Author Archives: Kellan Heavican

January Is Mental Health Awareness Month

January Is Mental Health Awareness Month

One in four people struggle with mental illness and are negatively impacted by work, school relationships, financial issues and stress. Sheri Dawson, Director of Behavior Health at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, tells KLIN News the first part of wellness are knowing your strengths. “Think about things your life that make you feel…Read more »

LPS Bond Issue Adds More Than Just High Schools For Students

LPS Bond Issue Adds More Than Just High Schools For Students

While most of the attention of Lincoln Public School’s bond issue is focused on constructing three buildings, there’s more to it. A portion of the 290 million dollar bond issue will be investing in upgrades to current middle schools to serve the student population. “We have several middle schools that need additional physical education space…Read more »

No Surprise, Lincoln Roads Are Icy – What’s Next?

No Surprise, Lincoln Roads Are Icy – What’s Next?

The weekend’s weather system left Lincoln’s residential streets a mess. Residents have voiced opinions, the Mayor has spoken out, law enforcement response times are delayed and someone is at fault during accidents. So, what’s next? Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird Speaks Out She says a unique set of weather circumstances led to icy residential streets in Lincoln,…Read more »

American Red Cross In ‘Critical’ Need For Blood

American Red Cross In ‘Critical’ Need For Blood

The flu is threatening the American Red Cross’s stock of blood and is urging people to donate. “We take a pretty big hit from that every year,” Samantha Pollard, American Red Cross Communications Director says. The shortage is critical because people aren’t donating. “It takes a lot of people out of the running for blood…Read more »

Lincoln Event Aimed At Getting Girls Involved In Engineering

Lincoln Event Aimed At Getting Girls Involved In Engineering

Women are disproportionately represented in the engineering field according to UNL’s Director of Engineering Education and Outreach Sally Wei. She tells KLIN News the gap starts with children at a young age who develop a gender bias. “People don’t even realize they have a gender bias,” she says. “For robotics teams, on boys teams, girls…Read more »

Lincoln Making Repairs On City’s Well Fields

Lincoln Making Repairs On City’s Well Fields

There are 58 days until the one-year anniversary of historic flooding in Nebraska. Lincoln remained relatively unharmed, except for the 10-15 million dollars of damage caused to the city’s well fields near Ashland. Tom Casady, Interim Director for Transportation and Utilities, tells KLIN News the wells located in the Platte River supply a critical need.  “We…Read more »

RSV, Flu Cases Common At Area Hospitals

RSV, Flu Cases Common At Area Hospitals

With flu being widespread across the state, there’s another viral infection plaguing people, especially babies. “It really varies from patient to patient – are they premature baby, do they have underlying health conditions ect,” Rebecca Martinez, infection preventionist at Bryan health says. “But it does seem to be taking a toll on our babies at…Read more »

Crash Delaying Traffic At 48th And O Streets

Crash Delaying Traffic At 48th And O Streets

Emergency Crews are still on the scene of a three-vehicle accident at 48th and O street. A traffic camera shows one vehicle landed on its roof. Expect delays through the area. There is no information available if there were injuries. The crash happened shortly after 12 pm.Read more »