Photos of the Year: 2013 Winners: News Photo Story: 2013poy_09_32

Third Place | News Photo Story Melissa Melvin-RodriguezThorne Kelty, left, puts on his boots in the room of an abandoned hotel that he slept in to escape the rain last night, while Officer Alan Sanford checks on warrants during the Point in Time homeless count in Fayetteville and Cumberland County on Thursday, January 31, 2013. When Officer Sanford asks what brought him here, Kelty replies, {quote}Someone told me about the room and said 'There are blankets, you can get warm'.{quote} When Kelty mentions missing a court date, it is discovered that there is a warrant for his arrest on a larceny charge. Within minutes he is handcuffed and taken down to the station.

Third Place | News Photo Story  

Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez 

Thorne Kelty, left, puts on his boots in the room of an abandoned hotel that he slept in to escape the rain last night, while Officer Alan Sanford checks on warrants during the Point in Time homeless count in Fayetteville and Cumberland County on Thursday, January 31, 2013. When Officer Sanford asks what brought him here, Kelty replies, "Someone told me about the room and said 'There are blankets, you can get warm'." When Kelty mentions missing a court date, it is discovered that there is a warrant for his arrest on a larceny charge. Within minutes he is handcuffed and taken down to the station.