The criminal, federal and a health district investigation makes progress as the health district says they can genetically link four of the hepatitis C cases to one person on September 21, 2007. Reporter Edward Lawrence talks to lawmakers about the case.More>>
The hepatitis outbreak is the largest public health crisis in Nevada state history. The Chief Deputy District Attorney prosecuting the case says there will be criminal charges and it will involve a number of defendants. Reporter Edward Lawrence has the details.More>>
Trudy Thomas waits for the Southern Nevada Health District letter telling her she could possibly have hepatitis or HIV. She had several procedures at the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada on Shadow Lane. Reporter Edward Lawrence has the story.More>>
The City of Las Vegas has decided how the money from the fine paid in the hepatitis crisis will be spent. The Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada paid the city a $500,000 fine. Reporter Melissa Duran takes a closer look at how that money will be spent.More>>
The health district says there is now an eighth case of a person who contracted hepatitis C after undergoing a procedure at a local medical center that is under investigation for using unsafe practices. Reporter Edward Lawrence has the story.More>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:36 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:36:46 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Air Force pilot Scott Powell returned home three weeks early from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan, surprising his children at school. Two hours after landing in Las Vegas, Maj. PowellMore>>
Air Force pilot Scott Powell returned home three weeks early from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan, surprising his children at school.More>>
The Washington State Patrol says the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River at Mount Vernon has collapsed, dumping vehicles and people into the water.More>>
An Interstate 5 bridge over a river collapsed north of Seattle Thursday evening, dumping two vehicles into the water and sparking a rescue effort by boats and divers as three injured people were pulled from the chilly...More>>
Friday, May 24 2013 1:28 AM EDT2013-05-24 05:28:07 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The Department of Homeland Security has announced Las Vegas won't be getting federal money to fight terrorism, marking the first time since 2001. Las Vegas is home to 15 of the world's largestMore>>
The Department of Homeland Security has announced Las Vegas won't be getting federal money to fight terrorism, marking the first time since 2001.More>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:57 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:57:30 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A pedestrian was critically injured Thursday after being hit by a car about 6 p.m. at Maryland Parkway and Sahara Avenue, Metro Police said. The pedestrian, who was taken to a hospital,More>>
A pedestrian was injured Thursday after being hit by a car about 6 p.m. at Maryland Parkway and Sahara Avenue, Metro Police said.More>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:17:16 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A North Las Vegas aerospace company is preparing to boldly go where few have gone before -- a public-private partnership with NASA that could be the start of the next space race. Nevada'sMore>>
A North Las Vegas aerospace company is preparing to boldly go where few have gone before -- a public-private partnership with NASA that could be the start of the next space race.More>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:05 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:05:26 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- One of the biggest killers of children in the state isn't the heat, but pools. Drowning is the third leading cause of death among children and officials are urging parents to be on high-alertMore>>
Drowning is the third leading cause of death among children and officials are urging parents to be on high-alert this summer near swimming poolsMore>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:44 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:44:40 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- An independent review of a state-run mental health hospital gave high marks for patient satisfaction, but said options for people needing mental health care are limited. The review was orderedMore>>
An independent review of a state-run mental health hospital gave high marks for patient satisfaction, but said options for people needing mental health care are limited.More>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:06:34 GMT
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Nevada is one step closer to giving voters another chance to allow same-sex marriage in the Silver State. The Assembly voted 27-14 Thursday in favor of SJR13 which repeals languageMore>>
Nevada is one step closer to giving voters another chance to allow same-sex marriage in the Silver State.More>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:58:38 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The woman found dead in her home earlier in the week has been identified as 75-year-old Jean Main, according to the Clark County Coroner's Office. Main died from a gunshot wound to the head,More>>
Metro Police have released a photo of the purse that belonged to a 75-year-old woman who was found shot to death in her northwest home.More>>
Since the unsafe practices were discovered, the health district has confirmed 8 cases of acute hepatitis. But that number may grow significantly as the health district looks into whether 77 more cases are linked to the clinic.
On these new cases, the health district is careful to use the phrase "potentially linked."
"We've ruled out major risk factors, but that's not to say that there aren't other risk factors out there. So we've ruled out the major ones, but we can never be certain the clinic procedure is the one that actually resulted in the transmission of disease," said Brian Labus with the Southern Nevada Health District.
Since the scare began, about 200 people every day have tested positive for hepatitis C. Each of those people are interviewed and surveyed by the health district to determine if they may have contracted hepatitis from the Endoscopy Center.
"We make phone calls and start to ask them about procedure dates. From there, sometimes we had bad contact information -- some don't want to talk. So it is going through the process," said Labus.
The health district says they can't make an announcement every time a potential link is found, saying they have to wait to gather as much information as possible.
"We are putting out info because this is a long process. This is not the final piece of information we will have. This is the first of many reports we will be able to make on our progress," said Labus.
Though he can't say when their next update will be, the health district is positive more potential links will be found.
"The risk changes every single day for these patients, based on what happened and what patient was there before them. And so there is no way to make estimations to how many people were infected by the clinics," said Labus.
Patients treated at the Burnham clinic, where one case of acute hepatitis C was found, have still not been notified. Health district officials say this is just the beginning of a very long investigation.