Author Archives: Karla James

Nebraska Corrections Center For Women Now Offer Video Visitation

Nebraska Corrections Center For Women Now Offer Video Visitation

–A video visitation program will launch today at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW). The pilot project is the second such program of its type to be initiated by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) in as many weeks. “COVID-19 certainly challenged our ability to have people come into the facility last year,”…Read more »

51 New Lab COVID-19 Cases In Lancaster County Thursday

51 New Lab COVID-19 Cases In Lancaster County Thursday

  The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department Thursday reports that 51 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County, bringing the community total to 28,041. The total number of deaths in the community remains at 220.  Recoveries are at 13,266 and the positivity rate from February 21 through the 25th is a 20.8% There…Read more »

Nebraska to receive $25 Million Geared To Local Programs

Nebraska to receive $25 Million Geared To Local Programs

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced $27,971,584 to local programs in Nebraska.  In total, $5.5 billion in funding was awarded to local programs throughout the country that provide affordable housing, community development and economic opportunity, and support to individuals and families experiencing homelessness.. “These core programs provide our local partners…Read more »

New Unemployment Claims Drop Slightly For The Week Ending February 20

New Unemployment Claims Drop Slightly For The Week Ending February 20

The Nebraska Department of Labor has released unemployment claim statistics for the week of February 14 – February 20. The number of new regular unemployment and pandemic unemployment assistance claims dropped for the week.  Regular claims dropped by 315 and pandemic claims by 17. Continued unemployment claims increased by 251 compared to the week ending…Read more »

17 Catalytic Converters Found During Traffic Stop

17 Catalytic Converters Found During Traffic Stop

A traffic stop by a Lancaster County Sheriff Department deputy on Wednesday, February 24th ended with the discovery of 17 catalytic converters. The deputy stopped the vehicle on I-80 and determined there was probable cause to search the vehicle after smelling marijuana.  Inside the trunk were 17 catalytic converters, a cordless Sawzall and a 20…Read more »

Garage Fire Causes $350,000 In Damage

Garage Fire Causes $350,000 In Damage

Lincoln Fire & Rescue were called to 7826 Stonewall Court around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.  When they arrived they saw heavy smoke and flames coming from an attached garage of a duplex.  The resident was outside of the home when crews arrived.  That resident was displaced as well as residents in the connected unit due to…Read more »

Investigation Into Possible Attempted Abduction

Investigation Into Possible Attempted Abduction

Lincoln Police are looking for a man in connection to an incident on February 23rd in the 5200 block of Orchard. A parent called police saying their 10 year old daughter was approached by a man while walking home from Riley Elementary School.  The man told the girl he was to give her a ride…Read more »

Man Wanted On Running From Traffic Stops Arrested On Drug Charges.

Man Wanted On Running From Traffic Stops Arrested On Drug Charges.

Investigators with the Lincoln Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force were looking for 33 year old Jason Smith around 9:30 Wednesday night near 60th and Glenbrook.  Smith was known to be wanted for fleeing from several traffic stops with the most recent one on February 20th. As Smith was walking out of a house  investigators attempted to…Read more »