KNEB.tv News: October 21, 2021

KNEB.tv News: October 21, 2021

Today on KNEB.tv News: One of three men arrested in a January sex-trafficking investigation will not have to stand trial, after agreeing to a plea deal offered by prosecutors; Duo charged after allegedly beating a man and pushing him out of moving vehicle; Search for new Scotts Bluff County Veterans…
Two Panhandle Men Federally Indicted

Two Panhandle Men Federally Indicted

Acting United States Attorney Jan W. Sharp announced today that the federal Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska has returned 15 unsealed Indictments charging 17 defendants. One of those defendants is 62-year-old George Liakos of Bayard, who is charged in a five-count Indictment. Counts one through four charges Liakos…
Gov. Ricketts: State Rescinding DHM, Inpatient Elective Surgeries Can Resume

Gov. Ricketts: State Rescinding DHM, Inpatient Elective Surgeries Can Resume

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the State will rescind its Directed Health Measure (DHM) that had temporarily suspended inpatient Class D and Class E elective surgeries for all Acute Care, Critical Care, and Children’s Hospitals in Nebraska.  The DHM will be rescinded at 11:59 PM on October 21,…
Felony Charges Dismissed in July Lyman Assault Case

Felony Charges Dismissed in July Lyman Assault Case

A 40-year-old Lyman man has been who was facing felony assault charges stemming from an altercation in July will not have to stand trial . Prosecutors initially charged Robert French with Felony Use of a Deadly Weapon to Commit a Felony and Second Degree Assault following a fight that broke…
Nebraska Congressman Pleads Not Guilty to Indictment Charge

Nebraska Congressman Pleads Not Guilty to Indictment Charge

Nebraska U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry has pleaded not guilty to charges that he lied to federal agents who were investigating illegal contributions to his campaign, and prosecutors revealed that they plan to calla top aide to the congressman as a trial witness. Fortenberry made his initial appearance in federal court…
Duo Accused of Throwing Man Out of Moving Truck on Highway 26

Duo Accused of Throwing Man Out of Moving Truck on Highway 26

Two people have been arrested in for their alleged role of savagely beating a man and tossing him out of a moving truck onto the highway. 37-year-old Jose Frias of Scottsbluff and 26-year-old Breanna Talbert are charged with Assault Causing Bodily Injury to a Person in connection to an October…
Proposed Regional Landfill Site More Promising Than Original Expectations

Proposed Regional Landfill Site More Promising Than Original Expectations

Officials say results of testing underway for the proposed regional landfill north of Scottsbluff show the site could last longer than initially anticipated. Gering City Administrator Pat Health provided an update on the project last week during the Western Nebraska Economic Development group meeting, saying signs are pointing to a…
Commission will Consider Free-Earned Landowner Elk Permit Program

Commission will Consider Free-Earned Landowner Elk Permit Program

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider amendments to wildlife regulations that would create a Free-earned Landowner Elk Permit Program at its Oct. 22 meeting in North Platte. The meeting begins at 8 a.m. at Mid-Plains Community College North Campus, W.W. Woods Building, 1101 Halligan Drive. If approved, a…
KNEB.tv News: October 20, 2021

KNEB.tv News: October 20, 2021

Today on KNEB.tv News: Gering school board meeting gets heated; Morrill on search for new superintendent; Kimball has new City Administrator https://youtu.be/HjSLbTsDMiA
Non-Profit Report Shows Staggering Costs for Medical Treatment of COVID

Non-Profit Report Shows Staggering Costs for Medical Treatment of COVID

An independent non-profit organization that manages the nation's largest private health insurance claims database and has access to Medicaid data paints a stark picture of the financial impact of COVID medical treatment. Fair Health, Inc. has released details of the average and median costs for uninsured, in- and out-of-network treatment…