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Attorneys Argue for New Trial for O.J. Simpson

LAS VEGAS -- O.J. Simpson is serving year two of a 33-year Nevada prison sentence for robbery and kidnapping. Friday, his legal team asked Nevada's Supreme Court for a new trial.

Simpson was found guilty with co-defendant Clarence Stewart for stealing sports memorabilia at gunpoint at Palace Station. The attorneys for the two men say the trial judge had it out for them from the beginning.

Simpson's attorney told three Supreme Court justices that Judge Jackie Glass unfairly embarrassed them in the eyes of the jury.

"There was this pervasive feeling that was created that Brent and myself and the rest of the defense lawyers were basically children and that David and Chris were God," said Simpson's attorney Yale Galanter.

"Was her conduct so prejudicial that the jury felt that she was taking one side or the other? Really, that's the inquiry? My perspective, the answer is no," said District Attorney David Roger.

Desai Pleads Not Guilty

LAS VEGAS -- Dr. Depak Desai, the doctor who owned the Endoscopy Centers of Southern Nevada, plead not guilty in charges connected to a hepatitis outbreak.

Desai is facing 28 charges, including racketeering, negligence and insurance fraud.

Prosecutors say at least seven people contracted hepatitis C because of reused syringes and vials of medication.

The trial was set for March of 2011. Two nurses who worked with Desai also face the same charges.

County Park Money Funds Shooting Park

LAS VEGAS -- One Clark County commissioner and some parents are upset after learning that the county's park money isn't going to fix pools, it's going to pay for a shooting park.

The pool at Sunset Park is empty because county officials say they don't have the money for a new pump, and ultimately, major renovations. At the same time, the county gave more than $1 million to keep the Clark County Shooting Park open.

While gun owners fire off rounds at the shooting park on north Decatur, there's nothing but silence at Sunset Park's swimming pool. Carson Smith used to come to the pool with his family. "What a huge disappointment. Not everybody can afford a swimming pool," said Smith.

2 Dead in House Fire

LAS VEGAS -- A spokesperson with the Las Vegas Fire Department says two people have been found dead in a house fire near Michael Way and Lake Mead.

The fire started around 4:20 p.m. on the 5300 block of Dulce Ave.

A neighbor with a smoke mask went inside to try and save anyone. The neighbor spotted an elderly woman slumped over in the bedroom and an elderly man slumped over on the couch.

The neighbor left the home and fire crews eventually arrived. Neighbors say the couple lived there for more than a decade.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

I-Team: Two Homes Growing Marijuana Busted by Police

LAS VEGAS -- Metro police officers and DEA agents stormed into a quiet Las Vegas neighborhood Wednesday and needed explosives to break into a sophisticated drug operation.

Narcotics detectives, backed up by SWAT, swarmed into two homes near Oakey and Decatur to bust a hidden marijuana and psychedelic mushroom farm.

The raid was the latest operation from Metro's elite narcotics unit Team Six, created to go after indoor marijuana plantations. Already this year, the team has popped more than 60 marijuana grow houses, a 48-percent jump since last year. This year, police have taken over 5,000 plants and over 600,000 grams of drugs off the street.

Last Day of School for CCSD Students

LAS VEGAS -- Wednesday is the last day of school for thousands of kids and teachers in the Clark County public school system. For many high school seniors, the day is filled with plenty of emotions.

The school year at Clark High School officially ended at 11:25 a.m. Officials at CCSD say they have extra police patrols on campuses, but have not received reports of any problems.

All nine month CCSD schools will have early dismissal for the last day of the school. Seniors are anxious, nervous, sad and excited about the final day and what's next in their lives.

"I will admit I did run down the hallways screaming because I was utterly excited to leave, but when I got home, I was a little upset because I realized that was my last time," said former Clark High School student Monique Rohani.

US 95 Freeway Overpass Work to Cause Las Vegas Detours

LAS VEGAS  -- Transportation officials say construction of a new U.S. Highway 95 overpass in northwest Las Vegas will prompt a detour for motorists for the next six months.

Rerouting began Tuesday for southbound traffic U.S. 95 at the new $44 million Horse Drive exit south of Kyle Canyon Road. City and Nevada Department of Transportation officials say the speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph and vehicles will be detoured off of the highway to ramps around the overpass construction zone.

Plans call for northbound U.S. 95 traffic to get a similar detour beginning in several weeks. The Horse Drive interchange is slated for completion in December 2010.

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