DOJ report blames records administrator, poor training for inmate release scandal

Gov. Dave Heineman says the job status of the records administrator at the center of scandal at the Nebraska Corrections Department is under further review, following a highly critical federal review of Kyle Poppert’s job performance.

Hansen: If Kansas City Royals win, party’s in Room 9856 at the Nebraska Medical Center

Dustin Roberts and his brothers have loved the Royals since they were kids. This year, Dustin came down with a mysterious illness and nearly died. He's still recovering. “I don’t have much pain during the games," Dustin said of watching the Royals play.
 "It just kind of goes away. ... The Royals are keeping me distracted."

MAD CHATTER

Mad Chatter: The Blackshirts' resurgence, Royals' starters, Big Ten nickname rankings

Well, here we are seven games into 2014. And the Husker defense has indeed improved dramatically.

Nearly 25% of Nebraska's schools face penalties for underachievement

The annual State of the Schools report lists Nebraska schools that failed to meet goals in the same subject and grade span for two or more consecutive years.

Crowd of 200+ celebrates Gene R. Haynes Street near North High

A portion of 36th Street that leads into North High was dedicated to Haynes, who has spent 48 years and counting as an OPS teacher, coach and principal. Since 1987, he has worked as an assistant principal and then principal at North.

Need to Know

Police: 2 dead, including gunman, in school attack

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A student walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria on Friday and without shouting or arguing, opened fire, killing one person and shooting several others in …

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