Thursday, October 9, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Spokane County settles with jail inmates and protests erupt in St. Louis

Posted By on Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 9:27 AM


Spokane County agreed to a $350,000 class-action settlement with more than 1,000 people who were jailed in the past six years for not paying court-ordered fines. (S-R) 

A former Spokane County deputy prosecutor, who is under investigation for an alleged relationship with an inmate, has been charged with rendering criminal assistance. (KREM)

A woman in Kootenai County has died due to complications with the flu — Idaho's first flu-related death of the season. (KXLY)


Protests erupted in St. Louis after an off-duty cop shot and killed an African-American 18-year-old. Police said the young man fired three shots first and the officer returned fire 17 times. (WaPo)

Cabin cleaners for Delta Airlines went on strike at New York’s LaGuardia Airport partly due to concerns over Ebola. (Businessweek)

French novelist Patrick Modiano won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature. (NYT) 

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