Friday, June 4, 2010

MORNING HEADLINES: Rain, rage and ninjas. But no excited delirium.

Posted on Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 8:10 AM

Rain, rain, rain A flood watch is in effect for Spokane County and much of the Inland Northwest today, with up to an inch of rain expected. (KREM)

Ever heard this one before? Traffic on the interstate. Guy behind is tailgating you. Gets out of his car, starts swearing and punching. Later, he says you got out of your car and threatened him. Here's the problem: You have fake legs. (KXLY)

Ninja in the house Martial arts legend Sensei Morio Higaonna is in Spokane this weekend for a karate festival in the Valley, so be extra careful you don't do anything dishonorable. He may be watching.  

No more 'excited delirium' For years, Spokane police have cited "excited delirium" as one of the causes of Otto Zehm's death in police custody, but a district court judge in the trial against Officer Karl Thompson has ruled the defense can't use that term, nor Zehm's paranoid schizophrenia, nor his separate encounter with police in 1990. (SR)

Scientists seeking Libby High grads Researchers studying asbestos-related disease are looking for some of the more than 13,000 people who graduated from Libby High School between 1950 and 1999. (AP)

More proof that Californians are ruining the Northwest Police arrested a California man this morning for allegedly shooting — and critically wounding — another man on East Mallon. (KXLY)

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