Thursday, January 12, 2012

MORNING BRIEFING: Offender behind bars, More shipments in North Idaho, and Unemployment Benefit Surge

Posted By on Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 9:15 AM

Around Here

Multiple offender returns to Spokane County Jail — Mark Bush is back in jail after receiving 17 charges over the course of 11 months. He was caught on Wednesday for an outstanding warrant for possession of controlled substances. From the age of 21, he has received 167 charges. (SR)

Big shipments and possible new roads in North Idaho — Imperial Oil has verified plans to expand its Kearl Oil Sands processing plant in Alberta. That means large shipments may have to be transported on roads in Lewiston. (SR)

Two suspects in custody for stabbing person from Ephrata — The victim went to the hospital overnight and the suspects are in the Grant County jail. (KXLY)

Spokane shooting suspect flees and crashes car on lawn — Police investigated reports of shots fired in Corbin Park this morning and chased a suspect until he crashed near Garland and Oak. (KXLY)

Out There

Unemployment applications up to 399,000 — Unemployment benefits were up last week when employers laid off workers after the holidays. (SR)

Iran decries terrorist bombing of its nuclear scientist — On Wednesday an Iranian nuclear scientist died in a car bomb. (NYT)

Department of Justice defends President Obama's recess appointments — The Justice memo determined the president acted consistently under the law by making appointments during the pro forma sessions. (The Hill)

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Kyler Hood

Kyler Hood is an intern at The Inlander.