Tuesday, March 18, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Seattle news helicopter crash and Russia's move to annex Crimea

Posted By on Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 10:05 AM

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The Spokane City Council voted last night to prohibit installing water and sewer services in contested developments outside of city limits until any legal issues are resolved. (S-R)

The Washington State Patrol busted a large illegal marijuana grow yesterday in Plaza, Wash., south of Spokane on Highway 195. (KXLY)

The Diamond Cup hydroplane races are returning to Coeur d'Alene this summer after a successful run last year following a long hiatus. (KXLY)

Donna Perry, (formerly Douglas Perry) a Spokane woman accused of killing three prostitutes in 1990, allegedly told her cellmate she killed nine people, according to newly released court records. (KHQ)

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Two people are dead and one person has been critically injured after a KOMO news helicopter crashed during take-off in downtown Seattle this morning. (Seattle Times)

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a draft treaty to annex Crimea to Russia, despite condemnation from the White House and EU leaders. (NYT) 

Scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have made a new discovery relating to the origins of our universe, via gravitational waves tracing back to the fractions of a second after the Big Bang. (CNET)
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