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Man Claims Building Break-In Was To Escape The Storm

A 23-year-old man is behind bars after a break-in at the MedExpress Urgent Care at 110 North 66th Street around 1:36 Thursday morning. Officers arrived to find a window smashed and a book bag next to the window. There was also a post-it note on the front door that said “Exam Room 2, Ronnie”.  Inside,…read more »


Lied Center To Reopen For Guests And Shows Starting Next Week

It will look different than in the past, but there will soon be live performances again at the Lied Center. Executive Director Bill Stephan says he’s looking forward to getting started. “With a deep commitment to the health and safety of our patrons, artists, volunteers, and staff, and extensive protocols for how to reopen in…read more »


Thursday Morning COVID-19 Update: State Surpasses 20,000 Cases As Hospital Capacity Remains Healthy

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that 38 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lincoln Wednesday, bringing the community total to 1,947.  The number of deaths in the community remains at 13. Visit COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov to access a dashboard that summarizes Lancaster County COVID-19 data. LLCHD also released the following information today:…read more »


ICYMI: Beach Boys Head To Pinewood Bowl For August 2 Concert

A worldwide headliner is confirmed to come to Lincoln on August 2nd at the Pinewood Bowl. The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department approved the Beach Boys Concert. This marks one of the first significant entertainment events the midwest has seen since COVID-19 shut down the industry. The event’s website says masks are required, hand sanitizing stations…read more »


Expanded Medicaid Applications Begin August 1, Benefits Start October 1

Expanded Medicaid will soon be available in Nebraska from a ballot initiative passed by voters. An estimated 90,000 people will newly be eligible for expanded benefits for individuals whose income is at or below the 138-percent of the federal poverty level. “What the voters have done, they have decided to take advantage of the federal…read more »

WX Storms July 8

Enhanced Risk Of Severe Storms Tonight

The National Weather Service issued a situation report of an enhanced risk of severe storms tonight. The greatest severe threat is from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. on July 9th.  The highest confidence in severe weather is west of a line from Norfolk to Lincoln to Beatrice. Scott Dergan is a meteorologist with the National…read more »