Dang, I have been busy on this news project. I just keep thinking of more things to add and new ways to improve the Facebook page and this blog.
I posted yesterday on the Facebook page what I have been learning about how the news seems to work as a business. It turns out that the "news" isn't very mysterious. Many of the stories on the t.v. news and in the newspapers come from the Associated Press, and that is why they are all so much the same. News outlets take their information, put on their own logo, sign their own names and then post or print that information for their newspaper or t.v. news. They have the choice to fill in more details, or to just relay what they receive from the AP. *Link to the 2012 Conan O'Brien's message about local t.v. stations buying identical news".
Newspapers and t.v. stations also have their own reporters who work on their own exclusive stories. The newspapers have more time to plan things out, and therefore seem to have many more of these types of news stories. Others share those stories. They must have a deal with the newspapers, because I don't notice that most of these stories list their sources, but then I read a newspaper headline, and it was written by someone at the paper. All of this makes the AP a news junkie's go to place: Associated Press for Oregon website.
Also, because I have expanded my coverage area of news stories, I made some changes to the cover picture on the Facebook page. As far as our local news, I will not be duplicating their original content (where their reporters go out on a story) because I am concentrating on stories that we might not otherwise hear about.
To make things easier on my Facebook page, I made a page break for each day. I will add it each morning for the day before. This is what they look like:
I have added to the links on the sidebar, so please take a look when you have a chance. Thanks for all of you interest, and please give that page a like if you haven't yet.
Here is the stuff that I heard on the scanner yesterday. The most recent posts are first (that way I didn't have to retype everything). I am sure that there was a lot more that happened after I turned it off.
3:35 p.m. - That officer didn't like it when a white Ford SUV passed him and then moved back into the common lane. Just sayin'.
3:14 p.m. - La Pine - Del Pino (East of Day Rd) - kids on quads. Verbal warning and the cop "educated them" on the rules.
2:55 p.m. - Bend - Cascade (?) Apts. - A male is climbing through a back window. Somebody else standing out front smoking.
2:42 p.m. - Air Link is heading to Ft. Rock for a medical emergency. UPDATE: Air Link is on the way back with a male patient. It sounds like he hurt his left leg/ankle pretty bad. He received good care until he got there, including a dose or two of morphine and he is not in a lot of pain at this time.
2:21 p.m. - Mt. Bachelor - EMS on their way to help a 21-year-old male with a leg fracture.
2:12 p.m. - La Pine - a child has ingested meds; and is getting drowsy. Accidental OD of something. EMS are on the way.
1:59 p.m.- Bend - Injury car accident on S. HWY 97 - that is all I know right now. Okay - they have pulled into the parking lot of McDonalds on 3rd Street. Police are on scene.
1:54 p.m. - Bend - Butler Mkt and Clyde Ln. - Neighbor is reporting two people screaming and yelling for at least 10 minutes and has decided to call the cops. UPDATE: 2:16 - the cops are trying to find the couple. They have checked with some neighbors; all is quiet now.
12:45 p.m. - The woman in the white Ford SUV keeps passing the cop and everybody else. Two cops now. The one closest keep motioning for her to pull over but she won't. The second cop said, "Well, she missed everybody." 3rd cop in the chase now.
11:45 a.m. - Sunriver - HWY 97 north of Cottonwood but heading south - A bus is pulled over to the side of the road waiting for medics. A male is experiencing severe abdominal pains.
11:24 a.m. - Bend - Near Cooley Rd - MP 131 Southbound. Reports of a semi with a red trailer swerving all over the road.
11:13 a.m. - La - Pine -Sheriff is driving a woman to talk to the Grand Jury in Bend. I didn't know that they did that.
10:48 p.m. - Air Link has been put on standby to go to Christmas Valley. UPDATE: 11:18 - The helicopter is on it's way to Christmas Valley now.
10:37 a.m. - Sunriver - Community Patrols have been doing their house checks. #8 is complete.
10:33 a.m. - La Pine - A male at the La Pine Community Health Center is having trouble with low blood pressure and medics have been called. He is breathing normally. UPDATE: 10:48, they are taking him to St. Charles via ambulance now.
10:15 - a.m. - MP 217 (right past the HWY 138 Jct.) - Road crews are going to begin burning. Walker Range has been informed.
9:45 a.m. - ? - Neighbors called because a suspicious male was snooping around their neighbors back door, and the neighbors were not home. They called the police but then decided to talk to the guy, and he was a father-in-law of the residents. No harm done.
8:51a.m. - A friend has called to report that her friend has locked herself in her bedroom because she is frightened of the way that her adopted son is acting. No known weapons; intoxication does not seem to be the problem.
7:48 a.m. - La Pine - Report of a fall at La Pine Trailer Park. 53-year old female. Help is on the way.
*Bend Police Log for Jan. 21st
*Link to Deschutes County's Most Wanted for Jan. 2015
*Link to The Deschutes County Jail Inmate List for Jan. 22nd
*Link to DCSO Press Release Re: Animal Hording
*Klamath County Online Arrest Record Report for Jan. 22nd
*Klamath Online Police/Fire/Ambulance Calls Jan. 22nd Log
*Lane County Jail Bookings for Jan. 20th
*Mail Trubune Crime News
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