Shaun Hittle

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Shaun began working for the World Co. in 2008.

He is new to Kansas, having grown up in Florida and Michigan. He remembers the snow in Michigan and the giant cockroaches in Florida.

He has a 12-inch scar on one of his legs. He tells people it's a shark bite. About half the time people believe him.

His nose breaks very easily. He has learned this lesson the hard way.

He does not play video games and he feels strongly that other adults shouldn't either.

People tell Shaun that his best quality is his punctuality. He isn't sure if that's a compliment.

There are many things that Shaun is not good at, and he accepts that and plans no improvement in those areas, which include fixing things, cooking, and directions.

In his life, he has worked as a basketball referee, a pizza delivery driver, an undercover store detective, a social worker, a bouncer, and now a journalist.

You can follow him on Twitter @shaunhittle

Here is a list of some of Shaun's favorite reporting projects:

• The Boy in the Attic:

• From the Ashes: Five Years Later:

• A Tournament of their Own:

• Rodeo School:

Recent Stories

Problems with World Company websites resolved

The World Company websites experienced some technical problems today, beginning around 8 a.m. Users of the sites most likely encountered error messages when attempting to accessing the sites. By Shaun Hittle

Olympic expression rings true

Pentathlete-turned-artist captures spirit of multifaceted sport in sculpture

Pentathlete-turned-artist captures spirit of multifaceted sport in sculpture.

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Effort under way to replace 'The Guardians of the Arts' mural downtown

For 18 years, the vibrant colors of a community mural greeted anyone going through the walkway between 716 Mass. and 722 Mass. But recent repair work to fix a crumbling wall on the building that houses Signs of Life covered up the well-known mural, leaving a stark white canvas.

Artist exploring options for replacing Massachusetts Street mural

For 18 years, the vibrant colors of a community mural greeted anyone walking through the alleyway between 716 Mass. and 722 Mass.

Festival of Cultures to celebrate Lawrence diversity

The Lawrence Alliance, the City of Lawrence, and Centro Hispano are sponsoring the Festival of Cultures from noon to 5 p.m., Sept. 26 at South Park.

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Carnival workers adapt to life on the road

When you ask the work crew to see the man in charge of all the rides at the Douglas County Fair, they direct you to Ricky Moore, the man in the Hawaiian shirt.

Annual Day of Caring still looking for volunteers for April 24 event

The Roger Hill Volunteer Center is still in need of helpers for the April 24 Day of Caring event.

2010 St. Patrick's Day Parade gives record amount to local charities

Annual parade chair gives checks of more than $10,000 to five area agencies.

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Volunteers get hooked quickly

Kansas University student David McKenzie has volunteered with the Douglas County Special Olympics for only a few months, but he’s hooked.

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Special Olympics Inspirational Athlete fueled by love of KU athletics

When Todd “Leaper” Williams received the Most Inspirational Athlete award at the State Special Olympics Basketball and Cheerleading Tournament last weekend in Hays, he had one thing on his mind: Jayhawk football.

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