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Rickie Traeger: We All Take Life For Granted…




First and foremost, my condolences to the family and friends of the victims in the double fatal accident a bit ago in Rockford. 

Please keep the family and friends and 1st responders in your thoughts and prayers.

There was a rollover accident in the 2100 block of 16th st a little bit ago.

2 people passed away and a 3rd victim was transported to a local ER.

I always hate working fatal scenes.   I can tell you every fatal scene I have ever worked over the years.

They are always heartbreaking to work.

We all go about our lives every day and do not realize or grasp the concept of how precious life really is, until it is too late.

Each and every time I work a fatal scene, it is sad. But it also reminds me of how lucky we are to be alive and to have those we love around us.

Also at the same time, I realize that some family is about to have the worst day in their life 🙁

I know doing what I do (Journalist) I have worked many fatals over the years.

And I can tell you I always dread working fatal scenes.  By far the most heartbreaking scenes to work.

This scene was a double fatal, possible triple. 2 Confirmed fatals.

Words cannot describe working a fatal scene.  My heart goes out to all those that are involved.

It is a grim reminder that we all take life for granted. The most cherished thing, and we don’t realize just how quick it can be gone.

Please take a second and hug those that you love, and tell them you love them.

And to keep all those involved in this horrific scene, in your thoughts and prayers








Rickie Traeger: Been a few days since I last posted

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Been a few days since I last posted. Hopefully everyone has been doing good.

I went to an Icehogs game the other night. That was fun. I don’t get into hockey much, but it was still fun. Got to go into the players tunnel and briefly meet them as they went onto the ice. Pretty cool experience. Got to see Jeff too 🙂

Sources sent information on a scene that happened last night in Winnebago. And we waited many hours before posting it, to see if police would release any information on it. They did not, so we posted the information that was provided to us.  People got mad as heck at us for posting it!  I can only post the information that IS provided to me. Plain and simple. Police did not release any information and are encrypted.  So I only had the information that was provided to me at the time, and posted it. Holy cow, tons of first responders got mad as heck at me. Was not my fault the police did not release any information on it, until after we posted it.  We waited and tried to get the info. confirmed before posting it. But as usual it was met with silence. Funny how quickly they responded though, after it was posted. Before it was posted, SILENCE. After it was posted, they were quick to release the information then. Funny how that works…  But the good news is, the people involved are reported to be OK. And RS got even more popular via all the haters, LOL.  As they say, keep on hating cuz all your doing is making RS famous.

I will keep saying it: The best advertisers are always going to be the haters, lol.  They scream loudly and peaks many peoples interest.  The traffic spikes were pretty sweet earlier, thanks to them, LOL.   I think haters are one track minded and don’t realize how much they help, when in their heads they think they are hurting, LOL.  The best free advertisers, are always going to be haters 🙂

Snow is on the way.  Guess we been spoiled long enough. Guess it is time for winter again 🙁  lol.

 








Rickie Traeger: Happy Thursday everyone! 




Happy Thursday everyone! 

I was able to change the RS website over to the new server. Overall it went well. Better than expected. As expected a few hiccups, but that is expected.  Some are having issues with the DNS propagation. But that is expected as well. That is out of my control. Just a waiting game.

I have updated the FOIA page on the Rockford Scanner website. Still have more to add. But I been waiting for this new server, so I could update the FOIA page. So be sure to check the FOIA page out 🙂

Was hoping to get a quad flight in tonight, and do the sunset. But I missed it. I hate how fast the sun goes down these days, LOL. Why does it have to get dark so early now???  Where is that “Spring forward” at? Oh yeah, months away 🙁   But back on topic, I will have to do my flight tomm.   Speaking of, I was driving down the road yesterday and saw someone flying theirs. I didn’t see the quad, but saw he had the remote in his hand. I wanted to stop and talk to him but I was in the middle of driving down the road in heavy traffic, so I wasn’t able to pull over, lol.  But it was cool to see someone flying theirs!