I heard that there was a shooting in the village last night. So I went to outside.in and found out the details. What a mess.
While at outside.in, I also found out that The Coffee Shop, my favorite breakfast place was closed for health violations. When I showed up there last week to meet a friend, we saw a sign saying "closed for renovations". Now I know the truth. Ugh.
While both these stories are interesting in their own right, the point I am making is that keeping track of your local news is getting easier on the Internet. You can even subscribe to a feed of local news in outside.in if you like to get your news that way.