Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Stormy Daniels on Jimmy Kimmel, Spokane's First Night is dead and morning headlines

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First Night's Over
Spokane's New Year's Eve celebration is no more.

A bill sponsored by Spokane Valley Sen. Mike Padden seeks to give judges more leeway to order drug and alcohol testing for people accused of DUIs and minor crimes. But some attorneys say the bill is unconstitutional.


Kerry Arnold isn't dead
Despite what you may have heard, Kerry Arnold is still alive. The 41-year-old man was shot last October in a car jacking. Days later, police found his car, and shot and killed the man in the driver's seat.

Yesterday, Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell announced that the two Spokane police officers who shot and killed the suspected vehicle thief, Chad Cochell, would not face criminal charges.

Haskell also erroneously reported that Arnold, the victim, was dead, which is not true. Kerry Arnold is alive. Haskell apologized when he realized the error. (Spokesman-Review)

Fact checking the president
President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address last night. True to form, the president's statements weren't completely truthful.

The tax bill passed in December was not the biggest cut ever, as Trump claimed; nor does the green card lottery randomly hand out green cards "without any regard for skill, merit or the safety of our people," as he said during the address. (PolitiFact)

'If I don't start going to meetings again, I'm going to die'
Matthew Azimi was a husband, a father and a teacher. He died on the bathroom floor of the school where he taught with a needle in his arm.

Before they closed the casket, his wife left an image of their third child's latest sonogram inside. (New York Times)

Dark and Stormy on late night
Glenn Francis Photo,

The former porn star Stormy Daniels, who was reportedly paid $130,000 to keep quiet about an alleged long-ago affair with President Donald Trump, is now denying the affair ever happened.

But last night, Jimmy Kimmel confronted Stormy (real name Stephanie Clifford) about her recent denial, which came in the form of a written statement that she signed at the bottom. Kimmel pointed out that the signature on Stormy's original statement doesn't match the signature on the recent denial.

The adult film actress dodged direct questions about an affair, though she strongly implied the existence of a non disclosure agreement. (New York Times)
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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.