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— Meetings where action of statewide interest is taken or a prominent person speaks.

— Riots, demonstrations, strikes.

— Major fires, explosions, chemical spills.

— Weather news, including ice and hail storms, heavy snow, tornadoes, blizzards, flooding, heavy and damaging rainstorms, record heat and cold. Often, weather details from around the state will be collected and filed in one round-up story.

— Human interest stories; the odd, offbeat, the heartwarming; whatever makes people laugh or cry.


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— Nonfatal auto or boating accidents, unless the circumstances are unusual.

— Minor stabbings and shootings; petty crimes; minor house, farm, building or range fires.

— Suicides or obituaries, unless the person is known statewide or unusual circumstances are involved.

— Publicity handouts, including local pageant winners, fund-raisers and charity events.


— Include pronouncers, name spellings and attribution.

— Offer finished stories, notes or just tips.

Whether your story is used, and how soon, may depend on the news flow of any given day. We encourage and appreciate all story offerings.

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