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Las Vegas masseuse accused of sexual assault reportedly told victim he could heal her, help her get pregnant

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A holistic masseuse who police said sexually assaulted at least one client told one woman he could “heal her,” court documents said.

Francisco Tovar-Lugo, 58, faces three counts of sexual assault and one count of open and gross lewdness, according to court records. Metro police arrested him on April 29. On Monday, police said they believe there could be more victims.

A woman told police Tovar-Lugo was massaging her at her apartment when he inserted his fingers into her private area, an arrest report said. The report also said Tovar-Lugo put his mouth on the woman’s breast.

“Francisco tried to tell [redacted] that he needed to do this so she could get pregnant,” the police report said. Tovar-Lugo told the woman he “something has to do things that are uncomfortable to him in order to heal people,” according to the report... Read More

WATCH: Las Vegas resort marquees feature Juliana Urtubey, a CCSD teacher named National Teacher of the Year

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The marquee signs at numerous Las Vegas resort properties lit up Thursday with the face of Juliana Urtubey; she's been named the National Teacher of the Year.

She was one of four finalists, and during an interview with CBS News This Morning, she was surprised with the announcement that she won. The surprise continued when First Lady Dr. Jill Biden appeared in her classroom with flowers.

"I was so elated, so proud, so overwhelmed with joy," Urtubey said of the award.

On Thursday evening, those driving on the Strip saw Urtubey's smiling face on display from 4 p.m. -4:15 p.m. at the following properties:... Read More

Nearly half of Nevada's inmates have received at least 1 dose of COVID-19 vaccine

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Almost half of the state's prison population has been vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections.

A news release from NDOC's Carson City office says 5,063 offenders signed up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine earlier this year. As of Tuesday 5,187 offenders have received at least the first dose.

More than 10 vaccine clinics are scheduled in the next two weeks at facilities around the state, including High Desert State Prison on Monday.

“We are pleased so many offenders have prioritized their health and the health of others around them,” said Charles Daniels, Director of the Nevada Department of Corrections. “We are proud of our staff and grateful to our community partners for successfully vaccinating such a large group in a relatively short time.”

As the vaccine rates increase, restrictions will decrease regarding visitation. Limited visitation resumed May 1... Read More

Dates announced for Justin Bieber's Justice World Tour 2022

LAS VEGAS (May 6, 2022) – Justin Bieber just announced his rescheduled world tour dates. The Justice World Tour was supposed to kick off this summer, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, the tour was moved to 2022. The Justice World Tour 2022 is adding seven new arena shows totaling 52-dates, including one in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena in February.

Justin returns to the road on the heels of his album Justice. Justice is the Bieb's eighth album to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200. Bieber made history as the first male solo artist to debut at #1 on both the Billboard 200 album chart and Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with his certified-platinum smash hit “Peaches.” ... Read More

Detours set May 9-21 as crews work on I-15/215 Northern Beltway interchange

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Another round of detours is planned May 9-21 from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. nightly as crews work on the $100 million I-15/215 Northern Beltway interchange in North Las Vegas, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation.

Southbound I-15 traffic will be routed onto the 215 Northern Beltway, turning vehicles around at Lamb Boulevard, and returning along the Beltway before rejoining I-15. Northbound traffic will be detoured onto the ramps at Tropical Parkway.

Also, Tropical Parkway will be closed between Range Road and Nicco Way during the same time frames.

The nightly closures will occur Sunday evening through Friday morning, but there will be no closures on Friday and Saturday nights.

Crews will be lowering falsework on the new eastbound 215 Beltway to northbound Interstate 15 flyover. Work on the interchange broke ground last year. Fisher Sand & Gravel is the general contractor... Read More

Nevada Attorney General Ford shows support for 'Momnibus Act' for Black mothers' health

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Black mothers have more health complications during pregnancy, and legislation dubbed the "Momnibus Act" is taking aim at equality in health care.

The Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021 -- a name that plays on "omnibus" because it contains a wide range of initiatives -- has the support of Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford. He has signed on with a group of 22 attorneys general to urge Congress to pass the legislation.

“Receiving adequate healthcare treatment for African-American mothers is an issue that has been discussed for years with little action,” Ford said. “Just like receiving the COVID-19 vaccines, there is a lack of equity, fairness, and equality in the medical world and it is still very prevalent today."... Read More

Family who says Las Vegas teen suffered reaction to J & J vaccine gives update on her condition

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The father of a teen who has been hospitalized for several weeks say the 18-year-old is now showing some positive signs in her road to recovery.

The family says Emma Burkey suffered a severe reaction about 10 days after receiving a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine on March 20. Her symptoms included brain clots and seizures, a family friend told 8 News Now.

Burkey was transferred from a Las Vegas hospital to a California hospital where she has undergone three brain surgeries.

Her father, Bret Burkey posted an update on his daughter's condition on her GoFundMe page Wednesday night... Read More