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Verizon offers free WiFi, other freebies on Wednesday - 8 News NOW

8newsnow.com — LAS VEGAS - If you're flying on Wednesday, Verizon Wireless is offering a ton of free stuff - even if you're not a Verizon subscriber.
Nov 26, 2014

Flying today? Get free WiFi and other goodies from Verizon, even if you're not a subscriber: 8nn.tv/11uZkYa #ConnectionDay

Man arrested; Deputies say he pointed banana at them - 8 News NOW

8newsnow.com — Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:13 PM EST Updated: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:13 PM EST GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) -- A man is facing a felony menacing charge after two western Colorado sheriff's deputies say he pointed a banana at them and they thought it was a gun.
Nov 26, 2014

Bananas are crap. This is what you get. RT @8NewsNow: A man was arrested in Colorado for this: 8nn.tv/1Ch2j7k pic.twitter.com/qhWu7X9c1F

BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court justice undergoes heart procedure - 8 News NOW

8newsnow.com — WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had a stent implanted to clear a blockage in her right coronary artery. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg says the 81-year-old Ginsburg had the procedure Wednesday morning after a coronary blockage was discovered.
Nov 26, 2014

Now might make it to 100. RT @8NewsNow Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had a stent implanted: 8nn.tv/1CgKSDZ

BREAKING NEWS: 3 kids struck by car, injuries not serious - 8 News NOW

8newsnow.com — LAS VEGAS -- Three kids were transported to the hospital Wednesday morning after they were struck by a car on North 20th Street, Metro Police said. The crash happened around 7:20 a.m. just north of Bonanza Road. Police said the children did not suffer serious injuries and the driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene.
Nov 26, 2014

#BREAKING: Three kids have been struck by a car in Las Vegas. Thankfully, they weren't seriously hurt. 8nn.tv/1tjn4pr

Driving You Crazy: Traffic signals at Whitney Ranch and Russell - 8 News NOW

8newsnow.com — Brian says work on Whitney Ranch Drive and Russell Road is finished, but the signals are out of sync, causing lengthy traffic delays.
Nov 26, 2014

Driving You Crazy: Traffic signals at Whitney Ranch and Russell - 8 News NOW 8newsnow.com/story/27487818… via @8newsnow

I-Team: These Nevada turkeys could be safest in America - 8 News NOW

8newsnow.com — LAS VEGAS -- The holiday season is a joyous time for most families -- that is -- unless you're a turkey. Thanksgiving is a black day for turkeys, in general. However, there's one group of birds that's accidentally stumbled into a safe haven.

Get paid $60K a year to be a paintball 'bullet tester' - 8 News NOW

8newsnow.com — LAS VEGAS - If you're looking for work and don't mind a trip across the pond, this might be the ultimate job, as long as you don't mind getting a little bruised. UK Paintball is looking for a human "bullet tester."
Nov 25, 2014

RT @takahmama: Help Wanted: Human target. Get paid $60K a year to be a paintball 'bullet tester' - 8 News NOW 8newsnow.com/story/27480251… via @8NewsNow

BREAKING NEWS: Judge in Reno blocks Uber's ride-sharing in Nevad - 8 News NOW

8newsnow.com — Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 9:00 PM EST Updated: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 9:00 PM EST RENO, Nev. (AP) -- A Washoe County district judge has granted the state's request for a preliminary injunction to block the ride-sharing company Uber Technologies from operating in Nevada.

BREAKING NEWS: 1 dead in stabbing on Strip pedestrian overpass - 8 News NOW

8newsnow.com — LAS VEGAS - Metro police said a man is dead after being stabbed on the Harmon Avenue pedestrian overpass early Tuesday on the Las Vegas Strip. Twenty-two-year-old Calvin Boyden III, of Las Vegas, was arrested in connection to the stabbing, which happened around 12:40 a.m.
Nov 25, 2014

#BREAKING UPDATE: 1 dead after early morning stabbing on Las Vegas Strip pedestrian overpass: 8nn.tv/1HF92Z2

Police: Man threatened dog, fatally shoots self - 8 News NOW

8newsnow.com — PINELLAS PARK, Fla. - A Florida man was fighting with his wife and threatened to shoot one of the family dogs when things seemingly didn't go as planned. According to WTVT, Police got a call Tuesday morning from Dennis Emery's home about a "domestic disturbance."

