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Teen assaults officer at Bryan Health hospital

Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  A 14-year-old has been referred to the County Attorney after assaulting a police officer at Bryan West hospital.  It happened around 4:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. Police said the teen was being taken to a room in the youth mental health unit after he was combative with his family and threatened to injure himself, police said. That's when the teen rushed toward the officer and tried to take his taser. He then punche... More>>

Man scammed by fake employment opportunity

Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  A 34-year-old Lincoln man reported he was scammed to Lincoln Police Wednesday.  The victim had been working with a company called Global Logistics over the internet, and thought he was going to work for them handling customer accounts, police said.  The company sent him a check for $1,740 and he was told to deposit the check into his bank account and then mail $1,650.  Police said he was under the impression ...

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Mountain Lion killed after killing domestic goat

Mountain Lion killed after killing domestic goat

CHADRON, Neb. (AP) - State game officials say a mountain lion that killed a domestic goat in northwest Nebraska has been found and killed. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says the goat's owner contacted the commission Monday after finding the goat carcass near Chadron in Dawes County. The owner and Game and Parks officials cooperated in identifying the mountain lion believed responsible, and the big cat was killed Tuesday, in accordance with the commission's mountain lion pol... More>>

Nebraska man killed in utility vehicle accident

Nebraska man killed in utility vehicle accident

PROSSER, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a man driving a utility vehicle died after it collided with a semitrailer in south-central Nebraska. The accident was reported around 2:40 p.m. Tuesday, about a mile southwest of Prosser. The Adams County Sheriff's Office says 19-year-old Alexander Williams was trying to cross a rural road when his vehicle and the truck collided. He lived in Prosser. The uninjured truck driver was identified as 20-year-old Ethan Woerner, of Burr Oak, Kansas.

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Gage County will appeal $28.1M judgment to US Supreme Court

Gage County will appeal $28.1M judgment to US Supreme Court

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) - Gage County will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court a $28.1 million judgment awarded to six people wrongfully convicted of murder. The county board made that decision Wednesday, a day after the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the county's appeal for a review by the full court. A three-judge panel of the appeals court last month declined to overturn a jury's 2016 verdict. The verdict was awarded to the so-called Beatrice Six for their wrongful convictio... More>>

EDCare: New Program helps those with eating disorders

EDCare: New Program helps those with eating disorders Video included

Emily Estes, a registered dietitian at EDCare, came to Channel 8. She talked about a new program to help those with eating disorders.

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You Post It: July 19th

You Post It: July 19th Video included

You posted it we're reporting it.

This first Tweet comes to us from head coach Kurt Frenzen of the Lakeview Vikings football team.

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117 new state laws go into effect today

117 new state laws go into effect today Video included

A slew of new state laws go into effect today, July 19; 117 of them, to be exact. 

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Fight the bite: Don't forget about your pets Video included

You should not only worry about yourself being exposed to certain bites but also your animals.

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Lincoln houses selling within days, even hours of listing

Lincoln houses selling within days, even hours of listing Video included

As of Wednesday afternoon, there are fewer than 50 houses in Lincoln priced at $150,000 or less - and one realtor says the odds of them selling within a month of being listed are around 140%.

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UPDATE: AMBER Alert canceled, child found safe.

UPDATE: AMBER Alert canceled, child found safe.

UPDATE: AMBER Alert canceled, child found safe. 

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Lincoln woman making travel easier for the blind Video included

Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  From bustling cities like Seoul, to sprawling coastlines and even Disney World; The Cervenka family loves to travel. But both Stacy Cervenka, and her husband Greg are blind, so Cervenka said their explorations haven't always been easy to navigate. "When my husband and I were planning our honeymoon cruise, I did a lot of research on websites like cruisecritic.com and tripadvisor.com,” Cervenka said. “While I ... More>>

Black Hills Energy responding to damaged gas line on O Street

UPDATE: Black Hills Energy responding to damaged gas line on O Street

Black Hills Energy responded to a report of a damaged natural gas line shortly before 3:00 p.m. today near 61st and O streets. 

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Lincoln teacher wins national teaching award Video included

A Lincoln middle school teacher has won a prestigious national teaching award. She is one of only 46 in the country to win it. 

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UNL plants tree to honor Nelson Mandela

UNL plants tree to honor Nelson Mandela Video included

A group of students from UNL marked Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday by planting a tree near the Harper–Schramm–Smith Residence Halls on the University's campus. All of the students are part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program.

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Ron Brown returns to Nebraska football program

Brown has 24 previous years of coaching experience at Nebraska, serving as an assistant coach from 1987 to 2003, and again from 2008 to 2014. 

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Two people arrested for fraud Video included

Two people were arrested for fraud, it was started when they stole a purse at Panera. 

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Pets up for adoption

Pets up for adoption Video included

Bob Downey of the Capital Humane Society has two tabby cats up for adoption. He came into Channel 8 to discuss how you can be their new home!

