Tuesday, February 1, 2011

MORNING HEADLINES: Drug busts and parking fines

Posted By on Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 9:54 AM

Parking — Spokane City Council President Joe Shogan's plan to raise parking fines from $15 to $25 was shot down last night by other council members, who wanted to wait until the parking study, which cost $46,000, is complete before making any changes. This summer, you will be able to feed parking meters with your credit card as part of the study's experiments. (SR)

No More Mubarak — In a private meeting yesterday White House officials determined there is no way that Mubarak can stay in power in Egypt. Over a million protesters flooded the streets in Tuesday's demonstrations, showing that Mubarak's negotiations to overhaul the constitution are not enough. (WSJ)

Drug Bust A EWU student was caught with two other Cheney residents selling pot and laundering money. One of the Cheney residents, Brandon Collins, is believed to be the major supplier for EWU. Cops found 2 1/2 pounds of weed and say that the group laundered almost $400,000 through Northern Quest Casino. (KXLY)

Guard Killing —  On Saturday, the body of a female corrections officer in western Washington was found in the correctional facility chapel. Now authorities suspect a violent offender from Spokane, who has a history of violence against women and was serving a life sentence according to the state's three-strike rule. (KXLY) 

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