Author Archives: Karla James

Councilman Christensen Suffers Stroke After COVID-19 Vaccine

Councilman Christensen Suffers Stroke After COVID-19 Vaccine

Lincoln City Councilman Roy Christensen released a statement on Friday, April 9th that he feels good and is looking forward to returning home tomorrow. The statement read: I received my first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday morning at Pinnacle Bank Arena.  Later in the day I began to experience a loss of…Read more »

DHHS Investigating Case Of Blood Clots After Vaccine

DHHS Investigating Case Of Blood Clots After Vaccine

The Department of Health and Human Services and Douglas County Health Department are aware of an individual who experienced a significant medical event  involving thromboembolic occurrence (blood clots) two weeks after receiving the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Pharmaceuticals COVID-19 vaccine and received treatment at the Nebraska Medicine. The individual is in their late 40s. Any significant…Read more »

Immigrant Lawsuit Dismissed Following Settlement

Immigrant Lawsuit Dismissed Following Settlement

Following a settlement agreement, a Nebraska federal court on March 19 dismissed a lawsuit filed by 13 migrant farmworkers from South Texas who spent the summer of 2017 detasseling corn in Nebraska. The farmworkers worked in Nebraska for roughly four weeks. They sued two defendants they alleged were their employers: Monsanto Co. and Gulf Citrus…Read more »

Two Arrests On Drug And Weapons Charges

Two Arrests On Drug And Weapons Charges

The Lincoln Lancaster County Task Force saw a vehicle make several traffic violations at 12th and F Street around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7th.  The vehicle parked and investigators tried to speak with the driver and passenger.  24 year old Austin Harrington got out of the passenger side of the vehicle and ran from…Read more »

Undercover Drug Investigation Ends With Arrest

Undercover Drug Investigation Ends With Arrest

Investigators with the Lincoln – Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force had been looking for 38 year old Anthony Jackson in reference to a narcotics investigation.  Jackson had sold methamphetamine to an undercover officer over a several month period.  In that time he sold a total of 178.7 grams of methamphetamine that was purchased with $3,340…Read more »

Minor Injuries In School Bus – SUV Accident

Minor Injuries In School Bus – SUV Accident

No one was seriously injured when a  Lincoln Public School bus and a SUV collided around 7:30 Friday morning near Rosa Parks Way and Folsom. One person in the SUV was trapped and was safely removed by Lincoln Fire & Rescue.  That person was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. There were eight…Read more »

New Unemployment Claims Rose Last Week

New Unemployment Claims Rose Last Week

The Nebraska Department of labor reports 1,995 new unemployment claims were filed for the week ending April 3rd.  That is up 130 from the week before.  The number of new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance claims totaled 250 last week, up 237 from the week ending March 27th. Regular unemployment claims totaled 11, 287, down 584 from…Read more »

Chadron, Alliance Approved For Essential Air Service

Chadron, Alliance Approved For Essential Air Service

On Thursday,  U.S. Senator Deb Fischer who is, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee and ranking member of the Subcommittee on  Surface Transportation, Maritime, Freight, and Ports, released the following statement after the United States Department of Transportation approved two contracts to provide Essential Air Service in Chadron and Alliance: “Essential Air Service is…Read more »

Nebraskans Against Gun Violence Support President Biden’s Executive Orders

Nebraskans Against Gun Violence Support President Biden’s Executive Orders

Nebraskans Against Gun Violence supports President Biden’s executive orders designed to reduce and eliminate gun violence. While some Nebraska senators are working to remove training and background check requirements (LB236), a policy shown to increase gun deaths and injuries, it’s reassuring to have a President focused on initiatives that will reduce them. We specifically support…Read more »