Author Archives: Karla James

Funeral Service For Lancaster County Deputy Troy Bailey

Funeral Service For Lancaster County Deputy Troy Bailey

The funeral service for Lancaster County Deputy Troy Bailey was held this afternoon at Horizons Community Church in Lincoln. 53 year old Bailey died on September 11th after suffering a heart attack earlier last week. Bailey was a 33 year veteran law enforcement officer having served Lancaster County for 25 years; Lexington Police Department for…Read more »

Nebraska Public Service Commission Dismisses Complaint Against Two Railroads

Nebraska Public Service Commission Dismisses Complaint Against Two Railroads

The Nebraska Public Service Commission has issued an order dismissing the Transportation Department complaint (DC-98) against the Union Pacific Railroad Company  and Nebraska Central Railroad Company. In June, the PSC issued an order releasing its findings from its February hearing and closing the investigation into the blocking of railroad crossings in Hall County and directed the…Read more »

Man Walks Out Of Store With $200 In Tools

Man Walks Out Of Store With $200 In Tools

Lincoln Police were called to the At Home store at 6845 South 27th Street at 7:44 a.m. Sunday on a report of a burglary. The manager reported she had reviewed surveillance video and discovered that a man had pushed a cart full of merchandise to the back of the building where the loading dock is…Read more »

All Nebraska Counties, Except Lancaster, Are In Phase 4 Of Reopening

All Nebraska Counties, Except Lancaster, Are In Phase 4 Of Reopening

All Nebraska counties are in Phase 4 of reopening through October 31. The move to Phase 4 applies to every health department jurisdiction in the state, but Lancaster County intends to keep some Phase 3 restrictions in place. These are the outlined changes for Phase 4: ● Bars & Restaurants– Section is removed from DHM. Guidance will…Read more »

41 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Monday

41 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Monday

The Lancaster County Health Department reports 41 new lab confirmed COVID-19 cases Monday.  Today’s report includes cases from the weekend that were delayed because of technical problems in the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services reporting system. The community total is now at 5.196 and the number of deaths remains at 21.  Recoveries are…Read more »

NSP Finds Ecstasy, Pot, Gun In Traffic Stop Near Sutherland

NSP Finds Ecstasy, Pot, Gun In Traffic Stop Near Sutherland

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two people after locating multiple controlled substances and a firearm during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Sutherland. At approximately 9:40 p.m. Sunday, troopers observed an eastbound Kia Optima traveling at 101 miles per hour on I-80 near mile marker 152. During the traffic stop, the…Read more »

Hundreds Attend Virtual Early Childhood Programs & Services Conference

Hundreds Attend Virtual Early Childhood Programs & Services Conference

Community leaders from across Nebraska came together virtually to collaborate on how to ensure that children and families in every Nebraska community have access to high-quality early childhood programs and services – a topic that has become even more critical during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly 700 civic, business, and education leaders, from 99 communities in…Read more »

Pledging Support for Military Caregivers

Pledging Support for Military Caregivers

Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed military caregivers as “Hidden Heroes” during a morning ceremony at the State Capitol.  The Governor and Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs (NDVA) Director John Hilgert also announced that Nebraska has taken steps to become a Hidden Heroes state, joining the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s initiative to identify military caregivers and support the…Read more »