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Lincoln smells!

Did you wake up this morning and smell a very distinct odor? The entire city smells like smoke and fire, something burning. More>>

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Missing boy found safe playing inside toy claw machine Video included

Police say the boy's mom found him missing from their apartment Monday. More>>

Local runner heading back for 3rd Boston Marathon Video included

April 15th, 2013 is a day UNL sophomore Eddie Walters will never forget. More>>

NE Heart Hospital celebrates extubation outcomes Video included

The Nebraska Heart Hospital is one of the top institutions in the country for extubation of patients following coronary artery bypass surgery. More>>

Active shooter training seminar on UNL campus Video included

Students and faculty at UNL were able to attend an active shooter awareness training session on campus. More>>

Windstream says call issue resolved with Lincoln 911 center

The Lincoln 911 Center says an issue with Windstream is caused some calls to 911 to not go through. More>>

Police search for home burglary suspect

Police say someone broke into a home in southeast Lincoln Monday morning. More>>

Judge approves settlement in prison van crash

A judge has given final approval to a $2 million state settlement with the family of a Lincoln woman who was struck and killed by a state prison van driven by an inmate. More>>

April 15 not much of a deadline for most Video included

The calendar shows April 15, and you haven't even started on your federal tax return? Don't fret. If you're due a refund, April 15 isn't much of a deadline at all. More>>

Local runners returning to Boston Marathon Video included

Local runners say they're preparing for an emotional race. More>>

Habitat for Humanity is expanding to build more houses Video included

Habitat for Humanity is hoping to expand and build even more houses for families. More>>

Car drives into Lincoln drugstore near Cotner & A

A rescue crew is on the scene of an accident at Four Star Drug. More>>

County board member cited for DUI

Lancaster County Board member Brent Smoyer was cited for DUI early Friday after being pulled over on a traffic stop according to UNL Police. More>>

Man sent to hospital after accident near Crete

One man was sent to the hospital after a single vehicle accident on Highway 33, just east of Crete. More>>

UPDATE: Woman dead and two others injured in crash Video included

Sheriff's Office authorities say a woman is dead and two others are injured during a car crash early Monday morning in Lancaster County. More>>

Governor encourages Nebraskans to volunteer

ServeNebraska Week begins next week. More>>

Parents taking a stand against statewide testing

A southeast Nebraska woman is joining some other parents across the nation in deciding their children will not take statewide tests. More>>

Utah woman arrested after police find bodies of 7 babies

A woman accused of killing seven babies she gave birth to over 10 years was arrested Sunday and is in custody in Utah. More>>

Semi vs. minivan accident sends one to hospital

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A morning accident involving a semi sends one person to the hospital. More>>

Flight makes emergency landing in Omaha

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A Southwest Airlines plane en route to California makes an emergency landing in Omaha after a passenger gets unruly during the flight. More>>

Driver hits three parked cars, flees from scene

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A driver may be in hiding this morning after police say he crashed into several vehicles in south Lincoln and then took off. More>>

Farmer: Rainfall was a 'godsend' Video included

Some much-needed rain has made its way into southeastern Nebraska, leaving farmers in the area happy. More>>

April 15 is last day to file taxes

You've had months to procrastinate, but the deadline to file your taxes is finally here. Taxes are due Tuesday, April 15th. More>>

Baklava bakery opening in North Lincoln Video included

A Lincoln woman is overcoming her own obstacles and opening a new baklava bakery in town. More>>

Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska

This year's Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska will follow a 476-mile route across the northern part of the state. More>>

Walk to benefit Nebraska trails

Later this month, Nebraskans will make time to walk for 30 minutes at lunchtime to help benefit Nebraska trails. More>>

Police: Victim robbed of $3,600

A Hastings man told police he was robbed of $3,600 Friday night. More>>

Police investigate early morning robbery

Police are searching for three suspects who robbed a man early Sunday morning. More>>

Husker fans raise money for Easter Seals at spring game tailgate Video included

This year's spring game wasn't just about sizing up the team for dozens of fans in the Railyard. 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 >>
  • Channel 8 Eyewitness News Anchor

    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 >>
  • 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 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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    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 April 14th

    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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