In the short time I have been writing for the Express, I have met a U.S. Senator, witnessed a 101-year-old man fly a plane and dug through the historical records of this paper.
But the most mundane event I’ve covered was when shots were fired on Feb. 22. I had never covered anything like this before. My other attempts following leads on the police scanner google maps led me to the wrong locations.
This time our local reporter told me how to get there and when I showed up there were several police cars lining the street.
After that nothing much happened. At first I was nervous because, well, shots were just fired and I was going to that location.
It just turned out to be me waiting around for something else to happen from a distance recommended by the detective in charge of the scene. And it was cold, colder than it has been for a while. I was in a sweatshirt and a coat and I was freezing.
The story was so much of nothing really that the blog post is much longer than the tiny entry we are going to put in the public record of our paper. At least we will have a picture for the public record section of our paper, which is ussually a very gray section.