Monday, July 15, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: Fire in Pullman and the next phase of the Zimmerman case

Posted By on Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 7:31 AM

Around here

Four unoccupied apartment buildings in Pullman — set to house WSU students this fall — were destroyed in a fire over the weekend. Authorities are calling it suspicious. (SR)

A home burglary early this morning turned into a police chase, which then resulted in the suspect being hospitalized. (KHQ) 

The Spokane Civic Theatre fired its artistic director Friday, giving us all an excuse to use "drama!" in headlines. (KXLY)

Out there

A jury acquitted George Zimmerman of all charges related to the death of Trayvon Martin. Now, the Justice Department says it's reopening its investigation into whether the 2012 shooting was a hate crime. (NYT)

Greenpeace activists broke into a French nuclear plant as a protest. (AJ)

The airline Asiana says it will sue a San Francisco TV station that used fake and offensive names for four pilots who were on the plane that crashed at the San Francisco airport last weekend. (USA Today)

According to media reports, this is what the station aired. Yikes.

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