Tonight I worked a fantastically reported story about a rash of devastating wildfires in our area. I think we had 40 going throughout the state. It was a stressfull night, but I do love breaking news. And coming in just under deadline (ok, maybe a minute or two over) and being really proud of the work everyone did. (There was quite the twitter love–fest among my coworkers. I’m going to miss them when I don’t work there anymore.)
But it wasn’t all deadlines and devastating fires. Earlier in the night, I worked a story about a lady who got trapped in a chair and almost died, but waited up all night for the newspaper delivery person. Before you laugh, you should probably read the story. It’s really sweet. And subscribe to the newspaper. It could save your life.
Images link to source/credit, from Flickr users The National Guard, top, and brad.rourke under Creative Commons license 2.0. (The top photo is of a fire earlier this year in Texas, not one of the many that broke out this weekend.)