Friday, July 5, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: Man with weapons near UW arrested, and a Fourth of July news round-up

Posted By on Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 8:48 AM


Fireworks are to blame for a one-acre brush fire yesterday near the intersection of Monroe Street and Cora Avenue. Several homes were threatened and witnesses say they saw someone shoot off the firework from a passing truck. (S-R)

Despite fireworks being illegal in Spokane and most of Spokane County, infractions for breaking that law are not frequent. (KREM)

If you're looking for a pet that disappeared during yesterday's fireworks, check Craigslist. The number of lost and found pet ads has surged since Thursday afternoon. (KREM) 


A 21-year-old man driving a stolen truck loaded with guns, Molotov cocktails and body armor was arrested on Wednesday night near the University of Washington campus. (Seattle Times) 

Illegal fireworks were the cause of a fire last night on North Lake Union in Seattle that destroyed 14 boats and damaged others. (Seattle Times)

Not to put a damper on everyone's lingering holiday mood, but here's a round-up of Fourth of July tragedies this year. (CNN) 

Supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsy were met with violence as they stormed the building in Cairo where Morsy is reportedly being held. (CNN)

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