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Mayor Announces Select Public Swimming Pools To Open In June, Temporary Return Of Retired Fire Chief

Mayor Announces Select Public Swimming Pools To Open In June, Temporary Return Of Retired Fire Chief

A major announcement on Lincoln’s public pools. At today’s mayoral COVID-19 press conference, Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird said, stating June 15th, five public swimming pools will re-open to the public with restriction. Pools set to be open include: Arnold Pool in Airpark Ballard Pool in Northeast Lincoln Bellmount Pool in Northwest Lincoln Irvingdale Pool in…Read more »

Summer School, Graduation Ceremonies Possible Under June Directed Health Measures

Summer School, Graduation Ceremonies Possible Under June Directed Health Measures

In-person summer school classes, as well as late graduations, may be possible under a new Directed Health Measures that take effect in June. At Friday’s gubernatorial COVID-19 media briefing, State Education Commissioner Mat Blomstead said the idea wasn’t completely far-fetched. “At least some in-person possibilities are going to be there,” said Blomstedt. He added that…Read more »

BREAKING: Lancaster County Surpasses 1000 Cases of COVID-19

BREAKING: Lancaster County Surpasses 1000 Cases of COVID-19

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) announced that 38 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lincoln today, bringing the community total to 1,005. The Lancaster County COVID-19 Risk Dial, updated every Friday, has decreased slightly but is still in the orange, meaning the risk of spreading the virus remains high. Visit…Read more »

LPD: Catalytic Converter Thefts Up Compared To Last year, Nearly $35,000 In Losses Reported So Far In 2020

LPD: Catalytic Converter Thefts Up Compared To Last year, Nearly $35,000 In Losses Reported So Far In 2020

Lincoln Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for catalytic converter thieves. Officer Luke Bonkiewicz says since the year began, the department has investigated 91 converter theft cases compared to only 52 at the same time last year. “We’re encouraging residents to be on the lookout for individuals crawling or laying underneath…Read more »