Loans for fake farms, ditch masks for sports fans, Lincoln City Council sworn in
An online lending platform called Kabbage sent 378 pandemic loans worth $ 7 million to bogus businesses (mostly farms) with names like “Deely Nuts” and “Beefy King”.
Reed Moore Daily Recap
Happy national day without dirty dishes
Disposable plates, cups and cutlery are perfect for today’s news: Omaha police shoot and kill man making suicidal comments repeatedly, Omaha sports fans ditch their masks during events and the newly elected members of Lincoln City Council are sworn in.
- Five Omaha policemen shoot and kill a man who repeatedly makes suicidal comments.The officers are put on administrative leave and will be interviewed by investigators.
- Governor Pete Ricketts holds a press conference with Omaha Public Schools and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to encourage high school students to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. The Douglas County Department of Health hosts vaccination clinics in its offices on Fridays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
- The Nebraska State Patrol issues a Missing notice endangered for Ryan Larsen, 11, an autistic boy who was last seen leaving school Monday at La Vista West Elementary School.
- Due to new CDC guidelines, sports fans in Omaha are abandon their masks at events, but fans and athletes have mixed opinions.
- Douglas County Health Department Reports 70 New Cases of Covid-19 and zero new death certificates related to the virus. The death toll from Covid-19 in Douglas County remains at 710.
- CHI Health Center transforms to prepare for Olympic swimming trials, construction of two 50-meter swimming pools in 14 days. The arena will have a reduced capacity for the event.
- Governor Pete Ricketts predicts Nebraska’s K-12 schools will return to normal by this fall. He says he’s encouraged by vaccination rates and declining hospitalizations, which are below 100 statewide.
- Newly elected members of Lincoln City Council swear. Board member James Michael Bowers makes history as the first openly LGBTQ person to be named city council president.
- A $ 6.4 million grant The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust provides 2,500 Automated External Defibrillators, or AEDs, to all law enforcement agencies, first responders, state offices and facilities in Nebraska.
- Federal lawsuit against Cody-Kilgore Unified Schools in north-central Nebraska says The rights of indigenous students have been violated when an employee cuts their hair.
Reed Moore’s Things To Do
Omaha Fitness Fun Guide:
Biking at Zorinsky Lake Park
- 3808 S. 154 St.
- Open from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Ed Zorinsky Lake Park, from the name of the former Nebraska Senator, is a great place to get in touch with nature, state senatorial history, or just get some exercise. The lake loop trail is 7.8 miles, and the large expanses are pleasantly shaded and cool in the summer. This gives cyclists a secluded trail to share with other enthusiasts.
The West Trail provides a place for cyclists and wheelchair users to glide, as this asphalted asphalt trail is typically 6 feet wide and is more accessible to people using mobility equipment. A few steep inclines are marked to warn you may need help or you may need to turn around. Dogs can exercise alongside you (or at the bar) but must be kept on a leash.
Come ride a bike, stay for the amenities. The park offers several to discover after cycling, from nine sports grounds to fishing.
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