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  • Lamm introduces school safety measure to City Council

    City Councilwoman Cyndi Lamm has submitted her idea for how to improve school safety.

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    City Councilwoman Cyndi Lamm has submitted her idea for how to improve school safety.

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  • UPDATE: Northeast sophomore arrested in murder of Edgar Union Jr.

    UPDATE: Northeast sophomore arrested in murder of Edgar Union Jr.

    16-year-old Natavian Morton was taken into custody, charged with second degree murder, two counts of use of weapon to commit a felony and shooting into an occupied dwelling.

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    16-year-old Natavian Morton was taken into custody, charged with second degree murder, two counts of use of weapon to commit a felony and shooting into an occupied dwelling.

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  • House fire near UNL East Campus

    House fire near UNL East Campus

    Lincoln Fire and Rescue battled a fire at 43rd & St. Paul Avenue just before 2:30 p.m. today.

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    Lincoln Fire and Rescue battled a fire at 43rd & St. Paul Avenue just before 2:30 p.m. today.

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  • George H.W Bush Hospitalized

    George H. W. Bush Hospitalized

    George H. W. Bush Hospitalized

    Former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized yesterday with an infection after wife's funeral; appears to be recovering.

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    Former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized yesterday with an infection after wife's funeral; appears to be recovering.

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  • Signatures fall short in attempt to call special session

    Signatures fall short in attempt to call special session

    Secretary of State John Gale says his office has not received the requisite number of signatures from state senators indicating that they would join the effort to call a special session of the legislature to deal with property taxes. 

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    Secretary of State John Gale says his office has not received the requisite number of signatures from state senators indicating that they would join the effort to call a special session of the legislature to deal with property taxes. 

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  • Local grocery stores have been double-checking produce

    Local grocery stores have been double-checking produce

    Local grocery stores such as super saver and hyvee are clearing their shelves and checking their produce.

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    Local grocery stores such as super saver and hyvee are clearing their shelves and checking their produce.

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  • Van hits pedestrians in Toronto, driver in custody Lincoln News

    Van hits pedestrians in Toronto, driver in custody

    Van hits pedestrians in Toronto, driver in custody

    A white van hit pedestrians in Toronto, Canada, today, injuring a possible eight to 10 people, police said. 

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    A white van hit pedestrians in Toronto, Canada, today, injuring a possible eight to 10 people, police said. 

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  • UPDATE: Waffle House shooter in Custody

    UPDATE: Waffle House shooter in Custody

    UPDATE: Waffle House shooter in Custody

    Nashville police said six people were shot, including the four who died, in the incident at about 3:30 a.m. local time on Sunday in Antioch, Tennessee. Vanderbilt Hospital spokesperson Jennifer Wetzel said the hospital had accepted some of the injured patients, all of whom are in critical condition. 

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    Nashville police said six people were shot, including the four who died, in the incident at about 3:30 a.m. local time on Sunday in Antioch, Tennessee. Vanderbilt Hospital spokesperson Jennifer Wetzel said the hospital had accepted some of the injured patients, all of whom are in critical condition. 

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  • iPacesetters and Work USA hosting job fair Lincoln News

    iPacesetters and Work USA hosting job fair

    iPacesetters and Work USA hosting job fair

    iPacesetters and Work USA would like to team up with you, in efforts to help spread the word about our upcoming job fair. 

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    iPacesetters and Work USA would like to team up with you, in efforts to help spread the word about our upcoming job fair. 

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  • LPD warns of dating site scam

    LPD warns of dating site scam

    LPD says the men targeted met someone posing as a woman on the dating website MeetMe.com The woman sent nude photos, then a man called the victims posing as a police officer. 

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    LPD says the men targeted met someone posing as a woman on the dating website MeetMe.com The woman sent nude photos, then a man called the victims posing as a police officer. 

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  • Nelly, Juvenile to play in Lincoln

    Nelly, Juvenile to play in Lincoln

    Nelly, Juvenile to play in Lincoln

    Nelly will perform a street concert in Lincoln on June 30th.

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    Nelly will perform a street concert in Lincoln on June 30th.

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  • Lincoln Police and Nebraska State Patrol search for car theft suspect

    Lincoln Police and Nebraska State Patrol search for car theft suspect

    Lincoln Police and Nebraska State Patrol search for car theft suspect

    Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com Police have currently set a perimeter near 13th and South Street while searching for the driver of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was taken from 11th and G Street. Officers engaged in a short pursuit after locating the vehicle on 13th and South. The driver kicked a female passenger out and left her in an alley, and shortly after, abandoned the car. Lincoln Police K9 and Nebraska State Patrol air support are assisting with the searc...

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    Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com Police have currently set a perimeter near 13th and South Street while searching for the driver of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was taken from 11th and G Street. Officers engaged in a short pursuit after locating the vehicle on 13th and South. The driver kicked a female passenger out and left her in an alley, and shortly after, abandoned the car. Lincoln Police K9 and Nebraska State Patrol air support are assisting with the searc...

