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Trends of COVID-19 Cases in Southwest Nebraska

Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) has 32 new cases of COVID-19 reported  September 21st to September 28th at noon.  A breakout by county includes:  Chase – 3; Frontier – 1;... Read More

NDCS staff members positive for COVID-19

September 21, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – On Monday,  Director Scott  Frakes announced that three staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). All three staff members are emplo... Read More

Nebraska inmate dies after testing positive for COVID-19

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska prison inmate has died after testing positive for the coronavirus. The Omaha World-Herald reports that State Corrections Director Scott Frakes didn't identify the inmate but said he was in his 50s and had several underly... Read More

Doane U. to hold postponed commencement on Sunday

  Crete, NE --- Doane University will recognize May graduates from the College of Professional Studies, College of Education, College of Business, College of Arts & Sciences, and School of Integrative Learning at postponed Commencement c... Read More

Humanities Nebraska accepting applications  for pandemic relief support

  Beginning September 15 and with a deadline of October 1, Humanities Nebraska will again be accepting grant applications from Nebraska museums, historic sites and other cultural nonprofit organizations for pandemic relief funds. Funding for ... Read More

Volunteers Needed as American Red Cross Responds to Wildfires and Hurricanes

OMAHA, NEBRASKA – SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 — Trained American Red Cross disaster workers are working 24-7 to help people whose lives have been uprooted by wildfires, hurricanes and a derecho. Volunteers are providing food, shelter, supplies and comfort... Read More

New $92 million contract will expand University of Nebraska national defense research

Lincoln, Neb. -- University of Nebraska System President Ted Carter announced today that NU’s National Strategic Research Institute has been awarded a new five-year, $92 million contract through the U.S. Strategic Command to continue its leading re... Read More

New cases of COVID-19 reported in Two Rivers Health District

KEARNEY –Twenty-one (21) new cases of COVID-19 were reported by Two Rivers Public Health Department in the seven-county region it serves for Sunday, September 13. New confirmed cases for Sunday include: • Buffalo County – 16 • Dawson Co... Read More

NDCS staff members positive for COVID-19

Lincoln, Neb. -- On Sunday,  Director Scott R. Frakes announced that four staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). Three staff members are employed at the Nebraska State ... Read More

Lincoln bowling alley owner sues city over virus mandates

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The owner of a Lincoln bowling alley who has been at loggerheads with city officials for weeks over orders intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus is suing to stop enforcement of the mandates. The Lincoln Journal Star r... Read More

DHHS Friday COVID-19 Update

LINCOLN – The state case total, as of 5:45 p.m. CT today is 37,841, an increase of 2,180 from last Friday. There were 30 new COVID-19-related deaths in the state, for a total of 434. A total of 28,816 Nebraskans diagnosed with COVID-19 have since r... Read More