This just in - another wire-service conviction
Yes, it truly is time saving when the AP dispenses with a trial:
LANCASTER, S.C. - State troopers say they have arrested a man who struck and killed a pedestrian last weekend and drove off without calling for help.
Could we at least get "who is alleged to have struck ... and to have driven" in there?
Why does this kind of stuff get me upset? Because it's a small but creeping breakdown in basic civility. I don't care what you think of the person -- someday he or she could be on your jury. Let's all respect each other by observing the niceties, huh?