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  • Women in public office say harassment rising in Nebraska

    Women in public office say harassment rising in Nebraska

    Women in public office say harassment rising in Nebraska

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Female lawmakers and city council members say those who take stands on controversial issues have endured an unprecedented barrage of public harassment in Nebraska, including vulgar name-calling and pornographic emails. But most are adamant that they will continue to speak up despite the harassment. The women have been criticized on business signs, told women don't belong in government, told they're not intelligent and have received notes calling them vulgar name...More >>
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Female lawmakers and city council members say those who take stands on controversial issues have endured an unprecedented barrage of public harassment in Nebraska, including vulgar name-calling and pornographic emails. But most are adamant that they will continue to speak up despite the harassment. The women have been criticized on business signs, told women don't belong in government, told they're not intelligent and have received notes calling them vulgar name...More >>
  • Omaha man dies, 90, after daughter backs SUV into a pond

    Omaha man dies, 90, after daughter backs SUV into a pond

    Omaha man dies, 90, after daughter backs SUV into a pond

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska State Patrol says a 90-year-old Omaha man died after his daughter backed their SUV into a pond. The crash happened shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday near Two Rivers State Recreation Area west of Omaha. State Patrol Lt. Matt Sutter says 61-year-old Joni Carveth of Fresno, California, backed the vehicle out of a driveway and into the pond. Carveth's father, Dewey Andersen, had trouble getting out of the GMC Yukon. Carveth ran to a nearby home to call for h...

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    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska State Patrol says a 90-year-old Omaha man died after his daughter backed their SUV into a pond. The crash happened shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday near Two Rivers State Recreation Area west of Omaha. State Patrol Lt. Matt Sutter says 61-year-old Joni Carveth of Fresno, California, backed the vehicle out of a driveway and into the pond. Carveth's father, Dewey Andersen, had trouble getting out of the GMC Yukon. Carveth ran to a nearby home to call for h...

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  • Police investigating multiple calls of shots fired

    Police investigating multiple calls of shots fired

    Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com Sunday night into early Monday morning, LPD has been responding to reports of shots fired in multiple locations around Lincoln. The first call came in around 10:30 p.m. Sunday night on the 2200 block of Dudley Street of three shots fired.  Police say following an argument about money, a male subject fired multiple rounds from a handgun and no injuries were reported. The shooter fled from the scene in a black Dodge Avenger drive...

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    Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com Sunday night into early Monday morning, LPD has been responding to reports of shots fired in multiple locations around Lincoln. The first call came in around 10:30 p.m. Sunday night on the 2200 block of Dudley Street of three shots fired.  Police say following an argument about money, a male subject fired multiple rounds from a handgun and no injuries were reported. The shooter fled from the scene in a black Dodge Avenger drive...

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  • Lincoln church holds Easter egg hunt for kids with special needs

    Lincoln church holds Easter egg hunt for kids with special needs

    Lincoln church holds Easter egg hunt for kids with special needs

    Over 12,000 eggs were delivered to around 100 children from a helicopter onto a field near the Abbott Sports Complex.

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    Over 12,000 eggs were delivered to around 100 children from a helicopter onto a field near the Abbott Sports Complex.

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  • Lincoln Children's Museum is the oldest "Green" building in the downtown area

    Lincoln Children's Museum is the oldest "Green" building in the downtown area

    The Lincoln Children's Museum (LCM) is much more than a popular tourist attraction... It's actually a pioneer when it comes to preserving the environment. 

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    The Lincoln Children's Museum (LCM) is much more than a popular tourist attraction... It's actually a pioneer when it comes to preserving the environment. 

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  • Lincoln Marathon needs Volunteers

    Lincoln Marathon needs Volunteers

    Preparations for the big race are almost complete, but they need a little bit more help from the community in order to put on the best race possible. 

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    Preparations for the big race are almost complete, but they need a little bit more help from the community in order to put on the best race possible. 

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  • Trees planted in Pioneer Park for Earth Day

    Trees planted in Pioneer Park for Earth Day

    Trees planted in Pioneer Park for Earth Day

    Two of Lincoln's rotary clubs teamed up with parks and recreation to plant 26 new trees and spread mulch in. The group spent several hours working at the park. The club plans to plant a tree for every member in their group. "Our goal is to plant 300 total throughout the city, so over the course of the next 6–7 months including some fall planting and we will be planting in s...

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    Two of Lincoln's rotary clubs teamed up with parks and recreation to plant 26 new trees and spread mulch in. The group spent several hours working at the park. The club plans to plant a tree for every member in their group. "Our goal is to plant 300 total throughout the city, so over the course of the next 6–7 months including some fall planting and we will be planting in s...

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  • Women in public office say harassment rising in Nebraska

    Women in public office say harassment rising in Nebraska

    Women in public office say harassment rising in Nebraska

    Female lawmakers and city council members say those who take stands on controversial issues have endured an unprecedented barrage of public harassment in Nebraska, including vulgar name-calling and pornographic emails.

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    Female lawmakers and city council members say those who take stands on controversial issues have endured an unprecedented barrage of public harassment in Nebraska, including vulgar name-calling and pornographic emails.

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  • Tractor safety course to be taught across Nebraska

    Tractor safety course to be taught across Nebraska

    Tractor safety course to be taught across Nebraska

    There will be extensive training on tractor and all-terrain vehicle safety, with a variety of hands-on activities.      

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    There will be extensive training on tractor and all-terrain vehicle safety, with a variety of hands-on activities.      

