Monday, March 14, 2011

MORNING HEADLINES: Bob McCaslin dies, Harpham and Duncan cases

Posted on Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 7:50 AM

Senator, councilman Bob McCaslin dies — The 84-year-old had abandoned his senate seat because of ill health but was still a member of the Spokane Valley city council. (SR)

Alibi in Kevin Harpham bomb case — The father of the man suspected of planting a bomb at the MLK Day parade in Spokane in January says his son couldn’t have done it, because Harpham was taking care of him that day. (TPM)

Affordable health care in Idaho? — Rep. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, has proposed a bill that would require hospitals to publish the prices for their 25 most common procedures. (CdA Press)

Duncan could skip California trial — Joseph Duncan, who faces execution in Idaho, may strike a plea bargain in California, where he’s accused of killing a 10-year-old boy. (KPCC)

Landlord bulldozes home with people inside — A Rathdrum landlord faces trial on assault charges after allegedly demolishing a home while the residents were still inside. (The Republic)

Nishinomiya in the clear — Spokane’s sister city in Japan appears relatively unharmed after the 8.9-magnitude earthquake that hit the country this weekend. (NWCN) Check out ABC's shocking (but incredibly well-executed) before-and-after images of the quake in Japan. (ABC)

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