're not there yet. Justice hasn't been achieved. We've just taken one step and I think the good guys won round one and we'll see how it comes out."
And just like his fight with hepatitis C is never over, neither is his fight against the people who he says changed his life.
"Every six months I go get a blood test and I have a one in 20 chance of getting bad news.
The appeal process could mean Chanin won't see any money for years, if at all. He says if he does get the money, he will invest it into hepatitis C research. He will also put money into the Meadows School where he works and plans on working for 10 more years.