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A New Chief Executive Officer of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

A new leader is announced for the Health and Human Service Department. Governor Ricketts named Dannette Smith as the new DHHS chief executive officer. Governor Ricketts says that Dannette is the customer-oriented, results-driven leader that Nebraska needs for the the department. Smith has more than twenty-five years of executive leadership experience in large, complex organizations…read more »

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Text-to-911 Available In Area

Text-to-911 service is now available for the Southeast Region. The Southeast Region 911 announces the availability of Text-to-911 service for the region that includes Lincoln. Region spokesmen say Text-to-911 is the next step in accessing emergency services as technology advances. Officials caution that Text-to-911 is not meant to take the place of calling 911 using…read more »

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LES Reminder To Be Prepared for Wintry Weather

With our current wintry mix comes a reminder from Lincoln Electric System. LES advises customers to locate their service panel and learn how to operate their main circuit breaker. LES also urges customers to prepare a winter emergency kit including items such as a blanket, disposable hand warmers, non-perishable food, a manual can opener, bottled…read more »

Winter Weather Advisory Extended

Weather Advisory Extended: UPDATE

The Winter Weather Advisory has been extended until Midnight tonight – Tuesday. Mixed precipitation. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. The Advisory is for portions of east central and southeast Nebraska. Plan on slippery road…read more »