Author Archives: Karla James

LPD, State Patrol Conducting Extra Traffic Enforcement

LPD, State Patrol Conducting Extra Traffic Enforcement

In an effort to reduce traffic accidents and promote motor vehicle safety, the Lincoln Police Department, in conjunction with the Nebraska State Patrol, will be conducting traffic enforcements during the evenings in March through June.  Dates have not yet been announced. The goal is to conduct a High Visibility Traffic Enforcement Detail within the city…Read more »

Expect Smoky Skies Over Parts Of Nebraska Due To Controlled Burn

Expect Smoky Skies Over Parts Of Nebraska Due To Controlled Burn

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reminds Nebraskans that it is Flint Hills burning season in Kansas and Oklahoma. Smoke from these fires can negatively impact the air quality of downwind areas, including Nebraska. DHHS announced the development of a public smoke advisory system for the Flint Hills burns in 2018 and…Read more »

LPS Announces New Principals

LPS Announces New Principals

As Lincoln Public Schools works to fill principal positions across the school district following several principal moves and retirements, five new principals have been announced. Congratulations to the following new principals: Shayna Cook will be the next Kloefkorn Elementary Principal. Cook has grown into a leadership role through her time at Schoo Middle School. She began teaching…Read more »

Southeast Community College’s New Nebraska City Learning Center

Southeast Community College’s New Nebraska City Learning Center

Southeast Community College’s Board of Governors approved the purchase of a building owned by Nebraska City Public Schools that will become the new location for the College’s Nebraska City Learning Center. The Board approved the purchase of the property, located at 1406 Central Ave., for $950,000, less than the assessed valuation, during a special meeting…Read more »

Disturbance Leads To Arrest On Weapons And Drug Charges

Disturbance Leads To Arrest On Weapons And Drug Charges

A 41 year old woman is facing a number of charges after a physical disturbance around 1:40 p.m. Thursday, March 4th in the 400 block of North 25th Street.  Officers attempted to speak with a man and a woman standing outside the building.  The woman, identified as Shauna Devries saw the officers and ran around…Read more »

Stolen Pickup Used In Bank ATM Attempted Robbery

Stolen Pickup Used In Bank ATM Attempted Robbery

Lincoln Police were called to Pinnacle Bank at 61st and Havelock around 4:34 a.m. Friday on a report of a burglar alarm.  Police found a Ford F-250 pickup near the ATM.  The front door of the ATM had been ripped off by metal hooks connected to a strap and chain that was connected to the…Read more »

43 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Thursday In Lancaster County

43 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Thursday In Lancaster County

The Lincoln – Lancaster County Health Department Thursday reports 45 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total number to  28,372.  Recoveries are at 14,115.  The positivity rate for February 28th through March 3rd is at 17.6%.  The rate for February 21st through the 27th was 21.9%. There are  43  individuals hospitalized with 26 from Lancaster County (two…Read more »

Mayor Gaylor Baird Highlights Local Business Support

Mayor Gaylor Baird Highlights Local Business Support

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird today signed an administrative regulation implementing the City’s new micropurchasing ordinance and thanked the City Council for its unanimous approval of the measure.  Under the new policy, City employees buying products or services under $10,000 are to purchase them from local businesses if the product or service is available at a reasonable…Read more »