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Live horse racing coming back, briefly

 It's been 20 months since the city of Lincoln last saw a live horse racing event. This week, that will all change.
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One Fatality at 16th & Old Cheney Accident

UPDATE: One Fatality at 16th & Old Cheney Accident

A three car accident sends three people to the hospital, shutting down the westbound lanes of Old Cheney.  More>>

New daily direct flights from Lincoln to Atlanta

New daily direct flights from Lincoln to Atlanta Video included

Updated:

Beginning Wednesday, Delta Air Lines will offer direct flights from Lincoln Airport to Atlanta.  More>>

Second man sentenced in beating deaths

Tyler Thornburg was in court Tuesday for sentencing in the beating death of David Mueller.  More>>

Archery business burglarized

A business is out $900 after a burglary. More>>

Deputies looking for driver involved in hit and run

Deputies are looking for a hit and run driver. More>>

House fire forces family to evacuate

A family is evacuated from their home after smoke fills their basement.

 

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First gubernatorial debate kicks off at State Fair Video included

Topics debated included early childhood education, higher education, property taxes, prison reform, minimum wage, proposed Medicaid expansion and immigration policy.

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St. E's out of network for Blue Cross Blue Shield as contract expires

A contract between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska and Catholic Health Initiatives' UniNet has expired, and officials say no negotiations have been scheduled. More>>

Shooting victim's girlfriend speaks out

Shooting victim's girlfriend speaks out

Friends and family are remembering Maurice "Moe" Williams for his kindness, positivity and a smile that could light up a room. More>>

Man arrested for home invasion robbery

A Lincoln man has been arrested in connection with a home invasion robbery. More>>

Fire destroys barn in Seward County

Officials say a barn that caught fire around 1:30 a.m. Monday is a complete loss. More>>

Branched Oak Lake hit hard again with severe weather Video included

Severe weather makes the holiday weekend a wet one for campers. More>>

Supreme Court ruling will hurt cigar bars

Supreme Court ruling will hurt cigar bars Video included

The ruling means no smoking will be allowed in any indoor public place

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Nebraska City bank robber wanted by FBI

Nebraska City bank robber wanted by FBI

Authorities say a man who robbed a bank in Nebraska City earlier this month matches the description of the "AK-47 Bandit'' who has robbed banks across several western states.

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UNL police investigating early morning robbery

UNL police investigating early morning robbery

UNL Police say a student was assaulted and robbed on campus More>>

Police investigating armed robbery

Police investigating armed robbery

An attempted drug deal turned armed robbery has Lincoln Police looking for several suspects.

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  • InternationalMore>>

  • Group says world is losing battle against Ebola

    Group says world is losing battle against Ebola

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:34:33 GMT
    The U.N. is warning that food prices are rising in countries hit by Ebola and that it'll get worse because many farmers won't be able to access fields during the upcoming harvests of rice and corn.More >>
    The international group Doctors Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been "reduced to places where people go to die alone."More >>
  • Report accuses Islamic State group of war crimes

    Report accuses Islamic State group of war crimes

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:24:18 GMT
    Amnesty International has accused the militant Islamic State group of carrying out a systematic campaign of mass killings, abductions and ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq that could amount to war crimes.More >>
    An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of systematic "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq targeting indigenous religious minorities, as well as conducting mass killings of men and...More >>
  • UN: 4 peacekeepers killed in north Mali, 15 hurt

    UN: 4 peacekeepers killed in north Mali, 15 hurt

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:34:29 GMT
    A spokesman for the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali says at least four peacekeepers are dead and six have been seriously wounded after their convoy hit a mine in the country's violent north.More >>
    At least four U.N. peacekeepers were killed and 15 wounded when their convoy hit a mine in northern Mali on Tuesday, a spokesman said.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 >>
  • NationalMore>>

  • Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

    Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:24:25 GMT
    Police reports released Tuesday say a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed a shooting range instructor with an Uzi in northern Arizona had said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much...More >>
    An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi said Tuesday the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a...More >>
  • Son of ex-Bush aide pleads guilty in Md. slaying

    Son of ex-Bush aide pleads guilty in Md. slaying

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:23:43 GMT
    The son of a former aide to President George W. Bush has pleaded guilty to killing a friend with a hatchet and will be committed to a state psychiatric facility.More >>
    The son of a former aide to President George W. Bush has pleaded guilty to killing a friend with a hatchet and will be committed to a state psychiatric facility.More >>
  • Recovery knocks 21 fish species from watch list

    Recovery knocks 21 fish species from watch list

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:11:56 GMT
    Twenty-one species of fish made the leap Tuesday off a watch list of seafood to avoid as unsustainably overfished, leaving conservationists and many fishermen and chefs celebrating the turnaround of a West Coast...More >>
    Twenty-one species of fish made the leap Tuesday off a watch list of seafood to avoid as unsustainably overfished, leaving conservationists and many fishermen and chefs celebrating the turnaround of a West Coast fishing...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 >>
    Follow The Channel 8 Eyewitness News, Weather And Sports Facebook and Twitter.More >>
  • 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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