Author Archives: Karla James

51 New Lab COVID-19 Cases In Lancaster County Thursday

51 New Lab COVID-19 Cases In Lancaster County Thursday

  The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department Thursday reports that 51 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County, bringing the community total to 28,041. The total number of deaths in the community remains at 220.  Recoveries are at 13,266 and the positivity rate from February 21 through the 25th is a 20.8% There…Read more »

Nebraska to receive $25 Million Geared To Local Programs

Nebraska to receive $25 Million Geared To Local Programs

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced $27,971,584 to local programs in Nebraska.  In total, $5.5 billion in funding was awarded to local programs throughout the country that provide affordable housing, community development and economic opportunity, and support to individuals and families experiencing homelessness.. “These core programs provide our local partners…Read more »

17 Catalytic Converters Found During Traffic Stop

17 Catalytic Converters Found During Traffic Stop

A traffic stop by a Lancaster County Sheriff Department deputy on Wednesday, February 24th ended with the discovery of 17 catalytic converters. The deputy stopped the vehicle on I-80 and determined there was probable cause to search the vehicle after smelling marijuana.  Inside the trunk were 17 catalytic converters, a cordless Sawzall and a 20…Read more »

Garage Fire Causes $350,000 In Damage

Garage Fire Causes $350,000 In Damage

Lincoln Fire & Rescue were called to 7826 Stonewall Court around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.  When they arrived they saw heavy smoke and flames coming from an attached garage of a duplex.  The resident was outside of the home when crews arrived.  That resident was displaced as well as residents in the connected unit due to…Read more »

Man Wanted On Running From Traffic Stops Arrested On Drug Charges.

Man Wanted On Running From Traffic Stops Arrested On Drug Charges.

Investigators with the Lincoln Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force were looking for 33 year old Jason Smith around 9:30 Wednesday night near 60th and Glenbrook.  Smith was known to be wanted for fleeing from several traffic stops with the most recent one on February 20th. As Smith was walking out of a house  investigators attempted to…Read more »

One COVID-19 Death In Lancaster County Wednesday, 58 New Cases

One COVID-19 Death In Lancaster County Wednesday, 58 New Cases

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department  Wednesday announced that one more resident has died from COVID-19.  The death was a man in his 70s in a long-term care facility. The total number of deaths in Lancaster County is now 220. LLCHD reports 58 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County today, bringing the community total to…Read more »

Nearly 2,700 COVID-19 Vaccines Given At Large Scale Clinic At PBA

Nearly 2,700 COVID-19 Vaccines Given At Large Scale Clinic At PBA

Nearly 2,700 Lancaster County residents received COVID-19 vaccine at today’s large-scale clinic at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Most of those vaccinated were residents age 71 and up and their spouses. Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) with assistance from community partners will hold two more clinics this week – one on Thursday and one on Friday. The…Read more »

Suspect In Railroad Equipment Theft Turns Himself In

Suspect In Railroad Equipment Theft Turns Himself In

Between December 14th 2020 and January 30th 2021 there were at least four thefts from the 18th and Dudley and the 13th and N 19th Street.  Each theft was of all metal railroad equipment.  The victim, OL&B Big Red Line, set up cameras following a theft reported on December 16th. Video captured thefts on December 27th,…Read more »

Suspect Pulls Knife On U-Stop Clerk

Suspect Pulls Knife On U-Stop Clerk

Lincoln Police are looking for the man who walked out of the U-Stop at 1301 South Street around 5:30 Wednesday morning without paying for items. The clerk stopped the man who then pulled out a knife and threatened to stab him. He then left the store on foot. Lincoln police and a K-9 searched the…Read more »