Shaun began working for the World Co. in 2008.
He is new to Kansas, having grown up in Florida and Michigan. He remembers the snow in Michigan and the giant cockroaches in Florida.
He has a 12-inch scar on one of his legs. He tells people it's a shark bite. About half the time people believe him.
His nose breaks very easily. He has learned this lesson the hard way.
He does not play video games and he feels strongly that other adults shouldn't either.
People tell Shaun that his best quality is his punctuality. He isn't sure if that's a compliment.
There are many things that Shaun is not good at, and he accepts that and plans no improvement in those areas, which include fixing things, cooking, and directions.
In his life, he has worked as a basketball referee, a pizza delivery driver, an undercover store detective, a social worker, a bouncer, and now a journalist.
You can follow him on Twitter @shaunhittle Here is a list of some of Shaun's favorite reporting projects:
• The Boy in the Attic: http://bit.ly/mUFOoH
• From the Ashes: Five Years Later: http://bit.ly/q0QF4d
• A Tournament of their Own: http://bit.ly/pi8EQy
• Rodeo School: http://bit.ly/iGkD2C
- Tornado watch issued for Franklin County; hazardous weather possible for Lawrence
- May 20, 2013
- The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch, effective until 10 p.m., for Franklin and Johnson counties, south and east of Douglas County. Douglas County is under a Hazardous Weather Outlook for this evening, but the more severe storms with potential hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are expected south of Interstate 35. By Shaun Hittle
- Two men arrested in connection with Club Magic shooting
- 01:12 p.m., May 20, 2013 Updated 10:34 p.m.
- Lawrence police have arrested two men in connection with an an early Sunday morning shooting in Lawrence that left two other men in critical condition. By Shaun Hittle
- Lawrence man pleads guilty to bank robbery; 52-month sentence recommended
- May 20, 2013
- A 55-year-old Lawrence man pleaded guilty Monday to one count of robbery stemming from a Feb. 20 robbery at the Midwest Credit Union, 1015 W. Sixth St. By Shaun Hittle
- Two Topeka men shot in Lawrence early Sunday morning; police seeking persons of interest
- 03:25 p.m., May 19, 2013 Updated 09:49 a.m.
- Lawrence police are seeking several persons of interest in connection with an early morning shooting near Club Magic in Lawrence that left two men in critical condition. By Giles Bruce
- Father of slain toddler grieves in Missouri jail
- May 15, 2013
- Shawn Bailey, father of the 18-month-old killed in the quadruple homicide case in Ottawa, sits in a jail cell in Missouri, missing the funeral services of his daughter just 200 miles away. By Shaun Hittle
- Families pack courtroom for hearing in Ottawa murder case
- May 13, 2013
- Friends and family of the four victims found killed in rural Ottawa last week packed a Franklin County courtroom Monday afternoon as the capital murder case went forward against Kyle T. Flack, 27, Ottawa. Flack is accused of killing four people, including a young child and her mother, at a house about five miles west of Ottawa. By Ian Cummings & Shaun Hittle
- Families, Ottawa community grapple to understand quadruple homicide
- May 12, 2013
- Less than a day after the body of a missing toddler was discovered by police, the family of two homicide victims shared their grief as the Ottawa community seeks to come to grips with a quadruple homicide. By Shaun Hittle and Ian Cummings
- Authorities believe Lana-Leigh Bailey’s body was moved to Osage County after killings in Ottawa
- 01:09 a.m., May 12, 2013 Updated 10:30 p.m.
- Authorities said Sunday they believe that 18-month-old Lana-Leigh Bailey was killed on the same rural Ottawa property last week as her mother and two men, and that her body was then moved to Osage County. Franklin County Sheriff Jeff Richards said officials are confident that the body found in Osage County Saturday was that of Lana-Leigh. Final identification has not yet been made, he said, pending a forensic examination. By Ian Cummings • Arrest of defendant in Ottawa homicide case brings new questions
- Arrest of defendant in Ottawa homicide case brings new questions
- May 12, 2013
- The arrest of Kyle T. Flack in connection with the killings of three adults and a child last week in rural Ottawa, and the capital murder charges filed against him Friday, answer some questions that have bothered many since the bodies were discovered. But other questions remain: What happened at 3197 Georgia Road? How were the victims killed? How did a body believed to be that of Lana Leigh Bailey get to Osage County, where it was found Saturday evening? And why was Flack roaming those country roads free after shooting a man down in 2005 and being convicted of attempted murder? By Ian Cummings and Shaun Hittle
- Search for missing toddler — presumed dead — ramping down after intense week
- May 11, 2013
- There will be no mass search for missing toddler Lana Bailey on Sunday, but investigators continue to follow leads elsewhere, Franklin County Sheriff Jeff Richards said Saturday. Searches will begin anew Monday, with the total manpower available down to about 50 from the 150 working this week. Officials are still holding out hope of finding the 18-mongh old child of a young woman found dead along with two other men in rural Ottawa early this week. By Ian Cummings and Shaun Hittle