- Associated Press - Friday, August 8, 2014

ALLIANCE, Neb. (AP) - Authorities have been searching for a mountain lion spotted near the landfill in the Nebraska Panhandle city of Alliance.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says it has confirmed the sighting through video taken on Wednesday evening.

Alliance police have received several reports of sightings.

Mountain lions, which also are called cougars or pumas, have turned up as far east in Nebraska as Omaha.

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