Tuesday, July 23, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: Fire investigations, burglaries and the royal baby's arrival

Posted By on Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 8:07 AM

HERE

Plans for a permanent transit center in Coeur d’Alene’s Riverstone development are moving forward. (Cda Press)

A delirious man was arrested for a string of burglaries in Spokane Valley. (KHQ)

A man who shot and killed another man during a drug deal-turned-robbery last September won’t face murder charges. (KREM)

Pullman Police arrested a 31-year-old plumber on arson charges related to the July 15 fire that destroyed four student apartment buildings under construction. (Evergreen)

The two Monday morning deaths in a mobile home fire are now being investigated as homicide. (S-R)

A Spokane Police officer is being suspended for 60 days after an investigation found policy violations related to associating with a woman who is a known criminal. (Inlander blogs) 

ELSEWHERE

It’s a boy! The royal baby arrived, ending weeks of breathless anticipation. But now: What’s his name? When will we get to see the kid? (CBS)

A federal judge blocked enforcement of North Dakota’s new abortion law, which would be the most restrictive in the nation. (NYT)

George Zimmerman — yes, the one just acquitted in the killing of Trayvon Martin — appeared in public for the first time since the trial to help rescue a family from an overturned SUV. (Orlando Sentinel)

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Lisa Waananen

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...