Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Polls open for election day, WSU Greek events banned and morning news

Posted By on Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 9:21 AM


NEWS: The trial was supposed to begin yesterday in the lawsuit filed against Spokane County by the parents of a 15-year-old Spokane Valley boy, Ryan Holyk, who was killed by a speeding police SUV. But that trial has been pushed back until next year.


Out of control
Washington State University's Greek community has self-imposed a ban on any social event hosted by fraternities or sororities because of too many alcohol-related incidents including assaults, rapes and falls. (Spokesman-Review)

Fire Chief steps down
Spokane Fire Chief Bobby Williams announced he will retire next year, on Jan. 22. He served for more than 28 years in the department. Assistant Chief Brian Schaeffer will take the role of interim chief while a national search is conducted.

Date rape drugs
Several students at Whitman College in Walla Walla reported symptoms suggesting they were drugged at parties recently, prompting the college to send a warning to the students to take care of each other and report any suspect behaviors. (Seattle Times)

Defamation case
A federal jury has ordered Rolling Stone and the writer who wrote a discredited article about a gang rape at University of Virginia to pay $3 million in damages.

Go Vote
It's election day.

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Wilson Criscione, born and raised in Spokane, is an Inlander staff writer covering education and social services in the Inland Northwest.