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Business Confidence Index Mixed In Nebraska

Business Confidence Index Mixed In Nebraska

Business confidence was mixed in Nebraska during June, according to the latest monthly survey from the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The Business Confidence Index–Nebraska had a value of 88.8 in June, which is well below the neutral level of 100. The aggregate index value, however, reflects a significant difference between…

Chance of Severe Weather Overnight Friday Into Saturday

Chance of Severe Weather Overnight Friday Into Saturday

A complex of strong to severe storms is forecast to move through portions of eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa Friday night into Saturday morning. The primary hazard will be damaging winds with storms between 6 pm and 4 am. . Saturday through Thursday Chances for scattered thunderstorms return to the forecast from Monday into Wednesday.…

Nebraska Adding YMCA Specialty License Plates

Nebraska Adding YMCA Specialty License Plates

Nebraska drivers will soon be able to show support for their local YMCA’s by purchasing a specialized license plate.  YMCA’s across the state will be taking pre-orders for the plates from now through August 31. Those interested in submitting a pre-order will need to complete an Application for Organizational License Plates and submit a $70…

New Unemployment Claims Jump In Nebraska

New Unemployment Claims Jump In Nebraska

 The Nebraska Department of Labor reports Thursday that continued unemployment claims declined last week compared to the prior week, but new claims increased. There were 53,673 continued weeks of regular unemployment claimed last week, a decrease of 4.5 percent from the prior week, when 56,219 claims were filed. There were 29,496 continued weeks of Pandemic…

Officers Bit In Arrest Struggle

Officers Bit In Arrest Struggle

A Lincoln police officer was bit on arm during a struggle with a suspect just before midnight near 66th and Holdrege Street. Officers tried to stop a vehicle near North 66th and Orchard but the driver took off.  A run of the license plate showed the same vehicle had earlier run from a traffic stop.…

Man Claims Building Break-In Was To Escape The Storm

Man Claims Building Break-In Was To Escape The Storm

A 23-year-old man is behind bars after a break-in at the MedExpress Urgent Care at 110 North 66th Street around 1:36 Thursday morning. Officers arrived to find a window smashed and a book bag next to the window. There was also a post-it note on the front door that said “Exam Room 2, Ronnie”.  Inside,…

Lied Center To Reopen For Guests And Shows Starting Next Week

Lied Center To Reopen For Guests And Shows Starting Next Week

It will look different than in the past, but there will soon be live performances again at the Lied Center. Executive Director Bill Stephan says he’s looking forward to getting started. “With a deep commitment to the health and safety of our patrons, artists, volunteers, and staff, and extensive protocols for how to reopen in…

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update: State Surpasses 20,000 Cases As Hospital Capacity Remains Healthy

Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update: State Surpasses 20,000 Cases As Hospital Capacity Remains Healthy

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that 38 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lincoln Wednesday, bringing the community total to 1,947.  The number of deaths in the community remains at 13. Visit COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov to access a dashboard that summarizes Lancaster County COVID-19 data. LLCHD also released the following information today:…

ICYMI: Beach Boys Head To Pinewood Bowl For August 2 Concert

ICYMI: Beach Boys Head To Pinewood Bowl For August 2 Concert

A worldwide headliner is confirmed to come to Lincoln on August 2nd at the Pinewood Bowl. The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department approved the Beach Boys Concert. This marks one of the first significant entertainment events the midwest has seen since COVID-19 shut down the industry. The event’s website says masks are required, hand sanitizing stations…

Expanded Medicaid Applications Begin August 1, Benefits Start October 1

Expanded Medicaid Applications Begin August 1, Benefits Start October 1

Expanded Medicaid will soon be available in Nebraska from a ballot initiative passed by voters. An estimated 90,000 people will newly be eligible for expanded benefits for individuals whose income is at or below the 138-percent of the federal poverty level. “What the voters have done, they have decided to take advantage of the federal…

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