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

“(Kyle Poppert) has to be the strongest advocate for all matters related to computations,” stated a U.S. Department of Justice review obtained Friday by The World-Herald. “(But) his lack of understanding and follow-up is partially the blame for the miscalculated sentences after the Supreme Court’s ruling.”

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.

Dining review: A midtown spot with excellent brewery food

Farnam House, on the eastern edge of the Blackstone District, which is becoming a brewery hub, seems to have spent as much time considering its menu as its carefully crafted list of seasonal beers.

Need to Know

2 dead, including gunman, in high school shooting

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A student opened fire in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle on Friday, killing at least one person and wounding four other students, officials said. The gunman a…

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