Author Archives: Karla James

Lancaster County Reports 16th COVID-19 Death

Lancaster County Reports 16th COVID-19 Death

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reports a 16th resident has died from COVID-19 in Lincoln.  The individual was a man in his 70’s who had been hospitalized. Lancaster County reports 32 new cases of COVID-19 in the region today.  That brings the community total to 3.195 individuals.  Recoveries are up from 1,315 to 1.334. The…Read more »

Medicaid Expansion Opens for Applications

Medicaid Expansion Opens for Applications

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has successfully started to accept applications for Medicaid expansion, also known as Heritage Health Adult, this past weekend.  Benefits begin on October 1, 2020. Heritage Health Adult expands Medicaid to lower income adults of working age (19-64 years old).  Lower income means earning up to 138% of…Read more »

Local groups combine to Speak Up for Housing Rights To End Evictions

Local groups combine to Speak Up for Housing Rights To End Evictions

As federal unemployment insurance expires and eviction moratoriums lift, local civic, legal, education and arts organizations have combined to call on Lincoln residents to “Speak Up for Housing Rights“. Between June 1 to 29, nearly 150 eviction cases were scheduled to be heard in Lancaster County. A study by the Aspen Institute predicts that 18…Read more »

Fake Money Showing Up At Lincoln Businesses

Fake Money Showing Up At Lincoln Businesses

Lincoln Police are looking into five cases where people tried to pass counterfeit bills.  They were at businesses ranging from convenience stores, gas stations and restaurants between July 31st and August 3rd.  Most of the counterfeit currency were $20 bills. The number of counterfeit bill use is up with police receiving 160 cases so far…Read more »

LPS Receives Thousands Of Remote Learning Requests For Fall 2020

LPS Receives Thousands Of Remote Learning Requests For Fall 2020

Lincoln Public School officials announced Monday the unverified number of remote learning requests they received by the July 31 deadline. They received 6,771 requests to begin the school year remotely, or approximately 16.8 percent of those enrolled in LPS as of July 24. Now schools must go through and verify the requests and match them…Read more »

Pandemic Prompts UNL To Use Professional Movers For Students

Pandemic Prompts UNL To Use Professional Movers For Students

The university expects about 5,500 students will move into its 14 residence halls by Aug. 16.    With about 4,000 of the new arrivals anticipated between Aug. 13 and Aug. 16, the university for the first time is instituting curbside move-in. To speed the unloading process and reduce crowding in the hallways, it has contracted…Read more »

Rexnord Industries Fire Damage Estimated At $25,000

Rexnord Industries Fire Damage Estimated At $25,000

Lincoln Fire & Rescue rushed to a building fire at Rexnord Industries at 6040 Fletcher around 10 p.m. Sunday night. Crews saw smoke and flames coming from the roof.  They used an aerial ladder and found fire around an exhaust pipe.  Crews also found an industrial oven on the interior of the building that had…Read more »

Lancaster County COVID-19 Risk Dial Moves Down One Notch

Lancaster County COVID-19 Risk Dial Moves Down One Notch

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department moved the COVID-19 Risk Dial down one notch. It remains in the Orange High Risk category but it appears cases are starting to level off.  Health Director Pat Lopez says 241 cases were reported so far this week.  That averages out to about 46 new cases each day.  There were…Read more »