Author Archives: Karla James

Two Additional COVID-19 Deaths In Lancaster County

Two Additional COVID-19 Deaths In Lancaster County

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department  today announced that two more local residents have died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in Lancaster County to 23.  The individuals were a woman in her 60’s and a man in his 70’s.  Both were hospitalized. The Health Department confirmed 80 new COVID-19 cases in the county…Read more »

Elderly Woman Falls For Grandparent Scam

Elderly Woman Falls For Grandparent Scam

Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a scam where an 88 year old woman lost $25,000. Sheriff Terry Wagner says the woman was first contacted on August 26th by an individual stating her granddaughter was in jail in Florida.  The woman thought she was talking to the girl’s attorney and sent $25,000.  The scammers had…Read more »

Vehicle Thefts Likely To Increase As Cold Weather Nears

Vehicle Thefts Likely To Increase As Cold Weather Nears

A reminder from Lincoln Police – never leave a vehicle unlocked with the keys inside.  Two people did that on Wednesday and ended up falling victim to auto theft. Police were first called to the U-Stop at 1st and O around 9 a.m.  The victim told police he left the vehicle unlocked with the keys…Read more »

Man Booked For Failing To Register As Sex Offender

Man Booked For Failing To Register As Sex Offender

A sex offender who hadn’t registered since January of 2019 is behind bars. Police were called to 17th and D Street on Tuesday, September 15th at 11 p.m. on a report of trespassing.  Officers contacted several people who did not have a right to be on the property.  They left and police said anyone else…Read more »

LPD Clear May Robbery At 22nd & Sheldon

LPD Clear May Robbery At 22nd & Sheldon

Lincoln Police cleared up a robbery case dating back to May 12th.  Police then were called to 22nd and Sheldon Street at 8:45 p.m. and talked to a 22 year old man who said he was robbed by three men.  The victim said one showed a gun and knocked his hat from his head.  The…Read more »

Potential Air Quality Impacts From Wildfires In The Western U.S.

Potential Air Quality Impacts From Wildfires In The Western U.S.

Numerous large wildfires in the Western United States may affect the air quality in Nebraska. Nebraska continues to monitor smoke levels and wind directions and provides updates accordingly to the media and public. Smoke advisories are issued for impacted areas by notifying the media and local health departments, and posting information on the Nebraska Department…Read more »

Nebraska DOT Reports 24 People Died On Roads In August

Nebraska DOT Reports 24 People Died On Roads In August

The Nebraska DOT reports that 24 people died on Nebraska roads during the month of August. Twenty-four of the fatalities occurred in 23 crashes.  Eleven of the nineteen vehicle occupants killed were not wearing seat belts, four were using seat belts an four had usage marked unknown. Sixteen of the fatalities happened in rural areas. …Read more »

Counterfeit Bills Showing Up In Lincoln

Counterfeit Bills Showing Up In Lincoln

Lincoln Police report between September 1st and 16th, there has been 21 incidents in which individuals attempted to pass counterfeit bills. The victims were different businesses across the city that includes convenience stores, gas stations and restaurants.  In one incident, fake bills showed up when a person was attempting to sell an item online.  In…Read more »

Overnight Shots Fired Near 7th & Rose Street

Overnight Shots Fired Near 7th & Rose Street

Lincoln Police were called to 7th and Rose Street at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday on a report of gunshots in the area. When officers arrived, neighbors were waiting for them and reported hearing several shots and then a vehicle speeding out of the area.  Officers found several shell casings in the street but were unable to…Read more »

Lincoln Hosting Community Of Belonging Virtual Event September 28

Lincoln Hosting Community Of Belonging Virtual Event September 28

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and community partners today invited the public to a free virtual event at 11:30 a.m. Monday, September. 28 on the topic “Invitation to a Journey of Belonging: Creating Cultures of Equity and Inclusion.”  The keynote speaker will be John A. Powell, the founding Director of the Othering & Belonging Institute at the University of…Read more »