Your View: Car Crash into Addison's

3 years 1 month 1 week ago Friday, November 07 2014 Nov 7, 2014 Friday, November 07, 2014 6:40:00 PM CST November 07, 2014 in Your View
By: Tyler Greever and Meredith Miller, KOMU 8 Reporters
loading

COLUMBIA - About two weeks ago, KOMU 8 News reported a car crash into the side of Addison's restaurant.

36-year-old Shayne Healea was backing his truck out into the street when it crashed into one of the restaurant's windows. Columbia Police charged Healea, the vice-chair prosecuting attorney for Moniteau County, with four counts of second degree assault and felony leaving the scene of an accident. 

One viewer did not agree with KOMU's headline and the described charges in the story.

"How about the headline," Rhonda Carpenter commented on Facebook. "As of last night, he has not been 'charged' with anything so the headline itself was a lie."

KOMU 8 News director Randy Reeves said this story was a normal one for the station.

"It was a pretty cut and dry kind of story for us," Reeves said. "Something had happened, there was a criminal charge, there was a mugshot, and we reported all that. And then the next day, we found out through his attorney his version of what happened, and we reported that as well."

Another viewer did not like the use of an eyewitness account in the story.

"This happens when the media goes on 'eyewitness' accounts," Alicia Campbell commented on Facebook. "Funny how quick people jump to a 'guilty verdict'." 

Addison's owner Matt Jenne did not argue with the eyewitness account used in the story.

"That didn't actually happen inside the restaurant so that's tough for me to say, 'Well no I think it happened this way because my staff said this' or whatever," Jenne said. "You're probably talking about when the guy ran out to stop the guy. I mean I don't have any reason to dispute it, but I also don't have anybody to say it was different."

"Eyewitnesses are a part of news coverage," Reeves said. "Sometimes they get it exactly right. Sometimes they don't. That ends up being something for the courts to decide. We talked to police and people inside the restaurant at the time. I think both of those folks have a legitimate part of the story." 

Overall, Jenne said the coverage of the incident was fair. 

"I thought it was well done," Jenne said. "You guys stuck to the facts as far as I could tell. You didn't try to sensationalize it."

What do you think about KOMU's coverage on the story? How do you feel about eyewitness accounts and the accuracy of the story? 

Share your thoughts with us on Facebook or Twitter, or email us at news@komu.com. Then watch KOMU 8 News at six on Friday to see your view of the news.

 

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA (AP) — Police say they have arrested a man charged in an August quadruple homicide that occurred in... More >>
7 hours ago Saturday, December 16 2017 Dec 16, 2017 Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:15:00 PM CST December 16, 2017 in News
NEW BLOOMFIELD - A two-vehicle car wreck Saturday left one dead and two others injured, according to the Missouri State... More >>
10 hours ago Saturday, December 16 2017 Dec 16, 2017 Saturday, December 16, 2017 8:15:00 PM CST December 16, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - An event in Columbia today addressed the prevalence of gun violence and misuse of firearms by offering gift... More >>
10 hours ago Saturday, December 16 2017 Dec 16, 2017 Saturday, December 16, 2017 8:04:00 PM CST December 16, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA – A six-year-old held a hot chocolate stand Saturday outside of a Hy-Vee in Jefferson City to help two... More >>
11 hours ago Saturday, December 16 2017 Dec 16, 2017 Saturday, December 16, 2017 6:51:00 PM CST December 16, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - The Wyss Medical Foundation donated $2 million to the Missouri Orthapaedic Institute for the work of lead orthopaedic... More >>
13 hours ago Saturday, December 16 2017 Dec 16, 2017 Saturday, December 16, 2017 5:05:00 PM CST December 16, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - On Friday, the Columbia Police Department inducted eight new recruits, the largest class of officers in years. ... More >>
14 hours ago Saturday, December 16 2017 Dec 16, 2017 Saturday, December 16, 2017 4:03:00 PM CST December 16, 2017 in News
JACKSONVILLE - An estimated 400 people attended a wreath laying ceremony Saturday at the Jacksonville State Veterans Cemetery. It... More >>
14 hours ago Saturday, December 16 2017 Dec 16, 2017 Saturday, December 16, 2017 3:31:00 PM CST December 16, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA – Graduation day is long awaited by many and Amy Kiso Bledsoe is no exception. Bledsoe was... More >>
15 hours ago Saturday, December 16 2017 Dec 16, 2017 Saturday, December 16, 2017 2:47:00 PM CST December 16, 2017 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — As Missouri struggles with the epidemic of opioid abuse, no place in the state has been... More >>
17 hours ago Saturday, December 16 2017 Dec 16, 2017 Saturday, December 16, 2017 1:10:14 PM CST December 16, 2017 in News
BOONE COUNTY - A furnace malfunction caused a fire in a trailer home on Pratherville Road Saturday morning. Gale... More >>
18 hours ago Saturday, December 16 2017 Dec 16, 2017 Saturday, December 16, 2017 12:05:48 PM CST December 16, 2017 in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — People returning to Kansas City after being released from prison will get a 90-day supply... More >>
19 hours ago Saturday, December 16 2017 Dec 16, 2017 Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:25:12 AM CST December 16, 2017 in News
BOONE COUNTY - Firefighters responded to a shed fire off of Highway 40 near Rocheport Saturday morning. Boone County... More >>
20 hours ago Saturday, December 16 2017 Dec 16, 2017 Saturday, December 16, 2017 10:04:00 AM CST December 16, 2017 in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Officials with the University of Missouri-Kansas City say students will soon have access to state-of-the-art... More >>
22 hours ago Saturday, December 16 2017 Dec 16, 2017 Saturday, December 16, 2017 8:16:45 AM CST December 16, 2017 in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - Cat cafes have popped up across the world in cities including New York City, London and Tokyo, and... More >>
22 hours ago Saturday, December 16 2017 Dec 16, 2017 Saturday, December 16, 2017 7:36:00 AM CST December 16, 2017 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Some Jefferson City kids are getting the chance at a Merry Christmas this year with the help... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, December 16 2017 Dec 16, 2017 Saturday, December 16, 2017 12:00:00 AM CST December 16, 2017 in Top Stories
COLUMBIA - The Missouri State Highway Patrol has confirmed it has fired Trooper Anthony Piercy. KOMU 8 spoke to... More >>
1 day ago Friday, December 15 2017 Dec 15, 2017 Friday, December 15, 2017 8:42:00 PM CST December 15, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - St. Louis officers arrested a suspect that was on the run in a duplex on Sears Court in... More >>
1 day ago Friday, December 15 2017 Dec 15, 2017 Friday, December 15, 2017 8:29:00 PM CST December 15, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - The application for the top education position in the state, Missouri State Education Board Commissioner, opened Friday leaving... More >>
1 day ago Friday, December 15 2017 Dec 15, 2017 Friday, December 15, 2017 8:02:00 PM CST December 15, 2017 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 44°
7am 44°
8am 43°
9am 43°
10am 45°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

6:00a
Open House
6:30a
Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford
7:00a
KOMU 8 News Today
6:00a
Peter Popoff Miracle Ministry
6:30a
Paid Program
7:00a
Tomorrow's World

Tonight's Schedule

6:00p
Football Night in America
7:20p
Sunday Night Football
7:00p
The Christmas Bunny
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Family Guy