Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Cheney High School graduate killed in Vegas shooting, Tom Petty dies at 66, morning headlines

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Cheney victim in Las Vegas shooting
Rachael Parker, a 33-year-old Cheney High School graduate, was among those killed in Sunday night's mass shooting in Las Vegas. Parker, who worked in the records department for the Manhattan Beach (California) Police Department, went to the concert with co-workers. (KXLY)
• Parker was one of 59 people confirmed dead in the shooting; 527 were injured. The gunman, a 64-year-old retiree who liked to gamble, had 23 firearms in his suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where he took aim at the crowd of thousands of people below. Police discovered an additional 19 firearms, some explosives and several thousand rounds of ammo in his house. (New York Times)

Don't do me like that
Tom Petty, the 66-year-old Southern rocker who somehow continued to churn out hits for 40 years, died yesterday. He was taken to the hospital in full cardiac arrest and put on life support. After some confusion as to whether he had died or not yesterday, his manager confirmed late last night that he had. (TMZ)

Sore loser?
A USC football player is being investigated for assault after a video appears to show him knocking a fan to the turf following WSU's victory over the Trojans at Martin Stadium on Friday. (KQQQ-AM)

Parklet rules finalized
Parklets, which are tiny parks, are officially a thing in Spokane now. The Spokane City Council approved permanent rules for parklets last night. (Spokesman-Review)

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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.