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  • 60th annual rodeo event Lincoln News

    60th annual rodeo event

    60th annual rodeo event

    Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com The spring game wasn't the only high profile event of the day. The 60th annual UNL rodeo drew a full house of thrill seekers at the Lancaster Event Center. It showcases student athletes from the great plains region, including UNL's rodeo team. "The great plains region is definitely one of the most competitive within the U.S. and we have some great athletes that actually go on to become professionals so its a great event ...More >>
    Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com The spring game wasn't the only high profile event of the day. The 60th annual UNL rodeo drew a full house of thrill seekers at the Lancaster Event Center. It showcases student athletes from the great plains region, including UNL's rodeo team. "The great plains region is definitely one of the most competitive within the U.S. and we have some great athletes that actually go on to become professionals so its a great event ...More >>
  • Ricketts vows to keep working on property tax legislation Lincoln News

    Ricketts vows to keep working on property tax legislation

    Ricketts vows to keep working on property tax legislation

    Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts isn't giving up on his push to lower property taxes after his proposal to lawmakers stalled in this year's session.         

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    Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts isn't giving up on his push to lower property taxes after his proposal to lawmakers stalled in this year's session.         

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  • Tuition, room and board rates increased at Nebraska colleges Lincoln News

    Tuition, room and board rates increased at Nebraska colleges

    Tuition, room and board rates increased at Nebraska colleges

    The Nebraska State College Board of Trustees has approved a 2.9 percent increase in tuition at the state's three state colleges.  

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    The Nebraska State College Board of Trustees has approved a 2.9 percent increase in tuition at the state's three state colleges.  

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  • Elkhorn River access sites closed because of high water Lincoln News

    Elkhorn River access sites closed because of high water

    Elkhorn River access sites closed because of high water

    Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com OMAHA, Neb. (AP)         High water levels have shut down all public access sites to the Elkhorn River until further notice.         The Papio Missouri River Natural Resources District announced the closure of the public access sites on Friday. The sites included those at Elkhorn Crossing, West Maple Road and Graske Crossing.         District officials say campsi...More >>
    Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com OMAHA, Neb. (AP)         High water levels have shut down all public access sites to the Elkhorn River until further notice.         The Papio Missouri River Natural Resources District announced the closure of the public access sites on Friday. The sites included those at Elkhorn Crossing, West Maple Road and Graske Crossing.         District officials say campsi...More >>
  • Fans at the Spring Game

    Fans at the Spring Game

    Even though the weather wasn’t perfect for the huskers spring game there were still over 86,000 huskers fans that were in attendance.

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    Even though the weather wasn’t perfect for the huskers spring game there were still over 86,000 huskers fans that were in attendance.

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  • Scott Frost quotes, stats from Husker Spring Game

    Scott Frost quotes, stats from Husker Spring Game

    Scott Frost quotes, stats from Husker Spring Game

    Quotes and stats from the 2018 Husker Red-White Spring Football Game. 

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    Quotes and stats from the 2018 Husker Red-White Spring Football Game. 

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  • Group holding book drive for underprivileged kids

    The center, located on O Street, is a place where families living at or below the poverty line can access educational resources so their children aren't behind when they start school.

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    The center, located on O Street, is a place where families living at or below the poverty line can access educational resources so their children aren't behind when they start school.

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  • Barbara Bush funeral today: Melania Trump, the Obamas and the Clintons will be among attendees

    Barbara Bush funeral today: Melania Trump, the Obamas and the Clintons will be among attendees

    Barbara Bush funeral today: Melania Trump, the Obamas and the Clintons will be among attendees

    Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com Barbara Bush will be laid to rest in Texas on Saturday as mourners, including dignitaries from across the nation and around the world, gather to remember the former first lady's life and legacy. More than 1,500 guests, including former presidents and first ladies, are expected to fill St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston on Saturday morning for the funeral service. Barbara Bush, who died on Tuesday at the age of 92, had req...More >>
    Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com Barbara Bush will be laid to rest in Texas on Saturday as mourners, including dignitaries from across the nation and around the world, gather to remember the former first lady's life and legacy. More than 1,500 guests, including former presidents and first ladies, are expected to fill St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston on Saturday morning for the funeral service. Barbara Bush, who died on Tuesday at the age of 92, had req...More >>
  • Sunday scientist programs feature Nebraska fossils, birds

    Sunday scientist programs feature Nebraska fossils, birds

    Sunday scientist programs feature Nebraska fossils, birds

    Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com        LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) The University of Nebraska State Museum's Sunday with a Scientist program this weekend will engage children in learning about aerodynamics, birds and fossils through hands-on activities.         The events take place from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. every third Sunday of the month at Morrill Hall in Lincoln.         This Sunday, guests will lea...More >>
    Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com        LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) The University of Nebraska State Museum's Sunday with a Scientist program this weekend will engage children in learning about aerodynamics, birds and fossils through hands-on activities.         The events take place from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. every third Sunday of the month at Morrill Hall in Lincoln.         This Sunday, guests will lea...More >>
  • Lincoln students learn football, life skills from NFL running back

    Lincoln students learn football, life skills from NFL running back

    Lincoln students learn football, life skills from NFL running back

    Dozens of Lincoln Boy Scouts spent Friday practicing football drills as part of the Cornhusker Council's fifth annual The Big Idea event. 

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    Dozens of Lincoln Boy Scouts spent Friday practicing football drills as part of the Cornhusker Council's fifth annual The Big Idea event. 

