Hanahan, police community say goodbye to K-9 Shadow

Hanahan Officer Travis Lanphere and Shadow

Hanahan Officer Travis Lanphere and Shadow via Twitter

When the Hanahan Police Department announced the death of police dog Shadow on Wednesday the community immediately took to Facebook and Twitter to remember and thank Shadow for his service.

The dog’s surprise death during a training exercise Tuesday night struck a chord with a lot of people, especially Shadow’s partner, Officer Travis Lanphere.



The outpouring of support was also clear from this picture, taken by the folks at SConFire.com of Wednesday morning’s funeral procession in honor of Shadow.


See more reaction in this Storify story here or after the jump (it might take a minute to load.)

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On ice: Stanley Cup finals goes 3 OTs before anchors can go on air

When Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks finally ended at 1 a.m. Thursday – after 3 overtimes – the jobs of many journalists, especially those with the NBC affiliates, were just getting started

I put together a Storify story below showing how those anchors and reporters managed to keep themselves busy while they waited two hours for someone – anyone – to score.

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#Facebook – What does it mean?

Well, what do you know: Facebook announced today it will support hashtags.

If you’re not on Twitter, hashtags are those pound sign #thingys that occasionally crept onto your Facebook feed. (If you are on Twitter, you already knew that and hopefully you’re following me.)

Hashtags are useful on Twitter both as a way to search topics (#chsnews is the best way to search for news in #chs) and to be funny. #sometimes

It will be interesting to see what the effect will be on Facebook. I imagine we’ll start using on The Post and Courier’s Facebook account right away, especially for large news events. It will benefit us because people searching for a topic we posted about will find us, and it will benefit you if you’re the person searching for information on a topic.

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Will you marry me: Trident Tech nursing graduate gets a pin and a ring (Video)

Talk about a life-changing day.

You are LaToria Butts, celebrating the huge accomplishment of graduating nursing school at Trident Tech, when your fiance’ Brandon White steps on to the stage and calls your name … and then he drops to one knee …

What happens next? Watch it unfold here on YouTube: