Spent time with this family last week as they tried to salvage some belongings from the ashes of their home. Thankfully everyone got out of the house, but just about everything was destroyed by the fire.
A couple weeks ago Dianna Wray and I covered a murder trial in Goliad, Texas. Delbert Andrew Mills was being tried for the murder of his wife, Patricia Leigh Mills, in 2003, when she died in a house fire. At the end of the trial he was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. These are a couple shots of the emotional moments of her family following the verdict.
This week we had a structure fire around 2:30 am on Thursday. It was contained around 4:30am, so most of these photos were taken between 3 and 4 am, which is why it is so dark. We didn’t run anything in the paper (way too late for print deadline) but I just wanted to share some of my favorite shots from morning here. When we got to the location, the fire had reached the top floor and the firefighters were pouring water continuously into the building from the ladder to put it out. If you look at the fourth photo, you’ll see the water streaming from the building like its flooding, I’ve never seen that before at a fire. There are lots more here if you’d like to see the gallery on the OD website.
Yesterday was a very busy day for a writer and I. There were 13 fires reported in our coverage area. We were able to cover 5 fires in one afternoon, no easy feat mind you. We encountered multiple grass fires, structure fires and home fires. Though I have plenty of flames photos, these two were my favorite from the day’s work.
NORTHAMPTON – Anthony Baye entered the courtroom through a side door, his hands cuffed in front of him. He gave a slight smile to members of his family sitting in the gallery, then sat down at the defendant’s table and didn’t look back. Baye’s arraignment Monday before Hampshire Superior Court Judge Judd Carhart lasted only a few minutes, and throughout it Baye uttered just four words. Asked by the clerk how he pleaded to two separate counts of murder, Baye answered “Not guilty” to each.
– The Daily Hampshire Gazette
Read full article on Gazettenet.com here: http://www.gazettenet.com/2010/03/09/baye-pleads-innocent-murder