Author Archives: Karla James

One COVID-19 Death In Lancaster County Monday, 102 New Cases

One COVID-19 Death In Lancaster County Monday, 102 New Cases

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department today announced that a resident has died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in Lancaster County to 43.  The individual was a man in his 70s who had been hospitalized. LLCHD reports 102 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to 8,979.  Recoveries…Read more »

Congressional Candidate State Senator Kate Bolz Exposed To COVID-19

Congressional Candidate State Senator Kate Bolz Exposed To COVID-19

Lancaster County Board Chair Sean Flowerday has tested positive for Covid-19. His fiancee, Congressional Candidate Senator Kate Bolz, has been exposed as well. The two are under quarantine and doing well. “Health care has been my number one priority in this campaign for this very reason: Everyone deserves to be able to access the health…Read more »

LPS provides COVID-19 Update

LPS provides COVID-19 Update

As part of a regular analysis of data, over the last week our staff reviewed past positive COVID-19 cases. They do this to look for instances where a student or staff member tested positive after close contact in an LPS setting with a person who tested positive for COVID-19. Through this review, we have been…Read more »

Nebraska’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Nebraska’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Governor Pete Ricketts hosted a press conference at the State Capitol Monday to discuss the State’s preparations to deliver coronavirus vaccinations once a vaccine becomes available.  The CDC asked each state’s public health department to submit a plan for administering the vaccine to ensure nationwide readiness for its arrival.  The State of Nebraska’s coronavirus vaccination…Read more »

NSP Responds To 170 Snow Related Accidents

NSP Responds To 170 Snow Related Accidents

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol responded to dozens of snow-related incidents as most of Nebraska experienced its first snowfall of the season. From Sunday through the Monday morning commute, troopers responded to more than 170 snow-related incidents on Nebraska roads. “The last couple days have provided a reminder of how quickly driving conditions can…Read more »

New Law  To Protect Older Nebraskans From Scams

New Law To Protect Older Nebraskans From Scams

Beginning Nov. 14, Nebraska banks will have a new way to protect their customers. A law goes into effect which allows financial institutions to place a hold of up to 30 days on a transaction if they suspect a customer is a victim of financial exploitation. The new regulations protect anyone over the age of…Read more »

Opening Of North 176th Between Bluff & McKelvie Road

Opening Of North 176th Between Bluff & McKelvie Road

Lancaster engineering will be opening North 176th Street between Bluff Road and McKelvie Road after the completion of a box culvert project in this section of roadway. The Roadway will be opening the afternoon of October 26, 2020. This was an improvement project to remove the old county box culvert that was undermined during the…Read more »