Author Archives: William Padmore

Lincoln Police Chief Kneels With Community Leaders, Announces Plans For Joint Community-Police Initiative

Lincoln Police Chief Kneels With Community Leaders, Announces Plans For Joint Community-Police Initiative

An emotional scene at the Malone Community Center this afternoon as Lincoln Police Officers, Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputies, Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister, and local community leaders gathered to pay tribute to the memory of George Floyd, a black man killed while in police custody in Minneapolis. Bliemeister and the officers knelt in solidarity with leaders,…Read more »

Lincoln Police Investigating Arson At Northeast High School

Lincoln Police Investigating Arson At Northeast High School

Lincoln Police are investigating another arson, this time at a Northeast High School. Lincoln Police Officer Luke Bonkiewics said officers were called to the school just after 8 p.m after staff reported discovering evidence of a fire. “They discovered that a suspect or suspects had thrown a glass incendiary device at a school window,” said…Read more »

Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Reports Around 40 Arrested During Sunday Night Protests

Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Reports Around 40 Arrested During Sunday Night Protests

Around 40 people were arrested Sunday night after a group of demonstrators broke curfew while protesting the death of George Floyd outside the County-City building, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Terry Wagner says the arrests started at around 8:45 Sunday night after demonstrators refused multiple warnings by law-enforcement agents to leave the…Read more »

Mayor Extends Curfew Into Monday, Makes Emergency Declaration

Mayor Extends Curfew Into Monday, Makes Emergency Declaration

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird Extends Curfew to second night Monday, from 9 p.m- 6 a.m Tuesday, June 2nd. Part of the mayor’s official statement can be viewed below: 9 P.M. CURFEW ISSUED FOR TONIGHT   “Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird today announced that, in the interest of public safety, she has issued an Emergency Declaration that…Read more »

DHHS Says Communities of Color Disproportionately Affected By COVID-19, Governor Gives Blessing To George Floyd Protests

DHHS Says Communities of Color Disproportionately Affected By COVID-19, Governor Gives Blessing To George Floyd Protests

The CEO of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says the department needs to do a better job reaching out to communities of color during the pandemic. At Friday’s gubernatorial COVID-19 press briefing, Department CEO Danette Smith said the conclusion was brought about by data showing, of the positive cases recorded in the…Read more »

13 Weeks Of Additional Unemployment Benefits Announced

13 Weeks Of Additional Unemployment Benefits Announced

Nebraska workers who have exhausted their state unemployment insurance benefits can apply for an extension of benefits through the federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program (PEUC). PEUC provides up to 13 weeks of additional assistance for people who exhausted their 26 weeks of state unemployment insurance benefits on or after July 6, 2019. The benefit…Read more »

Lincoln Police Department Update Official Statement On Death Of George Floyd

Lincoln Police Department Update Official Statement On Death Of George Floyd

  The Lincoln Police Department has released an official statement regarding the incident in Minneapolis in which 46-year-old Goerge Floyd, a black man, died a short time after being apprehended by local authorities while investigating a forgery. The full statement can be viewed below: LINCOLN POLICE DEPARTMENT 575 South 10th Street, Lincoln NE 68508 402-441-7204 FOR…Read more »