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Celine Dion delays show opening at Resorts World, cites medical reasons

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Celine Dion announced today on Twitter that her show opening at Resorts World has been delayed.

A post on her Twitter account cites muscle spasms that are preventing her from performing.

I’m heartbroken by this. My team and I have been working on our new show for the past eight months, and to not be able to open this November saddens me beyond words. Now, I have to focus on getting better… I want to get through this as soon as I can. - Celine xx… pic.twitter.com/cEDLQt9HDg

— Celine Dion (@celinedion) October 19, 2021

"I’m heartbroken by this. My team and I have been working on our new show for the past eight months, and to not be able to open this November saddens me beyond words. Now, I have to focus on getting better… I want to get through this as soon as I can. - Celine xx…"... Read More

UPDATE: Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run, Sahara reopens after 6-hour closure

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Police have reopened all lanes of Sahara Avenue between Torrey Pines Drive and Jones Road following a hit-and-run crash that left a man in his 50s dead.

The crash was reported around 1:50 a.m. The lanes were fully reopened by 8 a.m... Read More

U.S. Senate moves to reform federal wild horse program

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A historic move, years in the making to protect our wild horse and burro population in Nevada and across the west.

The U.S. Senate appropriations committee has earmarked more than $10M for the Bureau of Land Management to use fertility control rather than round-ups.

For decades the BLM has resisted controlling wild horses with fertility instead of force.

"The helicopter roundups are horrifically cruel, and these animals suffer significantly during the process," said Holly Gann-Bice who is a wild horse advocate. "It is very traumatic for the horses. Many of them, suffer from broken necks and broken legs."

Wild horse advocates like Gann-Bice are hopeful that could change now that there is an appropriations bill providing $11M for fertility control.

It could help move away from the current roundup program that lands thousands of horses into holding pens. ... Read More

'It really breaks my heart': Parents demand change following seduction case involving CCSD employee

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Another CCSD educator has been arrested, making it the second person to be taken into custody in less than a week.

CCSD Police arrested 48-year-old Jennifer Courtad on two counts of statutory seduction. The arrest stems from an investigation that started at Eldorado High School in October 2020.

Arrested: Jennifer Courtad (CCSD Police)

The arrest warrant was issued in August 2021. 8 News Now has learned Courtad was taken into custody by the Salt Lake City Criminal Apprehension Team on behalf of CCSD Police and Metro Police in Cedar City, Utah. Courtad was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on Oct. 16, 2021 by Metro Police.

Although Courtad has been arrested, many parents are asking how CCSD will ensure this does not happen again -- especially because Courtad worked with students with disabilities.
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UPDATE: Teacher reported as missing is safe, according to family

UPDATE: Vincent Bognot is safe, according to a Facebook post Tuesday morning by his sister, Kathrina Bognot. "**UPDATE: my brother is safe!!! thank you for the swiftness in reposting and spreading the word, along with the power of community and the worlds of support/prayers/resources," she said.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A local man described by his friends as a teacher has gone missing.

28-year-old Vincent Bognot was last seen in Primm last Tuesday, Oct. 12.

His friend tells 8 News Now he hasn't been heard from since that date.

Henderson police confirmed that Bognot was reported missing on Thursday, Oct. 14.

Bognot is described as weighing 190 lbs. and standing 5'11 in height.

He drives a dark charcoal BMW with a license plate that reads "VINCE."

If you have any information call Henderson Police at 702-267-4913... Read More

UPDATE: Police investigate in-custody death after southwest valley pharmacy incident

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Metro Police are investigating an in-custody death that happened at a pharmacy in the southwest valley.

According to police, an erratic man was was located inside a bathroom at a pharmacy on Fort Apache Road near Sunset Road at approximately 1:38 p.m on Monday afternoon.

Once officers arrived, they say the man did not comply with their verbal commands and struggled with officers as they attempted to take him into custody.

Police were eventually able to handcuff the man, however, they say he became combative and resisted arrest.

LVMPD give an update on in-custody death at Ft. Apache and Sunset

The man then became unresponsive and that's when officers quickly removed his handcuffs and medical personnel began rendering aid.

Ultimately, the man was taken to Southern Hills Hospital, where he later died.

This is a developing story, check back for updates. ... Read More

I-Team Vegas Unsolved: Father shot several times while leaving work as security guard

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The family of a father of four who was leaving work as a security guard when he was shot and killed hopes to get answers in the unsolved homicide weeks before what would have been Alfonso Turner’s thirtieth birthday.

Two men shot and killed Turner, 29, as he was pulling out of the apartment complex where he worked at the intersection of Amberleigh Lane and Mountain Vista Street in the east valley, police said. The intersection is near Sahara Avenue and Nellis Boulevard.

“My brother was the love of our lives,” Jerrica Arrington, Turner’s older sister said.

To Arrington, Alfonso was simply known as “Al.”

“He was just very humorous and goofy, very positive,” she said. “He'd go, 'I got kids. I ain't got time for that.' So we just coined that phrase. I didn't realize how often I quote him until I lost him.”... Read More