Author Archives: Karla James

168 New COVID-19 Cases In Lancaster County Friday

168 New COVID-19 Cases In Lancaster County Friday

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department Friday announced that 168 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County, bringing the community total to 25,050. The total number of deaths in the community remains at 178.  Recoveries are up from 8,464 to 8,622.  The positivity rate from January 10 through the 15th is 27.8%.  The…Read more »

9 Traffic Deaths On Nebraska Roads In December

9 Traffic Deaths On Nebraska Roads In December

Nine people were killed in traffic accidents on Nebraska roads during the month of December, 2020. These 9 fatalities occurred in 6 fatal crashes. Four of the nine vehicle occupants killed were not using seatbelts, four were using seatbelts, and one had seatbelt usage marked as unknown. 7 of the fatalities were in rural locations*.…Read more »

Lincoln Man Sentenced To 10 Years For Distributing Meth

Lincoln Man Sentenced To 10 Years For Distributing Meth

A Lincoln man is sentenced to 10 years and 10 months in federal prison for conspiracy distribute and posses with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  32 year old Travis Ferguson was found guilty of the charge by a Lincoln jury in October of 2020 after a four day trial.  The jury found Ferguson was responsible for…Read more »

Weather Contributing To Multiple Accidents

Weather Contributing To Multiple Accidents

Local law enforcement continue to investigate weather related accidents. The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports they responded to six accidents between 4:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.  Several resulted in minor injuries of those inside vehicles.  Three vehicles had gone into a ditch and several others with property damage. Lincoln Police report they responded to 10…Read more »

Teen Injured In Hunting Accident

Teen Injured In Hunting Accident

Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputies were called to an area at 176th and Havelock around 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 14th to investigate a hunting accident. Deputies learned that an 18 year old man was hunting with a 41 year old man.  The 41 year old was putting a high powered deer rifle away in the…Read more »

Father Booked For Felony Child Abuse

Father Booked For Felony Child Abuse

Lincoln Police were called to a hospital on Thursday, January 14th at 12:30 p.m. to investigate a potential child abuse report.   A staff told police that a 3 month old child was brought to the hospital by her mother. The mother stated she returned home and found the baby had a head injury after being…Read more »

LPD Warns Of False Cruiser Reports Near 35th and A

LPD Warns Of False Cruiser Reports Near 35th and A

On January 14th around 6:30 am, a police supervisor received a call from a citizen reporting a police cruiser driving erratic around 35th and A Street on January 8th around midnight. The citizen described the cruiser as a white and black van with the word ‘Police’ on the vehicle.  The vehicle was flashing the high…Read more »