Monday, June 3, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: Police can take your DNA and Kai the hitchhiker is back

Posted By on Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 7:19 AM


In case you just woke up from a long coma, the Monroe Street bridge closes today for two weeks. (KREM) 

The family of a man shot and killed by county deputies over the weekend in Spokane Valley says the violent confrontation wasn't like him. (KXLY)

As schools let out for summer, teachers in Coeur d'Alene still have no  contract agreement between their union and the district's board of trustees. (CdA Press) 

Spokane got a little stabby over the weekend. (KHQ) 


The oldest U.S. senator and a World War II veteran, Frank Lautenberg, died Monday at 89. (USA Today) 

At least 119 people are dead after a poultry plant fire in China. (NYT) 

In a narrow decision today, the Supreme Court ruled that police can take DNA swabs from arrestees during booking. (AP/Boston Globe)


Internet sensation/ax-wielding hitchhiker Kai (real name: Caleb McGilvary) is in court on charges he murdered a 73-year-old lawyer he was staying with in New Jersey. When the judge set his bail at $3 million, the wordsmith said, "Oh, cool."

Relive the days when Kai was everyone's hero and not (quite) so terrifying here: 

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Heidi Groover is a staff writer at the Inlander, where she covers city government and drug policy. On the job, she's spent time with prostitutes, "street kids," marriage equality advocates and the family of a 16-year-old organ donor...