Nebraska parole chair: ‘I felt pressured’ to parole more prisoners

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

The School District of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Federation of Teachers await court ruling.

The head of Nebraska’s parole board told lawmakers Tuesday the board has been pressured by Gov. Dave Heineman’s administration since 2008 to increase the number of prisoners paroled.

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Corrections director, attorney reinterpreted law to cut NE prisoners’ sentences

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

AT LARGE: Authorities are still searching for three inmates mistakenly released in a state sentencing screw-up

Corrections employees told a State Patrol investigator the former corrections director and his top attorney began granting parolees “good time” – or a reduction in their sentence – even after their parole had been revoked, in an effort to deal with the burgeoning prison population.

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Hagel out, finger-pointing in

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

Republican Chuck Hagel testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing in January. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

By almost all accounts Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has been forced out.
Doomed from the start?

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Bruning: No charges to be filed in prison sentence screw-up

By   /  November 24, 2014  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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Attorney General Jon Bruning says no charges will be filed in connection with the prison sentence miscalculation mess.

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Omaha’s grade inflation questions shed new light on Watchdog investigation

By   /  November 24, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

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Possible grade inflation at Omaha Public Schools is shedding new light on an exclusive Nebraska Watchdog investigation examining the lack of flunking at OPS.

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Nebraska professor under fire for dressing up like Cheney, mock shooting at students

By   /  November 23, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

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A University of Nebraska professor is coming under fire for dressing up as former Vice President Dick Cheney on Halloween, and pretending to shoot at students with his hands.

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