9/24/20 • Day 11 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends

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My COVID-19 Scare

Reader reporter Chris Bowling reflects on his recent coronavirus scare in this weekly series that breaks down COVID-19 data from the state.


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Good morning,

Today we have stories about the Omaha City Council’s $5.5 million proposal for new police equipment, a possible extension to Omaha’s mask mandate and an update on Nebraska’s prison overcrowding declaration.

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In Omaha
  • The Omaha City Council proposed a $5.5 million contract for new body cameras and tasers for police.
  • Omaha’s mask requirement could be extended until the week of Thanksgiving.
  • The Omaha Public Power District is reporting another scam affecting customers.
  • Special Prosecutor Fredrick D. Franklin made a statement Wednesday following the news that Jake Gardner died by suicide.

Around the State

  • Gov. Pete Ricketts made clear Monday that he will not mandate coronavirus vaccinations for Nebraskans, whenever those vaccinations become available.
  • An inmate at the Lincoln Correctional Center was hospitalized Wednesday after being attacked.
  • Despite an emergency prison overcrowding declaration from the state, fewer inmates from the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services have been released on parole.
  • Republican Rep. Don Bacon and Democratic candidate Kara Eastman are set for a debate on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

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