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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

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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

 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>>

Report: Racial profiling by Nebraska law officers

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A new report by a civil liberties group says Nebraska law enforcement officers stop and arrest a disproportionate number of non-white drivers. More>>

New amenities for Husker football season

New amenities for Husker football season Video included

As the 2014 Nebraska Football season kicks off this upcoming Saturday against Florida Atlantic, the Nebraska Athletic Department is excited to unveil the many fan experience improvements... More>>

Flooding in York

Flooding in York Video included

Reports of 4 to 6 inches of rain Monday night has left some of the city's parks underwater.  More>>

National Corvette Caravan stops in Lincoln Video included

The caravan's journey ends in Bowling Green, KY on Wednesday.

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UPDATED: Safety bond issue fails 3-3

UPDATED: Safety bond issue fails 3-3 Video included

The $35 million dollar bond issue needed 4 votes to get on the general election ballot in November.  More>>

Deserving teen surprised by Roughriders

Deserving teen surprised by Roughriders Video included

It was a tough summer for Fayth Jackson... More>>

UNL awarded $11.3M for obesity research

UNL awarded $11.3M for obesity research

The National Institutes of Health awarded UNL with an $11.3 million grant to do research on obesity. More>>

UPDATE: Brother of man killed in accident speaks out

UPDATE: Brother of man killed in accident speaks out Video included

Name of accident victim released.

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Study shows Nebraska schools funded heavily by property taxes

A newly released report that takes a look at education finance in Nebraska shows nearly 60 percent of K through 12 funding comes from property taxes.

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  • Mother of US reporter in Syria begs for his life

    Mother of US reporter in Syria begs for his life

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:59:07 GMT
    The independent U.N. commission on Syrian war crimes says the Islamic State group has committed crimes against humanity with its attacks on civilians in two cities in the country's north and west.More >>
    The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new images emerged of mass killings, including masked militants shooting kneeling men...More >>
  • Minister: 2 people have died of Ebola in Congo

    Minister: 2 people have died of Ebola in Congo

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:08:56 GMT
    Congo's health minister says two Ebola deaths have been confirmed in the Central African country.More >>
    Two Ebola-related deaths have been confirmed in Congo, the country's health minister said Sunday, though local officials believe the cases are unrelated to the outbreak in West Africa that has killed more than 1,400...More >>
  • UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

    UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:08:51 GMT
    A new international draft report says global warming is here, human-caused and can already be considered dangerous. The report warns that it is increasingly likely that climate change could be irreversible.More >>
    Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous - and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.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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