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Eclipse events underway at Homestead National Monument

Homestead National Monument has been planning their eclipse events for more than a year.

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BREAKING: Major water issue in Seward

 "Emergency Notice: DO NOT CONSUME ANY CITY WATER DUE TO UNKNOWN CONCENTRATIONS IN THE WATER! 

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Storms cause power outages and debris throughout Lincoln Video included

Heavy storms left many without power and debris to cleanup. Lightning strikes, damaging winds and heavy rain, left a lot of damage for people to wake up to Sunday morning in Lincoln. Capt. Dave Engler of Lincoln Fire and Rescue said, "Starting last night, about the time of the storm, there were numerous calls. The city was very busy. A lot of wires down, we had a lot of tree limbs blocking streets, that were preventing some of our apparatus from getting to the calls." Lin...

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Power knocked out to 19,000 Lincoln Electric customers

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Posted by:  Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com Lincoln Electric System says 19,000 customers lost power during last night's storms.  Numerous trees and power lines were knocked down from the storm and crews spent the night restoring power.  7200 customers still remain without power.  Some traffic signals still aren't working this morning and Lincoln Police are directing traffic at some intersections. LES said stay away from downed power lines and call the LES...

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Joe Bonamassa concert moved to PBA

The change is due to storm damage from the recent inclement weather at Pinewood Bowl Theater. 

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Eclipse Forecast: 50% of sky will be covered with clouds

POSTED BY:  Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com The Channel 8 Eyewitness News Weather teams predicts there will be some clouds in the sky tomorrow for the eclipse but only 50 percent of the sky will be filled with clouds.  Rain is expected in the morning but skies will clear during the eclipse.   The total eclipse will happen at 1:03p.m. tomorrow in Lincoln and mid to high level clouds are predicted.   You can see through mid to high level clouds so you s...

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Why didn't the National Weather Service issue a severe thunderstorm warning for Lancaster County?

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POSTED BY: Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com The National Weather Service didn't issue a severe thunderstorm warning for Lancaster County early this morning around 1:00 a.m., the same round of storms that caused a majority of the tree damage throughout Lincoln.    Channel 8 Eyewitness News Meteorologist Dean Wysocki asked the National Weather Service (NWS) why a severe thunderstorm warning wasn't issued?  Brian Smith with NWS said peak wind speeds at the Lin...

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Comedian, actor and MDA Telethon host Jerry Lewis passes away

Posted by:  Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com Iconic comedian and actor Jerry Lewis has died, his publicist confirmed to ABC News. He was 91. “Sadly I can confirm that today the world lost one of the most significant human beings of the 20th century,” his rep Mark Rozzano said. Lewis was born Joseph Levitch on March 19, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey to parents who also loved performing. His father, Daniel Levitch, was a vaudeville entertainer, while his...

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Nebraska officials deploying trucks to promote motorcycle safety

  LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska officials are deploying eight trucks around the state as part of a campaign to promote motorcycle safety.  The 10-week Nebraska Highway Safety Council campaign began Wednesday. State Department of Transportation, law enforcement and motorcycle safety groups created the campaign after a series of fatal accidents involving motorcyclists this year, especially in the last six weeks. More>>

State prepares for eclipse Video included

We are only 4 days away from the total solar eclipse. With thousands of visitors expected, the state is getting prepared. "You know anything can happen. That's always a possibility. But I think we're prepared to address those issues as they develop," said NEMA Assistant Director Bryan Tuma.  The August 21st phenomenon could potentially bring half a million visitors to Nebraska. Many state agencies and organizations have been collaborating with a common goal of making... More>>

Prescribed burns planned for some WMAs, state parks

Prescribed burns planned for some WMAs, state parks

Prescribed burns are planned on some Nebraska Game and Parks Commission wildlife management areas (WMA) and state parks, where weather conditions allow. 

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Hostage situation unfolding in Barcelona after van hit, killed pedestrians in busy tourist area

A hostage situation in Barcelona is unfolding after a van struck and killed multiple pedestrians in a busy tourist area this afternoon. 

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Overnight robbery at Roc's Stop & Shop

Lincoln Police are investigating an overnight robbery at Roc's Stop & Shop  near 56th and Holdrege. 

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Police: Home explosion now considered crime scene

Police: Home explosion now considered crime scene Video included

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"I've been doing this 32 years and this is the worst gas explosion I have ever seen," Chief Fire Inspector Bill Moody said.

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Capitol City Ribfest Starts Today

Capitol City Ribfest Starts Today

Information about Nebraska Pork Producers Capitol City Ribfest for 2017!

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  • 1,200 packages of diapers collected during drive

    1,200 packages of diapers collected during drive

    “The response to this drive was amazing, and I want to thank Walmart, our Health Department, StarTran and everyone who donated to this great cause," says Mayor Beutler.

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    “The response to this drive was amazing, and I want to thank Walmart, our Health Department, StarTran and everyone who donated to this great cause," says Mayor Beutler.

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