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KCPQ’s ‘Washington’s Most Wanted’ Captures 400th Fugitive

KCPQ‘s “Washington’s Most Wanted” celebrated a major milestone this week: the show has now helped local law enforcement capture 400 fugitives. A viewer tip led to the 400th capture on Wednesday.

“Thanks to KCPQ for their leadership and thanks for the diligent teamwork of people in the state of Washington to put 400 people away, get them off the streets, that’s a good thing for the state of Washington. Congratulations to everyone involved,” Washington governor Jay Inslee said in a statement.

“Washington’s Most Wanted” host David Rose was there for the 400th arrest (pictured). KCPQ will broadcast a special edition of the show Friday with a look back at significant captures.

“In light of Lifetime cancelling America’s Most Wanted with John Walsh, it’s more important than ever for stations to air local programming that helps serve communities and make them safer,” Rose told TVSpy. “There are more bad guys than ever and the fact we’ve reached 400 captures in four years is evidence of that. Washington’s Most Wanted airs in 5 television markets and includes local content from each of those cities.”

Watch KCPQ’s segment on the 400th capture after the jump. Read more

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Viewers Outraged as KMTV Cuts Grammys Short

Viewers in Omaha were stunned on Sunday night when local CBS-affiliate KMTV cut from a high-octane performance by Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, and others, to a weather forecast by John Walsh.

As usually happens with primetime awards shows, Sunday night’s Grammy ceremony ran a few minutes over schedule.  But KMTV decided to run its late local newscast right at 10:30 anyway, abruptly cutting from guitar shredding to the weather outlook for Monday’s commute.

What made the programming shift especially odd was the fact that much of KMTV’s newscast was dedicated to coverage of the Grammys. Read more