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Thousands of Nebraskans switching parties

Thousands of Nebraskans switching parties

A majority of voters switching their party affiliation are changing to Republican. More>>

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Burklund charged in wife's death

Posted By: Jenn HatcherJhatcher@klkntv.comProsecutors charged Kent Burklund with 2nd Degree Murder Wednesday in the death of his wife, Bettina. The body of the 41-year-old was found in their southeast Lincoln home Monday afternoon. The judge also set Burklund's bond at $1 million cash.Police say Burklund argued with his wife Sunday, killed her and left the home. He was found Monday afternoon at Conestoga Lake where he was taken into custody. Court documents say Burklund admitted to killing he... More>>

Governor announces new Nebraska job app

Posted By: KLKN Newsroom8@klkntv.comLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The state is launching a new mobile app for smartphones and tablets that will help Nebraskans search for available jobs in the state. The free app is an extension of NEworks.nebraska.gov, the Nebraska Department of Labor's job site that matches employers with qualified candidates. Gov. Dave Heineman announced the launch of the new app on Wednesday. Heineman says both employers and job seekers will benefit from it.The governor's office ... More>>

Lincoln Police search for child enticement suspect

Lincoln Police search for child enticement suspect

A close call at Elliott Elementary, when Lincoln Police say a stranger tries to lure a student into his car.  More>>

Investigators say pilot error caused plane crash last year near Norfolk

Federal investigators say it was pilot error that caused a plane crash nearly a year ago in northeast Nebraska.  More>>

Channel 8 talks to young Hollywood stars of "Neighbors"

Channel 8 talks to young Hollywood stars of "Neighbors" Video included

It may only have been for a few yours, but for the better part of Tuesday, Lincoln got a little taste of Hollywood. More>>

Remembering Bettina Burklund

Remembering Bettina Burklund Video included

By: Jenn Hatcherjhatcher@klkntv.comBettina Burklund was found murdered in her southeast Lincoln home, Monday. "There was a knife lying alongside her body but we'll see what the autopsy ultimately winds up saying,” explains Lincoln Police Chief Jim Peschong. Police aren't releasing any specifics on her death. Her husband, Kent Burklund, is booked in jail, facing charges of 2nd degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony. Police spent time Monday searching for the avid fisherman and fo... More>>

Gubernatorial candidates address mudslinging

Gubernatorial candidates address mudslinging Video included

Pete Ricketts addresses negative campaign ads put out by the Bruning campaign.  More>>

Updated: Police release names in homicide case

UPDATE: Lincoln Police Investigate Homicide Video included

41-year-old Kent Burklund is in custody for 2nd degree Murder in connection with the death of his wife, Bettina Burklund. More>>

LPD: Man arrested after 6 wk. old baby suffers severe burns Video included

Lincoln Police arrested a 20-year-old man after his 6-week-old daughter was taken to the hospital with life-threatening burns to her body.  More>>

Cornhusker Bank goes a day without shoes

Cornhusker Bank near 11th and Cornhusker participated in"A Day Without Shoes" to benefit the People's City Mission. More>>

Verizon plans to hire more than 100 in Lincoln

Verizon Wireless is adding more than 100 full-time positions by July 31 at its Customer Service Center located in Lincoln.  More>>

Dobbe pleads no contest in fatal van crash

A Nebraska inmate has pleaded no contest to manslaughter in the death of a Lincoln woman who was struck and killed by a state prison van he was driving.36-year-old Jeremy Dobbe entered the plea Monday in the death of 47-year-old Joyce Meeks.  More>>

Gov. Heineman signs Autism bill into law

Under a new state law, an estimated 1,000 Nebraskans will receive insurance coverage for Autism therapies.  More>>

LFR: South Lincoln home likely a total loss after fire Video included

A south Lincoln home is being called a total loss after a Monday afternoon fire. The house, owned by Nancy and David Brown, went up in flames shortly before 1:00 p.m. More>>

LIBA hosts attorney general candidates

LIBA hosts attorney general candidates Video included

Attorney General candidates shared their background and answered questions for the public. More>>

UPDATE: LPD: Meth lab found near downtown Lincoln Video included

Lincoln Police say two people have been arrested after a meth lab was discovered Monday morning. More>>

Michael Peterson pleads no contest in shooting death of ex-wife

A Nebraska man accused of fatally shooting his ex-wife and former divorce attorney has pleaded no contest in the death of his ex-wife.  More>>

