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I-Team: Suspect in Dotty's murder did not have to pay bail, ordered to 'stay out of trouble' in recent arrest

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The man suspected of running over a Dotty’s manager, killing her as he was attempting to run from a robbery, was most recently released from prison in December and was due in court on other charges next month, documents reviewed by the 8 News Now I-Team indicate.

Police identified Samuel Schmid, 28, as the suspect in 60-year-old Alicia Gibellina’s murder on Wednesday. Gibellina, the casino’s manager, was killed on May 11 when she ran after Schmid, who stole a customer’s purse, police said.

As Schmid was driving off, he backed up, hit another car, and then ran over Gibellina, killing her... Read More

Henderson Fire to the rescue of baby quail

HENDERSON (KLAS) -- Local fire departments are called to action every day for much more than fires. Members of the Henderson Fire Department ran to the rescue of some small animals in need Tuesday.

A Facebook post from Henderson Fire shows firefighters rescuing two small quail chicks that fell into a storm drain near Gibson and Horizon Ridge... Read More

Former Team USA gymnastics coach who worked in Las Vegas accepts plea deal

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A former U.S. Gymnastics coach who worked in Las Vegas from 2009 to 2015 has accepted a plea deal on sexual assault allegations that span several years.

Terry Gray, who was indicted in 2019, agreed to a plea deal on March 1, pleading guilty to one count of attempted lewdness with a child under the age of 14, and one count of child abuse, neglect or endangerment with a child under the age of 18.

A court document indicates the crimes occurred between Feb. 2, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2015.

There were as many as 10 victims, identified in the document only by their initials.

Gray was suspended from his position with Team USA in 2019. Multiple investigations across several states followed, uncovering dozens of allegations of sexual assault involving Gray. Many of the victims were underage girls in his gymnastics programs... Read More

Chelsea FC, Club América match set for Las Vegas in July at Allegiant Stadium

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Chelsea FC and Club América will play in Las Vegas at Allegiant Stadium on Saturday, July 16.

Tickets to the match will go on sale Wednesday, May 25, at 10 a.m.

It will be the third game ever between Chelsea and Club América, all in the United States. Previous matches:

  • 2009: Chelsea defeated Club América 2-0 in Dallas with nearly 60,000 fans in attendance.
  • 2007: Chelsea defeated América 2-1 in Stanford, Calif., in front of nearly 50,000 fans

Former French national Florent Malouda scored a goal in each of the matches.

The announcement comes a day after fans found out that Real Madrid and Barcelona will play in Las Vegas this summer. More details on that match haven't been released... Read More

Pearl Jam cancels Las Vegas show after another member tests positive for COVID

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Pearl Jam announced Wednesday that the band will be canceling its shows in Las Vegas and Sacramento after a second band member tested positive for COVID-19.

The band's bassist, Jeff Ament, tested positive for the virus Wednesday morning, according to the band's twitter page.

"While the band battled through Oakland after drummer Matt Cameron tested positive for Covid, and Fresno where Ed and the band got through it with the help of Dave Krusen as special guest drummer, they now have to present the heartbreaking news that this morning bassist Jeff Ament has tested positive for Covid," a tweet partially read.

According to the announcement, ticket refunds will be automatically processed to ticket holders' method of purchase... Read More

Suspect named in murder of Dotty's manager in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Las Vegas Metro police have identified the man arrested for killing a Dotty's manager last week as Samuel Schmid, 28.

Police in Riverside, California, arrested Schmid on Monday, police said. He was expected to be brought to Nevada to face murder and robbery charges.

Casino manager Alicia Gibellina, 60, was killed on May 11 when she ran after a thief who stole a customer’s purse and ran into the parking lot. As the suspect was fleeing the parking lot, he ran over Gibellina, killing her.

Casino manager Alicia Gibellina, 60, was killed on May 11 when she ran after a thief who stole a customer’s purse and ran into the parking lot. (KLAS)

Metro police Lt. Ray Spencer had told the 8 News Now I-Team the suspect was taken into custody Monday night... Read More

Monkeypox case confirmed in Boston, health officials say

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Health officials in Boston confirmed a case of monkeypox in a man who recently traveled to Canada -- the first report of a U.S. case this year.

Monkeypox is a disease that is usually not seen outside of Africa. It belongs to a family of viruses that includes smallpox. Most people recover from monkeypox within weeks, but the World Health Organization said that the disease is fatal for up to one in 10 people.

"The case poses no risk to the public, and the individual is hospitalized and in good condition," according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

The Nevada Hospital Association said in its weekly report that it is watching as cases of the infection are being reported in the United Kingdom. "We assess that there is no concern for Nevada that this time," according to the NHA... Read More