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Nevada’s Hands Tied By Public Land Disclaimer

rebellion.8newsnow.com — Although Nevada ranks seventh nationally in land mass, much of the state consists of uninhabitable acreage that drew little interest from settlers who moved West. That much can be gleaned from the Homestead Act of 1862, which allowed adult settlers to claim 160 acres of land.

High schoolers kicked out of Walmart for singing carols - 8 News NOW

8newsnow.com — Posted: Friday, December 19, 2014 2:32 PM EST Updated: Friday, December 19, 2014 2:32 PM EST KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - A group of students singing Christmas carols inside an Oregon Walmart store were kicked out and told if they didn't leave police would be called.

I-Team: Legislature expected to tackle public lands debate - 8 News NOW

8newsnow.com — LAS VEGAS -- One state task force estimates it could mean millions of extra dollars for Nevada if the state were able to takeover control of more public lands. More than 80 percent of the state is owned by the federal government. There's passion on both sides of the issue.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @8NewsNow: .I-Team: Legislature expected to tackle public lands debate @Joe_Bartels has the story. #8NN 8nn.tv/1JxrOT5

BREAKING NEWS: Deadly crash on SR 160 near SR 159 - 8 News NOW

8newsnow.com — Posted: Friday, December 19, 2014 5:16 PM EST Updated: Friday, December 19, 2014 5:16 PM EST LAS VEGAS - Nevada Highway Patrol is responding to what it's calling "multiple crashes" on State Route 160 (Blue Diamond Road) near State Route 159. Initial reports indicate the crash is deadly.

Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths - 8 News NOW

8newsnow.com — Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. Caramel apples are most popular around Halloween, and the outbreak started just before then, in mid-October.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @8NewsNow: The CDC is warning you to not eat pre-packaged caramel apples after 4 people have died. 8nn.tv/1z3Sq5V pic.twitter.com/ZmIuFUufIJ

FAA's first drone in Nevada crashes after takeoff - 8 News NOW

8newsnow.com — The Federal Aviation Administration is authorizing the first drone that will fly in Nevada as part of the federal drone test site program.
Dec 20, 2014

First commercial drone certified by FAA crashes after takeoff: [video]... fb.me/78JZaCNrW

Driving You Crazy: Cheyenne sinking near Revere - 8 News NOW

8newsnow.com — Kim says all three travel lanes of westbound Cheyenne Avenue Revere Street have sunk. She says it feels like a roller coaster.
Dec 19, 2014

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Teens with too many unexcused absences risk not getting drivers - 8 News NOW

8newsnow.com — LAS VEGAS -- Many teen drivers might think it's cool to ditch school, but a law going into effect on Jan. 1 may have them thinking differently.The new law will prevent teens with too many unexcused absences from getting their driver's license.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @ClarkCountySch: To learn more about Senate Bill 269, check out @SharieJohnson_'s story via @8NewsNOW! ow.ly/Gby2w

Cool At School: LV Academy students show skills in Chicago - 8 News NOW

8newsnow.com — LAS VEGAS - The accomplished musicians of the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Philharmonic will play the 2014 International Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago. The musicians say they can't wait. "I'm really nervous, but I think that shows I care a lot, because I want us to do really well," said cello player Jordan Forest.
Dec 19, 2014

Cool At School: LV Academy's Philharmonic show skills in Chicago at International musical event - @8NewsNow #8NN 8newsnow.com/story/27669765…