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  • Husker fans file in day before Spring Game

    Husker fans file in day before Spring Game

    On the eve of the 2018 Spring Game, Husker fans are coming to the Capital City.

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    On the eve of the 2018 Spring Game, Husker fans are coming to the Capital City.

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  • Another big drug bust on I-80

    Another big drug bust on I-80

    According to NSP, a trooper stopped a Dodge Caravan speeding near Beaver Crossing on Thursday about 1:50 p.m. 

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    According to NSP, a trooper stopped a Dodge Caravan speeding near Beaver Crossing on Thursday about 1:50 p.m. 

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  • Lincoln bike share program has arrived

    Lincoln bike share program has arrived

    It's been a long time coming but the bike share program is finally here.

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    It's been a long time coming but the bike share program is finally here.

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  • Nebraska Speed Limits will be increased

    Nebraska Speed Limits will be increased

    Governor Ricketts signed a law today in Nebraska City that will streamline speed limits all across Nebraska.

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    Governor Ricketts signed a law today in Nebraska City that will streamline speed limits all across Nebraska.

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  • North Korea has suspended long-range missile test

    North Korea has suspended long-range missile test

    The country says it's making the move to shift its national focus and improve its economy.

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    The country says it's making the move to shift its national focus and improve its economy.

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  • 53 reported cases of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce: CDC

    53 reported cases of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce: CDC

    53 reported cases of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce: CDC

    Contaminated chopped romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona, is likely to blame for the E. Coli outbreak that has infected 53 people across 16 states, including 31 hospitalizations, according to the CDC. 

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    Contaminated chopped romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona, is likely to blame for the E. Coli outbreak that has infected 53 people across 16 states, including 31 hospitalizations, according to the CDC. 

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  • Lincoln East students walk out, demand safer schools

    Lincoln East students walk out, demand safer schools

    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  Students at Lincoln East students were among those that walked out of their classes Friday morning. Their reason, they say if legislators aren’t going to take action to make schools safer, they’re going to. "If we don't do it, nobody will,” Lincoln East Senior Shruti Mishra said. The walkouts were part of  a national movement against gun violence in schools, calling on legislators to take action....

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    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  Students at Lincoln East students were among those that walked out of their classes Friday morning. Their reason, they say if legislators aren’t going to take action to make schools safer, they’re going to. "If we don't do it, nobody will,” Lincoln East Senior Shruti Mishra said. The walkouts were part of  a national movement against gun violence in schools, calling on legislators to take action....

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  • Lincoln High School students protest gun violence

    Lincoln High School students protest gun violence

    Students from all six Lincoln public high schools conducted walkouts as part of a national campaign marking the 19th anniversary of the mass shooting at columbine high school.

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    Students from all six Lincoln public high schools conducted walkouts as part of a national campaign marking the 19th anniversary of the mass shooting at columbine high school.

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  • Troopers seize over 180 pounds of marijuana in traffic stop

    Troopers seize over 180 pounds of marijuana in traffic stop

    The bags contained 182 pounds of marijuana, carrying an estimated street value of $546,000,

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    The bags contained 182 pounds of marijuana, carrying an estimated street value of $546,000,

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  • Update: South 14th street reopened after natural gas leak shut down traffic temporarily

    South 14th Street between Pine Lake and Yankee Hill will be closed temporarily

    A portion of South 14th will be closed because of gas line work.

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    A portion of South 14th will be closed because of gas line work.

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  • UNL students raise money for cancer research Lincoln News

    UNL students raise money for cancer research

    UNL students raise money for cancer research

    Today UNL students got together to raise money for children's cancer research. 

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    Today UNL students got together to raise money for children's cancer research. 

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  • Ricketts kicks off rodeo week on horseback Lincoln News

    Ricketts kicks off rodeo week on horseback

    Ricketts kicks off rodeo week on horseback

    Governor Ricketts helped kick off UNL's rodeo week. 

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    Governor Ricketts helped kick off UNL's rodeo week. 

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  • Part of O Street closed Sunday for construction

    Part of O Street closed Sunday for construction

    The westbound lanes of “O” Street between 10th and 11th streets will close from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 for construction work. 

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    The westbound lanes of “O” Street between 10th and 11th streets will close from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 for construction work. 

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  • 1 injured in Florida high school shooting

    1 injured in Florida high school shooting

    1 injured in Florida high school shooting

    Courtesy ABC News: By MORGAN WINSOR? A suspect was taken into custody Friday following a shooting at a high school in central Florida, authorities said. Gunshots broke out at Forest High School in Ocala, some 38 miles south of Gainesville. One person was injured in the shooting and is being treated by medics, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office. Authorities have urged the public to avoid the area and asked parents to await further direction from the school on ho...

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    Courtesy ABC News: By MORGAN WINSOR? A suspect was taken into custody Friday following a shooting at a high school in central Florida, authorities said. Gunshots broke out at Forest High School in Ocala, some 38 miles south of Gainesville. One person was injured in the shooting and is being treated by medics, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office. Authorities have urged the public to avoid the area and asked parents to await further direction from the school on ho...

