Scripps alumnus Timothy Burke of Deadspin broke one of the biggest stories of the year last week, uncovering falsities in articles about Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o’s tragic start to a Heisman-finalist performing season. Burke spoke to The Post’s Local Editor Kelly Gifford about how he handled the story and how his Scripps roots helped him ask the questions countless reporters did not.
1:50 a.m. update: Fire Chief Bob Troxel said the fire started at the top of the building, but the cause of the fire is still under investigation. The most extensive damage was on the roof. The fire was put out an hour after the fire department responded. No injuries were reported.
Correction: the original version of this article identified Ron Lucas incorrectly. Lucas is the deputy service safety director for the City of Athens. The article also incorrectly portrayed attempts to contact the Athens Police Chief. The chief returned multiple calls for comment. The Post regrets these errors.