* In the case of California serial killer Ricardo Ramirez, known in the media as the "Night Stalker", the mayor held a televised news conference which indicated that the key components of the investigation were ballistics evidence and footprints found at the crime scenes. This gave Ramirez the opportunity to dispose of his weapons and shoes.
* In UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, generals got a lot of use out of the local papers, which often reported troop movements in the area. Robert E. Lee was particularly fond of the Northern papers during his Maryland and Pennsylvania campaigns.
** In the war in the Pacific, Australian radio reported that the Japanese had landed on a particular island. As the only way they could have known that information was because a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coastwatchers Coastwatcher]] was on the island, the Japanese immediately began searching for him.
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