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Phone outage affects NE State Patrol main number

Phone outage affects NE State Patrol main business number

A phone outage caused by a cut cable has disrupted phone service to the Nebraska State Patrol main business number.  More>>

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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>>

  • Iran's parliament dismisses moderate minister

    Iran's parliament dismisses moderate minister

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:33:34 GMT
    Iranian lawmakers dismissed the country's science minister on Wednesday over his alleged support for pro-Western voices at universities, dealing a blow to moderate President Hassan Rouhani.More >>
    In a move led by hard-line lawmakers, Iran's parliament dismissed the country's science minister Wednesday over his alleged support for pro-Western voices at universities, dealing a blow to moderate President...More >>
  • Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

    Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:26:32 GMT
    A Ukrainian official says nine troops were killed in overnight fighting in the streets of the town of Ilovaysk, which lies just east of the rebel stronghold Donetsk.More >>
    After days of street battles and weeks of shelling, Ukrainian troops made a significant push Wednesday into rebel-held territory, claiming control over a large part of the separatist stronghold of Luhansk and nearly...More >>
  • Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

    Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:24:41 GMT
    Militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley and are threatening to kill another hostage in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq.More >>
    The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight against Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to continue attacking the group despite its threats to kill another American hostage....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 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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