Monday, August 18, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: SWAT standoff in South Hill, Soap Lake apartment fire, and updates from Ferguson, Mo.

Posted By on Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 10:02 AM


A brief SWAT standoff in the South Hill on Saturday night resulted in the arrest of a seven-time convicted felon. (S-R)

One person has died in the Soap Lake apartment complex fire early Sunday morning. (KXLY)

A terrible person tossed a five-week-old kitten out of a car window while driving down Trent. Luckily, the veterinarian treating the kitten says she'll pull though. (KREM)


A private autopsy reveals that Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., was shot at least six times, including twice in the head. (NYT) 

A county investigation shows that Brown had marijuana in his system. (WaPo)

Meanwhile, Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered a third autopsy of Brown's body by a federal medical examiner. The Justice Department has already launched a civil rights investigation of Brown's death. (WaPo)

Following a violent night of clashes between protesters and police, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has ordered the National Guard to restore peace in Ferguson. (NYT)

A NYT reporter calls Obama the "greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation." (Guardian)

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