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Old 20th January 2013, 07:52 AM   #1
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Your local big news

What's the big story in your area, that is sharing the headlines with big national or world news?

The past couple weeks for me, it's been:

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BOULDER - Two Boulder officers are facing several felony charges for shooting and killing an elk in the Mapleton neighborhood after an investigation uncovered that the officers had planned to shoot and kill the elk nearly 21 hours before, and then collect the animal for the "personal gain" of trophy and meat.
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...mal-in-advance
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Old 20th January 2013, 07:53 AM   #2
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Here in St. Louis, it's the death of the "greatest Cardinal", Stan "The Man" Musial. Non-stop coverage on the local news.
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Old 20th January 2013, 07:57 AM   #3
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Local news? LOCAL?!?!

Who cares about local news when a college quarterback had a fake girlfriend!!!!!!!!!!!

Priorities people.
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Old 20th January 2013, 08:07 AM   #4
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Local news? LOCAL?!?!

Who cares about local news when a college quarterback had a fake girlfriend!!!!!!!!!!!

Priorities people.
Well, to be fair, we still don't know what kind of previous relationship the officers had with the elk in question.
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Old 20th January 2013, 09:37 AM   #5
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A series of articles on improving roads in Washington and dealing global warming. Something about Seattle being a low laying city.
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Old 20th January 2013, 09:49 AM   #6
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Old 20th January 2013, 09:53 AM   #7
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A group of people attacked a restaurant, smashing windows and attacking guests. Six arrests were made.

Turned out a couple of days later that a (probably false) rumour had gone around the city's Sikh community that a Sikh girl had been raped by a Muslim, and this was a group of Sikhs attacking a Muslim-owned restaurant.

Also, it's been snowing a lot.
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Old 20th January 2013, 10:32 AM   #8
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Here in Austin, it is unsuprisingly all about Lance Armstrong.
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Old 20th January 2013, 10:32 AM   #9
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Well, after about 20 crime-free years, my village recently had a major incident. A lawn-mower was stolen from someone's garden shed. Police were called, statements taken, and the place dusted for fingerprints.

Three or four days later the lawnmower was returned. Repaired. A bored neighbour had taken it to fix it as a favour for his friend, and was completely oblivious of the crimewave he had created. We then all relaxed and went back to normal. One or two people had even taken to locking their house when they went out!

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Old 20th January 2013, 10:47 AM   #10
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Your local big news

Earl Weaver died
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Old 20th January 2013, 11:29 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Alareth View Post
Local news? LOCAL?!?!

Who cares about local news when a college quarterback had a fake girlfriend!!!!!!!!!!!

Priorities people.
Sheesh! This story is the internet version, of the telephone game!
He's a LINEBACKER!

ETA: Local news is, Winter is GONE! 78+ today!
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Old 20th January 2013, 11:29 AM   #12
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Earl Weaver died
These things come in threes: expect sad news from Toronto.
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Old 20th January 2013, 11:39 AM   #13
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The good citizens of Friday Harbor paid $27k for a larger-than-life aluminum whale fluke.

http://www.sanjuanjournal.com/news/186890612.html

It is on display next to the ferry dock.
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Old 20th January 2013, 11:41 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by Dog Town View Post
Sheesh! This story is the internet version, of the telephone game!
He's a LINEBACKER!

ETA: Local news is, Winter is GONE! 78+ today!
My local news: winter isn't gone. -11°F tonight.
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Old 20th January 2013, 12:06 PM   #15
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The good citizens of Friday Harbor paid $27k for a larger-than-life aluminum whale fluke.
Beats a sculpture of a bullet-ridden pig.
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Old 20th January 2013, 12:11 PM   #16
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Beats a sculpture of a bullet-ridden pig.
Careful now, some wounds never heal.

