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Court documents say Burklund's family worried about his mental health

Documents say family worried about Burklund's mental health

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More details have emerged from the murder of  41-year-old Bettina Burklund.  More>>

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Three in custody after five hour standoff

Three in custody after five hour standoff Video included

Police have surrounded a house near 11th and Judson Streets. At least five blocks near the area are closed off. More>>

Brother responsible for death of 4-year-old

A 9-year-old Hastings boy is accused of shooting and killing his 4-year-old brother. More>>

Ag event connects UNL to it's rural roots

Ag event connects UNL to its rural roots Video included

"Meating In The Middle" aims to reconnect UNL's urban students to agriculture.  More>>

Bristol's Race for a cure

Nebraska family racing for Rett syndrome Video included

A Rising City family is racing to help find the cure for Rett syndrome, a neurological disorder of the brain.  More>>

Man arrested for roof repair scam Video included

Police arrested the man they believe was responsible for a roof repair scam. More>>

First responders participate in active shooting drill Video included

The Nebraska National Guard, Lincoln Police Dept,. Lincoln Fire and Rescue and other agencies participated in a mock shooting response exercise at the National Guard air base Thursday morning. More>>

Keep An Eye Out for Bikes!

Keep An Eye Out for Bikes! Video included

An incident Wednesday afternoon is a good reminder to be aware of bikes as they come out of winter hibernation.... More>>

Iowan who made bomb threats in Nebraska sentenced

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An Iowa man who mailed bomb threats to the FBI office in Omaha has been sentenced to time served. More>>

Ridesharing companies get Nebraska warning

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The Public Service Commission has sent warnings to two ridesharing companies that they need the commission's permission to offer services in Nebraska. More>>

Burklund charged in wife's death

Wednesday, prosecutors charged Kent Burklund with 2nd Degree Murder in the death of his wife, Bettina. More>>

Half-cent sales tax still up in the air Video included

A half-cent sales tax could generate an estimated $22 million per year for the city of Lincoln. But, the Mayor's Office says the idea is by no means a done deal. More>>

Nebraska Innovation Campus making progress Video included

Nebraska Innovation Campus to break ground this summer. More>>

Thousands of Nebraskans switching parties

Thousands of Nebraskans switching parties

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

Lincoln Police search for child enticement suspect

Lincoln Police search for child enticement suspect Video included

A quick–thinking 8–year–old avoids serious danger when a stranger tries to lure him into his car.  More>>

Prescription drug take back day this Saturday

The public is invited to drop off leftover or unwanted medications at designated locations in Lincoln. 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>>

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>>

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  • Channel 8 Eyewitness News Anchor

    Rod Fowler

    Rod Fowler

    Rod Fowler grew up on a small farm near Tama, Iowa, which is between Cedar Rapids and Des Moines. As a child he helped his family raise cattle and make hay.
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    Rod Fowler grew up on a small farm near Tama, Iowa.More >>
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    Vanessa Brown

    Vanessa Brown

    Vanessa Brown comes to Lincoln from the CW affiliate, KDAF-TV, in Dallas, Texas where she was a reporter. She also served as producer and host of a weekly community service show called "DFW Closeup."More >>
    Vanessa Brown comes to Lincoln from the CW affiliate, KDAF-TV, in Dallas, Texas where she was a freelance reporter and hosted a community service program called "DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth) Closeup."More >>
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    Erika Summers

    Erika Summers

    Erika Summers was born at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Lincoln. She spent some of her childhood in Syracuse, Nebraska before moving to Fort Collins, Colorado with her family.
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    Erika Summers was born in Lincoln and spent some of her childhood in Syracuse, Nebraska before moving to Fort Collins, Colorado with her family.  While working for the campus television station at CSU, she produced an investigative story about the lack of food inspectors at the university.More >>
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  • Lauren Fabrizi

    Lauren Fabrizi

    After writing and editing for her high school newspaper, Lauren knew that she wanted to pursue a career in print journalism, but something changed her mindMore >>
    After writing and editing for her high school newspaper, Lauren knew that she wanted to pursue a career in print journalism, but something changed her mind.More >>
  • Jenn Hatcher

    Jenn Hatcher

    Jenn grew up in Omaha and graduated from Omaha Marian. In high school, she was the photo editor for her yearbook and attended a few different journalism camps, including one at the UNL Journalism School.More >>
    Jenn grew up in Omaha and graduated from Omaha Marian. In high school, she was the photo editor for her yearbook and attended a few different journalism camps, including one at the UNL Journalism School.More >>
  • Camila Orti

    Camila Orti

    Camila was born in Storeybrook, NE, but calls Lincoln here hometown.  When she was young she participated in countless plays and musicals at the Lincoln Haymarket Theatre. 
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    Camila was born in Stony Brook, NY, but calls Lincoln here hometown.  When she was young she participated in countless plays and musicals at the Lincoln Haymarket Theatre.More >>
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  • Entertainment for the week of April 21st

    Rook's Roundup

    Rook's Roundup

     Click to check out the latest area entertainment news from Bob Rook.  You can also see Rook's Roundup every Thursday on the Channel 8 Eyewitness News Midday and Channel 8 Eyewitness News at Five.More >>
    Click to check out the latest area entertainment news from Bob Rook.  You can also see Rook's Roundup every Thursday on the Channel 8 Eyewitness News Midday and Channel 8 Eyewitness News at Five.More >>
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