Storm leaves scattered damage of variable intensity

Storm leaves scattered damage of variable intensity

A storm that started in Wyoming Thursday and morphed into a long, bow-shaped front left damage in its wake of various degrees across Scotts Bluff County. https://youtu.be/PNahhPUUNCc Activity started to fire up in mid-afternoon, with a storm cell forming in the Hawk Springs area of Goshen County and intensifying as…
KNEB.tv News: June 20, 2024

KNEB.tv News: June 20, 2024

Today on KNEB.tv News: An arrest has been made in connection to a string of house fires at a home on West Overland Pastor pleads guilty stemming from November church embezzlement investigation Mountain Lion euthanized Wednesday evening near Scotts Bluff County Club NSP pays tribute to fallen Trooper Jerry Smith…
Mountain lion put down Wednesday was part of Wildcat Hills population

Mountain lion put down Wednesday was part of Wildcat Hills population

Nebraska Game and Parks says the male mountain lion that had to be put down in the Fairway Estates subdivision of the Scotts Bluff Country Club Wednesday was part of the big cat population native to the Wildcat Hills. Officials say the mountain lion, first spotted around 1:50 p.m. and…
Tornado Spotted in Goshen County; Large Hail Hammers Scotts Bluff County

Tornado Spotted in Goshen County; Large Hail Hammers Scotts Bluff County

A severe storm wreaked havoc as it ripped through portions of Eastern Wyoming and Western Nebraska. Tornados have been confirmed near Veteran in Goshen County, as well as softball sized hail and 60 mile per hour wind gusts. Power outages were reported throughout Scottsbluff and Gering. At approximately 3:20, there…
Dart contract extension among personnel matters considered by WCCA Board

Dart contract extension among personnel matters considered by WCCA Board

Personnel matters were among the subjects considered by the Western Community College Area Board of Governors during their monthly meeting in Alliance this week. One of those was an evaluation of WNCC President Greg Dart, which was held in a closed session Wednesday afternoon. After about an hour and 15…
Pastor Pleads Guilty to Stealing From Mitchell Church

Pastor Pleads Guilty to Stealing From Mitchell Church

A pastor accused of embezzling thousands of dollars from United Methodist Church in Mitchell has pleaded guilty to amended charges. 43-year-old Joseph Schumacher Jr. was arrested in November after an investigation showed numerous unauthorized ATM withdrawals from church's account. On Tuesday, three felony counts of Theft by Unlawful Taking were…
Trooper Jerry Smith Remembered as Dedicated Public Servant

Trooper Jerry Smith Remembered as Dedicated Public Servant

The Nebraska State Patrol is remembering an American Hero on the 5th anniversary of his passing in the line of duty. Today marks five years since Trooper Jerry Smith Jr. #373 was killed in a vehicle crash while on patrol in the Nebraska Panhandle. https://youtu.be/aJ4yXUch6A8 “Jerry will always be our hero,”…
Suspect in Scottsbluff Arson Investigation Arrested

Suspect in Scottsbluff Arson Investigation Arrested

One person has been arrested on arson charges following back-to-back nights of structure fires at a home on West Overland. 58-year-old Skylur Nelson, who is listed as the homeowner for 1902 West Overland, was booked into the Scotts Bluff County Detention Center around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday. That was just hours…
June Rural Mainstreet Index below growth-neutral for 10th straight month

June Rural Mainstreet Index below growth-neutral for 10th straight month

For a 10th straight month, the overall Rural Mainstreet Index produced by Creighton University's Heider College of Business sank below growth neutral. According to the June survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of a 10-state region, the overall reading hit 41.7, down 2.5 points from May. Economist Ernie Goss…
Mountain Lion killed at Scotts Bluff Country Club

Mountain Lion killed at Scotts Bluff Country Club

Authorities have confirmed to KNEB News that a mountain lion was euthanized Wednesday evening at Scotts Bluff Country Club. https://youtu.be/8dhIWWHVvB4 Around 1:50 p.m., a resident on Peacock Drive reported the sighting after she said the mountain lion jumped up on the window of her front porch and began hissing at…