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Asian business community reeling after pandemic, look ahead amid inflation concerns

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month recognizing the culture and history within the community.

While the demographic has the highest rate of business ownership of all minorities, Asian business owners faced a number of issues brought on by the pandemic.

Cirimille Paglinawan runs the family-owned CMC boutique, which has been in business for 20 years. The boutique sells Filipino clothing and not only survived the pandemic but also the 2008 recession. ... Read More

First responders hold mass casualty drill at Southern Hills Hospital

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- It's something no one wants to think about but something local emergency agencies have to prepare for a mass casualty event, similar to the 1 October shooting.

On Wednesday, several agencies across Clark County conducted a drill at Southern Hills Hospital, in the event something similar to a mass shooting could occur again.

Area hospitals prepared for mass casualty events

Minutes after the 2017 shooting, images of people driving themselves or bringing multiple victims in their cars to area hospitals could be seen.

Following the tragedy, medical and emergency responders added a similar scenario to their preparation drill... Read More

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

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

Las Vegas gears up for crowds, traffic ahead of 3-day EDC weekend

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Crews are putting the finishing touches on the Electric Daisy Carnival, or EDC, festival set to take place this weekend.

The three-day event starts Friday. The event brings in crowds of people and plenty of money.

The pandemic sparked a few changes for the festival in the past and delayed it last year. In 2022, however, it's back at its usual time.

The Las Vegas Motor Speedway is being transformed into a festival, and people are bracing for the crowds.

One Motel 6 at Speedway Boulevard has no rooms left.

EDC in Las Vegas (FILE)

"EDC is one of the events we look forward to," said Motel 6 General Manager Beau Desjardin. "We are completely sold out, 100% booked, and we plan to be that way over the weekend."

Over three days, 400 artists will take over 15 different stages. Some of the biggest DJs in EDM, like Tiesto and Dillon Francis, will be there... Read More

'Do you want to die today?' Accused rapist asks woman

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Las Vegas man is facing numerous charges including domestic violence and sexual assault for allegedly breaking into a woman's home, hitting her with a gun, and asking her "do you want to die today?" According to his arrest report.

Toriano Malone, 19, was arrested on Friday, May 13, and is facing the following charges:

  • Assault Domestic Violence with use of Deadly Weapon
  • Domestic Battery with use of Deadly Weapon
  • Battery to Commit Sexual Assault with use of Deadly Weapon
  • Sexual Assualt with use of Deadly Weapon
  • Sexual Assault
  • Home Invasion with use of Deadly Weapon
  • Kidnapping, 1st Degree, with use of Deadly Weapon

The report doesn't detail the domestic relationship between Malone and the victim but the victim told police on the night before Malone's arrest, he sexually assaulted her at his home while the two were in his bedroom watching TV... Read More

NEW: COVID-19 cases rise 37% in Clark County over past week; 23 deaths

The full COVID-19 report for May 10-16 appears below.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Clark County, rising by more than 37% over the past week according to data released today.

The 14-day moving average of daily COVID-19 cases has grown from 253 to 348, with 3,159 new cases, according to the state data for Clark County. Figures reported by the county are even higher, with an increase of 4,088 cases over numbers reported last week.

Statewide, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services reports that the 14-day moving average has increased to 429 new cases each day, up from 317 last week. Nevada's total cases increased by 3,911 over the past week.

State health officials said last week that Nevadans should expect to see COVID-19 cases rise through May, and data shows cases rising by about a third statewide since last week... Read More