Author Archives: Karla James

Gov. Ricketts Rescinds Executive Order for Driver and Vehicle Requirements

Gov. Ricketts Rescinds Executive Order for Driver and Vehicle Requirements

Governor Pete Ricketts rescinded Executive Order 20-05 amending the due date for Nebraskans to renew a driver’s license or complete vehicle titling and registration requirements.  Acknowledging the need to ensure residents have enough time to update their credentials, rather than the original 30–day notice period, the Governor has introduced a deadline of August 31st.  This…Read more »

New Regular Unemployment Claims Remained Below 5,000 Last Week

New Regular Unemployment Claims Remained Below 5,000 Last Week

The Nebraska Department of Labor announced today that 4,578 new regular unemployment claims were filed the week ending June 27, an increase of 5.4 percent over the prior week, when 4,342 claims were filed.  There were 1,494 new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims filed last week compared to 1,147 the prior week.    There were…Read more »

Lincoln Residents Urged To Celebrate Safe

Lincoln Residents Urged To Celebrate Safe

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and other city officials are urging residents to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to prevent fireworks injuries during Independence Day celebrations.    “We are called upon this year to consider the ways we can safely celebrate the Fourth of July beyond the usual precautions of keeping a…Read more »

Thieves Use Stun Gun On Teenage Victim

Thieves Use Stun Gun On Teenage Victim

A burglary victim is recovering after being beaten and assaulted with a stun gun. Lincoln Police were called to a hospital on July 1st around 9:30 p.m.  An 18-year-old man told officers he was walking near 15th and Knox around 8 p.m. when he was approached by three men who started yelling at him.  One…Read more »

Nebraska DHHS Independence Day Safety Tips

Nebraska DHHS Independence Day Safety Tips

Grilling, lounging by the water, watching fireworks into the night; no matter how you celebrate Independence Day, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services wants to share these safety tips. Fireworks Safety Fireworks are meant to be enjoyed, but they can also be dangerous. The Nebraska State Fire Marshal’s Office reports 120 people suffered…Read more »

Department Of Corrections Announces New Cycle Of VLS Grantees

Department Of Corrections Announces New Cycle Of VLS Grantees

Lincoln, NE:   A program that provides men and women with employment and educational opportunities, skills training, job seeking, housing and other key resources is entering its fourth grant cycle through the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS). Since 2015, NDCS has partnered with community providers to facilitate a variety of reentry services through the Vocational…Read more »

Lincoln Man Charged With Making Terroristic Threats

Lincoln Man Charged With Making Terroristic Threats

Lincoln, NE-   On Tuesday, June 20th, Lincoln Police officers were called to the 5000 block of Emerald Drive at 9:39 p.m. after receiving a report of a weapons complaint.  Officers spoke with a 49 year old woman who told police she had gotten into an argument with yer mother. That argument upset a man, identified…Read more »

COVID-19 Tests At Bryan Health Showing More Positive Results

COVID-19 Tests At Bryan Health Showing More Positive Results

Bryan Health released more details regarding COVID-19 testing results on Tuesday. They have tested 13,061 people with 1,595 people testing positive for the virus.  There are currently four patients hospitalized there with COVID-19.  Two are in ICU. Dr. Anne Perlman says they are seeing a new trend as they continue to test people for the…Read more »

Highway 20 To Be Renamed Nebraska Medal Of Honor Highway

Highway 20 To Be Renamed Nebraska Medal Of Honor Highway

The Unveiling of Nebraska Medal of Honor Highway 20 signs will take place on July 2nd. The first of two signs will be unveiled for placing on Highway 20 by the Nebraska Department of Transportation designating it as the “Nebraska Medal of Honor Highway”. One will be on the east end and the other the…Read more »