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New volunteers always welcome at rural fire departments Video included

Rural fire departments around the area are coming up with some creative ways to attract the next generation of volunteer First Responders.

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A new church influenced by Mr. Rodgers Video included

 A New church near the Fallbrook area opened their doors in inspiration from a familiar name to all. 

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Lincoln residents heading to Iowa for disaster relief

Lincoln residents heading to Iowa for disaster relief Video included

As residents begin to pick up the pieces, three volunteers with the Lincoln branch of the American Red Cross are heading to Iowa to help with clean up. 

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Nebraska legislators look to Iowa's stricter ban on texting

Nebraska legislators look to Iowa's stricter ban on texting

State Sen. Merv Riepe, an Omaha area Republican, says Iowa shows how enforcement can be increased. 

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Raymond Volunteer Fire and Rescue celebrates 70th anniversary Video included

Today Raymond Volunteer Fire and Rescue is celebrating 70 years of serving the public.

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York's Giant Water Balloon Video included

In York was the celebration of Balloon Day, and to help cap off the whole day they had a Giant Water Balloon Fight.

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Martial Arts studio raises awareness about suicide

Martial Arts studio raises awareness about suicide Video included

"There's just no way I could wrap my head around how his mom and dad must feel because there were no warning signs," said Daniel Longoria, owner of Longoria's Black Belt Academy. 

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Nazi propaganda found in Lincoln community libraries, police say

Nazi propaganda found in Lincoln community libraries, police say

LPD says the operator of Lincoln's 'Little Free Libraries,' which are located across the city, found the material.  

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Early morning earthquake in Valentine

Early morning earthquake in Valentine

Dozen of residents in northern Nebraska were woken up early Saturday morning by slight shaking. The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 3.5 magnitude earthquake hit Valentine around 2:11 Saturday morning. There are no reports of damage or any injuries at this time.  More>>

You Post It, We Report It

You Post It, We Report It Video included

You Post It, We Report It

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34th Annual Cornhusker State Games

34th Annual Cornhusker State Games

Opening Ceremonies for the 34th annual Cornhusker State Games kicked off Friday, July 20 at Seacrest Field in Lincoln. 

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Ace Hardware donates box fans for those in need Video included

Alexandria Smith is a young mother who picked up a free box fan from the Salvation Army Friday afternoon.

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Three-month-old dies after found unresponsive

Officials in eastern Nebraska are investigating after an infant was found unresponsive at a state park and later died.

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Windstream hosts Kinetic Kindness event

Today the community was invited to visit the downtown Windstream location where employees were answering questions and providing insight into the internet services they offer.

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Two arrests made at the Sharon Motel Video included

Two arrests made at the Sharon Motel at 1717 Cornhusker highway after reports of a man threatening to shoot people.

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Shooting in the Belmont Neighborhood Video included

Lincoln Police Department says a pregnant woman was shot in the Belmont neighborhood during an attempted armed robbery. 

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Battle of the Badges blood drive kicks-off

Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  The Lincoln Police Department and Lincoln Fire and Rescue work together every day. But from now until August, they're going head-to-head in a fierce competition for the most blood donors.  The losing department's chief will have to wash an adoptable dog at the Capital Humane Society.  "It's not that I'm afraid to wash a dog it's I'm afraid my family will come with me and make contact with all of the animals th... More>>

Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

Battle of the Badges Blood Drive Video included

Tower Square on July 20th at 8:45 am the LPD/LSO media briefing will be held at the Battle of the Badges blood drive kick off event. 

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Possible plan for a new homeless facility in Lincoln

Possible plan for a new homeless facility in Lincoln

Homelessness is a growing problem nationwide, and it's prevalent in Lincoln too. Now, an organization wants to step in hand by raising walls on a new homeless shelter in the Capital City. The International American Relief Society wants to buy a property near 27th and Superior for housing and vocational training for young men. The organization will also provide transportation for those in need. It's called the Building For Change Campaign. We've provided a link with more informati...

