Thursday, March 17, 2016

Basketball, St. Pat's and the Supreme Court (and other news)

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click to enlarge Basketball, St. Pat's and the Supreme Court (and other news)
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• It's St. Pat's Day! Some people celebrated a little early, but that probably won't stifle today's imbibing. (Plus: how the Inlander news team knocks a few back.)

NBA vet (and WSU alum) Craig Ehlo on his addiction.

Zags play Seton Hall tonight in Denver. Read how Eric McClellan saved their season. (Also, click here for the full schedule of games, including start times.)


• Obama tapped federal appellate judge Merrick Garland to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the US Supreme Court. Despite Garland's support from both sides of the aisle, Senate Republicans have vowed not to approve any potential justices until after the presidential election. If ultimately appointed, the "centrist" Garland could tip the nine-justice panel further left than it's been in decades. 

• There are reports of elevated blood lead levels among people in New York and New Jersey. In Manhattan, federal prosecutors are investigating public housing and homeless shelters as the possible source; in Newark, school officials say water in the city's schools has contained high levels of lead for years. 

• Spokane police are investigating a suspicious death at a vacant home in East Central. Just fifteen months prior, the house was the scene of a brutal alleged assault/attempted murder.  

• A mother faces charges for promoting a suicide attempt and controlled substance homicide for her part in her daughter's apparent suicide. Carol Lambert, who is a nurse, is not in custody. (KXLY)

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Mitch Ryals

Mitch covers cops, crime and courts for the Inlander. He moved to Spokane in 2015 from his hometown of St. Louis, and is a graduate of the University of Missouri. He likes bikes, beer and baseball. And coffee. He dislikes lemon candy, close-mindedness and liars. And temperatures below 40 degrees.