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LPD Warns Of False Cruiser Reports Near 35th and A

On January 14th around 6:30 am, a police supervisor received a call from a citizen reporting a police cruiser driving erratic around 35th and A Street on January 8th around midnight. The citizen described the cruiser as a white and black van with the word ‘Police’ on the vehicle.  The vehicle was flashing the high…read more »

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20 City Crews Treating Streets As of 5 a.m.

City crews are treating streets today. City operations:  Twenty crews continue patrolling arterial streets, bus and school routes applying granular salt pre-wet with brine. Services other than emergency response may be temporarily suspended in the event that visibility becomes too poor for vehicle operators to safely perform their duties. Treatment strategies can be rendered ineffective…read more »


1 Additional COVID-19 Death Reported in Lancaster County

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced Thursday one more resident has died from COVID-19.  The death was a man in his 50s who was hospitalized. The total number of deaths in Lancaster County is now 178. LLCHD reports 177 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 24,882. Visit…read more »

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Phase 1B COVID-19 Vaccination Priority Group Expanded

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) is expanding Phase 1B priority groups for COVID-19 vaccine based on updated federal recommendations. Phase 1B now includes: People 65 years and older People with certain underlying medical conditions identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that increase the risk for severe illness from COVID-19 Essential workers…read more »


State Unemployment Numbers On The Rise

5,145 new regular unemployment claims and 21 new pandemic unemployment claim were filed in Nebraska last week, up 1,617. Continued unemployment claims and benefit payments also increased. Since March 29, 2020 nearly $1.2 billion in unemployment benefits have been paid.read more »

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Test Nebraska Sites Operating on MLK Jr Day

Test Nebraska sites will be operating as normal during Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, making Monday, January 18, the perfect day to get tested.   In the words of Dr. King “The time is always right to do what’s right.”   Testing remains one of the most important tools we have in slowing…read more »