Author Archives: William Padmore

Nebraska Grocers Ask Customers To Help Maintain Public Safety, Expect Less Variety of Certain Goods

Nebraska Grocers Ask Customers To Help Maintain Public Safety, Expect Less Variety of Certain Goods

The state’s grocery stores are asking for customer’s compliance in making sure health guidelines and mandates are being followed in stores. Nebraska Grocer’s Association President, Kathy Siefken was present at Wednesday’s gubernatorial coronavirus briefing reminded residents that the measures are in place to protect public safety. “Our customers need to take this very, very seriously,”…Read more »

Health Officials Confirm 9th COVID-19 Case In Lincoln

Health Officials Confirm 9th COVID-19 Case In Lincoln

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department announced that one lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 in Lincoln was reported Wednesday, bringing the community’s total to nine. The new case is a man in his 30s.   He traveled to Dallas March 11-16 and began showing symptoms March 21.  He was tested on March 26.  His close…Read more »

Lincoln Police Department: Beware Cartel Text Scam

Lincoln Police Department: Beware Cartel Text Scam

The Lincoln Police Department is warning residents to be on the lookout for a text message scam where victims’ families are threatened with violence. Lincoln Police Officer Luke Bonkiewicz says the department received four separate reports of the scam Tuesday, all of which had the same pattern; a victim would receive a text message from an unknown suspect …Read more »

City Announces Changes To StarTran As Service Sees Drastic Drop In Ridership

City Announces Changes To StarTran As Service Sees Drastic Drop In Ridership

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird announced StarTran is responding to a decline in ridership by moving to a  reduced service schedule this week and planning an on-demand service pilot project in April.  The changes are in response to a 75-percent decline in ridership because of COVID-19. The changes that begin Thursday, April 2 include the following: StarTran will operate…Read more »

15-Year-Old Arrested For March Stabbing Death

15-Year-Old Arrested For March Stabbing Death

Lincoln Police have arrested a 15-year-old  Lincoln boy for the stabbing death of a man in early March.  Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister says Marsalis Phillips was arrested  after investigators determined he was responsible for fatally stabbing 36-year-old Edward Varejcka at an apartment in the 2200 block of Orchard Street March 8th. Bliemeister says officers and…Read more »