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‘She would give you the shirt off her back,’ Daughter of murdered Dotty’s manager speaks

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Alicia Gibellina is remembered as an animal lover and a selfless person. 

"She would give you the shirt off her back," said Diana Gibellina, Alicia's daughter. 

Diana sat down with 8 News Now and reflected on the night of May 11. 

"I was trying to text and call my mom, and I thought she was busy at work," Diana said. "On my way home, I have to pass by the store, and that is how I found out."

Alicia Gibellina shown here was killed following a robbery on May 11 at a Dotty's near Flamingo and Jones. (Diana Gibellina)

Police said Samuel Schmid, 28, went inside Dotty's near Flamingo and Jones and stole a woman's purse.

Gibellina, the manager, then went outside to confront Schmid in the parking lot. 

Police said that during this confrontation, Schmid, who was driving a stolen vehicle, ran Gibellina over before he drove away.

Gibellina was taken to the hospital, where she later died. ... Read More

Only On 8: Family calls for justice after 15-year-old boy run over, killed on skateboard

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The family of a 15-year-old boy run over and killed by a car last week spoke exclusively with 8 News Now Thursday to call for justice. 

"He just wanted to make everyone happy," Adalyn De La Torre said of her late brother, Anthony De La Torre. 

De La Torre died after police said he was run over by a car while riding his skateboard. 

His final act was the donation of his organs. An Honor Walk was held for him Thursday evening as he was wheeled into the operating room to have his organs removed.

"It's really difficult to come to terms," Anthony's maternal aunt Lydize Lopez said. "With my nephew never being here again." ... Read More

CCSD trustees remove 'gender' from district dress code policy

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Clark County School Board Trustees updated the district's dress code policy by removing "gender" from it.

On Thursday, the trustee members approved a notice of intent to amend regulation 5131, dress and appearance.

The change means there will now be one policy for all students.

CCSD says the updates cover modifications to the primary student dress code and standard student attire.

The regulation is expected to return to the CCSD school board in June for final approval.

A public meeting is expected to be held on Thursday, June 9, at 5 p.m. The meeting can be viewed at ccsd.net on the day of the meeting. ... Read More

Mullin legislation would expunge Trump's Jan. 6 impeachment

(The Hill) - Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) is leading a resolution that aims to erase former President Trump’s second impeachment after the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack and repeats numerous arguments to cast doubt on the integrity of the 2020 election.

A copy of Mullin’s draft bill obtained by The Hill said that the incitement of insurrection impeachment charge “contains a subjective account of that which transpired at the Capitol on January 6, 2021” and “omits any discussion of the circumstances, unusual voting patterns, and  voting anomalies of the 2020 Presidential election itself.”... Read More

Social media scholarships give students new ways to secure funding for college

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- High school students are now creating content on social media to earn college scholarships.

17-year-old Omalina Wolfe says she enjoyed creating an Instagram video for a scholarship titled, "Holiday Fun."

"It just stood out to me and I thought, I can do something fun with this, especially because I'm from California," Wolfe said. "My mind went to winter, California doesn't have winter, but fun if I did a little pun on it."

As part of the requirement for the scholarship, she needed to use hashtags and tag her top choice university.

Jennifer Finetti of Scholarshipowl has worked as an admissions advisor and says while there are plenty of scholarships that need to be written in an essay format for high achieving students, not all scholarships are designed in that way. ... Read More

'If I can't have you, no one can,' Las Vegas man accused of stabbing, trying to kill ex-girlfriend

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A Las Vegas man is facing several charges including attempted murder after he allegedly attacked his ex-girlfriend and stabbed her in the stomach.

Michael Munoz-Andrade is accused of chasing his ex-girlfriend into a bathroom outside his friend's house and stabbing her twice, allegedly telling her, "if I can't have you, no one can."

According to police, Munoz-Andrade was visiting his friend's house on May 11 when his ex-girlfriend, who said she didn't know he was there, came by to borrow padlocks from the friend.

The victim pulled out a knife she had when she saw Munoz-Andrade at the house and ran to the bathroom in the backyard, and he chased her and forced the door open. He then grabbed the knife from her and stabbed her twice, according to a police report.

According to the report, he was heard yelling "I was going to kill her and shoot myself!"... Read More

Truck drivers feel pain at the pump as diesel prices rise

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- According to AAA, Nevadans are paying an average of $5.23 per gallon, about 10 cents higher than last week.

Drivers using diesel especially can't catch a break. According to AAA, those drivers are paying a record-high of $5.53 per gallon. A month ago, that number was $5.29.

A year ago today, Diesel was $3.45. Some truck drivers are doing what they can to stay afloat.

"It has its ups and downs, but when gas prices hit, it slowed my business down," said owner/operator Sedrick Johnson.

He said the high diesel prices are a big factor for the work that he gets.

"I have to see how far I need to go and what kind of loads I pick up, if it's heavy or light, and go from there," he said. "I spend about between $750 to $800 just one way."... Read More