Thursday, February 13, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Inmate escape, officer trouble and Obamacare enrollment

Posted By on Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 8:54 AM

AROUND HERE

The veteran shot and killed by police Tuesday night was wearing body armor and threatening to shoot police, says Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich. Family members say he may have had PTSD, but there has been no formal diagnosis. (SR)

Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Pend Oreille County Jail. (CdA Press)

Slick roads are causing multiple slide-offs and accidents this morning. (KHQ)

A Spokane Police officer who recently retired was suspended three times without pay in recent years. (SR)

ELSEWHERE

In a massive merger, Comcast is set to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion. (LAT)

Afghanistan has released 65 prisoners from a high-security detention center. The American embassy has called it "deeply regrettable." (BBC)

For the first time since the rollout of Obamacare, the number of people who signed up for coverage exceeded government expectations this month. (WaPo)

'YOU LOVE ANOTHER MAN? WELL, NOW YOU'VE GONE TOO FAR.'

From sports anchor Dale Hansen comes one of the best take downs of the anti-Michael Sam argument.


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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...