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Retired French Crime Reporter Spirals to the Other Side of the Beat

This wild story was first detailed by Stephane Pair, a radio reporter with France Info. From there, it was translated into English by The Local and has been picked up by the New York Daily NewsDavid Harding.

NouvelleRepubliqueLogoHowever, for those who read French, the article de grace is without a doubt an earlier January 23 item in regional newspaper La Nouvelle Republique. You see, that’s the paper that the following unnamed criminal used to write for; and the report about his arrest for a series of armed robberies was written by the journalist who succeeded him. From the translated The Local write-up:

The 63-year-old former hack for French regional newspaper La Nouvelle Republique allegedly donned a wig, fake mustache, gloves and a hefty ‘Clint Eastwood’ revolver and began holding up stores in the [Bois] area.

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editorial.jpgThe New York Times may have shuttered its stand alone Metro section last year but the website is gearing up to go super local, with the help of the locals.

The Times is launching a new site on its homepage dubbed ‘The Local‘ (it doesn’t seem to be live yet) which will cover a number of communities in Brooklyn and New Jersey. According to E&P the site will primarily feature content from local contributors and will be overseen by Times staffers Tina Kelley, in New Jersey, and Andy Newman, in Brooklyn who have already been recruiting.

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