Sunday, May 19 2013 10:07 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:07:09 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>>
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 10:39 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:39:33 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>>
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>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:17 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:17:28 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Clark County firefighters are responding to reports of an explosion and fire at a facility located at North Las Vegas Boulevard and Sloan Lane. This is a developing story. 8NewsNOW. com willMore>>
One person is reported dead following an explosion and fire at a facility located at North Las Vegas Boulevard and Sloan Lane.More>>
LAS VEGAS -- Dr. Dipak Desai turned his back on 8 News NOW cameras last year when criminal charges were filed against him for the hepatitis C outbreak.
He's also accused of turning his back on the patients he was supposed to heal. In February, doctors found the disgraced physician not competent to stand trial because of strokes he suffered.
"I think many of us held the view that it was just too convenient that he'd be found incompetent at that point in time," said attorney Peter Wetherall, who represents patients in a civil case against Desai. "We feared that it was yet another manipulation of the system by someone who has vast wealth and great power."
Word is quickly spreading that doctors at the state facility where Desai has been evaluated in recent months now say his health permits him to stand trial.
While the Southern Nevada Health District has positively linked nine hepatitis cases to Desai's clinics, Wetherall represents 36 patients who say they were also infected. He also represents hundreds more who are suing, because they may have been exposed to dangerous and potentially deadly diseases.
"They may never see full vindication for the harm that's been done to them, but it'd be some comfort to know that Dr. Desai and others who are responsible for causing this are being held accountable," Wetherall said.
Investigators say the condemned clinics reused vials and syringes. For Desai's former patients who are now infected with hepatitis C, they hope justice delayed won't be justice denied.
"I feel it was a tactic," said former Desai patient Patty Aspinwall. "It was very upsetting. I feel like all of us patients, all of us victims that have had to go through this the last four years, we want to feel like our story is going to be told."
Desai and two of his associates face 28 felony charges, including racketeering, negligence, and insurance fraud. He will be brought back to Las Vegas, where a judge will review those doctor recommendations and determine if he is fit for trial.
Desai's attorney could not be reached for comment.