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Additional Housing and Utility Assistance Funds for Lincoln

Additional Housing and Utility Assistance Funds for Lincoln

Lincoln is receiving $728,000 in federal CARES Act funding for its program to help to people struggling to pay for rent, mortgages and utilities due to COVID-19 and its economic impact.   The new funding is in addition to the $4 million in CARES funding the City received in July, which included $975,000 for housing and utilities assistance.    The new funds were received through…Read more »

198 Lab-Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 This Weekend

198 Lab-Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 This Weekend

53 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Lancaster County Sunday following 145 cases reported Saturday.  That brings the community total to 5,155. The number of deaths in the community remains at 21. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath, repeated shaking with chills, repeated muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of…Read more »

UNL Places Six Greek Houses on Temporary Suspension

UNL Places Six Greek Houses on Temporary Suspension

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln placed several Greek chapters on immediate temporary suspension effective Sept. 8. These houses include: Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta, Phi Delta Theta and Sigma Phi Epsilon.   Reports, including photos and videos, depicted large gatherings on the house properties on the evening of Sept. 7 without…Read more »

MAYOR ISSUES PROCLAMATION FOR PERIOD OF MOURNING TO HONOR OFFICER HERRERA

MAYOR ISSUES PROCLAMATION FOR PERIOD OF MOURNING TO HONOR OFFICER HERRERA

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird today issued the following proclamation: Period of Mourning: Whereas, Lincoln Police Department Investigator Luis “Mario” Herrera began working for LPD in 1997, after serving in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves and as a Carrier Enforcement Officer for the Nebraska State Patrol; and Whereas, after being injured in the line of duty…Read more »

48 Lab-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Lancaster County Saturday

48 Lab-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Lancaster County Saturday

48 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County Saturday bringing the community total to 3,923. The number of deaths in the community remains at 20. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath, repeated shaking with chills, repeated muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell. If you…Read more »

LPD Shares Donation and Support Info for Investigator Mario Herrera

LPD Shares Donation and Support Info for Investigator Mario Herrera

Lincoln Police released information for those wanting to help LPD Investigator Mario Herrera and his family.  Investigator Herrera was shot while on duty Wednesday. Blood Donations can be made through Nebraska Community Blood Bank. Appointments are required and can be made on-line or by phone. https://www.ncbbherohub.club/donor/schedules/zip Nebraska Community Blood Bank 402-486-9414. People can make donations…Read more »

DHHS Issues Statement Regarding Test Nebraska Test Results

DHHS Issues Statement Regarding Test Nebraska Test Results

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services officials issued the following statement regarding a rumor that recently surfaced on social media, including Reddit, claiming that test results from Test Nebraska had been misplaced.   “We want to reassure people that the Test Nebraska lab has not lost or misplaced test results. “Test Nebraska, however, did…Read more »

17 Lab-Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Sunday

17 Lab-Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Sunday

17 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Lancaster County Sunday bringing the community total to 3,635. The number of deaths in the community remains at 19.  The Lincoln-Lancaster County positivity rate is 6.7 percent There were 27 cases reported Saturday for a weekend total of 44 cases. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness…Read more »

Saturday COVID-19 Cases Total 27

Saturday COVID-19 Cases Total 27

27 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lancaster County Saturday bringing the community total to 3,618. The number of deaths in the community remains at 19. For the week ending August 22nd (today) 164 cases have been reported, up 10 from last week’s 154. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath,…Read more »