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WATCH: CCEA holds news conference to give updated about negotiations with CCSD

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Education Association held a news conference at 5 p.m. Friday to give an update on how the negotiation process is going between the teachers’ union and CCSD.

LIVE: CCEA holds news conference to give update on how negotiations are going with CCSD.

Posted by 8 News Now on Friday, August 23, 2019

On Thursday, tension were at an all time high during the routine CCSD board meeting held at Liberty High School. After a heated public comment portion of the meeting, CCSD Supt. Jesus Jara felt it was wise to recess the rest of the meeting.

Those actions angered many of the union and their supporters who were in attendance, so they headed outside and chanted in protest, “we’ll be back!’... Read More

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$10,000 reward offered for arrest of wild burro killers

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) — Someone has been killing the wild burros of California’s Mojave Desert, and the Bureau of Land Management is offering up to $10,000 to anyone who can help catch the culprit or culprits.

Over the past three months, 42 burro carcasses containing gunshot wounds have been found scattered along a 60-mile (95-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 15, the main highway linking Los Angeles to Las Vegas.

The animals, like wild horses, are protected under federal law. Anyone found guilty of harassing, branding or killing one faces a fine of up to $2,000 and a year in jail.

More than that, burros are an enduring symbol of the American Southwest. With their pointy ears and distinctive “Hee-Haw” voices, they evoke a time when their sure-footedness in rocky terrain and ability to carry heavy loads long distances without complaint made them perfect pack animals for prospectors and others... Read More

Judge freezes 61 Nevada marijuana permits as lawsuit proceeds

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Nevada judge has frozen the permit process for several new recreational marijuana dispensary licenses while a lawsuit over them proceeds.

The ruling by Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez affects the 61 new provisional licenses the Department of Taxation issued in December 2018, but 29 dispensaries who were left out are suing the state.

The applicants who were left out assert that the state’s process was riddled with mistakes and biased toward certain companies.

They are asking for the licenses to be voided and the process to start over.

The 61 permits went only to a handful of companies.

Plaintiff’s lawyers allege the state used an unconstitutional grading process for applications, inconsistent scoring and preferential treatment. They also challenge how diversity was calculated in the applications. ... Read More

WATCH: Governor Sisolak, majority leader, and speaker to address on-going negotiations between CCSD and CCEA

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Governor Steve Sisolak held a news conference Friday to discuss the on-going negotiations between the Clark County School District and the Clark County Education Association.

LIVE: Governor Sisolak, majority leader, and speaker to address on-going negotiations between CCSD and CCEA

Posted by 8 News Now on Friday, August 23, 2019

It was held at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building.

LIVE: 8 News NOW Reporter Sasha Loftis has a recap of the news conference Gov. Steve Sisolak just held in regards to the standoff between CCSD and the CCEA. #CCEAvsCCSD.

Posted by 8 News Now on Friday, August 23, 2019... Read More

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Nightmares Happen: Woman has spider in her ear

KANSAS CITY — A Kansas City woman got news she didn’t exactly want to hear. What she thought was water trapped in her ear canal was actually a spider. And it wasn’t just any spider, it was a venomous brown recluse spider. The spider’s bite can be deadly.

The woman told KSHB, “I never thought they would crawl in your ear or any part of your body.” The woman says she now sleeps with cotton balls in her ears to keep out uninvited guests.

This woman thought she had water in her ear. Doctors pulled out a spider. https://t.co/ZJ4HX34et2 pic.twitter.com/QZKrLlP3pl

— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 23, 2019... Read More

International traveler with measles visited Disneyland

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A New Zealand teenager who traveled to Southern California this month was infectious with highly contagious measles and may have exposed others at Disneyland and a nearby hotel, health officials said Friday.

The Orange County Health Care Agency said the exposures could have occurred Aug. 11 at the Desert Palms Hotel in Anaheim and on Aug. 12 at Disneyland and the Disney California Adventure Park. The girl remained in Southern California through Aug. 15 and has since returned to New Zealand, said Dr. Nichole Quick, the county’s health care officer.

The agency said it has been working with the facilities to reach people who had close contact. There are no current reports that anyone has contracted measles from the teen, Quick said.

She said she expects to see more measles cases, generally, among international travelers who visit California because of an increase in the illness overseas... Read More

Drive sober campaign targets most deadly time of year

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KLAS) — The next few weeks are statistically the most deadly time of the year out on the roads. The US Department of Transportation says the weeks surrounding Labor Day are filled with more deadly crashes than any other time of the year.

The DOT is now launching a $13 million media campaign to raise awareness about the issue. You may be seeing the campaign on your TV, social media, in movie theaters or you may even hear it on the radio.

The DOT hopes the ads will save lives and convince people not to drive impaired... Read More