Author Archives: Karla James

Nebraska Farm Bureau Outline State Budget Priorities

Nebraska Farm Bureau Outline State Budget Priorities

Nebraska Farm Bureau is urging state lawmakers to make dollars for property tax relief, school funding reform, and expanded broadband top priorities during state budget negotiations. Senators will begin the budget debate Thursday, April 8. “It’s imperative the Legislature invest our state tax dollars in the areas that will help strengthen our state by supporting…Read more »

Woman Arrested For Selling Stolen Shotgun

Woman Arrested For Selling Stolen Shotgun

A shotgun stolen from a vehicle on December 12, 2020 near 81st and Lowell Avenue is recovered.  A 75 year old man called police to report that his 12 gauge shotgun was taken. Lincoln Police entered the serial number into the National Crime Information Center and listed it as stolen. On March 1, 2021, at…Read more »

Brass Knuckles, Drugs Found In Vehicle

Brass Knuckles, Drugs Found In Vehicle

Lincoln Police saw a vehicle near North 27th and Cornhusker Highway on Tuesday, April 6th around 5:50 p.m. and noticed it failed to signal and was crossing lanes.  The vehicle stopped in the Walmart parking lot and officers saw a man get  inside. Police talked to two men inside the vehicle.  32 year old Robert…Read more »

Lancaster County Reports 86 New COVID-19 Cases Wednesday

Lancaster County Reports 86 New COVID-19 Cases Wednesday

The Lincoln – Lancaster County Health Department reports  86 new COVID-19 cases today bringing the total number to 29,995.  The number of deaths remains at 228 and recoveries are at 26,871.  There are 23 people hospitalized, 9 from Lancaster County (one on a ventilator) and four from other communities (none on ventilators). First vaccinations total 119,316 and completed vaccinations…Read more »

DMV Now Offering ASL Version Of Driver’s Knowledge Test

DMV Now Offering ASL Version Of Driver’s Knowledge Test

An American Sign Language version of the vehicle Operator’s License Knowledge Test statewide is now available at the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles. The American Sign Language version of the written test was launched at several pilot locations in November 2020 and deployed statewide in December. The test, available through the Nebraska DMV’s automated testing…Read more »

Leaders Oppose Federal Designation for South Central Nebraska

Leaders Oppose Federal Designation for South Central Nebraska

Governor Pete Ricketts and state leaders announced their opposition to the creation of a National Heritage Area in Nebraska. Recently, the Kansas Nebraska Heritage Area Partnership announced their intent to seek a National Heritage Area designation for 49 counties in Nebraska and Kansas. “The designation of a National Heritage Area in our state requires federal…Read more »

Lincoln Woman Falls For $2,900 Scam

Lincoln Woman Falls For $2,900 Scam

A woman is out thousands of dollars after falling for a  scam Tuesday morning. Police say she received a call from a number that was very close to her own.  A man on the line said her identity had been stolen and she would have to pay for a new Social Security number  He told…Read more »

11 & 14 Year Old’s Face Assault Charges

11 & 14 Year Old’s Face Assault Charges

A playground fight ended with one boy in a hospital and both facing assault charges. Police were called to a basketball court near 1st and West Belmont around 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 6th.  Officers spoke to witnesses who said a fight followed an argument between an 11 year old and 14 year old. Officers learned…Read more »

Mother And Son Arrested During Family Disturbance

Mother And Son Arrested During Family Disturbance

Lincoln Police were called to a home at 39th and Village Court around 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 6th after receiving a call about a family disturbance.  Officers saw through a window that a man was pushing a woman in the kitchen.  The person who answered the door would not allow the officers inside.  Officers again…Read more »

Lancaster County Reports 61 New COVID-19 Cases Tuesday

Lancaster County Reports 61 New COVID-19 Cases Tuesday

The Lincoln – Lancaster County Health Department reports 61 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday bringing the total number of cases to 29,909.  The total number of deaths is at 228.  Recoveries are now at 26,828.  No data  regarding the positivity rate from April 3rd through the 6th is available.  The rate for March 27th through April 2nd…Read more »