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Therese Apel

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Breaking News and Crime Reporter — The Clarion-Ledger
As seen in: The Clarion-Ledger, Yahoo, Chicago Tribune, HuffPost, USA Today, Reuters, Christian Science Monitor, Seattle Times and 72 more
Covers:  weather, crime, defense, disasters, military, intelligence, breaking news, veterans, emergencies, catastrophies
Doesn't Cover: women's organizations, stuff that is boring, things that move slowly

@ClarionLedger crime/ breaking/ mayhem reporter. Former vol FF/FR. WARNING: Tweets might make you sad/mad. Horses, dogs=❤️. *RIP L22* ن Micah 6:8

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Biography

I'm a breaking news reporter to my bone marrow. As I told a co-worker once, "It's not in my blood, it IS my blood." I've tried community news, sports, features, and I've even tried PR (TWICE!!) and none of them ever took. My boots were made to be on the ground, at ground zero, wherever that may b...

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Nov 24, 2017

WANTED IN BROOKHAVEN NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING: Justin Anderson is wanted for questioning in a shooting at Oasis Club on Martin St. Several people are injured. Anderson is considered armed and dangerous. Call Brookhaven Police Department at 601-833-2424. https://t.co/oopaCAswra

Nov 24, 2017

RT @JacksonMSPolice: 🚨BOLO🚨2015 Red Chevy Cruz, MS license plate RHE 275–occupied by two unidentified WM. Passenger in the vehicle point…

Nov 24, 2017

@BradLoganCOTE @Christian_Byrd @samrhall @BraceyHarris There are still SO MANY unanswered questions. Like who the hell steals 2 mini goats from the dog who’s guarding them? (In all candor my guess is he’s a Bama fan. Mississippi reunited.) https://t.co/agzUAScn9X

Nov 23, 2017

@samrhall @BraceyHarris Sounds like a great piece but I’m so sorry to say I’m off tomorrow... and/or studying for that drone thing. And/or washing my dog. And/or leaving the state.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

At age 15, I started writing high school sports for the Copiah County Courier. That real-world experience so young was such a blessing.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes!! Waaaaaay back in the day I used a typewriter at the Copiah County Courier.

How is social media changing news?

First, we have to fact check 200x more than before because information is coming at us rapid-fire from everywhere. We also have to be faster.