Author Archives: Karla James

COVID-19 Risk Dial Remains In Mid-Orange, High Risk Range

COVID-19 Risk Dial Remains In Mid-Orange, High Risk Range

The Lincoln-Lancaster County COVID-19 Risk Dial remains in mid-Orange, or high risk range, for the 4th week in a row. There are 119 new cases today bringing the community total to 5.137.  There have been 2,353 recoveries. Health Director Pat Lopez continues to recover after it was announced she contracted COVID-19 last week.  The Health…Read more »

Grants to Provide Career and Training Services to Low-Income Older Adults

Grants to Provide Career and Training Services to Low-Income Older Adults

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of approximately $156 million in grants through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) to provide career services and training services to low-income older individuals who are seeking to enter or re-enter the workforce. SCSEP aims to move participants of the program into unsubsidized employment in both…Read more »

LPD Introduces Transparency Hub

LPD Introduces Transparency Hub

LPD has created a new resource on the LPD public webpage called the Transparency page (https://www.lincoln.ne.gov/city/police/info/transparency.htm). The page can be found by going to the LPD public homepage and clicking on “Transparency” under the Featured Links in the middle of the page. This purpose of this project was to address the following issues: Improve trust…Read more »

Vehicle Theft Spree Cleared With Arrest Of Lincoln Man

Vehicle Theft Spree Cleared With Arrest Of Lincoln Man

Lincoln Police were called to the 2800 block of Northwest 1st Street around 10 p.m. Wednesday, September 23rd. Police received a call from the victim of a vehicle theft in Omaha.  The vehicle owner told police he received an anonymous  tip that his stolen Cadillac could be at that address.  When police arrived, the found…Read more »

80 New COVID-19 Cases In Lancaster County Thursday

80 New COVID-19 Cases In Lancaster County Thursday

Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reports 80 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County Thursday, bringing the community total to 6,018. The number of deaths in the community remains at 24. Recoveries are up from 2,216 to 2,284.  The overall positivity rate for Lancaster County remains at 8.2% and the state rate at 9.7% There…Read more »

COVID-19 Outbreak Linked To Lincoln Eagles Club

COVID-19 Outbreak Linked To Lincoln Eagles Club

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department  has identified an outbreak of COVID-19 associated with attendance an event at the Lincoln Eagles Club, 500 West Industrial Lake Drive, on Friday, September 11.  The LLCHD is informing the public of the outbreak because anyone that attended the event has potentially been exposed to COVID-19 and is at risk…Read more »

Passing of Senior District Judge Laurie Smith Camp

Passing of Senior District Judge Laurie Smith Camp

Senior District Judge Laurie Smith Camp passed away unexpectedly and peacefully at her home overnight. Judge Smith Camp was appointed to the District Court by President George W. Bush in 2001, and was confirmed to that position by the Senate by a unanimous vote of all 100 senators. She was the first woman appointed as…Read more »

Lincoln Elementary Makes National Blue Ribbon Schools List

Lincoln Elementary Makes National Blue Ribbon Schools List

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today recognized six Nebraska schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. “Congratulations to this year’s National Blue Ribbon School awardees,” said Secretary DeVos. “It’s a privilege to recognize the…Read more »

Lincoln Libraries To Provide Secure Ballot Boxes For General Election

Lincoln Libraries To Provide Secure Ballot Boxes For General Election

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and Lancaster County Election Commissioner Dave Shively today urged voters to cast their ballots early for the November 3 general election.  The addition of ballot boxes at all eight Lincoln City Libraries locations will increase the number of ballot drop-off locations in the County to 11. The locked ballot boxes will…Read more »