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You Post We Report: July 20th

You Post We Report: July 20th Video included

You posted it, we're reporting it! Alright, it's summer and students probably don't want to think about school--but would ice cream change your mind about heading back to campus? The Nebraska Arts and Sciences Office hopes so! On Twitter, they posted this of the dean's office staff handing out ice cream, as part of the "Ice Cream Social," so a good reason to visit campus. This is pretty cool, this Tweet from Pius X football, shows alumnus and current LA Rams kicker, Greg... More>>

Nebraska State Patrol releases dashcam footage of accident

Nebraska State Patrol releases dashcam footage of accident

A close call caught on a state trooper's dashcam. Take a look, a trooper comes up to a bridge on Highway 34 in southwest Nebraska. At the same time, a semi comes the other way. That semi crossed over the center line, poised for a head-on crash, but the trooper, quick thinking, swerved to avoid him. He was still side-swiped, but the trooper suffered only minor injuries. The semi driver went to the hospital. This is the third crash involving a state patrol car in the past week. A... More>>

Spine Specialist visits Channel 8

Spine Specialist visits Channel 8 Video included

Suffering from back pain? It's not uncommon, and many who suffer from arthritis have chronic back pain. Dr. Kelly Zach, pain and spine specialist, joined Channel 8's Nicole Cousins and Owen Jensen to discuss innovative new ways to reduce pain.

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11 dead and five still missing after Missouri tour boat capsizes

UPDATE: 17 dead after Missouri tour boat capsizes Video included

At 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening, a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for the Branson, Missouri area. 30 minutes later, Table Rock Lake turned into a tumultuous nightmare. 

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Lincoln Police investigating shooting and attempted robbery

Lincoln Police say pregnant woman shot during attempted robbery

Lincoln Police say a pregnant woman was shot in the Belmont neighborhood around 1 a.m. during an attempted armed robbery. 

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Plans for Omaha dog-friendly bar

Plans for Omaha dog-friendly bar

Omaha Dog Bar, LLC plans to open in 2019 and will allow you to enjoy a cold brew with your four-legged pal. 

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Raybould releases first campaign ad Video included

It focuses on farmers and their dissatisfaction with Washington. 

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Home surveillance cameras increasing in Lincoln Video included

Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  Home surveillance cameras are increasing in popularity among Lincoln residents, and helping police get more criminals behind bars. One of those residents is Lori Crocker. Her house has had cameras for the last few years, Crocker said.  "It's the peace of mind, for me," she said.  She has a camera mounted on her roof and a doorbell camera, all hooked up to an Alarmlink USA security system, she said.&... More>>

UPDATE: Lincoln woman reflects on World War II hospitality effort Video included

Rosalie Lippincott says she was 15 years old when she took part in the North Platte Canteen.

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Gov. Ricketts announces director transitions

Gov. Ricketts announces director transitions

Thursday, Governor Pete Ricketts announced two director transitions, and thanked them for their service to the people of Nebraska. 

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Proposed Elevated Roundabout hits a road block Video included

At 14th and old Cheney where the city of Lincoln is proposing to build an elevated roundabout to improve traffic flow.

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Commission delays vote on chicken farm after testimony Video included

On Wednesday, the Lancaster County Planning Commission heard people testify on a proposed chicken farming operation for Costco.

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  • Lincoln family raises walls on new home

    Lincoln family raises walls on new home

    A Lincoln family is one step closer to raising their family in a new home. The family of six sought the assistance of Lincoln Habitat for Humanity. 

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    A Lincoln family is one step closer to raising their family in a new home. The family of six sought the assistance of Lincoln Habitat for Humanity. 

