Author Archives: Karla James

Lancaster County COVID-19 Risk Dial Remains In Elevated Orange Range

Lancaster County COVID-19 Risk Dial Remains In Elevated Orange Range

The Covid-19 risk dial for Lancaster County remains unchanged and is remains in the elevated Orange, or high risk category for another week.  The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reports 142 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 8,668.  The number of deaths in the community remains at 42.  There were seven…Read more »

President Trump In Nebraska Tuesday

President Trump In Nebraska Tuesday

President Donald Trump will deliver remarks at a Make America Great Again Victory Rally in Omaha on Tuesday, October 27th at 7:30 p.m. Trump will be at Tac Air, 3737 Orville Plaza.  There is general admission and doors will open at 4:30 p.m. Those wanting to RSVP can click here. The maximum amount of tickets…Read more »

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Drive Thru Event Sunday Canceled

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Drive Thru Event Sunday Canceled

Out of an abundance of caution due to Sunday’s weather forecast and for the safety or our participants, survivors, staff and volunteers, the 20th Anniversary Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Drive-Thru event scheduled for October 25th, has been canceled. The organization is disappointed they will not be able to UNITE on Sunday and they still…Read more »

UNL Student Support Services Program Receives Nearly $3 Million Grant

UNL Student Support Services Program Receives Nearly $3 Million Grant

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Student Support Services program has received a five-year, $2,952,820 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to continue helping low-income and first-generation undergraduate students earn college degrees.   Student Support Services is one of four TRIO programs at Nebraska. It serves about 350 undergraduates annually, providing academic support and leadership opportunities…Read more »

Watch Your Purse, Thieves Snatching Them From Shopping Carts

Watch Your Purse, Thieves Snatching Them From Shopping Carts

Between October 20th and October 22nd, there were seven reported instances of purses being stolen from shopping carts in stores such as Super Saver, HyVee, Walmart, and Target. In these cases, a female was seen in security video removing purses from carts, taking items from the purse, and then turning them back in claiming she…Read more »

Woman Rams Officer With Wheelchair To Prevent Arrest

Woman Rams Officer With Wheelchair To Prevent Arrest

On Thursday, October 22nd police were called at 15th and Washington around 10:30 a.m. on a trespassing call.  A woman told police that several people she allowed to stay in her apartment left behind property and dogs.  40-year-old Kimberly Kennedy told officers she was unable to contact the owners.  Officers called Animal Control to assist…Read more »

One COVID-19 Death, 81 New Cases Thursday In Lancaster County

One COVID-19 Death, 81 New Cases Thursday In Lancaster County

Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department Thursday announced that a resident has died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in Lancaster County to 42.  The individual was a man in his 70s. There are 81 new lab confirmed cases Thursday bringing the community total to 8,526. Recoveries are up from 3,723 to 3,750.  The Lancaster County…Read more »

Downtown YMCA To Close Permanently

Downtown YMCA To Close Permanently

The YMCA of Lincoln announced today that its Downtown YMCA location will remain closed permanently, with all programs shifting to nearby branches. The facility, located at 1039 P Street, had temporarily closed on March 17, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will remain closed to safeguard the financial stability of the Association so that…Read more »

Cold Weather Nears, Protect Home From Froze Pipes

Cold Weather Nears, Protect Home From Froze Pipes

With the arrival of cold temperatures, Lincoln Water System reminds property owners to take steps to protect pipes from freezing and avoid costly damage or high water bills.  LWS officials say the most common problems involve lawn irrigation systems that have not been properly winterized.  The pipe or backflow device can freeze and break.  Pipes…Read more »