Monday, June 10, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: Shootings, Mars and a pepper-sprayed barista

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A body was pulled from the Spokane River in the Peaceful Valley area on Saturday. The autopsy is expected today. (KXLY)

A man pepper-sprayed a bikini barista in north Spokane after ordering a coffee. He failed to take money from the register, then stole her truck instead. (KREM)

A woman was shot in a drive-by shooting in north Spokane early this morning. Her injuries are not life-threatening. (KHQ)

The fifth letter believed to be sent by the Spokane ricin suspect, addressed to the CIA, was safely located back here in Spokane after it was returned to sender. (Reuters)

A man was knocked unconscious and robbed while walking the Centennial Trail in Coeur d’Alene on Friday night. (Cda Press)


Jury selection begins today for the Trayvon Martin shooting trial. (Orlando Sentinel)

Six people died in a shooting rampage in Santa Monica. The gunman who allegedly killed his father and brother first before shooting indiscriminately in the streets. (ABC News)

Nelson Mandela, 94, has been hospitalized in intensive care for three days for a recurring lung infection. (NYT)

The Mars rover Opportunity finds new evidence that the planet may once have supported life. (CBS)

An indoor cycling gym is the hip new social hangout for college students in Austin, Texas, who are apparently intent on missing the point of both college and living in Austin. (NYT Styles)

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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...