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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Crime all over the local news

From GoBlueRidge.Net
Six of the top seven stories in the local media deal with crime.
They deal with bad checks. Theft. Child abuse. Robbery. A new DNA law. And murder.

The message? Be afraid of street crime.
PRESS RELEASESheriff Len Hagaman has released the following information:
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Former CCC&TI Employee Charged with Three FeloniesA woman who has resigned as Coordinator of the Academic Advising Center for the Watauga campus of Caldwell Community College has been arrested on three felony counts. Full Story
Child Abuse Charged by Boone PDThe Boone Police Department arrested an Ashe County resident on a charge of Misdemeanor child abuse. Samuel Joe Roark, age 25 from Crumpler, North Carolina was arrested on January 31, 2011
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Watauga Farmer's Market 2012 Location Still UnresolvedSo where will the Watauga Farmer’s Market land in 2012?  The question remains after Monday’s joint meeting of the Watauga Commission and Boone Town Council. Full Story
BB Gun Robbery FoiledIs that a BB gun?  That question foiled a robbery at the McDonald’s restaurant on Second Street in North Wilkesboro early Saturday morning. Full Story
DNA "Fingerprinting" Law Starts TodayA controversial new law that allows police to collect DNA from people arrested for violent felonies and some misdemeanors is in effect as of today. Full Story
Zahra Case On Prosecutor's DeskThe district attorney’s office in Newton has quite a task—review more than 11,000 pages of the Hickory Police Department’s investigation into the death of Zahra Baker. The 10-year old was reported missing in October, her dismembered remains found in Caldwell County. Full Story

1 comment:

  1. The title of the blog " Crime all over the local news" fits perfectly with how the media are organized. Crime usually appears through news media. According to the Center for Media and Public Affairs, crime accounts for approximately 30% of local news so it doesn't surprise me at all that 6 out of 7 of the top stories revolve around crime.(Robinson, 2011 p.8) Media focuses on crime because it makes them money. Many question who determines what news becomes "big news" to be delivered to people through media as oppose to other news? It is said that the inner ring determines what becomes big news based on the interest of the inner ring.