In search of solutions in a worsening pandemic, Omaha man legally left blind by Sarpy County MP, hospitals reaching harmful occupancy, and different prime native information for Monday October 12th

10/12/20 • Day 29 from Phase IV • Nationwide case trends

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Last week, Nebraska beat its previous 7-day average of COVID-19 cases by more than 100. This week we doubled the stakes and addressed over 100 more cases. Today our average number of cases a day is 653.6. That’s 220 more cases, more people on average than in May, and about 108 more cases than last week.

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Good Morning,

Today we have stories of an Omaha man’s complaint against Sarpy County, Douglas County’s rapidly rising COVID-19 numbers, and a look at various topics from this year’s vote.

Top local stories

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In Omaha

  • An Omaha man says it was him shot in the eye with a pepper ball from a Sarpy County MP during protests near 72nd and Dodge in May.
  • The Omaha Police Department and Douglas County Health Department have received hundreds of complaints about the city’s mask mandate, however no quotes were issued.
  • COVID-19 numbers are in Douglas County rapidly increasing.

Around the state

  • Three Employee with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Nebraska voters will vote on six Electoral issues on November 3rd.

What to do during the quarantine

From our list of Things to Do During Quarantine::

Go ahead

If you feel like you’re on an expedition into nature but want to watch it from the comfort of your car, there are plenty Great fall drives to do in the area and state. The Ponca Hills north of Omaha promise great views of the Missouri River and a fiery burst of color from the cottonwood trees. The Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway also has 82 miles of riverside and tree cover that turn beautiful in the fall.

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