Author Archives: Mark Vail

LPD Investigating Suspicious Death

LPD Investigating Suspicious Death

The Lincoln Police Department is investigating the death of an approximately 30-year-old male at a residence in the 4200 block of North 20th Street. The circumstances surrounding this death are suspicious in nature and the investigation is ongoing. On March 1st, 2020 at 11:09 a.m. Lincoln Police Department officers responded to a residence in the…Read more »

32 Lab-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Sunday in Lancaster County

32 Lab-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Sunday in Lancaster County

32 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Lancaster County Sunday by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department.  The community total is 28,183. The total number of deaths in the community remains at 221. Visit lincoln.ne.gov/COVID19dashboard to access a dashboard that summarizes Lancaster County COVID-19 data. An online COVID-19 vaccine registration form for Lancaster County residents…Read more »

COVID-19 California Variant Confirmed in Lancaster County

COVID-19 California Variant Confirmed in Lancaster County

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) has confirmed its first case of a COVID-19 variant strain called B.1.429 also known as the California variant. The variant was identified through special testing at the Nebraska Public Health Lab.  The local case was identified as a man in his 60s.  LLCHD is currently investigating. The State has…Read more »

65 Lab-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Reported Saturday in Lancaster County

65 Lab-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Reported Saturday in Lancaster County

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) Saturday reported 65 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 Lancaster County bringing the community total to 28,151. The total number of deaths in the community remains at 221. Visit lincoln.ne.gov/COVID19dashboard to access a dashboard that summarizes Lancaster County COVID-19 data. An online COVID-19 vaccine registration form for Lancaster County residents is available at COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov. …Read more »

Nearly 8,000 Vaccinations at PBA This Week

Nearly 8,000 Vaccinations at PBA This Week

Three large-scale COVID-19 vaccination clinics at Pinnacle Bank Arena this week resulted in more than 7,900 Lancaster County residents receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Friday’s clinic saw nearly 2,800 Lancaster County residents 80 years old and up receive second doses of COVID-19 vaccine. More than 2,400 people in the same group were vaccinated Thursday, and a…Read more »

1 Additional COVID-19 Death – 45 More Lab-Confirmed Cases

1 Additional COVID-19 Death – 45 More Lab-Confirmed Cases

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) reported one more resident has died from COVID-19, a man in his 80s who died at home. The total number of deaths in Lancaster County is now 221. LLCHD reports 45 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 28,086. Visit lincoln.ne.gov/COVID19dashboard to access…Read more »

28 Non-Profits Get COVID-19 Response Fund Grants

28 Non-Profits Get COVID-19 Response Fund Grants

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird today announced that $277,000 from the Lincoln COVID-19 Response Fund was awarded to 28 nonprofit organizations serving those affected by the pandemic. Since the Fund was launched on March 20, 2020, more than $1.2 million has been awarded to 66 local nonprofits. The grants have been a coordinated response to help…Read more »

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Continue Decline Last Week

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Continue Decline Last Week

The latest statewide total of COVID-19 cases is 199,782 as of Feb. 23. There have been 36 COVID-19-related deaths in Nebraska reported in the last seven days, for a total of 2,054. To date, a total of 153,585 Nebraskans testing positive for COVID-19 have recovered. COVID-19 hospitalizations continued to decline in the last week, with…Read more »

LPS and LEA Tentative Contract Agreement

LPS and LEA Tentative Contract Agreement

The Lincoln Education Association (LEA) and Lincoln Public Schools have reached a tentative contract agreement with teachers for the 2021-22 school year. The tentative agreement was presented to the Board last evening. According to an LPS summary of the board meeting, the tentative agreement represents a careful balance between recognizing the valuable contributions our teachers…Read more »

LPS Ending Staggered Schedule for High School Students

LPS Ending Staggered Schedule for High School Students

Lincoln Public Schools continues to collaborate and meet with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department to adjust safety measures and protocols as new information becomes available. After reviewing with the health department the latest information, LPS staff have decided to end the 3/2 schedule for high school students starting fourth quarter. Beginning March 15, all high…Read more »