The pig had it coming.
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Old 20th January 2013, 12:17 PM   #17
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Old 20th January 2013, 12:19 PM   #18
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A Marine recruit hopped the fence at Lindbergh Field. My husband, active duty Marine of 13 years now, said he doesn't blame the poor kid, had many a night in training where he wished he could do the same thing.
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Old 20th January 2013, 12:35 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Pulvinar View Post
These things come in threes: expect sad news from Toronto.
As so there is:
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A turbulent 15 months have passed since city council first voted to send the Toronto Zoo’s aging elephants to the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), which runs a California animal sanctuary that takes in retired zoo and circus elephants.
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/arti...ors_picks=true

I'm not sure if it's sad they are leaving or that they have not left yet.
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Old 20th January 2013, 12:47 PM   #20
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As so there is:
Was expecting a Blue Jay, but I suppose elephants flying the coop will do.
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Old 20th January 2013, 02:04 PM   #21
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Some lard was found on a beach

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...ntral-21079285
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Old 20th January 2013, 02:06 PM   #22
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Pretty much bupkis. I can't really think of anything big in the news locally at the moment.
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Old 20th January 2013, 03:29 PM   #23
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Meanwhile in Calgary city officials are on high alert due to a local resident finding a rat.
http://www.calgarysun.com/2012/08/17...und-in-calgary
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Old 20th January 2013, 03:50 PM   #24
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As local as our 24 hour news has it: Fresh water FL oysters may disappear - and we are gonna sue Ga. about it (likely) as that is why the lowered fresh water for them.......

The good news: must be no assaults or other blood releasing stuff happening!!!
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Old 20th January 2013, 03:52 PM   #25
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In local news, the cat just puked on the living room carpet.

Damn bakeneko
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Old 20th January 2013, 03:58 PM   #26
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Discussion around deamalgamating our large council (made up of four smaller councils) into two.
http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au...money/1720600/
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As local as our 24 hour news has it: Fresh water FL oysters may disappear - and we are gonna sue Ga. about it (likely) as that is why the lowered fresh water for them.......

The good news: must be no assaults or other blood releasing stuff happening!!!
Unfortunately, that changed..... it is now 3 yr. old little girl riding bicycle hit by car as she was turning into her driveway. She is at hospital, her mother is with her. Her condition is not known.
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Old 20th January 2013, 04:06 PM   #28
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http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2013/0..._river_default

An eighteen year old shot someone multiple times and ran away.
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Local news here seems to be about people setting cars on fire. There's been a series of car firebombings recently - it appears to be a bunch of kids just getting their kicks, but no-one's been able to catch them.
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Old 20th January 2013, 04:28 PM   #30
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In local news, the cat just puked on the living room carpet.

Damn bakeneko
That's a bit too local...

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Old 20th January 2013, 04:52 PM   #31
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Big drug bust in Bennington last week, fodder for social commentators, cops and reformers until the next big thing.
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Old 20th January 2013, 05:26 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by LibraryLady View Post
Earl Weaver died
NNNNNNNnnnnnnnnnnooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo o!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 20th January 2013, 05:28 PM   #34
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NNNNNNNnnnnnnnnnnooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo o!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Baltimorean?
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Old 20th January 2013, 06:11 PM   #35
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Take your pick; a guy bites his girlfriend's thumb off, in an argument or the discovery of a meth lab closed off three blocks. It really is a nice town...
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Old 20th January 2013, 06:23 PM   #36
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Take your pick; a guy bites his girlfriend's thumb off, in an argument or the discovery of a meth lab closed off three blocks. It really is a nice town...
I'd go with the meth lab then. Better ending.
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Old 20th January 2013, 07:17 PM   #37
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Chicken advocates want revote in Fox Lake
Proponents say trustees did not consider issue seriously enough
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Boeing is leaving Wichita but the Dreamliner groundings lead almost every newscast.
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Your local big news

Might be some big news here within the hour
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Patrons of JREF reach "new low" in complete and utter boredom.

Film at 11PM.
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