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  • UPDATE: AMBER Alert canceled, child found safe.

    UPDATE: AMBER Alert canceled, child found safe.

    UPDATE: AMBER Alert canceled, child found safe.

    UPDATE: AMBER Alert canceled, child found safe. 

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    UPDATE: AMBER Alert canceled, child found safe. 

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  • Lincoln teacher wins national teaching award

    Lincoln teacher wins national teaching award

    A Lincoln middle school teacher has won a prestigious national teaching award. She is one of only 46 in the country to win it. 

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    A Lincoln middle school teacher has won a prestigious national teaching award. She is one of only 46 in the country to win it. 

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  • Hebron rancher who overcame adversity died Saturday

    Hebron rancher who overcame adversity died Saturday

    On Saturday, Hebron rancher Clayton Hergott died in a UTV accident.

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    On Saturday, Hebron rancher Clayton Hergott died in a UTV accident.

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  • 117 new state laws go into effect today

    117 new state laws go into effect today

    117 new state laws go into effect today

    A slew of new state laws go into effect today, July 19; 117 of them, to be exact. 

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    A slew of new state laws go into effect today, July 19; 117 of them, to be exact. 

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  • Lincoln houses selling within days, even hours of listing

    Lincoln houses selling within days, even hours of listing

    Lincoln houses selling within days, even hours of listing

    As of Wednesday afternoon, there are fewer than 50 houses in Lincoln priced at $150,000 or less - and one realtor says the odds of them selling within a month of being listed are around 140%.

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    As of Wednesday afternoon, there are fewer than 50 houses in Lincoln priced at $150,000 or less - and one realtor says the odds of them selling within a month of being listed are around 140%.

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  • Fawns rescued in Seward

    Fawns rescued in Seward

    What began as a calm Monday evening changed quickly for a Seward family.

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    What began as a calm Monday evening changed quickly for a Seward family.

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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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  • Two people arrested for fraud

    Two people arrested for fraud

    Two people were arrested for fraud, it was started when they stole a purse at Panera. 

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    Two people were arrested for fraud, it was started when they stole a purse at Panera. 

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  • Lincoln woman making travel easier for the blind

    Lincoln woman making travel easier for the blind

    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  From bustling cities like Seoul, to sprawling coastlines and even Disney World; The Cervenka family loves to travel. But both Stacy Cervenka, and her husband Greg are blind, so Cervenka said their explorations haven't always been easy to navigate. "When my husband and I were planning our honeymoon cruise, I did a lot of research on websites like cruisecritic.com and tripadvisor.com,” Cervenka said. “While I ...More >>
    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  From bustling cities like Seoul, to sprawling coastlines and even Disney World; The Cervenka family loves to travel. But both Stacy Cervenka, and her husband Greg are blind, so Cervenka said their explorations haven't always been easy to navigate. "When my husband and I were planning our honeymoon cruise, I did a lot of research on websites like cruisecritic.com and tripadvisor.com,” Cervenka said. “While I ...More >>
  • Ron Brown returns to Nebraska football program

    Ron Brown returns to Nebraska football program

    Brown has 24 previous years of coaching experience at Nebraska, serving as an assistant coach from 1987 to 2003, and again from 2008 to 2014. 

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    Brown has 24 previous years of coaching experience at Nebraska, serving as an assistant coach from 1987 to 2003, and again from 2008 to 2014. 

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  • Fight the bite: Don't forget about your pets

    Fight the bite: Don't forget about your pets

    You should not only worry about yourself being exposed to certain bites but also your animals.

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    You should not only worry about yourself being exposed to certain bites but also your animals.

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  • 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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  • 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 >>
  • Black Hills Energy responding to damaged gas line on O Street

    UPDATE: Black Hills Energy responding to damaged gas line on O Street

    UPDATE: Black Hills Energy responding to damaged gas line on O Street

    Black Hills Energy responded to a report of a damaged natural gas line shortly before 3:00 p.m. today near 61st and O streets. 

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    Black Hills Energy responded to a report of a damaged natural gas line shortly before 3:00 p.m. today near 61st and O streets. 

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  • 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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  • Dave Rimington expects big things from Frost-led Huskers

    Dave Rimington expects big things from Frost-led Huskers

    KLKN Sports Staff sports@klkntv.com OMAHA, Neb. - Ex-Husker football player and former interim Nebraska athletic director Dave Rimington has high praise for Scott Frost.  Rimington told KLKN he expects big things from the first-year head coach. Husker fans just might have to wait for it though.  "I think Scott is going to do a fantastic job at Nebraska," Rimington Said. "I have high hopes. It will take a while. I'm not expecting to go out th...More >>
    KLKN Sports Staff sports@klkntv.com OMAHA, Neb. - Ex-Husker football player and former interim Nebraska athletic director Dave Rimington has high praise for Scott Frost.  Rimington told KLKN he expects big things from the first-year head coach. Husker fans just might have to wait for it though.  "I think Scott is going to do a fantastic job at Nebraska," Rimington Said. "I have high hopes. It will take a while. I'm not expecting to go out th...More >>
  • You Post It: July 19th

    You Post It: July 19th

    You Post It: July 19th

    You posted it we're reporting it.

    This first Tweet comes to us from head coach Kurt Frenzen of the Lakeview Vikings football team.

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    You posted it we're reporting it.

    This first Tweet comes to us from head coach Kurt Frenzen of the Lakeview Vikings football team.

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  • Channel 8 Eyewitness News Anchor

    Nicole Cousins

    Nicole Cousins

    Nicole grew up in Greeley, CO playing any and every sport she could.  Her mom’s side of the family is from Lincoln, and her grandfather is a UNL grad, so she is very familiar with Nebraska.

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    Nicole grew up in Greeley, CO playing any and every sport she could.  Her mom’s side of the family is from Lincoln, and her grandfather is a UNL grad, so she is very familiar with Nebraska.

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