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Baby Dies After Disrupted Catheter Incident

LAS VEGAS -- Sunrise Children's Hospital has confirmed that a newborn child has died after a disrupted catheter line. The child died on July 22nd.

An investigation by Las Vegas police showed that there had been 14 cases of disrupted catheters at the hospital since February. As a result, two nurses, Sharon Ochoa-Reyes and Jessica Rice, have had their nursing licenses suspended.

Catheters are used as a means to draw blood or deliver medication or nutrition to the child.

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The newborn was one of two infants who experienced problems. The other infant has been discharged from the hospital. The Clark County Coroner has still not determined the cause of death.

Las Vegas Convention Panel Wants Lawsuit Thrown Out

LAS VEGAS -- The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority wants a judge to throw out an American Cancer Society lawsuit aimed at stopping smoking at tobacco shows.

In a court filing Monday, lawyers for the CVA say state lawmakers properly adopted a "common-sense" law allowing smoking at some trade shows.

The convention authority asks Carson City District Court Judge James E. Wilson Jr. to rule that the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network in Reno has no standing to sue. The Cancer Society lawsuit was filed Dec. 9. It seeks to void a state measure relaxing smoking restrictions at conventions.

It says the measure was improperly attached to a statute making stalking and text-messaging threats a crime -- in violation of a state constitutional requirement that laws deal with a single subject.

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