Thursday, November 21, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: Democrat-controlled Senate changes filibuster rules; also, exciting news for local cat lovers

Posted By on Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 10:14 AM

HERE

The 11-year-old Colville boy convicted of plotting to kill, with a co-conspirator, a female classmate was sentenced to more than four years in juvenile detention. (S-R)

After a high speed chase through the Spokane Valley, police arrested a reportedly suicidal Spokane man who is also the main suspect in an apparent arson at a North Spokane home on Sunday. (KHQ)

Richard Payne, the man convicted of molesting a five-year-old girl at the NorthTown Mall's Bumpers Family Fun Center in June 2012, has been sentenced to life in prison. (KHQ)

The Spokane County Prosecutor's Office announced that a Spokane Valley Sheriff's deputy who fatally shot a man back in June was justified in his actions. (KREM)

THERE

In a landmark decision, the U.S. Senate voted 52-48 this morning to eliminate the use of filibusters against the president's nominees to serve as executive cabinet members and the federal judiciary. (NYT)

British police have arrested a couple who are suspected of holding three women captive in their home for more than 30 years. (CNN)

A Boeing-owned 747 cargo plane accidentally landed at the wrong Kansas airport last night, and will take off today using a runway more than a half-mile shorter than it requires. (CNN)

CATS

I nearly fainted last night upon hearing the news that the Internet Cat Video Film Festival, and the amazing LIL BUB, are coming to Spokane in January. Tickets go on sale on Friday. (Knitting Factory)


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