Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Morning Headlines: Trial delays, school delays and stealing flowers from the dead.

Posted on Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 8:31 AM

Trial in Zehm death delayed Federal prosecutors at the last minute Monday, appealed a judge's ruling that a jury could not know Otto Zehm was innocent of any crime when he was approached and fatally beaten by Spokane Police Officer Karl Thompson and others in 2006. (S-R)

Sheriff makes changes at Geiger As part of revamping the jail, Geiger will become a pre-release center. This revelation comes less than a week after The Inlander reported on how the sheriff gutted community corrections programs at Geiger, while also laying off staff at the Airway Heights facility. (S-R)

Late start at CDA schools In a case of doing more with less, funding cuts have prompted Coeur d'Alene schools to integrate teacher collaboration time into regular work hours, resulting in late starts for all schools on Mondays beginning in fall. (CdA Press)

Today's creepy news moment Someone's been stealing flowers and planters from Spokane area cemeteries and selling them on the street for $5. Dead man flowers! (KREM)

How to ease tension - NOT North Korean border guard shoots three Chinese, further increasing political tensions on a peninsula where China is Dear Leader's only friend. (BBC)

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