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...
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 ...
A close call at Elliott Elementary, when Lincoln Police say a stranger tries to lure a student into his car.
Federal investigators say it was pilot error that caused a plane crash nearly a year ago in northeast Nebraska.
It may only have been for a few yours, but for the better part of Tuesday, Lincoln got a little taste of Hollywood.
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...
Pete Ricketts addresses negative campaign ads put out by the Bruning campaign.
41-year-old Kent Burklund is in custody for 2nd degree Murder in connection with the death of his wife, Bettina Burklund.
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.
Cornhusker Bank near 11th and Cornhusker participated in"A Day Without Shoes" to benefit the People's City Mission.
Verizon Wireless is adding more than 100 full-time positions by July 31 at its Customer Service Center located in Lincoln.
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.
Under a new state law, an estimated 1,000 Nebraskans will receive insurance coverage for Autism therapies.
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.
Attorney General candidates shared their background and answered questions for the public.
Lincoln Police say two people have been arrested after a meth lab was discovered Monday morning.
A Nebraska man accused of fatally shooting his ex-wife and former divorce attorney has pleaded no contest in the death of his ex-wife.
Lincoln Police say two men were arrested after a late morning burglary near 16th M. Police say at around 11 a.m. Monday.
Officials at the Pinnacle Bank Arena and Mayor Chris Beutler announced Monday morning that Sir Paul McCartney will be coming to Lincoln on July 14.
More than 20 Mission families participated in egg-cellent activies.
Thousands filled Seacrest Field Sunday for Elevate Church's annual Egg Drop Easter hunt.
Officials says 9-year-old Grant Johnson died of his injuries after being accidentally run over by a Bobcat construction machine Saturday.
The 31st annual daVinci's Easter meal drew hundreds of people from across the community.
Multiple rescue crews were called to a two-vehicle accident that sent four people to the hospital.
Police are searching for three suspects after a convenience store was robbed at gunpoint.
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...
Law enforcement officials are investigating the death of a 38-year-old woman whose body was found in a Norfolk home.
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...
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...
Several Easter activities are planned in the Lincoln area.