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Northeast valley barricade ends after police find suspect dead on scene

UPDATE: Police say the suspect involved in a barricade situation has been pronounced dead at the scene of the investigation.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Metro police are on the scene of a barricade event in an apartment complex in the 4700 block of Cleopatra Ave near Cheyenne Avenue and Nellis Boulevard.

According to police, a woman was reportedly armed with a gun and wasn't allowing another person to leave one of the apartments. The incident is described by police as a family disturbance.

Police reported that the victim was able to leave the apartment at approximately 4:20 p.m., and that the suspect was believed to be the only one inside.

SWAT and crisis negotiators arrived to de-escalate, and the surrounding apartments were evacuated.

No other details have been released and everyone is asked to avoid the area.

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Las Vegas police: Man threatened Trader Joe's employee with corkscrew

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A man is accused of threatening a Trader Joe’s employee with a corkscrew during a theft Monday, prompting a large police response, they said.

Adam McKay, 31, faces charges of robbery with a deadly weapon and burglary of a business, records showed.

Officers responded to the Trader Joe’s in Downtown Summerlin around 9:30 a.m. Monday for a report of a man, armed with a corkscrew, who stole a bottle of wine.

An employee said they witnessed McKay put the bottle in his pocket and then threaten an employee with the corkscrew, police said.

An employee said McKay had asked staff about the location of corkscrews in the store before taking one and confronting the other employee in a “fighting stance,” police said.

Police said McKay then left the store “chugging the wine.” Officers later found McKay hiding under a stairwell, they said... Read More

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

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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

Shooting investigation at Las Vegas Rio Hotel & Casino

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- An investigation is underway after a reported shooting at 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.

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

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Allegiant announces new, nonstop route to Provo, Utah

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Allegiant Airlines announced Tuesday it's offering new nonstop flights between Las Vegas and Provo, Utah beginning Aug. 18.

The Las Vegas-based air carrier is offering an introductory one-way fare of $29 if you book a flight by Thursday, May 19, and fly before Jan. 26, 2023.

Allegiant is also offering new routes from Provo to the following locations:

  • San Diego (Aug. 18)
  • Portland, Oregon (Sept. 2)
  • Sanford, Florida (Dec. 15)

The airline is also starting service between Akron, Ohio and Sanford, Florida; Akron, Ohio and Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and Akron, Ohio and Sarasota, Florida. Those flights begin in the fall... Read More