It has been a short week this week, because of the Memorial Day holiday, but it has again been crazy. A man struck another man in the head with a hatchet, there was a drug bust in Conway at the same time as someone in the house was overdosing on antidepressants, there was an attempted abduction of a 14-year-old girl, tornado warnings north of the notches, and former mayor Rudy Giuliani stopped by the office to say hello.
Here’s a brief clip of his visit:
It’s been interesting over the last two months — I’ve become almost a full time crime reporter. I’ve talked to the Department of Corrections spokesman at least once a week, sometimes a couple times a day (like today and yesterday), and I’m sinking my teeth into the law almost every day. Child endangerment? Sure. Felonious sexual assault? Why not. I’ve been seeing more and more of this stuff as the weather warms. I’m interested to see just how hot the summer gets. I’m not sure people want to see much more of this.
On the good side, however, I had no fewer than four cover stories today. I’m not really sure how that works, I crowded out everyone else. The good thing is we have two reporters gone on vacation. There’s been no shortage of things to fill the paper with while they’re gone!