M. Alex Johnson – Journalist at Large

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Police Blotter of the Day: Deputies: Girlfriend struck with anger management book

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Spartanburg County deputies have arrested a man who they say hit his girlfriend with a workbook from his anger management class during an argument, and she cut his arm with a boxcutter.

Full story (Spartanburg, S.C., Herald-Journal)

Written by Alex

March 25, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Police Blotter of the Day: New Orleans police officer arrested after leading police officers on high-speed chase

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IMAGE: NOPD Sgt. Charles Miller

(New Orleans Police Department via WDSU)

Detectives said Miller sped off in his truck and led the officer on a high-speed chase.

During the chase Miller ran a stop sign, drove through a red light, drove at speeds near 90 miles per hour and committed other traffic violations.

Full story (WDSU-TV)

Written by Alex

March 24, 2014 at 12:18 pm

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

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Rule No. 46: There are only two kinds of gunfire: “sporadic” or “rapid-fire.”

Read all the rules.

Written by Alex

March 24, 2014 at 11:43 am

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

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Rule No. 45: Any gathering of more than two journalists at a presser or crime scene is a “media circus.”

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Written by Alex

March 20, 2014 at 4:14 pm

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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Written by Alex

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

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