Thursday, August 12, 2010

MORNING HEADLINES: Speedy police, local mud and meds with your burger

Posted on Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 7:56 AM

Is this your speedy day? Huh, punk? Suspected motorcycle thief, armed with a Glock, can't outrun Coeur d'Alene Police Chief Wayne "Going" Longo in a foot chase. Longo has run 30 marathons. (CdA Press)

Ballots on Tuesday, mud is forever There are two stories in today's news about dust-ups in the final days of the local primaries — one over an Al French mailer and the other involving Bob Apple and alleged unpaid bills. (SR)

'Need $$ for panhandling fines' This could be the new cardboard plea made by panhandlers in Spokane Valley, which has outlawed "aggressive begging" as of yesterday. Police say they will allow a grace period before issuing tickets. (KXLY)

And I'd like some statins with that double bacon cheese Researchers in the UK say fast food joints should hand out a cholesterol-lowering pill with every order in the same way smokes come with filters and cars come with seat belts. (BBC)

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