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Public Invited to Downtown Streetscape Project Open House July 12

The public is invited to attend the Downtown Corridors project open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 12 at the Jayne Snyder Trails Center, 228 N. 21st St. Participants will be introduced to the project and have the opportunity to provide input on initial streetscape concepts for segments of “O”, Ninth and 10th streets downtown. No formal presentation is planned.
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Lincoln Police Announce Arrest in Stabbing | 1300 block N 27th St

Thanks to multiple tips from community members, Lincoln Police Department investigators and the Fugitive Task Force found Steven A. Alexander this morning in an apartment on N 31st Street and Folkways Blvd. Alexander was arrested without incident on a warrant for 1st degree Assault, Manslaughter and Use of a Deadly Weapon to Commit a Felony for the July 1, 2022, stabbing death of 26-year-old Austin Gress of Lincoln.

Lancaster County COVID-19 Update for July 5

Lab-confirmed cases reported over the weekend and holiday: 120 Saturday, 60 Sunday, 54 Monday. Hospitalizations for COVID-19 patients: 36 with 26 from Lancaster County (none on ventilators) and 10 from other communities (none on ventilators). Note: The hospitalization number includes patients who no longer test positive for COVID-19 but continue to be hospitalized.

COVID-19 Risk Dial Remains in Elevated Yellow for Fifth Week

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today announced that the COVID-19 Risk Dial will remain in elevated yellow for a fifth week. Most key indicators have showed a slight decrease over the past week. The yellow position on the dial means that the risk of the virus spreading in the community is moderate. On the color-coded dial, red represents the highest risk of COVID-19 spread, and green represents the lowest risk.

Lincoln Police Release Name of Crash Victim | 37th & O Street

The Lincoln Police Department is investigating a fatal hit and run crash that occurred at 37th & O Street on Saturday, July 2, 2022. A gray Ford Focus was traveling westbound on O Street when it crossed the center median and struck a silver Subaru Forrester traveling eastbound in the inside traffic lane. The collision pushed the Subaru into a second eastbound vehicle, a white Chrysler. The two occupants of the Chrysler were treated at the scene and released.

COVID-19 Vaccine Available for Children Under 5 Starting July 6

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) will provide COVID-19 vaccine for children under age 5 starting Wednesday, July 6. Clinics for this age group will be at LLCHD Monday through Friday with additional clinic locations on some Saturdays. These will be smaller clinics that meet the needs of young children. All clinics are by appointment only.
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Lincoln Police Release Name of Stabbing Suspect | 1300 block N 27th St

The Lincoln Police Department is requesting assistance from the community in locating the suspect responsible for stabbing Austin Gress, a 26-year-old of Lincoln, on Friday, July 1, 2022. The suspect, identified as Steven A. Alexander, fled the scene on foot after he stabbed the victim during a fight over a bicycle in the alley, near a convenience store, at N 27th and Dudley.

Lincoln Police Investigating Fatal Hit and Run Crash | 37th & O Street

The Lincoln Police Department is investigating a fatal crash that occurred at 37th & O Street on Saturday, July 2, 2022, at 9:26 p.m. The investigation determined a gray Ford was traveling westbound on O Street when it crossed the center median and struck a gray Subaru traveling eastbound in the inside traffic lane. The collision pushed the Subaru into a second eastbound vehicle, a white Chrysler.

Lincoln Police Investigating Stabbing | 1300 block N 27th Street

Lincoln Police Department is investigating a stabbing that occurred in the alley, near a convenience store, on N 27th Street. On July 1, 2022, at 8:57 p.m., officers were called to the 1300 block of N 27th Street regarding a male who had been stabbed. The caller heard yelling and went towards the area where the victim was discovered with serious injuries. The victim, a 26-year-old Lincoln resident, was found with an obvious stab wound. The arriving officers attempted life saving measures. Sadly, the victim succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Lincoln Has One More Death From COVID-19

Deaths reported today: 1, a man in his 80s who was vaccinated and not hospitalized. Hospitalizations for COVID-19 patients: 31 with 20 from Lancaster County (none on ventilators) and11 from other communities (none on ventilators). Note: The hospitalization number includes patients who no longer test positive for COVID-19 but continue to be hospitalized.

Health Department Issues Air Quality Advisory

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today issued a health advisory for sensitive populations due to anticipated high levels of smoke from fireworks. Fireworks may be used in the City of Lincoln from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on July 3, and from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on July 4. The LLCHD Air Quality Program typically observes periodic high levels of particulate air pollution from the evening of July 3 through the morning of July 5. During those times, Lincoln’s Air Quality Index (AQI) often reaches peak levels that are unhealthy for everyone, but are especially unhealthy for people with heart disease, asthma, or other respiratory conditions like COPD.
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Nominations Open for Mayor’s Arts Awards

Nominations are due August 1 for the 44th annual Mayor’s Arts Awards presented by the Lincoln Arts Council (LAC). The ceremony will be held October 28 at the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts, 1300 “Q” St. Nominations may be submitted using the online form at artscene.org, and more information is available by calling the LAC at 402-434-2787. A panel of community members will select the winners for these awards:

Seniors Invited to Participate in Aging Partners Events

Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the public to attend a variety of senior-focused activities and classes in Lincoln and Lancaster County from July 4 through 10:. Aging Partners offices, senior centers and fitness center are closed for the Independence Day holiday. Tuesday, July 5. Games, exercise room and walking...
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Lancaster County COVID-19 Update for June 30

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 patients: 27 with 18 from Lancaster County (none on ventilators) and 9 from other communities (two on ventilators). Note: The hospitalization number includes patients who no longer test positive for COVID-19 but continue to be hospitalized. Risk Dial: elevated yellow – risk of COVID-19 spread and impact...

City Urges Proper Disposal of Fireworks Debris

Collection of unused fireworks and ammunition, and Oak Lake Firework Cleanup is July 5. Keep Lincoln and Lancaster County Beautiful (KLLCB) and Lincoln Transportation and Utilities (LTU) encourage residents to dispose of unused fireworks and fireworks debris properly and safely following Independence Day celebrations. The public’s efforts will help keep waste haulers and City landfill staff safe from injury and protect local waterways.
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Lincoln Awarded $400,000 for Biochar Initiative

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced that Lincoln will receive up to $400,000 in funding and technical support for a project to turn wood waste into biochar, a charcoal-like substance that can be used as a beneficial soil amendment. Lincoln is one of seven cities in the U.S. and Europe chosen to develop a biochar project that was first successfully demonstrated in Stockholm, Sweden, the winner of the 2014 Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge.

Open House for South Lincoln Intersections Project set for June 30

Lincoln Transportation and Utilities (LTU) invites the public to an open house Thursday, June 30, regarding planned intersection improvements at South 14th Street, Old Cheney Road and Warlick Boulevard. The event is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Southwest High School gym, 7001 South 14th Street. The public may park in the main parking lot and enter the building using the school's front doors.