Monday, May 12, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Fire destroys apartments, video shows missing Nigerian schoolgirls and Bike to Work Week begins

Posted By on Mon, May 12, 2014 at 10:04 AM

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It's Bike to Work Week! Make your two-wheeled transit a little more fun and check out these cool events. (KPBX)

A fire destroyed four apartments at the Pine Villa complex in north Spokane last night. All tenants were safely evacuated. (KXLY)

A man was killed in a crash at the Mountain Mania Mud Bog event near Chewelah on Saturday. (KREM)

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A new video released by Boko Haram appears to show dozens of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls. In the video, the leaders of the Islamic extremist group threaten to sell the girls or keep them as slaves unless all imprisoned Boko Haram militants are freed. (NYT)

If you're planning a trip to the nation's capitol this summer, the Washington Monument has finally reopened after three years of renovations from an earthquake in August 2011.  (USA Today)

The second imported case of the deadly MERS virus in the U.S. has been found in Florida. (Reuters)

SPOKANE IS FAMOUS!

Spokane made Nightline news on ABC — "the city of the so-called 'bikini barista.”

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