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  • Silverhawk Aviation announced as Founding Partner for PBA

    Silverhawk Aviation announced as Founding Partner for PBA

    Silverhawk Aviation will be the Founding Partner of the Silverhawk Premium Level of Pinnacle Bank Arena

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    Silverhawk Aviation will be the Founding Partner of the Silverhawk Premium Level of Pinnacle Bank Arena

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  • Teen assaults officer at Bryan Health hospital

    Teen assaults officer at Bryan Health hospital

    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  A 14-year-old has been referred to the County Attorney after assaulting a police officer at Bryan West hospital.  It happened around 4:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. Police said the teen was being taken to a room in the youth mental health unit after he was combative with his family and threatened to injure himself, police said. That's when the teen rushed toward the officer and tried to take his taser. He then punche...More >>
    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  A 14-year-old has been referred to the County Attorney after assaulting a police officer at Bryan West hospital.  It happened around 4:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. Police said the teen was being taken to a room in the youth mental health unit after he was combative with his family and threatened to injure himself, police said. That's when the teen rushed toward the officer and tried to take his taser. He then punche...More >>
  • Man scammed by fake employment opportunity

    Man scammed by fake employment opportunity

    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  A 34-year-old Lincoln man reported he was scammed to Lincoln Police Wednesday.  The victim had been working with a company called Global Logistics over the internet, and thought he was going to work for them handling customer accounts, police said.  The company sent him a check for $1,740 and he was told to deposit the check into his bank account and then mail $1,650.  Police said he was under the impression ...

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    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  A 34-year-old Lincoln man reported he was scammed to Lincoln Police Wednesday.  The victim had been working with a company called Global Logistics over the internet, and thought he was going to work for them handling customer accounts, police said.  The company sent him a check for $1,740 and he was told to deposit the check into his bank account and then mail $1,650.  Police said he was under the impression ...

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  • Mountain Lion killed after killing domestic goat

    Mountain Lion killed after killing domestic goat

    Mountain Lion killed after killing domestic goat

    CHADRON, Neb. (AP) - State game officials say a mountain lion that killed a domestic goat in northwest Nebraska has been found and killed. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says the goat's owner contacted the commission Monday after finding the goat carcass near Chadron in Dawes County. The owner and Game and Parks officials cooperated in identifying the mountain lion believed responsible, and the big cat was killed Tuesday, in accordance with the commission's mountain lion pol...More >>
    CHADRON, Neb. (AP) - State game officials say a mountain lion that killed a domestic goat in northwest Nebraska has been found and killed. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says the goat's owner contacted the commission Monday after finding the goat carcass near Chadron in Dawes County. The owner and Game and Parks officials cooperated in identifying the mountain lion believed responsible, and the big cat was killed Tuesday, in accordance with the commission's mountain lion pol...More >>
  • Nebraska man killed in utility vehicle accident

    Nebraska man killed in utility vehicle accident

    Nebraska man killed in utility vehicle accident

    PROSSER, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a man driving a utility vehicle died after it collided with a semitrailer in south-central Nebraska. The accident was reported around 2:40 p.m. Tuesday, about a mile southwest of Prosser. The Adams County Sheriff's Office says 19-year-old Alexander Williams was trying to cross a rural road when his vehicle and the truck collided. He lived in Prosser. The uninjured truck driver was identified as 20-year-old Ethan Woerner, of Burr Oak, Kansas.

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    PROSSER, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a man driving a utility vehicle died after it collided with a semitrailer in south-central Nebraska. The accident was reported around 2:40 p.m. Tuesday, about a mile southwest of Prosser. The Adams County Sheriff's Office says 19-year-old Alexander Williams was trying to cross a rural road when his vehicle and the truck collided. He lived in Prosser. The uninjured truck driver was identified as 20-year-old Ethan Woerner, of Burr Oak, Kansas.

