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Thousands of Nebraskans switching parties

Thousands of Nebraskans switching parties

A majority of voters switching their party affiliation are changing to Republican. More>>

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Nebraska Innovation Campus making progress

Nebraska Innovation Campus to break ground this summer. More>>

Lincoln Police search for child enticement suspect

Lincoln Police search for child enticement suspect

A quick–thinking 8–year–old avoids serious danger when a stranger tries to lure him into his car.  More>>

Prescription drug take back day this Saturday

The public is invited to drop off leftover or unwanted medications at designated locations in Lincoln. More>>

Burklund charged in wife's death

Posted By: Jenn HatcherJhatcher@klkntv.comProsecutors charged Kent Burklund with 2nd Degree Murder Wednesday in the death of his wife, Bettina. The body of the 41-year-old was found in their southeast Lincoln home Monday afternoon. The judge also set Burklund's bond at $1 million cash.Police say Burklund argued with his wife Sunday, killed her and left the home. He was found Monday afternoon at Conestoga Lake where he was taken into custody. Court documents say Burklund admitted to killing he... More>>

Governor announces new Nebraska job app

Posted By: KLKN Newsroom8@klkntv.comLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The state is launching a new mobile app for smartphones and tablets that will help Nebraskans search for available jobs in the state. The free app is an extension of NEworks.nebraska.gov, the Nebraska Department of Labor's job site that matches employers with qualified candidates. Gov. Dave Heineman announced the launch of the new app on Wednesday. Heineman says both employers and job seekers will benefit from it.The governor's office ... More>>

Investigators say pilot error caused plane crash last year near Norfolk

Federal investigators say it was pilot error that caused a plane crash nearly a year ago in northeast Nebraska.  More>>

Channel 8 talks to young Hollywood stars of "Neighbors"

Channel 8 talks to young Hollywood stars of "Neighbors" Video included

It may only have been for a few yours, but for the better part of Tuesday, Lincoln got a little taste of Hollywood. More>>

Remembering Bettina Burklund

Remembering Bettina Burklund Video included

By: Jenn Hatcherjhatcher@klkntv.comBettina Burklund was found murdered in her southeast Lincoln home, Monday. "There was a knife lying alongside her body but we'll see what the autopsy ultimately winds up saying,” explains Lincoln Police Chief Jim Peschong. Police aren't releasing any specifics on her death. Her husband, Kent Burklund, is booked in jail, facing charges of 2nd degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony. Police spent time Monday searching for the avid fisherman and fo... More>>

Gubernatorial candidates address mudslinging

Gubernatorial candidates address mudslinging Video included

Pete Ricketts addresses negative campaign ads put out by the Bruning campaign.  More>>

Updated: Police release names in homicide case

UPDATE: Lincoln Police Investigate Homicide Video included

41-year-old Kent Burklund is in custody for 2nd degree Murder in connection with the death of his wife, Bettina Burklund. More>>

LPD: Man arrested after 6 wk. old baby suffers severe burns Video included

Lincoln Police arrested a 20-year-old man after his 6-week-old daughter was taken to the hospital with life-threatening burns to her body.  More>>

Cornhusker Bank goes a day without shoes

Cornhusker Bank near 11th and Cornhusker participated in"A Day Without Shoes" to benefit the People's City Mission. More>>

Verizon plans to hire more than 100 in Lincoln

Verizon Wireless is adding more than 100 full-time positions by July 31 at its Customer Service Center located in Lincoln.  More>>

Dobbe pleads no contest in fatal van crash

A Nebraska inmate has pleaded no contest to manslaughter in the death of a Lincoln woman who was struck and killed by a state prison van he was driving.36-year-old Jeremy Dobbe entered the plea Monday in the death of 47-year-old Joyce Meeks.  More>>

Gov. Heineman signs Autism bill into law

Under a new state law, an estimated 1,000 Nebraskans will receive insurance coverage for Autism therapies.  More>>

LFR: South Lincoln home likely a total loss after fire Video included

A south Lincoln home is being called a total loss after a Monday afternoon fire. The house, owned by Nancy and David Brown, went up in flames shortly before 1:00 p.m. More>>

LIBA hosts attorney general candidates

LIBA hosts attorney general candidates Video included

Attorney General candidates shared their background and answered questions for the public. More>>

UPDATE: LPD: Meth lab found near downtown Lincoln Video included

Lincoln Police say two people have been arrested after a meth lab was discovered Monday morning. More>>

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  • Car crash sends four to hospital

    Car crash sends four to hospital

    Car crash sends four to hospital

    Multiple rescue crews were called to a two-vehicle accident that sent four people to the hospital.More >>
    Multiple rescue crews were called to a two-vehicle accident that sent four people to the hospital.More >>
  • One arrested after armed robbery

