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SUNDAY, DEC. 27, 2009, 2:22 P.M.

HBO comes through for Reporter

Adam M. Johnson, 25, was arrested early Sunday, accused of a shooting in downtown Coeur d'Alene that left one person in critical condition. (Kootenai County Sheriff's Department)
Adam M. Johnson, 25, was arrested early Sunday, accused of a shooting in downtown Coeur d'Alene that left one person in critical condition. (Kootenai County Sheriff's Department)

Adam M. Johnson, 25, was arrested early Sunday, accused of shooting in downtown Coeur d'Alene that left one person in critical condition.

Information provided by Huckster bpoole was instrumental in helping Meghann Cuniff break the story of last night's shooting in downtown Cda. Says Cuniff: "It was huge, huge help. I was able to find the suspect's name on the page, then confirm through the jail that the guy is the same guy arrested downtown this morning." Full comment.

Read her story here.

I find it interesting that a commenter at OpenCDA criticized a reporter for asking for and following up tips posted on this blog. Because, uh...that's exactly what a reporter is supposed to do. You know--- work sources, follow leads. Maybe some folks aren't aware of the role social media plays in reporting the news.




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.