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Lots Of Flavor and Big Portions at the Fat Greek

The Fat Greek is located on Decatur near Flamingo. This family run business knows how to do traditional Greek food, but brings in some nice fresh twists too. You will not leave hungry! Two people can eat there for less than $50 dollars and you'll have a doggie bag too. Leave room for dessert. Good sweets here.

Trial of Former UMC Director Begins

LAS VEGAS -- The trial is underway in the felony theft and misconduct trial of the former director of UMC.

Lacy Thomas is accused of steering contracts to friends and associates after he was hired in 2004. Prosecutors say Thomas' activities cost the county millions of dollars at the financially-troubled county-run hospital

Thomas was fired in 2007 and charged afterwards. The jury started hearing testimony Tuesday.

During their opening statement, the prosecution outlined five contracts they say Thomas gave to his Chicago business buddies. The DA says Thomas paid his friends companies taxpayer dollars to do work that county employees could have done for no extra charge. Thomas allegedly lied to detectives when they confronted him about these allegations.

Trial Set to Begin for Indicted Former UMC Chief

LAS VEGAS -- A jury has been selected in the trial of a former director of southern Nevada's public hospital.

Dismissed former University Medical Center director Lacy Thomas could face decades in prison if he is convicted of felony theft and misconduct of a public officer. He has pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors contend the 53-year-old Thomas steered no-bid and no-work contracts to friends and associates in Chicago. That's where Thomas used to be chief of John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital.

He was hired in 2004 to turn around the financially troubled UMC in Las Vegas. He was fired in January 2007 after auditors found UMC lost more than $34 million the previous year, and after police revealed they were investigating the contracts.

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Woman Shot At by Police Near Downtown Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Two Metro officers opened fire Monday morning near the Stratosphere in Las Vegas. The shooting happened near Baltimore and Tam.

Police say several people called 911 to report that they had seen a woman driving a car erratically. Every time police tried to catch up to the woman, the car was gone. Around 7:00 a.m., police spotted the car near Baltimore and Tam. Officers ordered the woman out of the car but she attempted to leave the area.

Police say she attempted to back up but was blocked. Police say she then drove forward and straight for an officer. The officer fired his weapon and the woman veered in a different direction, heading for another officer. The second officer also fired his weapon. The woman then crashed and took off running.

A third officer was able to capture her and take her into custody. There were no injuries to the officers or the suspect.

I-Team: Consensus Met on UMC

LAS VEGAS -- Recent bickering over the current and future operations of university Medical Center ended with a consensus late Thursday.

Clark County Commissioners voted unanimously to take the first step toward transforming UMC into an academic medical center.

In recent weeks, commissioners have clashed publicly over the proposal. But it seems at least some reservations dissolved in the back room. The commission voted unanimously to move forward with the proposal.

The vote formalizes a partnership between UMC and the Nevada System of Higher Education.

Going forward, the trustees plan to hire consultants to examine UMC's operations and to explore exactly how to evolve from a financially strapped county hospital into a world class medical center.

Former Chancellor Jim Rogers, tapped by the commission to examine the possibilities, told commissioners it will be at a minimum a 10 year process.

CCSD Wants Community Input on School Budget Cuts

LAS VEGAS -- Parents, students, teachers, and other community members are now weighing in on the tough issue of school budget cuts. An online survey will gauge where everyone feels the cuts should or should not be made.

The 16 question survey only takes a few minutes to fill out.  The questions deal with critical issues such as campus security, school transportation, teacher layoffs, and even closing schools.

Strong opinions are pouring in. Some of the questions come as little surprise and garner a mixed reaction. For example,  should sports and extra-curricular activities be eliminated to save a combined $11 million dollars?

"Let the kids be kids; let them have their sports," said one parent.

"Out of everything, maybe it is sports I would cut," said another person.

Search Warrant Served on Hells Angels' House

LAS VEGAS -- The Metro Police SWAT Team charged into the clubhouse of the Las Vegas Hells Angels Wednesday morning. They were looking for furniture, household goods, vehicles and firearms embezzled while members of the motorcycle club were employed at the Salvation Army.

SWAT charged through the gates of the clubhouse on Bonanza and 15th Street armed not only with an armored car, but also a search warrant.

Police say people donating guns and vehicles to the Salvation Army will be surprised to learn they went right into the hands of Hells Angels members hired by the charity.

"If between 2007 and 2009 you donated either vehicles or firearms to the Salvation Army and you feel possibly they fell into the wrong hands, we'd like to talk to you," said Metro Officer Bill Cassell.