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  • Gage County will appeal $28.1M judgment to US Supreme Court

    Gage County will appeal $28.1M judgment to US Supreme Court

    Gage County will appeal $28.1M judgment to US Supreme Court

    BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) - Gage County will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court a $28.1 million judgment awarded to six people wrongfully convicted of murder. The county board made that decision Wednesday, a day after the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the county's appeal for a review by the full court. A three-judge panel of the appeals court last month declined to overturn a jury's 2016 verdict. The verdict was awarded to the so-called Beatrice Six for their wrongful convictio...More >>
    BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) - Gage County will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court a $28.1 million judgment awarded to six people wrongfully convicted of murder. The county board made that decision Wednesday, a day after the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the county's appeal for a review by the full court. A three-judge panel of the appeals court last month declined to overturn a jury's 2016 verdict. The verdict was awarded to the so-called Beatrice Six for their wrongful convictio...More >>
  • EDCare: New Program helps those with eating disorders

    EDCare: New Program helps those with eating disorders

    EDCare: New Program helps those with eating disorders

    Emily Estes, a registered dietitian at EDCare, came to Channel 8. She talked about a new program to help those with eating disorders.

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    Emily Estes, a registered dietitian at EDCare, came to Channel 8. She talked about a new program to help those with eating disorders.

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  • Philippine Congress' approval of Muslim peace deal delayed

    Philippine Congress' approval of Muslim peace deal delayed

    Monday, July 23 2018 2:00 AM EDT2018-07-23 06:00:04 GMT
    Monday, July 23 2018 2:06 AM EDT2018-07-23 06:06:23 GMT
    The Philippine House of Representatives fails to ratify autonomy deal that many hope will peacefully settle one of Asia's longest-raging Muslim rebellions.More >>
    The Philippine House of Representatives fails to ratify autonomy deal that many hope will peacefully settle one of Asia's longest-raging Muslim rebellions.More >>
  • Syrian White Helmets evacuated to Jordan through Israel

    Syrian White Helmets evacuated to Jordan through Israel

    Sunday, July 22 2018 2:08 AM EDT2018-07-22 06:08:55 GMT
    Monday, July 23 2018 2:06 AM EDT2018-07-23 06:06:20 GMT
    Map locates Quneitra, site of aid worker evacuations; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm;Map locates Quneitra, site of aid worker evacuations; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm;
    Israeli military rescues stranded Syrian volunteers from Golan Heights border area, transfers them to third country.More >>
    Israeli military rescues stranded Syrian volunteers from Golan Heights border area, transfers them to third country.More >>
  • 1 victim dead after man shoots 14 people in Toronto

    1 victim dead after man shoots 14 people in Toronto

    Sunday, July 22 2018 11:44 PM EDT2018-07-23 03:44:58 GMT
    Monday, July 23 2018 2:06 AM EDT2018-07-23 06:06:14 GMT
    Canadian police and emergency personnel services are responding to a shooting that reportedly involves multiple victims in the downtown Toronto neighborhood known as Greektown.More >>
    Canadian police and emergency personnel services are responding to a shooting that reportedly involves multiple victims in the downtown Toronto neighborhood known as Greektown.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.

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  • Channel 8 Eyewitness News Anchor

    Megan Conway

    Megan Conway

    Megan is from Indianola, Nebraska. “From the time I could talk, I was on a stage singing, acting dancing or giving speeches”, Megan remembers. She loved helping out on the farm and visiting her Grandma Sina, who was one of the most important and influential people in her life.

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    Megan is from Indianola, Nebraska. “From the time I could talk, I was on a stage singing, acting dancing or giving speeches”, Megan remembers. She loved helping out on the farm and visiting her Grandma Sina, who was one of the most important and influential people in her life.

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  • Channel 8 Eyewitness News Anchor

    Owen Jensen

    Owen Jensen

    Owen grew up in Wisconsin, along the beautiful, rugged shores of Lake Michigan.  He has been in the news business since graduating Carthage College in Kenosha, WI.

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    Owen grew up in Wisconsin, along the beautiful, rugged shores of Lake Michigan.  He has been in the news business since graduating Carthage College in Kenosha, WI.

