M. Alex Johnson – Journalist at Large

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Police Blotter of the Day: Man missing three days found naked in electric transformer box

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IMAGE: Bryan Hulse

Bryan Hulse, 29, of Houma, La., was reported missing Sunday. (WLOX-TV)

Bass said the investigation revealed the 5-foot-3, 200-pound Hulse was aware of the search and had been hiding for several days in a breaker-control cabinet at the substation, which is surrounded by a metal fence topped with barbed wire. …

Bass said Hulse has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and is in custody pending a bond hearing.

Full story (Biloxi, Miss., Sun-Herald)

Written by Alex

March 19, 2014 at 1:51 pm

The Reader’s Guide to Journalists (Cont’d)

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Rule No. 44: Firearms are never “held.” They are always “brandished.”

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March 19, 2014 at 11:22 am

Police Blotter of the Day: Police seek Amish buggy in hit and run

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Troopers from the Mercer barracks say the buggy twice hit a passenger vehicle at a crossroads on Route 158 in Wilmington Township, about 6 p.m. Sunday.

The buggy then left the scene and its driver has yet to be identified.

Full story (AP via WPXI-TV of Pittsburgh)

Written by Alex

March 18, 2014 at 11:29 am

The Reader’s Guide to Journalists (Cont’d)

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Rule No. 43: A “wooded area” is any place with a tree. If there are two trees, it’s a “densely wooded area.”

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Written by Alex

March 18, 2014 at 11:07 am

Police Blotter of the Day: Woman allegedly drives through church, stabs husband on altar for ‘worshiping NASCAR’

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Stephanie Hamman

(WCYB-TV)

A Church Hill woman is accused of attempted first degree murder after police say she tried to kill her husband with a kitchen knife after accusing him of “worshiping” the NASCAR race at Bristol.

The victim told Church Hill police his wife, Stephanie Hamman, crashed her vehicle through the walls of Providence Church. He told officers when he went to check on his wife, he found her lying in front of the altar. As the man checked on her, he says she stated, “The devil is in me,” and stabbed him on the right side of his chest with a large kitchen knife.

Full story (WCYB-TV of Kingsport, Tenn.)

Written by Alex

March 17, 2014 at 4:43 pm

The Reader’s Guide to Journalists (Cont’d)

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Rule No. 42: Any lobbying group with a phone number is “influential.” If it has a letterhead, it is “powerful.”

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March 17, 2014 at 11:15 am

The Reader’s Guide to Journalists (Cont’d)

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Rule No. 41: All immigrants are “animated” or “vibrant.” Especially women.

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Written by Alex

March 14, 2014 at 1:11 pm

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