Monday, May 16, 2016

First penis transplant, cat dart attack, EWU mulls stadium and morning news

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Iliza Shlesinger will be in Spokane this week
Iliza Shlesinger will be in Spokane this week

Dangerous Highway
A 53-year-old woman died and four people were injured after a 19-year-old driver crossed the center line and crashed head-on into the woman's Ford Expedition in Nine Mile Falls. Neighbors want something done to make the highway safer. (KXLY)

Anywhere but the face
Someone in Coeur d'Alene shot at a cat's face with a blow dart, hitting it just above its eye. Don't worry, it looks like the cat's going to be all right. (KHQ)

What about that field over there?
Eastern Washington University is in talks to build a new football stadium in farmland just north of Roos Field. But school officials are still considering plenty of options.  (Spokesman-Review)

Leading us on
Bellevue School District officials told the Associated Press last week that tests earlier this month revealed unsafe levels of lead in the water from 13 out of 16 elementary schools. It turns out those tests were actually conducted in 2005. The district will now retest the water in all of its schools. 

Man gets new penis
Doctors in a Massachusetts hospital performed the first-ever penis transplant in the United States for a man who previously had it removed because of cancer. The patient said he felt hardly any pain after the surgery, and that "I want to go back to being who I was." (New York Times)

Keeping her husband busy 
Hillary Clinton has a great idea for revitalizing the country's economy: Have Bill Clinton do it. In a rally in Kentucky, she said that would be her husband's job should she be elected president. (New York Times)

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