Author Archives: Mark Vail

High Wind Damage from Overnight Storms

High Wind Damage from Overnight Storms

Severe thunderstorms overnight caused a number of power outages across the city and in Waverly.  Lincoln Electric System’s outage map at one time reported 1,600 people without power. High winds caused a number of large limbs to break with at least one vehicle hit by part of a tree that snapped in the winds near…Read more »

StarTran awarded $9.8 Million Grant from CARES Act

StarTran awarded $9.8 Million Grant from CARES Act

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced a $9.8 million grant award to the City of Lincoln (StarTran), as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed by President Donald J. Trump on March 27, 2020. StarTran will use the grant funding to support its bus and…Read more »

TestNebraska Lists Test Sites for Week of June 8

TestNebraska Lists Test Sites for Week of June 8

TestNebraska has released the locations, dates and times for testing scheduled for the week of June 8. The State has announced that it will begin phasing in test scheduling for all Nebraska residents, including those who previously completed the online assessment, but did not qualify to complete the test. “We want to ensure every Nebraskan…Read more »

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 2 am Friday

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 2 am Friday

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for a large portion of Eastern Nebraska until 2 am Friday morning.  The Nebraska Counties include: ADAMS ANTELOPE BLAINE BOONE BOYD BROWN BUFFALO BUTLER CEDAR CLAY COLFAX CUMING CUSTER DAKOTA DAWSON DIXON DODGE FILLMORE FRANKLIN FURNAS GAGE GARFIELD GOSPER GREELEY HALL HAMILTON HARLAN HOLT HOWARD…Read more »

18 More Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Lincoln Wednesday

18 More Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Lincoln Wednesday

18 more lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Lincoln today (Wednesday)  bringing the community total to 1,263. The number of deaths in the community remains at 9. Recoveries: unchanged – 195 Overall positivity rate: Lancaster County – unchanged at 7.5 percent State – down from 13.5 percent Tuesday to 13.4 percent today National – unchanged…Read more »

Morfeld Running for Lancaster County Attorney

Morfeld Running for Lancaster County Attorney

Nebraska State Senator Adam Morfeld announced Tuesday via Twitter that he’s going to run for a different office in 2022. In the tweet Morfeld said “It has become clear to me that we will not have reform in our halls of justice until we remove those from office that are currently administering it, that is…Read more »

COVID-19 Positives in Lincoln Total 1,245 with 17 New Cases Tuesday

COVID-19 Positives in Lincoln Total 1,245 with 17 New Cases Tuesday

17 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lincoln Tuesday bringing the community total to 1,245. Health officials encourage residents to continue to stay home if possible, to wear face coverings, and to wash their hands frequently.  Those at risk of complications from COVID-19 should continue to stay away from others.  More information…Read more »

16 New COVID-19 Cases Monday in Lincoln

16 New COVID-19 Cases Monday in Lincoln

16 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Lincoln Monday bringing the community total to 1,228. Health officials encourage residents to continue to stay home if possible, to wear face coverings, and to wash their hands frequently.  Those at risk of complications from COVID-19 should continue to stay away from others.  More information is available…Read more »

17 New COVID-19 Cases in Lincoln/Lancaster County – Total 1,212

17 New COVID-19 Cases in Lincoln/Lancaster County – Total 1,212

17 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Lincoln today bringing the community total to 1,212. Health officials encourage residents to continue to stay home if possible, to wear face coverings, and to wash their hands frequently.  Those at risk of complications from COVID-19 should continue to stay away from others.  More information is available…Read more »

Bryan Health Updated Visitor Guidelines Effective June 1st

Bryan Health Updated Visitor Guidelines Effective June 1st

Bryan Health is implementing the following patient support person guidelines beginning Monday, June 1, 2020. For patients with COVID-19: No support persons are allowed for patients with a pending COVID-19 test, or with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. For patients without COVID-19: Non-Surgical inpatient in general care One healthy, adult support person is now allowed from…Read more »