Thursday, January 16, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Shock sold, crash charges and Oscar nominees

Posted By on Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 10:30 AM

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The Spokane Shock have been sold to a new, Bellevue-based owner, but don't worry fans, the team will stay in Spokane. (S-R)

Auntie's River Park Square outlet will close on Jan. 31, allowing the store to focus more on its flagship store in the Liberty Building. (Inlander)

Preston Maher, the 16-year-old driver who lost control of his car last October, killing passengers Josie Freier and McKenzie Mott, has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide. (KHQ)

Now that Washington state has secured a contract, Spokane aerospace industry leaders think Boeing should build its new 777X here. (S-R)

THERE

The nominees for the 2014 Academy Awards were announced this morning, with American Hustle, Gravity, and 12 Years a Slave taking the bulk of nominations. (Entertainment Weekly)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has now hired a law firm to help clean up the mess surrounding the closed bridge lane controversy, which past reports have called a political retribution ploy. (CNN)

A former Stanford student, who is now a professor in Malaysia, became the first person to get her name officially cleared from the U.S. government's no-fly list. (Wired)

CATS!

All you feline-loving folk need to head to the Knitting Factory tonight to celebrate the craziness and cuteness of cats at the Internet Cat Video Film Festival, featuring Spokane celebri-cat Keyboard Cat and his owner, Charlie Schmidt. (Inlander)


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