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You Post It We Report It: July 18th

You Post It We Report It: July 18th Video included

You posted it, we're reporting it. A big shout out to LPS student Frida Aguilera De La Torre-- who will be the youth speaker at TED-X-Lincoln 2018. The speech will take place at Lincoln High School Frida is an anti-bullying advocate and wants to be an immigration lawyer. Thanks to TED-X-Youth of Lincoln for Tweeting this to share. Lincoln Fire and Rescue Tweeted this: Firefighters showing off Fire Station 2, to Malone Community Center's youth program. We'd love to see what you'... More>>

Fawns rescued in Seward Video included

What began as a calm Monday evening changed quickly for a Seward family.

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Hebron rancher who overcame adversity died Saturday Video included

On Saturday, Hebron rancher Clayton Hergott died in a UTV accident.

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Hy-Vee pasta salad recall

Hy-Vee pasta salad recall

Hy-Vee is voluntarily recalling its Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad due to the potential that it may be contaminated with salmonella. 

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Following third crash, State Patrol wants drivers to pay more attention Video included

The Nebraska State Patrol says they want you to pay more attention on the road.

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Colorado family is speaking out about child safety features on washing machines Video included

Last Tuesday, a Colorado family awoke to find their 3-year-old daughter locked inside their washing machine.

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Center for People in Need hands out backpacks Video included

Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  Excitement filled the air as students of all ages picked out brand new backpacks at the Center for People in Need Tuesday. But the best part of these bags isn't the color or the free price tag. It's the peace of mind they provide parents. "I have one girl who is nine years and a boy who is five years,” Naseer Alameeri said. Both his children got free backpacks full of supplies, ready for the school yea... More>>

Miss USA visits with local teens

Miss USA visits with local teens Video included

Tuesday morning she stopped at CEDARS home for children in Lincoln to talk with teens about overcoming obstacles to chase their dreams and to hear their stories.

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Three arrested during Otoe County DUI enforcement

Three arrested during Otoe County DUI enforcement

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) arrested three drunk drivers during a special enforcement in Otoe County. 

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Arrest warrant issued for man accused of robbing Great Western Bank

Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  Lincoln Police are looking for the man they believe robbed a bank at gunpoint last week.  An arrest warrant for Donnell Murphy was issued in the Lancaster County court Monday. The documents allege Murphy entered the Great Western Bank on 17th and South Streets Friday around 9:00 a.m. He handed a bank teller a note that said "If I don't make it out, you go with me. Get $10,000 on the counter, no funny 

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Seven bats in LIncoln test positive for rabies

Seven bats in LIncoln test positive for rabies

A number of bats have tested positive for rabies in Nebraska, including seven in Lincoln. The Nebraska Dept. of Health and Human Services tested them. Bats are very active this time of year, which means the possibility of being exposed to rabies increases. DHHS says to prevent any possible contact, keep vaccinations up to date for your pet and seek immediate treatment if you or your pet is bitten. More>>

Lincoln Parks and Rec bridge painting project

Lincoln Parks and Rec bridge painting project Video included

Kate Budell, A Painting Volunteer Coordinator with Lincoln Parks and Recreation spoke with Channel 8 about a new project. The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to help paint bridges at Union Plaza, on 21st and Q St., from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday July 21st. Volunteers will meet at the parking lot near the Assurity overlook, north of N. Registration is not required, but volunteers may register in advance by emailing parksvoluntters@lincoln.ne.gov or visiti... More>>

Nebraska Senator weighs in on President Trump's meeting with Russia

Nebraska Senator weighs in on President Trump's meeting with Russia Video included

President Trump is sparking controversy following his high stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

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Council to vote on Pershing Center next week Video included

On Monday, the Lincoln City Council voted to delay a decision on what to do with Pershing Center.

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Saline County Fair begins Video included

The Saline County Fair kicked off Monday.

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Migrant worker's death highlights risks of seasonal farm work

Migrant worker's death highlights risks of seasonal farm work Video included

Migrant workers endure triple digit temps for single digit pay. And a death in a central Nebraska corn field illustrates the dangers. 

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Project Lifesaver brings peace of mind to families affected by autism Video included

Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  A missing child is a parent's worst nightmare. But when that child has autism and is non-verbal, Cathy Martinez said the concern rises to a whole new level. "When my son had wandered in the past, we couldn't find him for 15 or 20 minutes and all these terrifying thoughts were running through my head," Martinez said.  A new program local law enforcement are taking on, could ease her concerns.  It's calle... More>>

Emotional turmoil of Firefighters Lincoln News

Emotional turmoil of Firefighters Video included

Firefighters race into harm's way to save others, but they may be too tough to get help when they need it. 

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Group of state troopers honored at the capitol building Video included

Back on May 29th, Lt. Matt Sutter received a call asking for help, a child was in need of medicine that was then rushed across the state.

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