Good News Or Bad?

I was once told by a listener, that news radio tends to focus only on bad news. I’m not so sure about that. It could simply be her perception of what is good news vs what is bad. For example, when we are broadcasting election night results, many in the audience will hear mostly bad news while others in the audience are popping champaigne corks and cheering. Regardless,  it is news.

Based on your perception, I found good news…. or did I? This is a perfect example of how you read this  story and whether or not it is good news or bad:

Published on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009

By Vanessa Rakis-Garabedian / The Fresno Bee

Fresno Police have identified Fernando Valencia, 29, of Fresno, as the armed robber who was shot and killed Sunday night by a clerk at U-Save Liquor on East Tulare Avenue near Maple Avenue.

Valencia has a criminal history that includes carjacking, carrying concealed weapons, vehicle theft and domestic violence, police said.

Two men entered the liquor store on the 4600 block of Tulare Avenue around 8:30 p.m. The first man pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded money. The clerk fatally shot the man and the second man left the scene on foot, Vasquez said. She declined to release further details.

Police are asking for help finding the second man who was a lookout in the attempted robbery.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call detective Mark Yee at (559) 621-2451 or CrimeStoppers at (559) 498-STOP.

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