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Political ad sparks controversy

By: Channel 8 Newsroom8@klkntv.comOMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska Democrats are calling for a Republican candidate for governor to pull a televised campaign ad in which he knocks a Barack Obama doll off a fence post while criticizing the president's health care law. The ad, which began airing this week, shows Omaha state Sen. Beau McCoy standing next to the fence post with the bobblehead-like doll atop the fence post. McCoy says the health care law is ``the last thing we need,'' before slapping t... More>>

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Norfolk police investigate death of 38-year-old woman

Norfolk police investigate death of woman

Law enforcement officials are investigating the death of a 38-year-old woman whose body was found in a Norfolk home. More>>

Denton church hosts egg hunt for Mission kids

Denton church hosts egg hunt for Mission kids

More than 20 Mission families participated in egg-cellent activies. More>>

Arson causes $2,500 in damage

Arson causes $2,500 in damage

Posted By: Channel 8 Newsroom8@klkntv.comLincoln fire investigators say an intentional blaze was lit just before 10 p.m. Friday. Inspector Ken Hilger says an individual poured an accelerant on the north side of ahome near 9th and South streets and lit it on fire. The homeowner was inside at the time but was able to get out safely. Lincoln Police officials say she was able to putthe fire out herself.Officials estimate the fire caused around $2,500 in damage, melting a section of vinyl siding o... More>>

Police search for attempted robbery suspects

Police search for attempted robbery suspects

Posted By: Channel 8 Newsroom8@klkntv.comLincoln Police are looking for four or five suspects involved in a home invasion.Police say the robbery happened justafter 4:30 p.m.Friday in an apartment complex on the 2500 block of NW 8th Street. They say a group of men approached the 20-year-old victim, who was outside of his apartment, and forced him inside. Officials say the suspects assaulted the man, who suffered lacerations to the face and a broken nose.Police say one of the suspects had a bla... More>>

Lincoln celebrates Holy Weekend

Several Easter activities are planned in the Lincoln area. More>>

Two more months of work on I-80 Video included

Now that the weather is warming up, construction crews are back to work on Interstate 80. More>>

Mayor declares April 17 'Aspire's SIDS Awareness Day' Video included

A couple who has lost their baby to SIDS is now trying to raise awareness about the syndrome. More>>

Health advisory issued due to smoke

The haze hovering above Lincoln is likely from controlled burns in Kansas. More>>

Shuttle bus will link city garages to Haymarket Video included

No parking. That might be how you felt if you've tried parking in the Haymarket lately. More>>

UPDATE: Hastings police investigate shooting of 4-year old

Investigators say it looks like the shooting was accidental. More>>

Supreme Court reverses decision in Lancaster Co. bus crash

The Nebraska Supreme Court has reversed a lower court's ruling that found Lancaster County partly liable for a 2009 school bus crash. More>>

State Dept. delays review of Keystone XL pipeline

The State Department is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL pipeline before deciding whether to issue a permit. More>>

Governor presents conservation award

In honor of Earth Day, Gov. Dave Heineman and Nebraska Cattlemen are recognizing a couple who has done an exceptional job taking care of their land. 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 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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