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Oil transparency petition delivered to Governor Heineman

Oil transparency petition delivered to Governor Heineman Video included

Well over 100 people started at the foot of the capitol and marched over to the governor’s mansion, Thursday. More>>

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Beer tasting event will benefit stroke survivors

Beer tasting event will benefit stroke survivors Video included

A local beer tasting event will help fund a camp for stroke survivors.

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Federal disaster declaration approved for June storms

Federal disaster declaration approved for June storms

Gov. Dave Heineman was notified that his request for a federal disaster declaration for Public Assistance in 12 counties was approved by President Barack Obama.   More>>

Law enforcement, lawmakers team up for education

Law enforcement, lawmakers team up for education Video included

State leaders say more emphasis on education could solve many problems with the state's prisons.  More>>

Hail storm causes extra preparation for Wilber's annual Czech Days Video included

People in Wilber continue to patch up homes and businesses as they prepare for this year's Czech Days festival.

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Mayor's budget compromise calls for two new police officers

Mayor's budget compromise calls for two new police officers

Mayor Beutler and the Lincoln City Council have reached a compromise on the City’s 2014-16 budget that will add two officers over the biennium and maintain funding for the Parks and Rec.  More>>

Rollover accident on I-180 exit sends two to hospital

Rollover accident on I-180 exit sends two to hospital

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A van rolled onto its side while driving on the I-180 North and W. Cornhusker Hwy.  More>>

Nebraska consumers will benefit from $1,543,091 in health insurance refunds

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Health care law will provide families in Nebraska with an average refund of $108 this summer More>>

Budget proposal to include nature center fee Video included

Come next spring, heading out to the Pioneers Park Nature Center could cost families a small fee. More>>

Large crowd shows to honor Jessie McCain

Large crowd shows to honor Jessie McCain Video included

A funeral service for Jessie McCain is being held in Lincoln Friday morning at Christ Place..... More>>

Beaver Daze still a go in Beaver Crossing

Beaver Daze still a go in Beaver Crossing Video included

Despite months of clean-up, residents of Beaver Crossing aren't missing out on a summer tradition. More>>

Lincoln police arrest man for sexual assault and robbery

Lincoln police arrest man for sexual assault and robbery

Lincoln Police say a 27-year-old man has been arrested for robbing and sexually assaulting a woman late Tuesday night. More>>

UPDATE: Missing Madison teen found in Lincoln

UDPATE: Missing Madison teen found in Lincoln

The boy was found safe in northeast Lincoln. More>>

Man arrested after crashing car into home Video included

Tuesday night, a family is forced out of their home after a driver slammed into the side of their house. More>>

City fountain vandalized

City fountain vandalized

Somebody vandalized a water fountain near the Sunken Gardens.... More>>

The Nebraska Whole Child Project

The Nebraska Whole Child Project Video included

   Recent data shows a direct correlation between student health and student achievement. More>>

Mission seeing increase in women and children Video included

By: Bill Schammertbschammert@klkntv.comWhen temperatures spike, so do numbers at Lincoln's People's City Mission. But this year, it's not your typical summer increase.Pastor Tom Barber, executive director at the Mission, says numbers will peak at around 380 people on hot July nights. Though lately, it's more than a jump in men filing through the doors."There's an unusual amount of women and children coming to stay this summer," he said.Carol Petties and her four children were forced into the ... More>>

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  • Jordan shoots down 'aerial target' near Syria

    Jordan shoots down 'aerial target' near Syria

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:35 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:35:18 GMT
    A Jordanian military official says his country's air force shot down an "aerial target" near the Syrian border, which eyewitnesses say was a drone.More >>
    Jordan's air force shot down an "aerial target" near the Syrian border on Friday, a Jordanian military official said, while eyewitnesses said the object was a drone.More >>
  • Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad

    Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:25 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:25:15 GMT
    Investigators on Friday were examining wreckage and flight data recorders for clues into a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people.More >>
    The 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home.More >>
  • Israel hits 30 Gaza homes, kills senior militant

    Israel hits 30 Gaza homes, kills senior militant

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:45 AM EDT2014-07-25 09:45:25 GMT
    An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.More >>
    Israeli aircraft struck 30 houses in the Gaza Strip early Friday, killing a leader of the militant Islamic Jihad group and two of his sons, as Israel's Security Cabinet was to meet later in the day to decide whether to...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 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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  • Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain

    Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:24 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:24:21 GMT
    It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures.More >>
    It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures. They're grocery store owners.More >>
  • Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades, killing trees

    Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades, killing trees

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:32 AM EDT2014-07-25 09:32:24 GMT
    A fungus carried by an invasive beetle from southeast Asia is felling trees across the Everglades, and experts have not found a way to stop a way to stop the blight from spreading.More >>
    A fungus carried by an invasive beetle from southeast Asia is felling trees across the Everglades, and experts have not found a way to stop the blight from spreading.More >>
  • Va. Gov. McAuliffe to tour tornado damage

    Va. Gov. McAuliffe to tour tornado damage

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:23 AM EDT2014-07-25 09:23:31 GMT
    Flattened trees, flipped-over RVs, scattered tents, and awnings ripped from trailers - a scene of devastation awaited the visit of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe the day after a tornado ripped through a campground...More >>
    Flattened trees, flipped-over RVs, scattered tents, and awnings ripped from trailers - a scene of devastation awaited the visit of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe the day after a tornado ripped through a campground on the...More >>
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    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 July 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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