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University of Nebraska fires Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst

Posted by:  Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com The following is a news release from the University of Nebraska. Lincoln, Nebraska, Sept. 21, 2017 – The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced it has begun a search for a new director of athletics. The university has ended Shawn Eichorst’s employment, effective immediately. “Shawn has led Nebraska Athletics in many positive ways, but those efforts have not translated into on-field performance,&rdq...

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State Treasurer to auction off unclaimed property

Abandoned items are about to be auctioned off by the State.

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Local stores collecting art supplies for children impacted by Harvey

"Art Breaks" is a community-wide effort to provide art supplies for children affected by hurricane Harvey to provide healing and repair through art. 

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Mayor Beutler tries to pave the way for Uber, Lyft in Lincoln

Mayor Chris Beutler proposed a new ordinance Thursday, saying ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft shouldn't have to abide by the city's taxicab ordinance. 

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Lincoln Police investigating string of vandalism cases along the Mopac trail

Lincoln Police are investigating a string of vandalisms that happened overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning. 

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One Arrested, One Sought in Wednesday Robbery in Lincoln

One Arrested, One Sought in Wednesday Robbery in Lincoln

Lincoln Police are still searching for a robbery suspect this morning.

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Road closures near the Capitol

Road closures near the Capitol

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Posted by: Fahima Paghmani fpaghmani@klkntv.com   Lincoln and state officials are getting ready for a big celebration taking place tomorrow.They're celebrating the completion of the state Capitol's courtyard fountains.A piece of the building's original design that went unfinished for 85 years.    Lawmakers approved funding for the project back in 2014 to make it coincide with the 150th anniversary of Nebraska becoming a state. The ceremony will take place tomorrow at ... More>>

Firefighters, Texas Roadhouse pull together to get kids ready for winter Video included

Winter will be here before you know it, and the Lincoln firefighter's union wants to make sure every child is properly clothed.

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Update: State vehicle found, inmate still at large

Update: State vehicle found, inmate still at large

An inmate being transported by a sheriff's deputy escaped from custody after attacking the deputy and stealing a government vehicle.

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Lincoln woman's family describes Mexico City earthquake Video included

A massive 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico City on Tuesday has claimed more than 200 lives. A Lincoln woman we spoke to has family and friends who experienced the chaos. Hours after the tragedy, she was finally able to get ahold of her loved ones. Thankfully, they were all ok. "One of my cousins told me that she was at home cooking, and she saw everything was moving, and she said how the cabinets go down, the table, the chair, and she carried her baby and she went outside,...

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Public Safety Director highlights changes coming to Lincoln

Public Safety Director highlights changes coming to Lincoln Video included

Lincoln Public Safety Director Tom Casady spoke to the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, giving an update on several projects the city has in the works. 

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OPPD crews return home from Hurricane Irma mission in Florida

OPPD crews return home from Hurricane Irma mission in Florida

OPPD crews are coming home from mutual aid relief from Hurricane Irma in Florida.

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Great Books for Great Kids Raises over $30,000 for Local Libraries

Great Books for Great Kids Raises over $30,000 for Local Libraries

The City of Grand Island announced that this year Runza's Great Books for Great Kids raised over $30,727 that will be donated to community libraries, local elementary schools, and foundations.

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