Wednesday, June 2, 2010

MORNING HEADLINES: Seafood, swindlers and sinkholes

Posted on Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 7:55 AM

Thieves/lawyers After being arrested as part of an international sting in January, a lawyer who stole from a client to build a resort on Lake Coeur d'Alene over ten years ago was sentenced yesterday. He was set free and ordered to pay $50 a month. (SR)

Beat the spill. Buy some shrimp. With prices for seafood expected to rise as a result of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, local restaurants are stocking up. So far, price increases haven't hit local menus. (KHQ)

Tails, you lose The new Republican Precinct 8 committeeman in Kootenai County was decided yesterday by a coin flip. Incumbent Ralph Noyes and challenger Jimmie Masters each received 123 votes in last week's election, but Noyes called "heads" yesterday, so Masters now assumes the position. (SR)

West Valley grad could face death penalty A jury continues to deliberate today on the punishment for James Biela, 28, who was convicted last week of killing a 19-year-old college student in Nevada. (KXLY) 

Massive sinkhole swallows factory in Guatemala Buffeted by Hurricane Agatha and besieged by landslides, Guatemala City also lost an entire city intersection and a clothing factory — but, luckily, no humans — to a massive sinkhole. (KREM)

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