Here are your Saturday morning headlines:
1. Nearly 7,000 seniors in Southern Nevada will have to find new doctors after Southwest Medical Associates made the decision to stop covering traditional Medicare patients. Southwest currently serves 45,000 Medicare Advantage patients and 6,900 standard Medicare patients. Seniors affected will have to find new doctors by Jan. 1.
2. The parents of the 4-year-old boy who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in August will face criminal charges. The Clark County district attorney’s office announced Friday that each parent will face one count of child abuse and neglect. The father, has also been charged with one count of child abuse and neglect with substantial bodily harm. The criminal complaint alleged that the boy’s parents left one of their guns unsecured in a downstairs bedroom, and their son found it when no one else was in the room.
3. Thai restaurant Lotus of Siam will likely be closed for about a week after portions of the ceiling collapsed Friday night. The business had previously pleaded with its landlord to repair the roof, after suffering a leaky ceiling for about a year. After the collapse, the restaurant comped some meals and hailed ride-sharing services for guests. No customers or staff where injured.
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