Author Archives: Tom Stanton

Cigarette Blamed For Lincoln Apartment Fire

Cigarette Blamed For Lincoln Apartment Fire

A carelessly discarded cigarette is being blamed for a two alarm fire at an apartment building near 61st and Vine early Tuesday morning. LFR’s Nancy Christ says the fire started on a second floor balcony around 5 a.m. and spread into the apartment unit. There was heavy fire damage to the unit where the fire…Read more »

Lincoln Has One More Death From COVID-19

Lincoln Has One More Death From COVID-19

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health department is reporting one more death from COVID-19. The person is a woman in her 70’s who was hospitalized. There were eight confirmed cases reported on Monday and the total number of cases is 29,848. There have now been a total of 228 deaths and there are 29 people in the…Read more »

City Park Facility Reservations Resume Wednesday

City Park Facility Reservations Resume Wednesday

The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department will resume accepting reservations at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 7 for rental of city park buildings and shelters, picnic tables and sports areas.  The earliest date for which any facility can be used is May 1. Facility rentals have been suspended since May 2020 due to the pandemic. Shelters…Read more »

Hospitalizations From COVID-19 On The Rise In Nebraska

Hospitalizations From COVID-19 On The Rise In Nebraska

Governor Pete Ricketts on Monday warned Nebraskans that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over yet.  He says hospitalizations increased last week for the first time in 19 weeks. “We had 18 weeks in a row where our hospitalizations were declining and then last week they rose,” Ricketts says.  “Last week our positivity rate for the…Read more »

Woman Arrested After LPD Finds Drugs In Hotel Room

Woman Arrested After LPD Finds Drugs In Hotel Room

A woman is facing drug charges after Lincoln Police were called to the Red Roof Inn at 3939 N Street Saturday afternoon.  Just before 5:00 p.m. officers responded to the hotel on a report of a disturbance in one of the rooms.  When officers arrived they contacted several people, including 34 year old Robin Collins.…Read more »

Man Arrested For Weekend Stabbing In Lincoln

Man Arrested For Weekend Stabbing In Lincoln

Lincoln Police have arrested a man in connection with stabbing on Saturday.  Around 12:45 a.m. LPD officers responded to the area near North 16th Street and Q Street on a report of a stabbing.  When they arrived officers contacted a 23-year-old man who had suffered two stab wounds to his abdomen and another stab wound to…Read more »

LPD To Hold Gun Amnesty Day Saturday

LPD To Hold Gun Amnesty Day Saturday

For the first time in three years Lincoln Police will be holding a gun amnesty day on Saturday.  It will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at LPD’s Center Team Station at 27th and Holdrege. “We would ask citizens to drop off any unwanted or any illegal weapons and ammunition with no questions asked,” says…Read more »

Governor Ricketts Names Next Director of Insurance

Governor Ricketts Names Next Director of Insurance

Governor Pete Ricketts announced on Friday that Eric Dunning of Omaha has been appointed as the next director of the Nebraska Department of Insurance.  Dunning has been the Director of Government Affairs for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska since December 2013.  He has over 15 years of experience as an attorney for the…Read more »

Nebraska Man Recovering From COVID-Related Double Lung Transplant

Nebraska Man Recovering From COVID-Related Double Lung Transplant

A 31 year old Nebraska rancher who recently underwent the first COVID related double lung transplant in the state says he is lucky to be alive and on the road to recovery.  Jake Immink works on his family’s cattle ranch near Fairbury and was diagnosed with COVID-19 around Halloween.  Immink’s brother, father and mother all tested…Read more »

Omaha Man Sentenced for Misappropriating Postal Funds

Omaha Man Sentenced for Misappropriating Postal Funds

A 44 year old Omaha man has been sentenced in federal court for the misappropriation of postal funds.  Senior United States District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced Cameron Hogan on Friday to 5 years of probation. Hogan will be required to pay $13,595 in restitution. In 2020, federal agents began investigating financial irregularities reported at…Read more »