BREAKING NEWS: Man arrested in California for shooting near Circ - 8 News NOW

8newsnow.com — LAS VEGAS - Police said on Tuesday an arrest has been made in connection to the shooting death of a woman found on a sidewalk near Circus Circus early Saturday. Twenty-seven-year-old Kevin Meade has been arrested in California. He is currently waiting extradition back to Nevada, police said.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @8NewsNow: #BREAKING UPDATE: 27-year-old arrested in California for weekend fatal shooting near Circus Circus in Las Vegas: 8nn.tv/1HEVnRI

Fla. high school student arrested, accused of running prostituti - 8 News NOW

8newsnow.com — SARASOTA, Fla. - A 17-year-old high school student in Florida has been arrested on suspicion of operating a prostitution ring among her peers. According to WTVT, 21-year-old John Michael Mosher was also arrested, accused of sexual battery on a 15-year-old girl.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @8NewsNow: A Florida high school student has been arrested for reportedly running a prostitution ring among her peers: 8nn.tv/1xADDyL

Las Vegas foreclosure rates continue decline - 8 News NOW

8newsnow.com — Thanksgiving may be a bad time for turkeys, but not for some wild turkeys in northern Nevada. Tonight at 5 p.m., the I-Team's George Knapp shows how these wild birds found an unintended sanctuary. Thanksgiving may be a bad time for turkeys, but not for some wild turkeys in northern Nevada.

Driving You Crazy: 'Yield to pedestrian' signs needed - 8 News NOW

8newsnow.com — Steve wants to know if there are plans to install more "yield to pedestrian" signs near Green Valley Parkway and Warm Springs Road. He says people need these reminders.
Nov 25, 2014

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'Wizard of Oz' Cowardly Lion costume fetches $3M - 8 News NOW

8newsnow.com — 'Wizard of Oz' Cowardly Lion costume fetches $3M NEW YORK (AP) - The Cowardly Lion costume from the classic film "The Wizard of Oz" and the piano from the movie "Casablanca" each sold for over $3 million at a New York City auction. They were among Hollywood memorabilia offered at Bonhams on Monday.

Cosby philanthropy shadowed by sexual allegations - 8 News NOW

8newsnow.com — Cosby philanthropy shadowed by sexual allegations By LYNN ELBERAP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bill Cosby's record of big donations to colleges and other institutions has been a key part of his rosy public image. But even his generosity can't stand apart from the rising tide of allegations made by women accusing him of sexual assault.
Nov 25, 2014

Colleges have distanced themselves from Bill Cosby, but not the tens of millions he's given them. AP: bit.ly/1FpAKVU

Dogs rescued from house fire need homes - 8 News NOW

8newsnow.com — LAS VEGAS - Sixteen dogs that survived a house fire in late September in North Las Vegas are looking for their new homes, the Animal Foundation announced Monday. Another 30 dogs have "serious medical or behavioral conditions" and cannot yet be adopted. Sadly, 41 dogs died in the blaze.

BREAKING NEWS: Violence erupts in Ferguson after no indictment a - 8 News NOW

8newsnow.com — FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Officers in armored vehicles lobbed canisters of irritants that made people's eyes and lungs burn, dispersing crowds in Ferguson after a police car was vandalized, business windows shattered and gunshots rang in the streets. Some protesters erupted in anger after the announcement that Officer Darren Wilson won't be indicted in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Nov 24, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Violence erupts in Ferguson after no indictment announced (Sent from 8 News NOW) 8newsnow.com/story/27473780…

Local groups help feed homeless teens - 8 News NOW

8newsnow.com — LAS VEGAS -- Thousands of children in Clark County are living on the streets but are still making it to school every day. Some are forced to do their homework in fast food restaurants, others are living in weekly motels. It's estimated there could be as many as 10,000 registered homeless children by the end of the year.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @8NewsNow: There could be as many as 10,000 homeless children by the end of the year in Clark County: 8nn.tv/1HDIPtP via @LaurenRozyla