Monday, December 9, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: Weekend roundup with football, a serial killer and Santana

Posted By on Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 8:42 AM

HERE

Idaho killer Joseph Duncan has been declared mentally competent by a state judge, clearing the way for him to be put to death. Further appeals may still apply, however. (S-R)

Some Idaho elementary schools are closed this morning because of cold temperatures. Brrrr. 13 below zero is nothing to trifle with. Water pipes also burst at the Spokane Humane Society. (KHQ)

Saturday, a plane coming from Seattle and headed towards Atlanta made an emergency stop in Spokane after a 16-year-old passenger died. (LAT)

THERE

Billy Joel, Martina Arroyo, Herbie Hancock, Shirley MacLaine and Carlos Santana received the coveted Kennedy Center Award medallion Sunday night in Washington, D.C. (WP)

67 years later, Ukraine protesters smashed a statue of Lenin in a downtown Kiev square Sunday night. Rioting has continued through the night and extra police have been called in. (DB)

Disney beat Katniss Everdeen in this weekend’s movie box office with Frozen taking over the top spot from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in just their second weekends. (HR)

FOOTBALL

Continuing to prove that talented football teams can exist in the PNW …

Washington State University has been invited to the Gildan New Mexico Bowl for the first time. They’ll be taking on Colorado State University. This is the team’s first bowl game since 2003.(KXLY)

The Seattle Seahwaks may have lost to the San Francisco 49ers Sunday evening, bringing their record to a still impressive 11-2, but they still have the 12th man on their side. (ST)

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