METRO/REGION
Royals much closer to Sarpy County deal

The Omaha Royals are much closer to cementing a deal to stay in the metro area - but in Sarpy County, not downtown Omaha. Sarpy County officials and the Royals said today that they have reached an agreement to negotiate a contract to move the Royals into a new ballpark at an undisclosed site in the suburbs.

 


Von Maur: Frantic calls, confusion and a surreal scene

The drive to stop Robert Hawkins and render aid to his victims would not go smoothly, set back by a lack of reliable information, glitches in the 911 center and a bad tip that sidetracked police. But the effort also would be marked by courage, grace under pressure and heroism — qualities not limited to those wearing a uniform.



Photo gallery: Von Maur: One year later

Also:
World-Herald coverage of the Westroads shooting
Part 1: Fates turned on small details
Part 2: Gunshots sparked fear, panic, heroism
How the tragedy unfolded: An interactive map

 


Methodist Hospital nearly doubling its testing space

Waiting for lab results can be downright agonizing. But in the near future, patients should get results back more quickly on certain medical tests, thanks to a $22 million lab under construction at Methodist Hospital. The 42,000-square-foot, two-story building will nearly double Methodist's lab space, said Dave Huelsmann, a Methodist laboratory administrator.

 


Roads Department offers winter driving tips

The Nebraska Department of Roads is offering a list of tips that motorists can follow to make winter travel safer. For 24-hour-a-day, year-round Nebraska traveler information, motorists can dial 511 on their cell phones or land line.

 


Grade school International Baccaulaureate program is a first for Nebraska

Millard's Aldrich Elementary School's program — aimed at creating deeper thinkers and deeper knowledge at the earliest grades — has earned strong reviews from parents. Millard administrators are so intrigued by the teaching methods that they want to spread the concept, called guided classroom inquiry, to more grade schools.

 


Faculty group wants answers on Ayers

A group of University of Nebraska-Lincoln educators is calling for an outside investigation into why UNL canceled a planned speech by 1960s radical and current education scholar William Ayers.

 


Diabetes bills sap family budget


After her diabetes diagnosis, Beverly Evans began dishing out more than $400 a month for diabetes and other medicines. Rising expenses kept her from paying her Metropolitan Utilities District bill, and in August MUD stopped her service. The World-Herald's Goodfellows stepped in with its one-time emergency aid program to help with her MUD bill.

Previous Goodfellows InstallmentsTo donate to Goodfellows, click here

 


World-Herald Week in Pictures

Every day, the World-Herald's award-winning photographers capture images of Midlands life. Continuing weekly, Omaha.com will showcase the week's best photos in a new special gallery format. Here's the latest installment:

World-Herald Week in Pictures - Nov. 22-28, 2008

 


Omaha homicide map

Find out who was killed and where in Omaha in 2008:

Omaha homicide map

 















 

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