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City’s COVID-19 Risk Dial Remains In Mid Yellow

City’s COVID-19 Risk Dial Remains In Mid Yellow

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced that the COVID-19 Risk Dial will remain in mid-yellow for a third consecutive week as key indicators have leveled off.  The yellow position on the dial means that the risk of the virus spreading in the community is moderate.  On the color-coded…

Tuesday COVID-19 Update

Tuesday COVID-19 Update

Lab-confirmed cases reported today:  83 Total number of cases: 28,293 Deaths reported today: 0 Total number of deaths: 221 Recoveries: 13,812 Weekly positivity rate: February 21 through 27:  22 percent February 28 through March 2:  not available Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 40 with 25 from Lancaster County (two on ventilators) and 15 from other…

LPD Identifies Man Found In Trailer Home Monday Afternoon

LPD Identifies Man Found In Trailer Home Monday Afternoon

The Lincoln Police Department is continuing the investigation of a suspicious death discovered on March 1st, 2021 in the 4200 block of N 20th Street. The victim has been identified as 33-year-old James Shekie of Lincoln. His death is being investigated as a homicide. The family of the deceased has been notified. We extend our…

Senator Fischer to Oppose Democrats’ $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Bill

Senator Fischer to Oppose Democrats’ $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Bill

Today, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) spoke on the Senate floor to voice her opposition to the Democrats’ partisan $1.9 trillion stimulus bill. Senator Fischer explained how the package fails to target aid to those who need it, and called on Congress to work together in a bipartisan manner to deliver relief.   “If so…

Public Service Commission Extends Cold Weather Rule through May 31st

Public Service Commission Extends Cold Weather Rule through May 31st

The Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) issued an Order extending the Cold Weather Rule through May 31st and is opening a docket to investigate the effects of the cold weather event. “Gas utilities under PSC regulation have told us that the spike in natural gas prices during this event will likely cause a substantial impact…

Delta Flights to Minneapolis Return to LNK Airport

Delta Flights to Minneapolis Return to LNK Airport

Two daily Delta flights from Lincoln Airport (LNK) to Minneapolis (MSP) will begin May 26, 2021. These new flights will provide travelers access to Delta’s worldwide network. Tickets are available now at delta.com. “Delta has long been a valuable partner to LNK and an imperative resource for businesses and individuals throughout Lincoln and southeast Nebraska.…

Police Reminder:  Don’t Leave Vehicles Running, Unlocked and Unattended

Police Reminder: Don’t Leave Vehicles Running, Unlocked and Unattended

Since Saturday, February 27, 2021, 6 vehicles have been stolen in Lincoln when the vehicle was left unlocked, running and unattended.  LPD Officer Luke Bonkiewicz reported victims’ credit cards, tools, electronics, and other personal property were inside the vehicles and also stolen. Police Officers patrol neighborhoods seeking to deter this kind of criminal behavior but…

Terrapin Turtle Stolen Sunday

Terrapin Turtle Stolen Sunday

LPD officers responded to a report of a burglary in the 2900 block of P Street late Sunday morning.  Officers contacted a 48-year-old reporting party, who explained that he was housesitting for a friend. The reporting party explained that an unknown person or persons had entered the residence and stole a terrapin turtle (terrapin is…

New COVID-19 Vaccine Trial In Omaha Hopes To Focus On Pregnant Women, Kids

New COVID-19 Vaccine Trial In Omaha Hopes To Focus On Pregnant Women, Kids

Physician-scientists in Omaha will be on the leading edge of research to ensure a safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant women and children. The Child Health Research Institute (CHRI), a pediatric research partnership between University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, will be leading two new COVID-19 vaccine trials in…

LPD Investigating Suspicious Death

LPD Investigating Suspicious Death

The Lincoln Police Department is investigating the death of an approximately 30-year-old male at a residence in the 4200 block of North 20th Street. The circumstances surrounding this death are suspicious in nature and the investigation is ongoing. On March 1st, 2020 at 11:09 a.m. Lincoln Police Department officers responded to a residence in the…

Nebraska dominates Rutgers 72-51

Nebraska dominates Rutgers 72-51

Scoring just two points in the final 6:13 of the game didn’t stop Nebraska (7-17, 3-14 Big Ten) from hammering Rutgers (13-10, 9-10 Big Ten) 72-51 Monday night. The most complete game by the Huskers began with Lat Mayen scoring 14 points and hitting five consecutive 3s to give Nebraska at 16-9 lead just 5:23…

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