Category Archives: KLIN News

15 Lab-Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Thursday

15 Lab-Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Thursday

15 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lincoln Thursday bringing the community total to 1,766. The number of deaths in the community remains at 13. Recoveries: remain at 623 Overall positivity rate: Lancaster County – up from 6.4 percent to 6.5 percent State – down from 10.8 percent to 10.6 percent National – remains…Read more »

COVID-19 Risk Dial Remains Mid-Yellow for 4th Week

COVID-19 Risk Dial Remains Mid-Yellow for 4th Week

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced Thursday that the COVID-19 Risk Dial at COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov will remain at the mid-yellow level for the fourth consecutive week. Yellow indicates a moderate risk of the spread of COVID-19. On the color-coded Dial, red represents the highest risk of COVID-19 spread, and green represents the lowest. The Dial is usually…Read more »

Gov. Ricketts Rescinds Executive Order for Driver and Vehicle Requirements

Gov. Ricketts Rescinds Executive Order for Driver and Vehicle Requirements

Governor Pete Ricketts rescinded Executive Order 20-05 amending the due date for Nebraskans to renew a driver’s license or complete vehicle titling and registration requirements.  Acknowledging the need to ensure residents have enough time to update their credentials, rather than the original 30–day notice period, the Governor has introduced a deadline of August 31st.  This…Read more »

New Regular Unemployment Claims Remained Below 5,000 Last Week

New Regular Unemployment Claims Remained Below 5,000 Last Week

The Nebraska Department of Labor announced today that 4,578 new regular unemployment claims were filed the week ending June 27, an increase of 5.4 percent over the prior week, when 4,342 claims were filed.  There were 1,494 new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims filed last week compared to 1,147 the prior week.    There were…Read more »

Lincoln Residents Urged To Celebrate Safe

Lincoln Residents Urged To Celebrate Safe

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and other city officials are urging residents to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to prevent fireworks injuries during Independence Day celebrations.    “We are called upon this year to consider the ways we can safely celebrate the Fourth of July beyond the usual precautions of keeping a…Read more »

Thieves Use Stun Gun On Teenage Victim

Thieves Use Stun Gun On Teenage Victim

A burglary victim is recovering after being beaten and assaulted with a stun gun. Lincoln Police were called to a hospital on July 1st around 9:30 p.m.  An 18-year-old man told officers he was walking near 15th and Knox around 8 p.m. when he was approached by three men who started yelling at him.  One…Read more »

Initial Unemployment Claims Up Slightly in Nebraska

Initial Unemployment Claims Up Slightly in Nebraska

The June jobs report showed the nation’s employers brought more workers on board than expected during a gradual reopening of the economy. Nationally, Nonfarm payrolls Added 4.8 million workers in June pushing the unemployment rate down to 11.1 percent, according to the Labor Department. Markets were expecting the addition of 3 million jobs. In Nebraska,…Read more »

Nebraska DHHS Independence Day Safety Tips

Nebraska DHHS Independence Day Safety Tips

Grilling, lounging by the water, watching fireworks into the night; no matter how you celebrate Independence Day, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services wants to share these safety tips. Fireworks Safety Fireworks are meant to be enjoyed, but they can also be dangerous. The Nebraska State Fire Marshal’s Office reports 120 people suffered…Read more »

Department Of Corrections Announces New Cycle Of VLS Grantees

Department Of Corrections Announces New Cycle Of VLS Grantees

Lincoln, NE:   A program that provides men and women with employment and educational opportunities, skills training, job seeking, housing and other key resources is entering its fourth grant cycle through the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS). Since 2015, NDCS has partnered with community providers to facilitate a variety of reentry services through the Vocational…Read more »