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  • Dead, diseased cattle found at farm; 3 people arrested

    Dead, diseased cattle found at farm; 3 people arrested

    Dead, diseased cattle found at farm; 3 people arrested

    OVERTON, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say three people were arrested after officers found dozens of dead and diseased cattle at a farm near Overton in Dawson County. At least 65 cattle carcasses were found by deputies acting under a search warrant, and the three were arrested Tuesday. Authorities say the suspects haven't yet been formally charged. About 75 other cattle, as well as llamas, donkeys, miniature ponies and other animals were moved elsewhere for care.

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    OVERTON, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say three people were arrested after officers found dozens of dead and diseased cattle at a farm near Overton in Dawson County. At least 65 cattle carcasses were found by deputies acting under a search warrant, and the three were arrested Tuesday. Authorities say the suspects haven't yet been formally charged. About 75 other cattle, as well as llamas, donkeys, miniature ponies and other animals were moved elsewhere for care.

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  • Iowa and Nebraska Younkers, Herberger's on closure list

    Iowa and Nebraska Younkers, Herberger's on closure list

    Iowa and Nebraska Younkers, Herberger's on closure list

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Court filings show that all the Younkers and Herberger's stores in Nebraska and Iowa will be closed as part of their corporate owner's sale to liquidators. On Wednesday a judge approved the sale of Bon-Ton Stores Inc. to a joint venture of two liquidation firms and a group of company bondholders. Court records show the liquidation sales must be completed by Aug. 31. Bon-Ton was operating 260 stores in 24 states, largely in the Northeast and Midwest, when it filed ...More >>
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Court filings show that all the Younkers and Herberger's stores in Nebraska and Iowa will be closed as part of their corporate owner's sale to liquidators. On Wednesday a judge approved the sale of Bon-Ton Stores Inc. to a joint venture of two liquidation firms and a group of company bondholders. Court records show the liquidation sales must be completed by Aug. 31. Bon-Ton was operating 260 stores in 24 states, largely in the Northeast and Midwest, when it filed ...More >>
  • Arrest made in shooting death of woman in Omaha parking lot

    Arrest made in shooting death of woman in Omaha parking lot

    Arrest made in shooting death of woman in Omaha parking lot

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Police say a 17-year-old boy has been arrested in the shooting death of a woman in a Walmart parking lot just north of Omaha. Police said in a news release Thursday that the teen was arrested earlier in the day on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder. The Associated Press generally does not name juveniles charged with crimes. Police said they were still searching for a 19-year-old man also charged in a warrant with first-degree murder. The shooting occ...More >>
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Police say a 17-year-old boy has been arrested in the shooting death of a woman in a Walmart parking lot just north of Omaha. Police said in a news release Thursday that the teen was arrested earlier in the day on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder. The Associated Press generally does not name juveniles charged with crimes. Police said they were still searching for a 19-year-old man also charged in a warrant with first-degree murder. The shooting occ...More >>
  • UPDATE: UNL Chancellor released proposed budget cuts for 2018-19

    UPDATE: UNL Chancellor released proposed budget cuts for 2018-19

    The seven proposals, totaling $2.9 million, come in response to the 1 percent reduction in state support for the university, approved by the Legislature and signed by the governor earlier this month.

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    The seven proposals, totaling $2.9 million, come in response to the 1 percent reduction in state support for the university, approved by the Legislature and signed by the governor earlier this month.

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  • Homestead National Monument burns grassland to preserve them

    Homestead National Monument burns grassland to preserve them

    It’s a common springtime sight in the plains; smoky, hazy skies from massive flames. Every spring, grasslands across the plains are intentionally burned to keep them healthy.

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    It’s a common springtime sight in the plains; smoky, hazy skies from massive flames. Every spring, grasslands across the plains are intentionally burned to keep them healthy.

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  • Cold Weather Affects Local Sports

    Cold Weather Affects Local Sports

    The YMCA and other organizations are working to reschedule all of the missed games, and they're hoping for better weather.

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    The YMCA and other organizations are working to reschedule all of the missed games, and they're hoping for better weather.

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  • NSP seizes $5 million worth of marijuana

    NSP seizes $5 million worth of marijuana

    Troopers then searched the van and located 1,853 pounds of marijuana, 8,779 doses of hash oil vape pens, and 46 pounds of loose hash wax.

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    Troopers then searched the van and located 1,853 pounds of marijuana, 8,779 doses of hash oil vape pens, and 46 pounds of loose hash wax.

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  • Police Seize over 100 pounds in Drug Bust

    Police Seize over 100 pounds in Drug Bust

    Yet another drug bust by Lancaster county deputies along interstate 80, deputies found 116.9 pounds of marijuana. 

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    Yet another drug bust by Lancaster county deputies along interstate 80, deputies found 116.9 pounds of marijuana. 

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  • Lincoln Northeast High bus involved in morning rollover

    Lincoln Northeast High bus involved in morning rollover

    Lincoln Northeast High bus involved in morning rollover

    Several crews are responding to a rollover accident involving a car and a bus near the intersection of 134th and Holdrege Thursday. 

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    Several crews are responding to a rollover accident involving a car and a bus near the intersection of 134th and Holdrege Thursday. 

