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Tips for being safe during a driving emergency Video included

Would you know what to do if something unexpected happened on the road? More>>

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Rod & Vanessa Take On The Ice Bucket Challenge

Rod & Vanessa Take On The Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

It's a viral sensation to raise awareness for ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.  More>>

LES sees 5 percent decrease in energy use this summer

LES officials said they've seen a 5 percent decrease in overall energy use this summer compared to last summer.

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Another pizza delivery robbery

Another pizza delivery robbery

Lincoln police are searching for suspects after a Pizza Hut delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint.

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LPD keeping an eye on Ferguson situation

LPD keeping an eye on Ferguson situation Video included

Governor Jay Nixon is ordering the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson... More>>

Catholic Health Initiatives rebrands its Nebraska facilities

Catholic Health Initiatives rebrands its Nebraska facilities

A new name will be going on some hospitals in Nebraska and southwest Iowa.


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Man hospitalized after hit and run crash

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Police say a man is in the hospital after a hit and run accident in north Lincoln, and are now on the lookout for the person they believe is responsible.  More>>

Crews on scene of west Lincoln rollover crash

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Drivers in west Lincoln can expect delays this morning. More>>

Lincoln organization hopes to heal those affected by suicide

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After the death of Hollywood's Robin Williams, many are now talking more about suicide.  More>>

Surprise homecoming for two Lincoln soldiers Video included

U.S. Army Spc. Steven Hatfield has spent the past nine months in Afghanistan. He arrived in Beatrice Wednesday evening to a surprise. More>>

LPS ACT average score takes a dip, expected with launch of pilot program

LPS ACT average score takes a dip, expected with launch of pilot program Video included

Nebraska 2014 high school graduates scored higher than their peers nationally .... More>>

Huskers support Jack Hoffman with special video Video included

Bo and the Husker football team send their words of encouragement  More>>

Fatal crashes in Lincoln double

Fatal crashes in Lincoln double Video included

It's been a dangerous summer for Lincoln drivers. Already we've seen 10 fatalities.  More>>

Gov. Heineman completes ice bucket challenge

Gov. Heineman completes ice bucket challenge

Gov. Dave Heineman took an ice-cold shower outside his home to raise awareness about a devastating disease. More>>

Nebraska man gets life for killing divorce lawyer

Nebraska man gets life for killing divorce lawyer

A 58-year-old Michael Petersen is already serving a life sentence for shooting his ex-wife to death in Kearney.  More>>

Beatrice veterans, Lincoln teen take part in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

That $500 would be on top of the nearly $23 million given to the ALS Association since the beginning of July. According to its site, ALSA only raised $1.9 million in the same time frame last year. More>>

Iraq crisis felt in Nebraska

 As the crisis in northern Iraq continues, the effects are felt even in Nebraska.
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State corrections announces three arrests

State corrections announces three arrests

The three arrested were part of a group of inmates released early due to miscalculation of sentences.

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Firefighters battle apartment fire in north Lincoln

Firefighters battle apartment fire in north Lincoln

Lincoln Fire Rescue were called to an apartment fire at 1025 N. 63rd St. at around 9:15 a.m.  More>>

Thousands of Nebraskans may soon have to switch hospitals Video included

In less than two weeks, tens of thousands of Nebraskans may have to switch hospitals. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska has been in ongoing contract talks with Catholic Health Initiatives and its negotiator, UniNet. If the two can't come to an agreement by August 31st, all Nebraska CHI hospitals will be out-of-network. More>>

UPDATE: Police identify Lincoln crash victim

UPDATE: Police identify Lincoln crash victim Video included

Updated: Aug 18, 2014 01:07 PM

One person has died from the morning accident at 56th & Van Dorn. More>>

UNL move-in week begins

UNL move-in week begins Video included

Thousands of UNL students are pouring into city campus this week to move into the residence halls. More>>

UPDATE: Police identify Lincoln crash victim Video included


Officials say 21-year-old Shanna Rurup of Lincoln was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Kent Burklund found incompetent to stand trial

Kent Burklund found incompetent to stand trial

A Lancaster County District Court judge ordered Burklund committed to the Lincoln Regional center for treatment. More>>

Rescued dog wins jumping competition

A rescued pup-turned national champion competed in a jumping contest in Lincoln Sunday.  More>>

Second pizza delivery person robbed in two days

Second pizza delivery person robbed in two days Video included

Lincoln Police are investigating another robbery involving a pizza delivery person. More>>

Team Jack announces treatment decision

An update on the 8-year-old who has helped inspire the nation to fight childhood cancer. More>>

  • InternationalMore>>

  • MH17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout

    MH17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:34:43 GMT
    Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government...More >>
    Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the...More >>
  • Pakistan cricket hero's party quits parliament

    Pakistan cricket hero's party quits parliament

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:34:41 GMT
    Lawmakers from the party of Pakistani cricketer-turned politician, Imran Khan, have resigned from parliament to pressure the country's prime minister to step down over what they describe as fraud in last...More >>
    The party of Pakistan's famed cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, who has led a week of anti-government protests in the capital, resigned from parliament on Friday in its latest bid to drive Prime Minister Nawaz...More >>
  • India blocks film on Indira Gandhi assassination

    India blocks film on Indira Gandhi assassination

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:25:13 GMT
    India has blocked the release of a film on the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, saying it glorifies her killers and could trigger violent protests, officials said Friday.More >>
    India has blocked the release of a film on the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, saying it glorifies her killers and could trigger violent protests, officials said Friday.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>>

  • Parents had hoped to negotiate with Foley captors

    Parents had hoped to negotiate with Foley captors

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:15:16 GMT
    The parents of slain journalist James Foley said they regarded an email they received from his captors last week as a hopeful sign they could negotiate with the Islamic militants.More >>
    The parents of slain journalist James Foley said they regarded an email they received from his captors last week as a hopeful sign they could negotiate with the Islamic militants.More >>
  • Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

    Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:34 AM EDT2014-08-22 12:34:30 GMT
    A charity stunt that has grown into a social media phenomenon went terribly wrong for four Kentucky firefighters when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they dumped water on college...More >>
    A charity stunt that has grown into a social media phenomenon went terribly wrong for four Kentucky firefighters when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they dumped water on college students who...More >>
  • National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

    National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:44 AM EDT2014-08-22 11:44:44 GMT
    The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a white police officer fatally...More >>
    The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions subsided in the St. Louis suburb where unrest erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.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 18th

    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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