Thursday, July 14, 2016

Pokémon GO, promotions within SPD, prison guard caught stealing from Dollar Tree and other morning headlines

Posted By on Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 9:41 AM


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• Two longtime Spokane County Jail physicians left the adult medical unit after a for-profit health care provider took over. 

• A retired SPD sergeant doesn't like what he's seeing with the new promotions among the department's top brass. "Political cronyism at its worst," he says. 

Pokémon GO is everywhere


IN OTHER NEWS: 

• Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell announced that his office is cracking down on drunk drivers — implementing a new DUI policy for the first time in 20 years. (Spokesman-Review)

• An Airway Heights prison guard was arrested by Cheney police for allegedly robbing a Dollar Tree last week. Officers noted similarities between the July 9 robbery and another robbery that happened at the same store in May 2015. (KXLY

• The U.S. Senate passed a bill to fight the growing opioid and heroin epidemic. The bill will now make its way to President Obama's desk, who is expected to sign it. 

• U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg apologized for her critical comments about Donald Trump. RGB called Trump a "faker" and said she couldn't (and didn't want) to imagine a world in which Trump was president. She's since said those comments were "ill-advised." 


• Three candidates for Spokane County Commission.

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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.