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  • Man pleads not guilty in June killing of Lincoln man

    Man pleads not guilty in June killing of Lincoln man

    Man pleads not guilty in June killing of Lincoln man

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP)- The second of two men charged in the killing of another man in Lincoln over what police say was a drug debt has pleaded not guilty. 36-year-old Paul Clark pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Lancaster County District Court to second-degree murder, kidnapping, assault and weapon counts in the June 28 death of 35-year-old Phillip Madlock. Clark's co-defendant, 37-year-old Dominic Aguirre, has also pleaded not guilty. Trial dates for the men have not been set. Investig...More >>
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP)- The second of two men charged in the killing of another man in Lincoln over what police say was a drug debt has pleaded not guilty. 36-year-old Paul Clark pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Lancaster County District Court to second-degree murder, kidnapping, assault and weapon counts in the June 28 death of 35-year-old Phillip Madlock. Clark's co-defendant, 37-year-old Dominic Aguirre, has also pleaded not guilty. Trial dates for the men have not been set. Investig...More >>
  • Late night stabbing sends one to the hospital

    Late night stabbing sends one to the hospital

    Posted By: BriAna Campbell bcampbell@klkntv.com Shortly after midnight on Thursday morning, officers were called to the 1600 block of Prospect St. to reports of a stabbing. What they found when they arrived caused them to call a medical assistance to the scene. "The first officer that arrived found two male parties that had been involved in a physical fight in the front yard.  One of them had sustained two stab wounds to his inner thigh," said Captain Ryan Dale of th...

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    Posted By: BriAna Campbell bcampbell@klkntv.com Shortly after midnight on Thursday morning, officers were called to the 1600 block of Prospect St. to reports of a stabbing. What they found when they arrived caused them to call a medical assistance to the scene. "The first officer that arrived found two male parties that had been involved in a physical fight in the front yard.  One of them had sustained two stab wounds to his inner thigh," said Captain Ryan Dale of th...

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  • Police respond to trespassing report, leads to altercation

    Police respond to trespassing report, leads to altercation

    Police respond to trespassing report, leads to altercation

    Posted By: BriAna Campbell bcampbell@klkntv.com Police responded to a call of a man knocking on people's doors, trying to get in, at 110 W. E Street around 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning. The man later entered someone's garage. When police arrived, the man began to fight with them.  After a brief fight, they were able to contain him and no officers were injured.  Police called for a medical unit for the man from injuries from the altercation with police. Right now, the situ...

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    Posted By: BriAna Campbell bcampbell@klkntv.com Police responded to a call of a man knocking on people's doors, trying to get in, at 110 W. E Street around 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning. The man later entered someone's garage. When police arrived, the man began to fight with them.  After a brief fight, they were able to contain him and no officers were injured.  Police called for a medical unit for the man from injuries from the altercation with police. Right now, the situ...

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  • Accident on 56th & Pioneer blocks off traffic

    Accident on 56th & Pioneers blocks off traffic

    Accident on 56th & Pioneers blocks off traffic

    Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com Shortly after 9:15 p.m. Wednesday night, officers were called to 56th & Pioneers Blvd to a two car accident. The accident caused police to block off traffic in the area. Neither of the drivers sustained any serious injuries, but there is damage to both vehicles.  Debris is still being cleaned up from the street.  No reports are in yet regarding the cause.  This is a developing story. More >>
    Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com Shortly after 9:15 p.m. Wednesday night, officers were called to 56th & Pioneers Blvd to a two car accident. The accident caused police to block off traffic in the area. Neither of the drivers sustained any serious injuries, but there is damage to both vehicles.  Debris is still being cleaned up from the street.  No reports are in yet regarding the cause.  This is a developing story. More >>
  • Lincoln man makes Auburn teenagers prom night special

    Lincoln man makes Auburn teenagers prom night special

    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News Auburn high schoolers Abbey Clark and Damien Johnson have always been a good team. "She's kind of awesome and she's my best friend," Johnson said of Abbey. "They complement each other really well," their teacher Mandi Noel said. "Damien's super social and Abbey is fiercely independent." They went to prom last year, so when Johnson asked Clark again, she said it was a no brainer to say yes. &...More >>
    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News Auburn high schoolers Abbey Clark and Damien Johnson have always been a good team. "She's kind of awesome and she's my best friend," Johnson said of Abbey. "They complement each other really well," their teacher Mandi Noel said. "Damien's super social and Abbey is fiercely independent." They went to prom last year, so when Johnson asked Clark again, she said it was a no brainer to say yes. &...More >>
  • Vets get helping hand in job search

    Vets get helping hand in job search

    On Wednesday, the Department of Labor hosted a hiring workshop for vets.

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    On Wednesday, the Department of Labor hosted a hiring workshop for vets.

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  • Doo-Little Raid Monument

    Doolittle Raid Monument

    Doolittle Raid Monument

     A monument was unveiled at Veterans Memorial Garden in Antelope Park in dedication of the Doo-Little Raid in Japan. 

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     A monument was unveiled at Veterans Memorial Garden in Antelope Park in dedication of the Doo-Little Raid in Japan. 

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  • Scott Frost jerseys for sale ahead of spring game

    Scott Frost jerseys for sale ahead of Spring Game

    Scott Frost jerseys for sale ahead of Spring Game

    Fans are looking to get their hands on some of his gear. "As we get closer to the spring game people are coming in very excited about the spring game, lot of request for the Frost apparel," said marketing director of Husker Headquarters Blaine Braziel. 

