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Santa's Helpers program needs more donors Video included

Every year, Ray Craig dresses up as Santa Claus and delivers Christmas gifts to kids whose families can't afford it, as part of his Santa's Helpers program.

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BREAKING: AP declares Doug Jones winner of Senate race

Polls have closed in the Alabama special election to fill U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ seat in the U.S. Senate. 

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Eastridge Elementary holds fifth annual holiday lights drive Video included

"Little by little I started making some phone calls and everyone said yes, yes, yes, we got a lot of yeses that we could put a collection bin, the school is on board and the principal, it just went and blew up from there," said Angie Alesio, Eastridge Elementary PTO member.   The fifth annual recycle holiday lights drive at Eastridge Elementary is in full swing.

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Second annual Stuff The Cruiser event benefits Beatrice community Video included

This holiday season the Beatrice Police Department held their second annual Stuff The Cruiser fundraiser event. 

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LFR Gives Safety Tips For Holiday Decorations

LFR Gives Safety Tips For Holiday Decorations Video included

Christmas is only thirteen days away and many people have trees up and decorations out, but those things can easily become dangerous. 

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Another possible roadblock in Keystone XL Pipeline project Video included

Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  The Nebraska Public Service Commission had their first hearing over the Keystone XL Pipeline since approving an alternative route last month. The biggest question to come out of the hearing was whether or not they had the authority make that decision in the first place, as the route they approved wasn’t the route the application asked for. TransCanada says yes, the commission did have the authority to do so, and as lon... More>>

Firefighter donates $1,000 to two families

A local firefighter's union went the extra mile to spread the holiday cheer.

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Magic Moment Five: Yashirin Christmas Video included

A Lincoln family was surprised Tuesday, with a little holiday cheer. The Yashirin's are a family that has been through a lot this year. Allie and Dennis Yashirin are kind and caring people, devoted to giving to their community. In February, they lost their 7-year-old son, Taytum.  He had a rare brain abnormality. Tuesday, his two brothers, mom and dad were showered with gifts-- like clothes, toys, tires and gift cards. " It's sweet people think of us and think we're a ... More>>

Two dead in Iowa bus fire

Two dead in Iowa bus fire

According to the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office, the remains of two people were found following a bus fire southeast of Oakland, Iowa, about 26 miles east of Council Bluffs. 

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Nebraska traffic stop yields 99 pounds of marijuana in car

Nebraska traffic stop yields 99 pounds of marijuana in car

The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office says deputies seized nearly 100 pounds of marijuana following a traffic stop of a California car over the weekend.      

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Omaha man gets 7 years in federal prison for child porn

Omaha man gets 7 years in federal prison for child porn

A 36-year-old Omaha man has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for receiving and distributing child pornography that included images of babies being abused. 

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Nebraska's largest solar farm is up and running

Nebraska's largest solar farm is up and running

The largest solar farm in Nebraska has started operations.      

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Lobo's City Mex robbed at gunpoint; suspects at large

Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  Police are looking for two men they say robbed Lobo's City Mex late Monday night.  An employee of the convenience store near 27th and R reported two men entered the store and demanded money.  Police say one of the men had a gun, the other jumped the counter.  The two suspects got away with an undisclosed amount of money.  Police are asking for any information about this case, call 402-417-3374 More>>

Scammers Targeting Nebraska and Iowa Residents with Bitcoin Scam

Scammers Targeting Nebraska and Iowa Residents with Bitcoin Scam

Scammers Targeting Nebraska and Iowa Residents with Bitcoin Scam

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LFR Battles Morning House Fire

LFR Battles Morning House Fire

Lincoln Fire and Rescue battled a house fire this morning in Northeast Lincoln.

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