Tuesday, November 30, 2010

On Assignment: Nursing Home

We recently did a story at The Star Press that talked about local nursing homes and how they were rated by the state and federal government. Most of them were ranked horribly. The scores are based on a number system where 0 is the best score meaning no deficiency's were found. The state average is 174. Some of our large local nursing homes were in the 400's.

This image is from a small local nursing home in New Castle, Indiana who just adopted a black lab that now lives there. The residents love the dog and other smaller animals the home has (bird, fish). This nursing home scored one of the best in the area with 32.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

On Assignment: Food Drive

A local food drive here in Muncie where people drive or walk through and volunteers load up their cars with food items. The drive is held each month, however this November is the busiest the volunteers have ever seen it. It's quite a sad site to see as many hundreds of people line up for help.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Spot News

It's been a busy past week and a half of shooting news in between regular assignments. I shot 4 fires, couple of accidents, and saw a man get run over by a car while he was volunteering his time giving food to the needy. Lets hope it calms down a bit soon. Here are a few spot news images. 

Friday, November 12, 2010

The weather this week has been great, with highs in the 70's. Driving back from an assignment I was pleased to find these two guys painting the side of a building in downtown, Muncie.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

On Assignment: Controlled Burn

From the newspaper office in downtown Muncie, Indiana we noticed a lot of black smoke near Ball State University. I went to investigate and found that they were doing a controlled burn in one of the nature areas north of campus. I stuck around for a few minutes to shoot some pictures as they were wrapping it up.