|The Story||Police gun down a robbery
suspect on 380 tying up traffic for hours. Police "said that a silver,
plastic pellet or toy gun was apparently brandished by the suspect.".
|News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5)||*****|
|The Spin||Dumb move: To point a gun at
an officer. Dumber mover: To point a pellet or toy gun at an officer.
|The Story||State Rep. Phil King shows up to
speak in Decatur and only 12 people show up.
|The Spin||And the guy still managed to
talk for two hours. (Sidenote: He brought a three inch notebook
labled "Talking Points of the 78th Legislature". Pleeeezzze. Can you at
least hide the fact that you worship at the feet of Bill O'Reilly?).
|The Story||An Optimist Club is formed in
|The Spin||Although they did announce
that they were pessimistic in their chances to compete with the Lion's
|The Story||The Bridgeport City Council
approves a $1,248 bill for a replacement metal tooth for the police
department's drug dog. The Chief explained it was needed to the dog
would not lose any of his "biting capacity".
|The Spin||Additionally, council
members noted they had been watching some Hip Hop videos lately and
many of the rappers had unusual teeth. "Since we've been having trouble
with race relations lately, this might allow us to get some street cred
with the West Side. You know what I'm saying?," said one ficticious
|The Story||While Decatur had to deal with a
police shooting, Bridgeport also had some shocking news.
|The Spin||It was even
worthy of a photo.