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'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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Resorts World, Cira architectural firm to design new Arizona resort

Gila River Hotel groundbreaking, south of Chandler, AZ (Courtesy: Steelman Partners)

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The architectural firm behind two of the valley's latest resorts is breaking ground on yet another big gaming resort, this time over 300 miles away.

On Monday, Steelman Partners, the firm behind Resorts World and Circa resorts, announced it will head up a 160-acre resort and casino project south of Chandler, Arizona.

Renderings of new Gila River Hotel & Casino project south of Chandler, AZ (Courtesy: Steelman Partners)

The new $150M+ project is for Gila River Hotel and Casino's fourth location and will feature more than 850 slots and table games, BetMGM Sportsbook, dining and is expected to create over 600 new jobs.

The new project is expected to take 18 to 24 months to construct.

Circa Resort and Casino in downtown Las Vegas is nearing its one-year anniversary on Oct. 28... 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

Governor Sisolak orders flags lowered in honor of General Colin Powell

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Governor Steve Sisolak ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff at the State Capitol and all State public buildings and grounds until sunset on Friday, Oct. 22 in honor of Gen. Colin Powell and his life of service to our nation.

The Governor's executive order aligns with a Presidential Proclamation issued by President Joe Biden on Monday afternoon.

“General Powell was a fearless leader, remarkable American, and the first
Black U.S. Secretary of State who served as a devoted and dedicated leader
to this great nation,” said Governor Sisolak. “Kathy and I send our love
and condolences to his family, friends, and loved ones.”... Read More

Westgate, MGM give update on vaccine mandate deadline

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Two Las Vegas resort properties implemented a new vaccine policy for workers as other businesses around the valley continue similar efforts.

MGM and Westgate gave their employees a deadline on Friday, Oct. 15. to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

The Westgate says the policy applies to non-union members.

CEO of the resort, David Seigel is leading the effort after he contracted the virus after being vaccinated.

He says he wouldn't be here if it wasn't for the vaccine.

An important decision the company says was needed in order to move forward. ... Read More

Weekend DUI patrol results in over a dozen arrests across Las Vegas valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A DUI patrol conducted on Saturday, Oct. 16 resulted in 13 DUI arrests across the Las Vegas valley according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's traffic section.

During the patrol, officers conducted over 160 vehicle stops.

Additionally, officers gave 40 citations, recovered three guns, and made one felony arrest.

The department was assisted by officers from the Southeast Area Command, South Central Area Command, and Las Vegas City Marshals.

The patrol is part of an ongoing effort aimed at catching impaired drivers who choose to get behind the wheel.

Impaired driving fatalities have consistently been the most common cause of motor vehicle crashes resulting in injuries and deaths in Nevada.

Police want to remind motorists to always drive and ride sober or to use a designated driver to reach their destinations safely. ... Read More