Police arrest two suspects in downtown business burglary

Lincoln Police say two men were arrested after a late morning burglary near 16th M. Police say at around 11 a.m. Monday.  More>>

Pinnacle Bank Arena to host Sir Paul McCartney this summer Video included

Officials at the Pinnacle Bank Arena and Mayor Chris Beutler announced Monday morning that Sir Paul McCartney will be coming to Lincoln on July 14.  More>>

Denton church hosts egg hunt for Mission kids

Denton church hosts egg hunt for Mission kids

More than 20 Mission families participated in egg-cellent activies. More>>

Local church holds annual 'Egg Drop' Easter hunt

Thousands filled Seacrest Field Sunday for Elevate Church's annual Egg Drop Easter hunt. More>>

UPDATE: Officials identify 9-year-old accidentally killed in Ashland

UPDATE: Officials identify 9-year-old accidentally killed in Ashland

Officials says 9-year-old Grant Johnson died of his injuries after being accidentally run over by a Bobcat construction machine Saturday. More>>

Free Easter meal draws hundreds

Free Easter meal draws hundreds

The 31st annual daVinci's Easter meal drew hundreds of people from across the community. More>>

Car crash sends four to hospital

Car crash sends four to hospital

Multiple rescue crews were called to a two-vehicle accident that sent four people to the hospital. More>>

One arrested after armed robbery

One arrested after armed robbery

Police are searching for three suspects after a convenience store was robbed at gunpoint. More>>

Political ad sparks controversy Video included

By: Channel 8 Newsroom8@klkntv.comOMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska Democrats are calling for a Republican candidate for governor to pull a televised campaign ad in which he knocks a Barack Obama doll off a fence post while criticizing the president's health care law. The ad, which began airing this week, shows Omaha state Sen. Beau McCoy standing next to the fence post with the bobblehead-like doll atop the fence post. McCoy says the health care law is ``the last thing we need,'' before slapping t... More>>

Norfolk police investigate death of 38-year-old woman

Norfolk police investigate death of woman

Law enforcement officials are investigating the death of a 38-year-old woman whose body was found in a Norfolk home. More>>

Arson causes $2,500 in damage

Arson causes $2,500 in damage

Posted By: Channel 8 Newsroom8@klkntv.comLincoln fire investigators say an intentional blaze was lit just before 10 p.m. Friday. Inspector Ken Hilger says an individual poured an accelerant on the north side of ahome near 9th and South streets and lit it on fire. The homeowner was inside at the time but was able to get out safely. Lincoln Police officials say she was able to putthe fire out herself.Officials estimate the fire caused around $2,500 in damage, melting a section of vinyl siding o... More>>

Police search for attempted robbery suspects

Police search for attempted robbery suspects

Posted By: Channel 8 Newsroom8@klkntv.comLincoln Police are looking for four or five suspects involved in a home invasion.Police say the robbery happened justafter 4:30 p.m.Friday in an apartment complex on the 2500 block of NW 8th Street. They say a group of men approached the 20-year-old victim, who was outside of his apartment, and forced him inside. Officials say the suspects assaulted the man, who suffered lacerations to the face and a broken nose.Police say one of the suspects had a bla... More>>

Lincoln celebrates Holy Weekend

Several Easter activities are planned in the Lincoln area. More>>

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  • Russian social media CEO quits, flees country

    Russian social media CEO quits, flees country

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:26:13 GMT
    The founder of Russia's leading social media network - a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg - has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have...More >>
    The founder of Russia's leading social media network - a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg - has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made...More >>
  • UN seeks probe of alleged chlorine gas in Syria

    UN seeks probe of alleged chlorine gas in Syria

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:25:38 GMT
    The U.N. Security Council says it is gravely concerned at reports of alleged chlorine gas use in some Syrian towns, which caused deaths and injuries, and is calling for an investigation.More >>
    The U.N. Security Council called for an investigation Wednesday into reports of alleged chlorine gas use in some Syrian towns, causing deaths and injuries.More >>
  • UN denies S. Sudan government statement

    UN denies S. Sudan government statement

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:14:49 GMT
    The U.N. mission in South Sudan says the government is providing "erroneous" information relating to a recent massacre.More >>
    The U.N. mission in South Sudan says the government is providing "erroneous" information relating to a recent massacre.More >>
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