Friday, August 9, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: South Hill fire, governor salaries, lightning survivors and baby animals

Posted By on Fri, Aug 9, 2013 at 8:38 AM

HERE

Two homes destroyed by large South Hill fire Thursday afternoon, third home heavily damaged. (KXLY)

Mosquito tests positive for West Nile Virus at Fairchild Air Force Base. (KHQ)

Spokane Valley grandfather gets six months of home detention after alerting authorities to his own marijuana grow. (S-R)

New interim police chief named to take over Coeur d'Alene Police Department when current chief retires in October. (CDA Press)

THERE

Two people set new hiking speed records for completing the 2,655-mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. (Seattle Times)

National survey shows governor salaries range from $0 to $187,000. (Oregonian)

Florida 18-year-old dies after being Tasered by police. (NY Times)

WORLD OF WEIRD V

Man allegedly kills wife and posts gruesome photo and confession on Facebook. (New Times)

Controversial Arizona sheriff requires all deputies to carry AR-15 rifles at all times, even when off-duty. (Arizona Republic)

Surviving a lightning strike and the marks left behind. (BBC)

Have a good weekend: Slideshow of rare and adorable newborn animals at the National Zoo in D.C. (WaPost)

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