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Just Food board alleges Farmer overpaid himself by more than $52,000; criminal charges being pursued

I wrote this story about local non profit salaries in 2012:
http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2012/jan...

I basically called all the local non profits and asked the directors what they make, since they are required to disclose by law if asked.

The only resistance I received from this was from Farmer when I called him. He didn't want to give me the info, but eventually did. But he went ballistic about it. Saying it would kill his agency. I never understood how knowing this info would hurt an organization. Anyway, it always struck me as odd, and he kept calling me prior to th story running trying to talk me out of writing it.

I think it'd be a good idea if ljworld obtained and posted all the 990s from local non profits. I think they'd find many of them do not fill out forms properly and it might uncover stuff like this.

September 18, 2015 at 4:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Current, former KU football players among three arrested in connection with home invasion

It's not been posted yet, but we'll get that for subsequent stories.

Shaun Hittle
Reporter
LJW

May 30, 2013 at 7:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Local author writes book about unsolved Kansas mystery

I believe it's just in paperback. When I reference "hard copy," I'm referring to an actual physical copy, not hardback.

Shaun Hittle
Reporter
LJW

May 28, 2013 at 8:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Day 2: From the Emerald Triangle to the Sunflower State

The Mendocino stories, some of which are linked in this story, used the court documents in their stories. We also used court documents in our story. So, many of the facts in both stories would be similar if they're based on the court documents.

But do we steal articles from other papers, add our names, and present them as our own work? No.

Shaun Hittle
Reporter
LJW

May 27, 2013 at 9:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Suspect in Ottawa killings charged with four counts of first-degree murder; could face death penalty

Verity,
Flack was already convicted and sentenced by that time, so they couldn't have gone back and prosecuted him again.

Shaun Hittle
Reporter
LJW

May 11, 2013 at 10:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence man charged with two counts of arson

Might've been a small fire we didn't report on.

Shaun
LJW

May 6, 2013 at 12:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The making of 'K2': Court records detail origin and boom of synthetic marijuana

Nothing in the court record indicates they sold any synthetic products after it was banned.

Shaun Hittle
Reporter
LJW

April 14, 2013 at 9:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The making of 'K2': Court records detail origin and boom of synthetic marijuana

The student who died, Elijah Taylor, had taken bath salts and K3, or some similar product that came after they banned the first set of K2 chemicals.

We assumed it was the bath salts mostly, but police in Salina said they think he had most recently smoked synthetic marijuana and not the bat salts.

Shaun Hittle
Reporter
LJW

April 14, 2013 at 8:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Local men at center of local 'K2' synthetic marijuana controversy brought up on federal drug charges

Yes, thanks for the heads up.

Shaun Hittle
Reporter
LJW

April 4, 2013 at 4:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU students help police train on responses to underage drinking parties

Clickker,
You make good point...it was unclear. It's been fixed.

Thanks for the heads up.

Shaun Hittle
Reporter
Ljw

April 3, 2013 at 8:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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