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Government shutdown officially begins

Government shutdown officially begins

Unless there is an eleventh hour legislative Hail Mary, the federal government is shutting down within the hour. 

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Nebraska's Smith to head to Montreal for NAFTA negotiations

Nebraska's Smith to head to Montreal for NAFTA negotiations

Smith, who represents Nebraska's vast, rural 3rd District, said Friday in a news release that he'll meet with negotiators, government officials and business leaders ``to stress the importance of the trade agreement.''

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Montana fair official is new Nebraska State Fair director

Montana fair official is new Nebraska State Fair director

The board announced Friday that it has hired Lori Cox as the new Nebraska State Fair director. 

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UPDATE: Corrections reveals execution drugs Video included

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services took one more step toward carrying out executions.

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Lincoln man jokingly lists old socks for sale, gets hundreds of responses

Lincoln man jokingly lists old socks for sale, gets hundreds of responses

Madison's post got a lot of foot traffic, with hundreds of people reacting to or commenting on it. 

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Salvation Army Makes Their Goal

The Salvation Army's Tree of Lights Campaign was a huge success, and because they reached their goal, they had their final tree lighting.

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Drug court program in need of volunteers

Drug court program in need of volunteers

If you're looking for a way to give back to the local community, the Lancaster County Adult Drug Court is looking for volunteers. 

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Copper pipe thefts could be on the rise in Lincoln Video included

Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  Thieves are breaking into empty homes and cutting copper wires and pipes, causing thousands of dollars in damage. The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office says this isn't anything new, but could be on the rise. "Our concern is that they will begin to occur again as the price of copper and other recyclables goes up,” Capt. Ben Houchin with LSO said. In the last two days there have been two cases of this happening. T... More>>

A winter storm watch has been issued for portions of Nebraska

Posted by:  Mark Haggar 8@klkntv.com A winter storm watch was posted by the National Weather Service for the following counties in Nebraska:  Knox, Cedar, Thurston, Antelope, Pierce, Wayne, Boone, Madison, Stanton, Cuming and Platte.  "Lancaster County" is not included in the watch. The winter storm watch remains in effect from Sunday afternoon through Monday morning commute.  Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches and ice a...

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Nebraska Prison ID Law

Today Senator Matt Hansen of Lincoln is working on getting his bill through to give inmates more than just their IDs back, but their life back. 

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State of Nebraska notifies 2nd death-row inmate of drugs to be used in execution

Posted by:  Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska's corrections department has notified a second death-row inmate of the drugs it intends to use for his execution.     The Department of Correctional Services sent the letter Friday to Carey Dean Moore, who has been on death row since 1980 for fatally shooting two Omaha taxicab drivers. No execution date has been scheduled, and the department currently faces a lawsuit challenging its ...

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