Category Archives: KLIN News

COVID-19 Vaccinations Next Week Expected for Residents Age 20 and Older

COVID-19 Vaccinations Next Week Expected for Residents Age 20 and Older

Lab-confirmed cases reported Saturday: 54 Total number of cases: 30,150 Deaths reported Saturday: 0 Total number of deaths: 229 Recoveries: 26,998 Weekly positivity rate: March 27 through April 2:  5 percent April 3 through 9:  4.7 percent Risk Dial:  mid-yellow, moderate risk of COVID-19 spread At next week’s clinics, LLCHD expects to provide first doses…Read more »

Councilman Christensen Suffers Stroke After COVID-19 Vaccine

Councilman Christensen Suffers Stroke After COVID-19 Vaccine

Lincoln City Councilman Roy Christensen released a statement on Friday, April 9th that he feels good and is looking forward to returning home tomorrow. The statement read: I received my first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday morning at Pinnacle Bank Arena.  Later in the day I began to experience a loss of…Read more »

Health Department Releases Latest COVID-19 Update

Health Department Releases Latest COVID-19 Update

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reports 52 news cases of COVID-19 on Friday. Overall there have been 16 variant cases of COVID-19 confirmed. Ten of the cases are the U.K. variant and the other six are the California variant. Variants can spread more easily and quickly and they can lead to more cases of COVID-19.…Read more »

City Seeks Hundreds of Seasonal Workers

City Seeks Hundreds of Seasonal Workers

The City of Lincoln is now accepting applications for hundreds of seasonal full- and part-time jobs, including street construction, parks, pools, day camps and golf courses. To take a look at the available seasonal positions, visit jobs.lincoln.ne.gov and select “Seasonal Opportunities” from the menu bar. Seasonal positions will remain posted until filled. Those interested in seasonal and…Read more »

DHHS Investigating Case Of Blood Clots After Vaccine

DHHS Investigating Case Of Blood Clots After Vaccine

The Department of Health and Human Services and Douglas County Health Department are aware of an individual who experienced a significant medical event  involving thromboembolic occurrence (blood clots) two weeks after receiving the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Pharmaceuticals COVID-19 vaccine and received treatment at the Nebraska Medicine. The individual is in their late 40s. Any significant…Read more »

Immigrant Lawsuit Dismissed Following Settlement

Immigrant Lawsuit Dismissed Following Settlement

Following a settlement agreement, a Nebraska federal court on March 19 dismissed a lawsuit filed by 13 migrant farmworkers from South Texas who spent the summer of 2017 detasseling corn in Nebraska. The farmworkers worked in Nebraska for roughly four weeks. They sued two defendants they alleged were their employers: Monsanto Co. and Gulf Citrus…Read more »

Woman in Prison Fights for Abortion Care

Woman in Prison Fights for Abortion Care

The ACLU of Nebraska filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on Friday seeking emergency action on behalf of a woman at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women. They claim state government officials are blocking the woman from accessing abortion care. The lawsuit (download here) argues the officials’ policy violates the woman’s constitutional right to access abortion.…Read more »

Two Arrests On Drug And Weapons Charges

Two Arrests On Drug And Weapons Charges

The Lincoln Lancaster County Task Force saw a vehicle make several traffic violations at 12th and F Street around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7th.  The vehicle parked and investigators tried to speak with the driver and passenger.  24 year old Austin Harrington got out of the passenger side of the vehicle and ran from…Read more »

Undercover Drug Investigation Ends With Arrest

Undercover Drug Investigation Ends With Arrest

Investigators with the Lincoln – Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force had been looking for 38 year old Anthony Jackson in reference to a narcotics investigation.  Jackson had sold methamphetamine to an undercover officer over a several month period.  In that time he sold a total of 178.7 grams of methamphetamine that was purchased with $3,340…Read more »