Wednesday, April 16, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Ferry disaster in South Korea, fake bomb at the Boston Marathon

Posted By on Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 8:52 AM

HERE

A man walked up to the drive-thru and robbed the McDonald’s at Monroe and Francis. (KXLY)

Spokane County wants to put a $45 million parks levy on the ballot next year, with about half of that for an indoor sports facility on the north bank of Riverfront Park. (S-R)

A cult leader accused of abusing two girls in Minnesota was last known to have moved his congregation to Spokane. (AP)

NEAR

The Ft. Lewis soldier who went missing over the weekend was found dead in the Capitol Forest near Olympia. He was the nephew of a couple listed as missing in the Oso mudslide. (Seattle Times)

A fake child abduction in a Sequim park outraged parents. (KOMO)

ELSEWHERE

Nearly 300 people are missing after a ferry capsized off the coast of South Korea. Most of the passengers were students and teachers on a trip to a resort island. (CNN)

A 25-year-old man, whose mother says he has bipolar disorder, was arrested for leaving hoax backpack bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on the anniversary of last year’s bombing. (AP)

The New York Police Department has disbanded the unit that spied on Muslim residents. (NYT)

In a landmark ruling, India’s Supreme Court recognized transgender people as a third gender. (BBC)

PEEPS

The Washington Post’s annual marshmallow peeps diorama contest includes a vintage “I Have a Dream” scene and a NSA surveillance triptych.

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