Sunday, January 14, 2018

News for Saturday, January 13th, 2018

(note: the previous report for this weblog ("News for Friday, January 12th, 2018") was amended)
  • A Facebook page attributed to a company connected to a certain service for accessing video streams of certain news programs for certain TV stations had a message attributed to its administration dated for the Friday of the twelfth day of this January related to the local news operation at WALA-TV (the name of the service was NewsOn). 
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the second half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. on the Friday of the twelfth day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 6:30") appeared to have videos of various reporters with references to various TV stations related to WKRG-TV by ownership (WDHN-TV in the city of Webb in the state of Alabama; WZDX-TV in the city of Huntsville in the state of Alabama; WMBB-TV in the city of Panama City in the state of Florida with reports related to a certain ailment ("flu").*
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. on the Thursday of the eleventh day of this January ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had one of its reporters (a sports reporter named Randy Patrick Setterstrom) saying, "Well, Mel**, if you wear a backpack, be careful what you put in it and where you leave it. Alabama defensive line coach Karl Dunbar had his backpack stolen Saturday at the Crimson Tide's team hotel in downtown Atlanta. He left his backpack in a room in a Marriott Marquee Saturday afternoon that he thought was secure. Turns out it wasn't; a thief took it, and listen to what was in it: cash, cell phones, a passport, and Alabama's game day game plan. Atlanta Police are now investigating and they are looking for this guy who was wearing Coach Dunbar's backpack. Some of the contents were later discovered in a hotel bathroom; so far no luck finding the thief. Alabama had a lousy first half against Georgia, but turned it around in the second half and stunned the dogs to win in overtime and score the school's seventeenth national championship. Now Coach Dunbar has been on Nick Saban's staff for two years. He's coached in the NFL for eleven seasons. Atlanta police might want to put Coach Dunbar on the case; he once served as a police officer in his home state of Louisiana in the mid nineties". 
(*WKRG-TV and the other stations were members of a holding company named the Nexstar Media Group as part of the aforementioned ownership)

(**this was the forename of one of the news presenters for the program (Mel Showers))

(***a World Wide Web site and a Facebook page attributed to WKRG-TV each appeared to have had messages related to what the reporter was saying dated for that Thursday) 

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