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    Fans are looking to get their hands on some of his gear. "As we get closer to the spring game people are coming in very excited about the spring game, lot of request for the Frost apparel," said marketing director of Husker Headquarters Blaine Braziel. 

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  • Reaction to the Last Day of the Nebraska Legislative Session

    Reaction to the Last Day of the Nebraska Legislative Session

    On Wednesday it was the conclusion of the 105th legislative session, and Governor Pete Ricketts was really excited about a number of successes that he thinks the Nebraska legislature accomplished.

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    On Wednesday it was the conclusion of the 105th legislative session, and Governor Pete Ricketts was really excited about a number of successes that he thinks the Nebraska legislature accomplished.

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  • Bryan Health Report: New procedure treats herniated discs

    Bryan Health Report: New procedure treats herniated discs

    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  John Squier loves working with kids. "I'm the student services director for Malcolm public schools," he said.  He loves sports, especially when it's his daughter playing. "I coach my daughter's club softball team," he said.  He loves to get outdoors, and go hunting and fishing with his dogs.  But a few months ago, all of that stopped. "I was at the state softball tournament watchin...More >>
    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  John Squier loves working with kids. "I'm the student services director for Malcolm public schools," he said.  He loves sports, especially when it's his daughter playing. "I coach my daughter's club softball team," he said.  He loves to get outdoors, and go hunting and fishing with his dogs.  But a few months ago, all of that stopped. "I was at the state softball tournament watchin...More >>
  • Woman with seven arrest warrants caught speeding

    Woman with seven arrest warrants caught speeding

    Woman with seven arrest warrants caught speeding

    LPD says she gave a false name and did not have any I.D.

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    LPD says she gave a false name and did not have any I.D.

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  • Nebraska Athletics Details Spring Game

    Nebraska Athletics Details Spring Game

    Nebraska Athletics has detailed information fans should know ahead of Saturday's Red-White Spring Game.

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    Nebraska Athletics has detailed information fans should know ahead of Saturday's Red-White Spring Game.

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  • NNN Auto broken into for second time

    NNN Auto broken into for second time

    NNN Auto broken into for second time

    Tuesday morning the manager arrived to find the businesses rear door have been broken.  Surveillance tape showed an unknown suspect stealing a welder, welding helmet, and various tools valued at more than $6,000. The suspect then stole a 2002 blue Dodge Ram 2500 with no license plates and drove westbound on W O Street. The suspect returned shortly afte...

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    Tuesday morning the manager arrived to find the businesses rear door have been broken.  Surveillance tape showed an unknown suspect stealing a welder, welding helmet, and various tools valued at more than $6,000. The suspect then stole a 2002 blue Dodge Ram 2500 with no license plates and drove westbound on W O Street. The suspect returned shortly afte...

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  • Purses stolen at KinderCare as parents drop off kids

    Purses stolen at KinderCare as parents drop off kids

    Purses stolen at KinderCare as parents drop off kids

    The first incident was reported at 7 a.m. The woman said she was dropping her child off at the KinderCare location at 6900 Huntington Ave and left her vehicle unlocked.  When the victim came out her purse, laptop, iPad, and iPhone were all missing. 

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    The first incident was reported at 7 a.m. The woman said she was dropping her child off at the KinderCare location at 6900 Huntington Ave and left her vehicle unlocked.  When the victim came out her purse, laptop, iPad, and iPhone were all missing. 

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  • Lincoln police tackle high drivers this weekend

    Lincoln police tackle high drivers this weekend

    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  It's a common misconception that driving while high on marijuana isn't dangerous, said Lincoln Police. Sara Genoways, LPD Drug Recognition Expert said this isn’t the case. "Cannabis very much impacts somebody's cogitative abilities,” Genoways said. She said it's just as bad as driving drunk, nd will earn you the same driving under the influence ticket. Which is why Lincoln Police are taking this weekend...

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    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  It's a common misconception that driving while high on marijuana isn't dangerous, said Lincoln Police. Sara Genoways, LPD Drug Recognition Expert said this isn’t the case. "Cannabis very much impacts somebody's cogitative abilities,” Genoways said. She said it's just as bad as driving drunk, nd will earn you the same driving under the influence ticket. Which is why Lincoln Police are taking this weekend...

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  • Carey Dean Moore requests hearing with Board of Pardons

    Carey Dean Moore requests hearing with Board of Pardons

    Carey Dean Moore requests hearing with Board of Pardons

    "Carey D. Moore item 22 was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death," said Secretary of State John Gale. Moore was convicted of second degree murder for killing two cab drivers in Omaha in 1980.

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    "Carey D. Moore item 22 was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death," said Secretary of State John Gale. Moore was convicted of second degree murder for killing two cab drivers in Omaha in 1980.

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  • Seward man sent to prison for stealing from youth basketball program

    Seward man sent to prison for stealing from youth basketball program

    Seward man sent to prison for stealing from youth basketball program

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Seward man has been sent to prison for stealing from a youth basketball program. Court records say 38-year-old Levi East was sentenced Friday to two to four years. Lincoln police say in court records that East used credit and debit cards from the Cornhusker Shooting Stars program for nearly $96,000 in unauthorized personal purchases.

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    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Seward man has been sent to prison for stealing from a youth basketball program. Court records say 38-year-old Levi East was sentenced Friday to two to four years. Lincoln police say in court records that East used credit and debit cards from the Cornhusker Shooting Stars program for nearly $96,000 in unauthorized personal purchases.

