Risk Dial September 25

COVID-19 Risk Dial Remains In Mid-Orange, High Risk Range

The Lincoln-Lancaster County COVID-19 Risk Dial remains in mid-Orange, or high risk range, for the 4th week in a row. There are 119 new cases today bringing the community total to 5.137.  There have been 2,353 recoveries. Health Director Pat Lopez continues to recover after it was announced she contracted COVID-19 last week.  The Health…read more »

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Grants to Provide Career and Training Services to Low-Income Older Adults

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of approximately $156 million in grants through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) to provide career services and training services to low-income older individuals who are seeking to enter or re-enter the workforce. SCSEP aims to move participants of the program into unsubsidized employment in both…read more »

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Nebraska Dept. Of Labor Issuing Final Lost Wages Assistance Payments

The Nebraska Department of Labor announced today that payments are being issued for the final three weeks of the FEMA Lost Wage Assistance Program (LWA).  LWA payments are $300 per week. The week ending September 5 is the last week covered by the program nationwide due to exhaustion of FEMA funds. The program applies to…read more »

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LPD Introduces Transparency Hub

LPD has created a new resource on the LPD public webpage called the Transparency page (https://www.lincoln.ne.gov/city/police/info/transparency.htm). The page can be found by going to the LPD public homepage and clicking on “Transparency” under the Featured Links in the middle of the page. This purpose of this project was to address the following issues: Improve trust…read more »

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Vehicle Theft Spree Cleared With Arrest Of Lincoln Man

Lincoln Police were called to the 2800 block of Northwest 1st Street around 10 p.m. Wednesday, September 23rd. Police received a call from the victim of a vehicle theft in Omaha.  The vehicle owner told police he received an anonymous  tip that his stolen Cadillac could be at that address.  When police arrived, the found…read more »


LPS, UNL Add COVID-19 Cases To Their Totals.

Hospitalizations from COVID-19 are exceeding peak numbers from earlier in the summer in Lincoln and are approaching the state all-time high. Lincoln Public Schools added 49 cases from Sept 17-23 for total cases of 135 since school started Aug. 12 Eighty-two staff are under quarantine. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln added 226 cases in the last…read more »