From breaking stories to 'Breaking Bad'
I know the newspaper industry has been tough on its employees, but this one takes the cake. According to WJLA, 44-year-old Leonard Fischer (above) and 31-year-old William Hudgens (roommates? boyfriends?) were arrested for running a meth lab out of an apartment in Arlington, Va. Fischer is a former tech reporter for Gannett News Service whose byline frequently appeared in USA Today. Not sure if he was laid off or not, but that sure would be one creative way to invest your buyout money. Sad to see yet another gay man felled by meth.
UPDATE: Fischer's LinkedIn page still shows him working for Gannett, which doesn't necessarily mean anything. Supplemental income, perhaps?
UPDATE 2: Gannett Spokeswoman Katie Connell confirms that Fischer is no longer a Gannett employee.