Tuesday, July 12, 2011

MORNING HEADLINES: Duncan death penalty in question; Spokane Indians brawl

Posted on Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 7:24 AM

Duncan death penalty to be reversed? — Joseph Duncan was given a death sentence in Idaho in 2008 for the kidnapping and murder of Dylan Groene, but an appeal filed in court is questioning why he wasn't given a competency test before being allowed to waive his right to appeal the death sentence. (CdA Press) The mother of one of the people killed in the Groene case tells KHQ she'd kill Duncan herself if she had a gun. (KHQ)

Yellowstone pipeline spill not spreading — Oil has been found in 45 different locations outside of the initial spill site in the Yellowstone river in Montana, but the scope of the spill seems contained. (SR)

More paramedics for more fire stations — The City of Spokane will spend $60,000 a year to put highly trained medical personnel at 10 city fire stations instead of just eight. (SR)

Armed standoff ends in two arrests — Three men wanted for armed robbery holed up in a north Spokane house last night. One is still on the loose. (KXLY)

Diocese and victims in closed-door meditation — The Spokane Diocese is trying to settle 33 new claims of sexual abuse by priests. (KXLY)

Fight at a baseball game! (KREM)

Chevy Sonic shakes up the car industry — It's the only subcompact car being made in a country where subcompact cars have never penciled out. (NYT)

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