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  • Bayley Bischof

    Bayley Bischof

    Bayley is from Waverly. NE.  She remembers always writing stories, writing was always my favorite subject in school.  As soon as she took her first journalism class as a sophomore in high school, she knew what she wanted to do with her life.

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    Bayley is from Waverly. NE.  She remembers always writing stories, writing was always my favorite subject in school.  As soon as she took her first journalism class as a sophomore in high school, she knew what she wanted to do with her life.

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  • Brent BonFleur

    Brent BonFleur

    Brent is from Daytona Beach, FL.  His journey into broadcast journalism started when he took a tour of the television station where his aunt worked and he fell in love.  He graduated from the College of Journalism at UNL.

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    Brent is from Daytona Beach, FL.  His journey into broadcast journalism started when he took a tour of the television station where his aunt worked and he fell in love.  He graduated from the College of Journalism at UNL.

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  • BriAna Campbell

    BriAna Campbell

    BriAna is from Emmetsburg, Iowa, a town of approximately 3800 people.  She says that Lincoln is the biggest city in which she’s lived.  Growing up, she admits to have been a huge music geek.  

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    BriAna is from Emmetsburg, Iowa, a town of approximately 3800 people.  She says that Lincoln is the biggest city in which she’s lived.  Growing up, she admits to have been a huge music geek.  

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  • Drought forces emergency measures for US West's wild horses

    Drought forces emergency measures for US West's wild horses

    Monday, July 23 2018 1:16 AM EDT2018-07-23 05:16:43 GMT
    Monday, July 23 2018 2:06 AM EDT2018-07-23 06:06:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). In this June 29, 2018 photo, wild horses walk to a watering hole outside Salt Lake City. Harsh drought conditions in parts of the American West are pushing wild horses to the brink and forcing extreme measures to protect them. F...(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). In this June 29, 2018 photo, wild horses walk to a watering hole outside Salt Lake City. Harsh drought conditions in parts of the American West are pushing wild horses to the brink and forcing extreme measures to protect them. F...
    Harsh drought conditions in parts of the American West are pushing wild horses to the brink and forcing extreme measures to protect them.More >>
    Harsh drought conditions in parts of the American West are pushing wild horses to the brink and forcing extreme measures to protect them.More >>
  • Judge, calm in court, takes hard line on splitting families

    Judge, calm in court, takes hard line on splitting families

    Sunday, July 22 2018 11:29 AM EDT2018-07-22 15:29:25 GMT
    Monday, July 23 2018 2:06 AM EDT2018-07-23 06:06:47 GMT
    U. S. District Judge Dana Sabraw went well beyond the American Civil Liberties Union's initial request to stop families from being separated at the border by imposing a deadline of Thursday to reunify more than...More >>
    U. S. District Judge Dana Sabraw went well beyond the American Civil Liberties Union's initial request to stop families from being separated at the border by imposing a deadline of Thursday to reunify more than 2,500 children with their families.More >>
  • Mexican president-elect vows improvements to deter migration

    Mexican president-elect vows improvements to deter migration

    Sunday, July 22 2018 5:35 PM EDT2018-07-22 21:35:07 GMT
    Monday, July 23 2018 2:06 AM EDT2018-07-23 06:06:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte). Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, right, and his future Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrard, speaks to the press outside his party's headquarters in Mexico City, Sunday, July 22, 2018. Lopez Obrador has release...(AP Photo/Marco Ugarte). Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, right, and his future Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrard, speaks to the press outside his party's headquarters in Mexico City, Sunday, July 22, 2018. Lopez Obrador has release...
    Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has released a seven-page letter he sent to U.S. President Donald Trump detailing how he plans to improve Mexico's economy and security so Mexicans do not feel...More >>
    Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has released a seven-page letter he sent to U.S. President Donald Trump detailing how he plans to improve Mexico's economy and security so Mexicans do not feel the need to migrate.More >>
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  • Entertainment for the week of July 16th

    Rook's Roundup

    Rook's Roundup

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:45:39 GMT

     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.

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    Here's the Roundup!

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