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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>>
(Oct. 22) -- Nevadans will be asked to decide two questions on the November ballot that deal with very similar issues. Questions 4 and 5 are about lawyers, insurance companies and your rights under Nevada's new medical malpractice law.
Questions 4 and 5 may be two separate ballot questions, but there's basically one issue involved -- medical malpractice lawsuits. Gail Tuzzolo supports the questions. Jim Denton does not.
Tuzzolo says, "Yes on 4 and 5. We need for lawyers not to file frivolous lawsuits so we can reduce doctors' medical malpractice."
Denton says, "No on 4 and 5. The real reason it was put there was to destroy what was done to malpractice insurance in a special session in 2002."
Both sides of this issue would have you believe the other is working against you and your rights. But it's really hard to know what's up if you just read each of the one sentence ballot questions.
Question 4 asks: Shall the Nevada constitution be amended to add provisions governing insurance rates and practices in Nevada? Are you confused yet? Try answering this question: Shall the Nevada constitution be amended to penalize lawyers willfully involved in vexatious and frivolous litigation, and to prohibit certain changes on limits on recovery of monetary damages?
Denton has some choice words for this one, "Deceptive is a good word for it and so in disingenuous. That's what every newspaper in the state has called it. That's what the Governor has called it."
Tuzzolo predicts doom and gloom if their questions don't pass. "You're going to see insurance premiums rising. You're going to see doctors' malpractice rates rising, no rate relief."
But you won't find any fine print or explanation at the voting booth -- only in your sample ballot. Experts say it's a good idea to read and understand the definition of 4 & 5 and all the ballot questions before you go to the polls.
You can read the explanations for all the November ballot questions in klastv.com's Nevada Decides 2004.
Casey Smith, ReporterShifting Through Questions 4 & 5More>>