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Teen daughter, boyfriend plead guilty in 2021 murder of Daniel Halseth

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Teen-age lovers accused of killing the girl's father pleaded guilty on Wednesday, agreeing to a plea deal that would bring each of them 22 years in prison.

Sierra Halseth, 17, and Aaron Guerrero, 19, had previously pleaded not guilty to killing Sierra's father, 45-year-old Daniel Halseth. They had tried to dismember and burn his body in his northwest valley home, investigators said. His body was found on April 9, 2021, and the teen-agers were arrested four days later in Salt Lake City.

Sentencing is scheduled for July 14. The plea deal is a recommendation, and District Judge Tierra Jones could abide by it or issue a sentence that departs from the terms of the deal. The minimum sentences assigned to the crimes they pleaded guilty to add up to 31 years.

Prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty against Guerrero, who was 18 at the time the crime was committed... Read More

Nevada Race for Governor, Republican Primary Debate

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- 8 News Now will be hosting a debate between the candidates for the Republican Party’s nomination for Governor of Nevada at 7 p.m. PT.

Candidates who will be in attendance are former U.S. Senator Dean Heller, North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, venture capitalist Guy Nohra, and businessman and attorney Joey Gilbert.

The race for governor is expected to be one of the most hotly contested elections in the nation. Republican candidates have lined up for the chance to face Gov. Steve Sisolak in the November general election.

Candidates will be asked questions regarding topics including school safety, water shortages, inflation, abortion, and teacher shortages.

The one-hour debate will be held in the 8 News Now Las Vegas studio and will be live-streamed on 8newsnow.com. You can also view on KLAS-TV CBS Las Vegas, Channel 8... Read More

8 On Your Side: Las Vegas pet owners cautious as coyote attacks increase

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Concerns are on the rise for pet owners across the Las Vegas valley, after reports of increased coyote sightings.

Kamilia Kohlmeier is a pet owner and has lived in the Desert Shores area for eight years. She says she has heard about the reports and is concerned.

"Chase is only three months so we are really nervous as we hear more and more coyotes being around, especially as the season is changing," Kohlmeier added.

Pet owner concerns grow following reports of coyote attacks on the rise across the Las Vegas valley (KLAS)

Doug Nielsen is a conservation education supervisor for the Nevada Department of Wildlife and says Southern Nevada is no stranger to creatures such as mice, squirrels, rabbits, coyotes, and even mountain lions. ... Read More

Resorts World, Culinary Union announce 3-year deal

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A three-year agreement has been reached between Resorts World Las Vegas and the Culinary Union, according to a statement released Wednesday by the union.

The deal will cover 2,000 employees in Las Vegas, including guest room attendants, cocktail and food servers, porters, bell staff, cooks, bartenders, laundry and kitchen workers.

Union officials said the contract was ratified on Friday, May 20, and 99% of employees accepted the deal. The contract will be in effect from June 1, 2022, to May 31, 2025.

Resorts World Las Vegas opened June 24, 2021.

Negotiations began Dec. 15, Culinary said... Read More

VIDEO: Van crashes into pulled over police vehicle with K-9 inside

MOHAVE COUNTY, Nev. (KLAS) -- Body camera footage showed the aftermath of a crash involving a Mohave County Sheriff Deputy's vehicle while a K-9 was inside.

The incident happened just after 9 p.m. on May 12 near mile 23 on southbound I-15. The deputy arrived at the scene to help a trooper move a disabled vehicle from the road.

According to the sheriff's office, the deputy parked behind the trooper's vehicle and left to help direct traffic, leaving K-9 Brutus inside. Shortly after, a white Chevrolet van did not slow down or move over and crashed into the back of the deputy's vehicle.

The deputy had to climb a center divider to avoid being hit during the crash, the sheriff's office said... Read More

NEW: COVID-19 cases up 40% in a week in Clark County; viral DNA in wastewater rising

The full COVID-19 report for May 17-23 appears below.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Clark County, but hospitalizations are slowing, according to data updated weekly by the state and the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD).

Wastewater samples show that viral levels are on the rise in samples taken in North Las Vegas, Clark County, two stations in Henderson, Boulder City, Laughlin and one station in Pahrump.

COVID-19 cases have risen by about 40% over the past week in Clark County, according to data released today by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

The 14-day moving average of daily COVID-19 cases has grown from 348 to 491, with 4,453 new cases, according to the state data for Clark County. Figures reported by the county are even higher, with an increase of 4,865 cases over numbers reported last week... Read More

Second suspect arrested for murder of Dotty's manager

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)-- A second suspect has been arrested for the murder of Alicia Gibellina, a Dotty's manager, killed on May 11 after running after a suspect who allegedly stole a customer's purse. 

On Wednesday, James Holmes appeared in court and faces felony charges for open murder, robbery, and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Samuel Schmid, the other suspect, connected to Gibellina's death, was the first arrest in the case. Schmid was detained in California on May 16 and is being charged with open murder, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, and battery resulting in substantial bodily harm.

Samuel Schmid appears in court on May 24, 2022. (KLAS)

Police initially reported that Schmid had been working with a coconspirator in the crime in which he targeted a jackpot winner inside the casino... Read More