Author Archives: Karla James

One COVID-19 Death, 39 New Cases Friday

One COVID-19 Death, 39 New Cases Friday

The Lincoln – Lancaster County Health Department reports another death from COVID-19, a man in his 50’s who was hospitalized.  The number of deaths is now at 231. There are 39 new lab confirmed cases of the virus Friday bringing the total number of cases to 30,401.  Recoveries are at 27,253.  The positivity rate from April 11th…Read more »

Test Nebraska Reaches Milestone

Test Nebraska Reaches Milestone

Test Nebraska, a partnership between the State of Nebraska and Nomi Health, have reached a significant milestone this week: completing 750,210 COVID tests in both urban and rural communities throughout the state over the past year.   “The State of Nebraska, in partnership with Nomi Health, CHI St. Elizabeth, and others, acted decisively at the…Read more »

49 COVID-19 Cases Confirmed Thursday In Lancaster County

49 COVID-19 Cases Confirmed Thursday In Lancaster County

The Lincoln – Lancaster County Health Department reports 49 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday bringing the total number of cases to 30,362.  The number of deaths in the county remains at 230 and recoveries are at 27,234.  The weekly positivity rate from April 11th through the 15th is 7%.  The rate from April 3rd through the…Read more »

Urgent Need For Blood Donations

Urgent Need For Blood Donations

Amid the ongoing challenges of recruiting blood donors during the COVID-19 pandemic, local nonprofit Nebraska Community Blood Bank is facing a shortage of blood and platelet donations. The need for blood is constant, but due to the pandemic, many drives have been canceled or postponed. To replenish supplies for the Northland’s hospitals, trauma centers, and…Read more »

Unicameral Adopt Permanent Telehealth Reforms

Unicameral Adopt Permanent Telehealth Reforms

On Thursday, Nebraska state senators unanimously adopted Sen. John Arch’s Legislative Bill 400, which makes permanent a number of temporary changes related to telehealth made by emergency order at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. LB400 allows telehealth services to be initiated from any location where a patient may be, which could include their home,…Read more »

Rep. Bacon Named To Top 20% Of Most Effective Lawmakers

Rep. Bacon Named To Top 20% Of Most Effective Lawmakers

Nebraska 2nd District Representative Don Bacon  been ranked in the top 20% of Republicans for legislative effectiveness in the 116th Congress. The Center for Effective Lawmaking bases the scores on 15 metrics regarding the bills that each member of Congress sponsors, how substantial their policy proposals are, and how far they move through the lawmaking process.…Read more »

Nebraska Sees Drop In Unemployment Numbers

Nebraska Sees Drop In Unemployment Numbers

The Nebraska Department of Labor released unemployment figures for the week ending April 10th. There were a total of 1,926 new regular claims filed for the week, a 69 person drop from the week ending April 3rd.  There were 14 new Pandemic unemployment Assistance claims filed for the week  compared to 250 filed last week.…Read more »

$13,000 In Meth Found During Home Search

$13,000 In Meth Found During Home Search

The Lincoln Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force served a warrant on a home at 4th and Bridger Road on Wednesday, April 14th around 11 p.m.  Insider were 46 year old Cynthia Gilchrist, 26 year old Jennifer Brandon and 33 year old Kyle Oday. Investigators searched the home and found a total of 161 grams of…Read more »

5 Arrested On Drug Charges

5 Arrested On Drug Charges

Investigators with the Lincoln – Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force served a warrant on a home at 7th and New Hampshire on Tuesday, April 13th. Investigators located  39 year old Nichole Jabar, 31 year old Justin Holbrook, 40 year old Nicolas Labrillo, 51 year old Sean Harvey and 40 year old Alisha Wilson inside the…Read more »

Second Arrest Made In Robbery Of 13 Year Old

Second Arrest Made In Robbery Of 13 Year Old

Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies made a second arrest in the armed robbery of a 13 year old girl Monday afternoon.  The girl had arranged to sell a pair of Air Jordan’s to an 18 year old she was acquainted with.  They had agreed to meet at a park in Waverly.   Elijah Hergott and a 17 year…Read more »