News Lincoln County has received phone calls and emails from readers wondering why a particular crime story was removed from the website this morning.
This is all we can tell you.
We pulled a story off the website this morning that involved a major crime that is under investigation. We listed the nature of the crime and its location. As far as we know nobody was hurt.
The police took notice and called us and stated the story was compromising their investigation. We had no choice but to pull it. However we will inquire as to how a story that provided only cursory details would compromise an investigation, when knowledge of the incident had already been circulated widely throughout the town a number of hours even before we posted the story.
We owe an explanation on that part of it to our readers. However, such an explanation can, by no means, be expected soon. It would, obviously, depend on the circumstances of the investigation. Generally, saving lives and doing no harm to an investigation must be prime directives in any community.
We’ll let you know when it’s possible for us to let you know.