Thursday, July 2, 2015

MB: Killer robot attack, serial arsonist and advice on blowing things up

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Kootenai County detectives are on the lookout for a serial arsonist who they suspect has ignited eight brush fires this week. The fires have all been in or around Hayden, Idaho. (KREM)

Spokane County Prosecutors slapped former Pasco cop Richard Aguirre — who stands accused of killing a woman 29 years ago — with a new witness tampering charge after he allegedly tried to contact an ex girlfriend. (Spokesman-Review)

Inland Northwest dwellers are buying more cars; popular picks include trucks, SUVs and crossovers. (Spokane Journal of Business)

Headed to Coeur d'Alene to celebrate the 4th of July? So are 30,000 other people and the CdA downtown association is recommending revelers plan their parking strategy in advance to avoid headaches.  (CdA Press)


This just in for the 4th of July: advice on blowing stuff up from three professional firework technicians. (VICE)

ISIS continues to loot ancient archaeological sites in Iraq and Syria and make big bucks selling the pilfered antiquities on the black market. (New York Times)

A 22-year-old worker at a Volkswagen production plant in Germany was killed by a robot. (The Guardian)

BP will pay $18.7 billion to make up for that time in 2010 when the Deepwater Horizon spilled millions of barrels of crude oil all over the Gulf of Mexico. (Wall Street Journal)

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