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Breeze Airways bringing nonstops to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Breeze Airways, a low-fare airline based in Utah, is ramping up nonstop flights out of Las Vegas to nine U.S. destinations as the summer travel season begins.

The first nonstop begins June 9 to Richmond, Virginia, and the most recent announcement includes a nonstop to Provo, Utah, for $29 (one-way) beginning Oct. 5. Check the Breeze Airways website for prices and availability. The full list, with launch dates:... Read More

Suspect in death of Dotty's manager arrested in California

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A suspect is in custody in Southern California for the murder of a manager of a Dotty's Casino, according to Las Vegas police.

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.

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

“As a result of evidence gathered at the scene of the crime, officers were able to identify a suspect. That suspect was tracked to a residence in Southern California. He was taken into custody last night and Metro homicide investigators are in California continuing the investigation and executing search warrants,” Lt. Spencer said.

Police said the suspect was driving a stolen black Mercedes SUV. Video of the vehicle fleeing was captured on a surveillance camera... Read More

MGM closes deal for Cosmopolitan, welcomes employees

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is now officially part of MGM Resorts International, according to a Tuesday announcement.

Officials at MGM said the deal is done, bringing the Cosmo into MGM's portfolio. Blackstone sold the resort operations to MGM for $1.625 billion.

The transaction continues MGM's trend of selling the property that resorts sit on and continuing to run the hotel-casino operations with lease deals.

A news release from MGM indicates the company will pay $200 million in rent the first year, and that will go up 2% each year for the first 15 years of a 30-year lease. The lease will be 2-3% higher each year on the back end of the lease... Read More

I-Team: Rather than face Nevada high court, Nye County commissioners vote to move judges over weapons order

PAHRUMP, Nev. (KLAS) -- Rather than face a potential challenge at the state supreme court, Nye County commissioners voted Tuesday to move two district courtrooms from a county complex to new buildings over a judicial order banning weapons in the county complex.

In a meeting on Dec. 16, the commissioners unanimously voted to remove a judicial order banning firearms in the Ian Deutch Government Complex, which houses both the Fifth Judicial District Court and the Pahrump Justice Court... Read More

I-Team: Las Vegas prosecutor says retrying 'Black Widow' for husband's murder unlikely

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Clark County District Attorney said he would likely not seek a new trial for Margaret Rudin, dubbed the “Black Widow,” if the state decided to appeal a federal judge’s ruling overturning her murder conviction.

Rudin, now 78, served a 20-year to life sentence, before her release on parole in 2020. The judge’s order overturns Rudin’s conviction and releases her of any parole obligations.

Rudin was convicted for her husband’s murder in 2001. Police had suspected Ron Rudin was shot in the head in 1994 at their Las Vegas home. His remains were discovered dumped in the desert near Lake Mohave... Read More

Shooting investigation near Las Vegas Rio Hotel & Casino

Correction: 8 News Now incorrectly initially reported that this shooting was at the Rio Hotel & Casino. According to Metro police, the shooting was reported at Hotel Rio Drive and Dean Martin Drive near the Rio Hotel and Casino. 8 News Now has since corrected the mistake.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- An investigation is underway after a reported shooting near the Rio Hotel and Casino Tuesday morning.

The report came in just after 10 a.m. of a victim who was shot in the leg, according to I-Team sources.

According to the victim, it was possibly a drive-by shooting.

The victim was transported to UMC Trauma with non-life-threatening injuries.

No other details have been released, and the circumstances of the shooting are still unknown.

This is a developing story. Check back for details.... Read More

Las Vegas woman attempts to poison man with bleach, police say

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Las Vegas woman is accused of trying to poison a man by putting bleach in his sleeping pills, police said.

Wendy Najera, 26, faces a charge of poisoning or adulterating food, water or medicine, records show.

Police said they responded to a call on Thursday morning for a report of a person who had put bleach in another person’s medication.

The reporting person told police Najera had put the substance in his sleeping medication. The man took the medication and began to feel ill, police said.

The man was taken to the hospital with stomach pain, police said.

Police said they reviewed video, which they suspect shows Najera holding a blue bottom with a white top going into a bathroom. Police located a bottle of bleach in a cabinet, police said.

Najera denied the allegations when speaking to police.

The location of the incident was redacted in police documents... Read More