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Husker fans kick off season opener Video included

 There's a buzz in the air as football season kicks off today in the capitol city.

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Huskers beat FAU 55-7 Video included

Nebraska beats Florida Atlantic 55-7 in season opener. More>>

UPDATE: Lincoln man dies in overnight shooting

UPDATE: Lincoln man dies in overnight shooting Video included

Lincoln Police are investigating the shooting as a homicide

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Man gets decades in prison for last summer's beating deaths

Richard McLaughlin III has been sentenced to a maximum of 75 years in jail for the beating death of 20-year-old Shane Walton last June. More>>

Thousands of Nebraskans might have to find a new hospital Video included

The contract between UniNet Healthcare Network and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska will expire Sunday More>>

Sapp Bros. employees complete 'ice loader challenge'

Sapp Bros. employees complete 'ice loader challenge'

One local business did more than just dump a little bucket of ice over their heads. More>>

Former and current corrections employees ordered to testify

Former and current corrections employees ordered to testify

Five former and current corrections employees will testify before a legislative committee investigating the state prison system.... More>>

Chlorine explosion sends Lincoln woman to hospital

Chlorine explosion sends Lincoln woman to hospital

A chlorine powder exploded after being accidentally mixed with water  More>>

Hastings Couple Killed In Accident

The couple's children were treated in a Lincoln hospital

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Three Injured in Two Vehicle Accident

Two Vehicles Totaled After Accident at 70th & A More>>

Flood Waters Close Roads Near Wahoo

Highways 77 and 92 are closed east and west of Wahoo. More>>

Mayor: City can't wait on public safety improvements

Mayor: City can't wait on public safety improvements Video included

Mayor Chris Beutler says he will appoint a committee to address public safety issues and financing options.

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ACLU accuses LPD of racial profiling

 A new report by the ACLU is critical of how Nebraska Law Enforcement Agencies handle traffic stops
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Lincoln Police to focus on underage drinking and impaired driving Video included

From August 30, 2014, through September 27, 2014, uniformed and plainclothes officers will patrol the North Bottoms neighborhood with a focus on party disturbances, underage drinking and impaired driving.

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At least one person injured in car crash

A two car crash in north Lincoln sends at least one person to the hospital. More>>

Overnight fire in north Lincoln home

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Lightning strikes a north Lincoln home, causing it to go up in flames. More>>

Traffic delayed in central Lincoln

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Expect delays on the road this morning, especially in the central part of town. More>>

Sapp Brothers goes big for ice bucket challenge Video included

 Go big or go home is the mentality for Sapp Brothers

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Free service helps get drivers home safely Video included

 Husker Football is in the air and we're just days away from kickoff.

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UPDATED: TV crew member and suspect killed in shootout identified

UPDATED: TV crew member and suspect killed in shootout identified Video included

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"Cops" TV crew member Bryce Dion died after being hit during a police shootout in Omaha Tuesday night More>>

Horse-racing measure now in court's hands

Horse-racing measure now in court's hands Video included

 An attempt to invalidate a ballot measure that would allow electronic betting on old horse races is now in the hands of the Nebraska Supreme Court.   More>>

Update: Stolen Lee's Restaurant chicken returned

Owner Jan Wilcoxen says it was anonymously dropped off behind the restaurant early Wednesday morning. More>>

Horse racing debate heard in Neb. Supreme Court

Horse racing debate heard in Neb. Supreme Court

 The Nebraska Supreme Court will hear both sides of the November ballot measure  More>>

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  • All Filipino peacekeepers escape Golan standoff

    All Filipino peacekeepers escape Golan standoff

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-08-31 04:13:25 GMT
    The Philippine military chief says more than 70 Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from two areas in the Golan Heights that came under attack by Syrian rebels.More >>
    Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and coming under fire by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, the Philippine military chief said Sunday, while 44 Fijian troops...More >>
  • Pakistan protesters march on PM's residence

    Pakistan protesters march on PM's residence

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:30:40 GMT
    Pakistani police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters as they tried to march toward the prime minister's home in the capital on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering...More >>
    Hundreds of people were injured as Pakistani police battled throngs of protesters demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with tear gas, batons and rubber bullets outside the prime minister's official...More >>
  • Tunisia recovers bodies of Syrian boat migrants

    Tunisia recovers bodies of Syrian boat migrants

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:30:37 GMT
    Tunisian authorities say the country's coast guard has recovered at least 41 bodies of migrants, mostly Syrians, who drowned trying to sail to Europe.More >>
    The Tunisian Coast Guard has recovered at least 41 bodies of migrants, mostly Syrians, who drowned trying to sail to Europe, a local official said Saturday.More >>
  • Meet The Channel 8 Eyewitness News Anchor TeamNews Team BiosMore>>

  • 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 >>
  • Channel 8 Eyewitness News Anchor

    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 >>
  • Channel 8 Eyewitness News Anchor

    Bill Schammert

    Bill Schammert

    Bill Schammert was born and raised in Lincoln where he attended Lincoln Southwest High School and graduated from UNL.More >>
    Bill Schammert was born and raised in Lincoln where he attended Lincoln Southwest High School and graduated from UNL.More >>
  • The Channel 8 Eyewitness News On-Air StaffLearn more about your favorite Channel 8 Eyewitness News On-Air PersonalitiesMore>>

  • 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 Stony Brook, NY, but calls Lincoln her 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 her hometown.  When she was young she participated in countless plays and musicals at the Lincoln Haymarket Theatre.More >>
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  • Channel 8 Eyewitness News iPhone and Android Applications

    KLKN-TV iPhone Application

    Channel 8 KLKN-TV has IPhone and Android applications.  Within the application you can watch Channel 8 Eyewitness News stories.  Today's top stories, forecasts from Lincoln's Own Weather Experts, sportsMore >>
    Channel 8 KLKN-TV  has an app for Android, iPhone and iPad users. Installation instructions are here.More >>
  • Follow Channel 8 ABC on Twitter and Facebook

    Channel 8 KLKN-TV is now on Twitter. Get news headlines, weather forecasts and sports updates: www.twitter.com/Channel8ABC Channel 8 Eyewitness News weekday evening team of Rod Fowler, Vanessa Brown, LukeMore >>
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  • Entertainment for the week of August 25th

    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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