    One arrested after armed robbery

    One arrested after armed robbery

    Police are searching for three suspects after a convenience store was robbed at gunpoint.More >>
    Police are searching for three suspects after a convenience store was robbed at gunpoint.More >>
  • Political ad sparks controversy

    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 >>
    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 >>
  • Norfolk police investigate death of 38-year-old woman

    Norfolk police investigate death of 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 >>
    Law enforcement officials are investigating the death of a 38-year-old woman whose body was found in a Norfolk home.More >>
  • Arson causes $2,500 in damage

    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 >>
    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

    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 >>
    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

    Lincoln celebrates Holy Weekend

    By: Hannah Paczkowski hpaczkowski@klkntv.com Friday, outside the doors of the sanctuary at Westminster Presbyterian Church, a somber song can be heard. "In between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday it'sMore >>
    Several Easter activities are planned in the Lincoln area.More >>
  • Two more months of work on I-80

    Two more months of work on I-80

    By: Jenn Hatcher jhatcher@klkntv.com Now that the weather is warming up, construction crews are back to work on Interstate 80. Thursday night, a four mile stretch, through Lincoln, was closed for threeMore >>
    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'

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

    By: Lauren Fabrizi lfabrizi@klkntv.com "We wanted him to grow up to be perfect, to have a goal..." On April 17, 2013, Tiffany and Christopher Brown named their son Aspire for that very reason. But atMore >>
    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

    Health advisory issued due to smoke

    The haze hovering above Lincoln is likely from controlled burns in Kansas.More >>
    The haze hovering above Lincoln is likely from controlled burns in Kansas.More >>
  • Shuttle bus will link city garages to Haymarket

    Shuttle bus will link city garages to Haymarket

    By: Brittany Paris bparis@klkntv.com No parking. That might be how you felt if you've tried parking in the Haymarket lately. "I live down here. I can never find a place to park. I do have a paid spotMore >>
    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

    Hastings police investigate shooting of 4-yearold

    Posted By: KLKN Newsroom 8@klkntv.com HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) _ Hastings police are investigating the shooting death of a 4-year-old boy.Police Chief Pete Kortum says the shooting was reported a little afterMore >>
    Investigators say it looks like the shooting was accidental.More >>
  • Supreme Court reverses decision in Lancaster Co. bus crash

    Supreme Court reverses decision in Lancaster Co. bus crash

    Posted By: KLKN Newsroom 8@klkntv.com OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ The Nebraska Supreme Court has reversed a lower court's ruling that found Lancaster County partly liable for a 2009 school bus crash. JeffMore >>
    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

    State Dept. delays review of Keystone XL pipeline

    Posted By: KLKN Newsroom 8@klkntv.com WASHINGTON (AP) _ The State Department is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL pipeline before deciding whether to issue a permit. ThatMore >>
    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

    Governor presents conservation award

    By: Lauren Fabrizi lfabrizi@klkntv.com 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. Duane andMore >>
    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 >>
  • Lincoln man attempting Mt. Everest climb is ok

    Lincoln man attempting Mt. Everest climb is ok

    Posted By: KLKN Newsroom 8@klkntv.com The world's highest mountain has seen its deadliest-ever disaster today. As Nepalese Sherpa guides worked to set up ropes for other climbers on Mount Everest, anMore >>
    A Lincoln business owner says he's ok after a deadly avalanche on Mt. Everest.More >>
  • Nebraska lawmakers adjourn from 2014 session

    Nebraska lawmakers adjourn from 2014 session

    Posted By: Jenn Hatcher jhatcher@klkntv.com (AP) Nebraska lawmakers have finished their session having passed major legislation to lower taxes, reduce prison crowding and pay for water conservation projects.  ButMore >>
    Nebraska lawmakers have finished their session having passed major legislation...More >>
  • Major 'historic' concert announcement set for Monday

    Major 'historic' concert announcement set for Monday

    By: Hannah Paczkowski hpaczkowski@klkntv.com Mayor Chris Beutler is set to announce a major "historic" concert Monday at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. No word yet on who is coming to perform, but many peopleMore >>
    Mayor Chris Beutler is set to announce a major "historic" concert Monday at the Pinnacle Bank Arena.More >>
  • 2014 legislative session wraps up

    2014 legislative session wraps up

    By: Lauren Fabrizi lfabrizi@klkntv.com Day 60 of the 2014 legislative session meant a number of things for Nebraska lawmakers Thursday. For 17 senators, it was goodbye as they leave because of termMore >>
    The 2014 legislative session came to a close Thursday.More >>
  • Beatrice family fights to save dog

    Beatrice family fights to save dog

    Posted By: Brittany Paris BParis@klkntv.com A Beatrice family has waged a battle against the city in a fight to save their 2-year-old yellow lab named Lamar. The family says the dog was taken by BeatriceMore >>
    A 2-year-old yellow lab named Lamar is at the heart of a dog bite controversy in Beatrice.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

    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 >>
  • 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 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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    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 >>
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    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 April 21st

    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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