Red Willow County, NE

McCook Man Sentenced for Role in Murder Case

A Red Willow County man involved in a murder case near McCook has been sentenced. According to Red Willow County Court Records, Travis Terwilliger, of McCook, was sentenced to three years in prison and 18 months post-release supervision on one count of terroristic threats and two years in prison and one year of post-release supervision on one count of accessory to a felony. The sentences are concurrent to each other. The Forty-Seven-Year-Old pled guilty to the charges in January. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors dismissed an additional count of use of a firearm to commit a felony. Court documents say Terwilliger was involved in a murder case that happened on October 8, 2020. That day authorities responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 34 north of McCook, where they found two men – Charles Decker and Steven Weaver – dead. According to court documents, an investigation showed that Charles Decker was driving a car and allegedly tried to ram Weaver off the road, causing both vehicles to crash. Authorities say Decker was ejected and killed in the crash, while Weaver was found dead with gunshot wounds.

USDA plans disaster workshop for producers affected by fires

CAMBRIDGE, Neb. — Farmers, ranchers, and rural landowners affected by recent wildfires are invited to a disaster workshop hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA Service Centers in Furnas and Red Willow counties are the event on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at 5 p.m. at the Cambridge Public High School gym. The meeting is intended for ag prodcuers and landowners impacted by the recent Road 702 wildfire. The event is open to the public.
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Nebraska wildfires kill ex-fire chief, hurt 15 firefighters

CAMBRIDGE, Neb. — Wind-driven wildfires sweeping through parts of Nebraska killed a retired fire chief and injured at least 15 firefighters, authorities said Sunday. The man who died Friday night was a retired Cambridge fire chief who was working with firefighters as a spotter in Red Willow County in the southwestern corner of the state. That fire had burned more than 78 square miles (202 square kilometers) in Red Willow, Furnas and Frontier counties by Sunday afternoon.

Retired Cambridge Fire Chief killed in Nebraska wildfire

RED WILLOW COUNTY, Neb. (KLKN) – A retired Cambridge Fire Chief was killed Friday evening while assisting with fire fighting efforts in Red Willow County, according to the County Attorney. Paul Wood, Red Willow County Attorney, says John Trumble, 66, of Arapahoe, died Friday evening around 7 p.m. as...

Wildfire evacuations lifted, roads open, 25 miles affected

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Wildfires continue plaguing much of western and central Nebraska in a more active fire season than the area has seen in recent memory. In the fight to keep neighbors safe, one Cambridge man has given his life. Family members say he was going from house to house telling people to leave and get to safety when his vehicle got stuck, and he could not get away fast enough on foot.