Author Archives: Karla James

260 New COVID-19 Cases In Lancaster County Wednesday

260 New COVID-19 Cases In Lancaster County Wednesday

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reports 260 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19  today, bringing the community total to 15,321.  The number of deaths in the community remains at 73. Recoveries are up from 5,032 to 5,060.  The weekly positivity rate from November 15th through the 21st came in at 17.4%.  From November 22nd through the 25th the rate…Read more »

Husker Athlete Tests COVID-19 Positive

Husker Athlete Tests COVID-19 Positive

Thais statement was released from Nebraska Athletics: “We had one student athlete that did not participate today because of a positive test result from the Big Ten Conference’s testing protocol. He is in isolation and following all local and Lancaster County health guidelines. We will also conduct all the necessary procedures included in the Big…Read more »

NSP Urges Safe Travels This Holiday Weekend

NSP Urges Safe Travels This Holiday Weekend

Troopers from the Nebraska State Patrol and Iowa State Patrol will be teaming up to keep travelers safe on both sides of the Missouri River this Thanksgiving. NSP and ISP will conduct simultaneous patrol operations on many thoroughfares in northeast Nebraska and northwest Iowa as part of the effort. The high-visibility enforcement campaign will run…Read more »

Lincoln Police Department Launches New Recruiting Website

Lincoln Police Department Launches New Recruiting Website

The Lincoln Police Department is proud to announce the launch of its new website for police officer recruitment, www.joinlpd.com.  A news release states, our goal is to continue diversifying our department in order to represent our community in age, race, ethnicity, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Hiring quality applicants from a variety of backgrounds is…Read more »

CHI Health Hiring Due To Increase In COVID-19 Cases

CHI Health Hiring Due To Increase In COVID-19 Cases

CHI Health has created new seasonal job positions to support the recent increase in patients throughout its 14 hospitals. Ideal for college students during holiday break or those wanting to support local health care workers, the paid role is flexible and does not require prior experience. The patient care assistant position is designed to provide non‐clinical assistance to hospital…Read more »

COVID-19 Reduces Hours At Lincoln Parks & Recreation Centers

COVID-19 Reduces Hours At Lincoln Parks & Recreation Centers

The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department today announced that City recreation centers will have reduced hours while the COVID-19 Risk Dial is in the red position.  Schedule changes for youth programs offered at Air Park, Belmont, Calvert, and Irving centers will be announced if Lincoln Public Schools moves to remote learning. The schedules are as…Read more »

Nebraska Receives $119,450 In Home Depot Data Breach Settlement

Nebraska Receives $119,450 In Home Depot Data Breach Settlement

Attorney General Doug Peterson today announced that his office, along with the Attorneys General of 45 other States and the District of Columbia, have obtained a $17.5 million-dollar settlement with The Home Depot, resolving a multistate investigation into a 2014 data breach impacting approximately 40 million Home Depot consumers nationwide. The breach occurred when hackers…Read more »