Joe Preiner (Reporter/Web producer)

I began working for the Journal-World in July of 2009. My responsibilities as a web producer and overnight reporter include maintaining the Web Site at and covering any breaking news that may occur during the late night/early morning hours.

I graduated from Kansas University with degrees in journalism and psychology. While at the university, I worked for the school's newspaper writing both sports and news stories along with serving as a campus editor. I chose to get involved in journalism because of the profession's lack of monotony.

When not on the job I like to concern myself with activities competitive in nature. I use sports such as soccer, disc golf and sand volleyball as ways to relax and pass time.

My favorite word has always been "drink." I like the way it sounds and it reminds me of Plinko on The Price is Right. Persnickety is a close second.

Recent stories

Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
September 4, 2011
Road work planned for the week of September 4, 2011.
Rural Lawrence man found dead following accident while spraying fields
September 3, 2011
A 66-year-old Lawrence man was found dead Saturday afternoon following an accident on his all-terrain vehicle.
Lawrence man arrested after striking parked cars, flipping own vehicle
September 3, 2011
Police arrested an 18-year-old Lawrence man Saturday evening after the vehicle he was driving crashed into three parked cars before flipping onto its side.
Temporary homes for dogs sought
September 3, 2011
The Lawrence Humane Society is seeking the community’s help in housing owner-submitted dogs through Sept. 17.
Lawrence man reports audio speakers stolen
September 3, 2011
A 53-year-old Lawrence man reported to police Wednesday the theft of audio speakers from the 2100 block of Haskell Avenue.
Eudora resident reports theft of Ford Explorer
September 3, 2011
A 39-year-old Eudora man reported to police Thursday the theft of a 2000 Ford Explorer.
Vehicle crashes into house on Sixth Street, one transported to hospital
06:50 p.m., September 1, 2011 Updated 09:27 p.m.
A Lawrence man in his early 50s was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon following an accident that left his truck in someone’s porch in the 400 block of West Sixth Street.
Douglas County Commission authorizes land acquisition
September 1, 2011
Douglas County’s future Public Works facility has a tentative new home.
Driver swerved to miss deer in I-70 accident; Five people taken to area hospitals
11:14 p.m., August 31, 2011 Updated 11:44 a.m.
A Topeka man swerved to miss a deer Wednesday night in an accident on the Kansas Turnpike between the Lecompton interchange and McDonald Drive exit in Lawrence that left five people injured, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol report.
Injury accidents gnarl traffic on three highways
KHP closes K-10 for 6 hours
03:47 p.m., August 25, 2011 Updated 12:16 a.m.
Kansas Highway 10 reopened to all traffic Thursday night after a serious injury accident caused the highway to be shutdown for more than six hours.

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Recent photos

Students stand and watch as an accident cleanup crew spreads sand over oil on Indiana Street. An 18-year-old Lawrence man was arrested after driving into three parked cars before having his own come to rest on its side. No one was injured in the accident.

Emergency crews respond to an altercation Friday morning that sent one man to a Kansas City area hospital. The incident occurred in the 800 block of Massachusetts Street.

Youth volunteers line up to have their photo taken Thursday evening. The celebration in Holcom Park marked the end of the summer program, which saw the kids spend many hours volunteering within the community.

Joe Baisa, of St. Louis, pulls his canoe out of the Kansas River on Saturday afternoon. Baisa was one of nearly 200 paddlers who participated in the first ever Kawnivore 100, a 100-mile race down the river.

Ned Link receives an honorary pin from the International President of the Lions Club. Link, who is 96 years old, has been a member of the service club for 75 years.

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