Author Archives: Mark Vail

Registration Open for Parks and Recreation Preschool Programs

Registration Open for Parks and Recreation Preschool Programs

The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department today opened registration for preschool programs that begin in September. A $50 non-refundable registration fee is required and space is limited. Children must be toilet trained. The programs are as follows: Little Sprouts Preschool – Calvert Recreation Center, 4500 Stockwell St. This program is for ages 3 to 5 and includes…Read more »

UNL Chancellor Green Planning Fall Classrooms at Full Capacity

UNL Chancellor Green Planning Fall Classrooms at Full Capacity

UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green, in a message to students and faculty Friday outlined plans and goals for the Fall 2021 semester.  He outlined his hopes that vaccines for anyone wanting one will be complete as well as a reduction in the number of ‘Zoom’ classes this fall.  The complete letter is below:   Dear UNL…Read more »

Inmate Missing from Community Corrections Center-Lincoln

Inmate Missing from Community Corrections Center-Lincoln

An inmate is missing from the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L). Amanda Samaroo left the facility Thursday morning to seek employment through a job service in downtown Lincoln. Shortly after 1:00 p.m., a tamper alarm went off on the electronic monitoring device she was wearing. When staff arrived at the employment service, they were told she had…Read more »

Traffic Stop Nets 770 Pound of Pot

Traffic Stop Nets 770 Pound of Pot

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested two California men after locating 770 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop Wednesday near Seward. At approximately 3:50 p.m. Wednesday, a trooper observed a cargo van speeding and failing to signal as it traveled eastbound on Interstate 80, near mile marker 375. During the traffic stop, the…Read more »

Escapee Arrested in Omaha

Escapee Arrested in Omaha

An inmate who left the Community Corrections Center – Omaha on November 19, 2020 was arrested Tuesday night by the Omaha Police Department. Officers took Kabir Haywood into custody around 8:00 p.m. near Fontenelle and Camden Avenue. He was booked into the Douglas County jail on a charge of escape.   Haywood started serving his sentence…Read more »

19-Year Old Lincoln Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

19-Year Old Lincoln Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

  A 19 year-old Lincoln man is dead following a motorcycle accident at 27th & Tierra Drive shortly before 9:30 Wednesday evening. Lincoln Police Captain Max Hubka reports a SUV was Southbound on 27th and turned east on Tierra Drive. The motorcycle was headed north on 27th when the cycle collided with the back passenger…Read more »

Police Reminder:  Don’t Leave Vehicles Running, Unlocked and Unattended

Police Reminder: Don’t Leave Vehicles Running, Unlocked and Unattended

Since Saturday, February 27, 2021, 6 vehicles have been stolen in Lincoln when the vehicle was left unlocked, running and unattended.  LPD Officer Luke Bonkiewicz reported victims’ credit cards, tools, electronics, and other personal property were inside the vehicles and also stolen. Police Officers patrol neighborhoods seeking to deter this kind of criminal behavior but…Read more »

Terrapin Turtle Stolen Sunday

Terrapin Turtle Stolen Sunday

LPD officers responded to a report of a burglary in the 2900 block of P Street late Sunday morning.  Officers contacted a 48-year-old reporting party, who explained that he was housesitting for a friend. The reporting party explained that an unknown person or persons had entered the residence and stole a terrapin turtle (terrapin is…Read more »