Good Morning! It’s Opening Day for the Louisville Bats, and the rain is not supposed to start until after the game. Let’s see who’s screwing up enough to get in the news today, starting with this crazy costume shop owner in Cranston, R.I. who shocks a reporter on an ambush over a cyberstalking crime. Really, it’s worth watching the video.
Not Nice to Tease…Yesterday we noticed that the C-J teased readers with a promise of a special front page today. And today, of course, the “special” front page is promised for tomorrow. We think.
Off With A Warning: Ali Ahmedi, the Javanon Soccer Club president and employee of the Public Works Department, is getting off with a warning from the city after his involvement in constructing an illegal building. This quote may indicate why he’s avoided the media: “I think somebody wanted to punish somebody, so they punish me,” he told the C-J. Considering it’s not the first time he’s been warned, the punishing should have been stronger. [Courier]
Is Stupid Not a Defense: Credit the C-J’s Nancy Rodriguez for reading the 320-page transcript of interviews conducted with Robert Felner at U of L last June. Felner acknowledged at the end of the daylong interview, that he’d done some stupid stuff, actually asking if being stupid was a defense. [Courier, Page One]
Naked Truth: We just checked headlines of the local news organizations’ coverage of the Okolona shooting yesterday. Most showed great restraint in writing the headline to the story, avoiding the obvious description of the man who started it all. Not WHAS-TV: “Naked man shoots 2 including police officer” which is what we would have written. [WHAS-TV]
Novel Crime Idea: In the West End, a couple of guys decided to call on residents posing as police officers, asking for money and possessions. Victims, all 70 or older, fell for it when the scammers asked to see the serial numbers on their cash. The suspects haven’t been caught. [WLKY]
No Alexandra: For those of you who keep asking, we hear that Alexandra Koetter has indeed left the traffic desk at WLKY-TV.