Lyman Man Facing Felony Charges for Late Evening Altercation

Lyman Man Facing Felony Charges for Late Evening Altercation

A 40-year-old Lyman man has been charged with felony assault charges in connection with an altercation in that community Thursday night last week. Prosecutors have charged Robert French with Use of a Deadly Weapon to Commit a Felony and Second Degree Assault, Class 2 and 2A felonies, following a fight…
Scams Targeting Electric Customers Across Nebraska

Scams Targeting Electric Customers Across Nebraska

Scam activity has seen a sharp increase over the weekend and into the start of the week, as scammers posing as Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) attempt to steal money from unsuspecting victims. Scammers will either text or call a customer and tell them that they must pay their bill…
Friday Afternoon Fire Claims Home of Rural Mitchell Couple

Friday Afternoon Fire Claims Home of Rural Mitchell Couple

Officials say a rural Mitchell couple suffered what's likely a total loss when fire broke out at their home Friday afternoon. Mitchell Volunteer Fire Chief Jon Wurdeman tells KNEB News it took three to four hours for firefighters from his department, as well as the Scottsbluff, Scottsbluff Rural and Gering…
Keno Gaming Rebounds in Scotts Bluff County

Keno Gaming Rebounds in Scotts Bluff County

Like many other activities in the region, Keno in Scotts Bluff County took a hit during the pandemic but has since rebounded. Last week, Management Accountant Lisa Rien told County Commissioners the county's keno game ended the fiscal year in pretty good shape, all things considered. "This year, we're at…
Details of Chadron Murder Released

Details of Chadron Murder Released

An arrest affidavit for the 20-year-old Chadron man charged with the death of 72-year-old John Martinez recaps the events leading up to the murder. Authorities say a 911 call came into the Chadron Dispatch Center at 1:56 a.m. Friday for a shooting in the 300 block of Maple Street. The…
North Platte Man Sentenced for Possession of a Fraudulent Passport

North Platte Man Sentenced for Possession of a Fraudulent Passport

Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Jesse Chase Swartz, 31, of North Platte, Nebraska, was sentenced Friday in Lincoln by United States District Court Judge John Gerrard for possession of a fraudulent passport.  Swartz was sentenced to 15 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release.  There…
UNK, CCC Announce New Criminal Justice Pathway Program

UNK, CCC Announce New Criminal Justice Pathway Program

The University of Nebraska at Kearney and Central Community College are working together to fill a statewide need for law enforcement officers and other criminal justice professionals. A new pathway program launching this fall makes it easier for students to start their criminal justice education at CCC before finishing a…
NDOT Announces Hay Permit Applications Accepted Online Beginning July 30

NDOT Announces Hay Permit Applications Accepted Online Beginning July 30

The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) has announced that, for the first time, hay harvesting permit applications for the public will be accepted through an online application portal beginning July 30 at 7:00 a.m. CDT. An individual may purchase hay harvesting permits online from July 30 through September 15 on…
Nebraska State Fair Tickets Now Available for Purchase

Nebraska State Fair Tickets Now Available for Purchase

There is nothing more Nebraskan than the Nebraska State Fair — now, eager patrons can purchase tickets for all concerts, gate admission and the carnival. Tickets can be purchased online at StateFair.org or at the box office, located in the Nebraska Building at 501 E. Fonner Park Road, Monday through…
Opioid Settlement Impact to Nebraska

Opioid Settlement Impact to Nebraska

The Nebraska Attorney General this week announced two opioid settlements one with the nation's three major pharmaceutical distributors - AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal, and McKesson, and another settlement with Johnson & Johnson. The combined aggregate amount of the distributor and Johnson & Johnson settlements is approximately $26 Billion, inclusive of associated costs,…