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  • Attorney general candidate accused of attacking father

    Attorney general candidate accused of attacking father

    Attorney general candidate accused of attacking father

    Attorney general candidate accused of attacking father OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A candidate for attorney general of Nebraska has been accused of choking his father during an attack at the home he and his parents shared in Omaha. Court records say 51-year-old Evangelos "Van" Argyrakis is charged with felony strangulation. He says he's innocent. Argyrakis is a lawyer and the sole Democrat seeking the post held by Republican Doug Peterson, who's seeking re-election. The reco...More >>
    Attorney general candidate accused of attacking father OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A candidate for attorney general of Nebraska has been accused of choking his father during an attack at the home he and his parents shared in Omaha. Court records say 51-year-old Evangelos "Van" Argyrakis is charged with felony strangulation. He says he's innocent. Argyrakis is a lawyer and the sole Democrat seeking the post held by Republican Doug Peterson, who's seeking re-election. The reco...More >>
  • UPDATE: Tax relief coming to Nebraskans

    UPDATE: Tax relief coming to Nebraskans

    Gov. Ricketts signed several tax bills into law Tuesday.

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    Gov. Ricketts signed several tax bills into law Tuesday.

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  • IRS Extends Deadline Due to Computer Problems

    IRS Extends Deadline Due to Computer Problems

    IRS Extends Deadline Due to Computer Problems

    (AP) The IRS extends tax-filing deadline for all filers to midnight Wednesday, April 18, due to glitch with agency's website.  

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    (AP) The IRS extends tax-filing deadline for all filers to midnight Wednesday, April 18, due to glitch with agency's website.  

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  • Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at 92

    Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at 92

    Former first lady Barbara Bush has died. She was 92.

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    Former first lady Barbara Bush has died. She was 92.

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  • Ice Storm puts linemen to work Lincoln News

    Ice Storm puts linemen to work

    Ice Storm puts linemen to work

    The worst ice storm in a decade plunged thousands into darkness. 

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    The worst ice storm in a decade plunged thousands into darkness. 

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  • Southeast Community College holds annual Career Fair

    Southeast Community College holds annual Career Fair

    Southeast Community College's Milford campus played host to the annual 'trades & industry' career fair.

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    Southeast Community College's Milford campus played host to the annual 'trades & industry' career fair.

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  • 6th earthquake recorded in Western Nebraska

    6th earthquake recorded in Western Nebraska

    It occurred 3 miles  under the surface and was rated a 3.1 magnitude temblor.

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    It occurred 3 miles  under the surface and was rated a 3.1 magnitude temblor.

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  • USDA Offers Help to Blizzard-Affected Farmers and Ranchers

    USDA Offers Help to Blizzard-Affected Farmers and Ranchers

    FSA can assist farmers and ranchers who lost livestock, fences or eligible trees, bushes and vines as a result of a natural disaster. 

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    FSA can assist farmers and ranchers who lost livestock, fences or eligible trees, bushes and vines as a result of a natural disaster. 

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  • Police investigating multiple calls of shots fired

    Police investigating multiple calls of shots fired

    Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com Sunday night into early Monday morning, LPD has been responding to reports of shots fired in multiple locations around Lincoln. The first call came in around 10:30 p.m. Sunday night on the 2200 block of Dudley Street of three shots fired.  Police say following an argument about money, a male subject fired multiple rounds from a handgun and no injuries were reported. The shooter fled from the scene in a black Dodge Avenger drive...

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    Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com Sunday night into early Monday morning, LPD has been responding to reports of shots fired in multiple locations around Lincoln. The first call came in around 10:30 p.m. Sunday night on the 2200 block of Dudley Street of three shots fired.  Police say following an argument about money, a male subject fired multiple rounds from a handgun and no injuries were reported. The shooter fled from the scene in a black Dodge Avenger drive...

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  • Lincoln Police and Nebraska State Patrol search for car theft suspect

    Lincoln Police and Nebraska State Patrol search for car theft suspect

    Lincoln Police and Nebraska State Patrol search for car theft suspect

    Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com Police have currently set a perimeter near 13th and South Street while searching for the driver of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was taken from 11th and G Street. Officers engaged in a short pursuit after locating the vehicle on 13th and South. The driver kicked a female passenger out and left her in an alley, and shortly after, abandoned the car. Lincoln Police K9 and Nebraska State Patrol air support are assisting with the searc...

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    Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com Police have currently set a perimeter near 13th and South Street while searching for the driver of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was taken from 11th and G Street. Officers engaged in a short pursuit after locating the vehicle on 13th and South. The driver kicked a female passenger out and left her in an alley, and shortly after, abandoned the car. Lincoln Police K9 and Nebraska State Patrol air support are assisting with the searc...

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  • UPDATE: Northeast sophomore arrested in murder of Edgar Union Jr.

    UPDATE: Northeast sophomore arrested in murder of Edgar Union Jr.

    16-year-old Natavian Morton was taken into custody, charged with second degree murder, two counts of use of weapon to commit a felony and shooting into an occupied dwelling.

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    16-year-old Natavian Morton was taken into custody, charged with second degree murder, two counts of use of weapon to commit a felony and shooting into an occupied dwelling.

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