Friday, January 4, 2013

MORNING BRIEF: Whales, Sandy relief and Crapo's DUI

Posted By on Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 9:18 AM


Homeless people camped under the freeway will get 24-hour warnings. (Inlander blogs)

Traffic was closed off on the North Spokane Corridor for eight hours overnight as a suicidal young man threatened to jump from the Wandermere Bridge. (KXLY


Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo pleads guilty to DUI charges (and apologizes) at brief court appearance in Virginia. His license will pay a $250 fine and have his driver's license revoked for a year. (Idaho Statesman)

Patrick Dempsey aka "McDreamy" from Grey's Anatomy bought Seattle-based Tully's Coffee for $9.15 million. (Seattle Times)


House passes $9.7 billion Hurricane Sandy relief bill; it now heads to the Senate. (WaPo)

Three New York City police officers were shot in two separate incidents within an hour of each other Thursday night. None of them were in critical condition. One gunman was killed, and the other arrested. (NYT)

Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education, was released from a hospital in England today after a three-month recovery. (AP)

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Lisa Waananen is the web editor and a staff writer at the Inlander. She specializes in data and graphics, and her recent cover stories have been about family history, the legacy of Spokane photographer Charles A. Libby and genetically modified food...