Thursday, June 7, 2018

Washington Post maps unsolved murders, Spokane residents' rent spikes, wedding season woes and morning headlines

Posted By on Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 9:37 AM


Lori Isenberg is believed to be the last person to see her husband alive. She's also facing felony charges related to embezzling half a million dollars from a North Idaho housing nonprofit. Now she's on the lam.

MUSIC: Spokane's newest record store opens quietly in a former Browne's Addition hair salon.

WEDDING SEASON: It's upon us. Here's some advice from one perennial attendant on how to deal.

MOVIES: The new film TAG is based on a true story about a group of "idiots" from Spokane. It opens June 14. Here is an oral history.


Where murders go unsolved
A new data project from the Washington Post is mapping homicides in the United States and has identified states, cities, towns and blocks, where police fail to make arrests in homicides. (Washington Post)

'What's the kid supposed to do now?'
Oregon State University's Luke Heimlich is one of the top pitching pitching prospects in college baseball. He also pleaded guilty to molesting his 6-year-old niece in 2012. At the end of this year's MLB draft, Heimlich was left on the table.

Since the guilty plea, Heimlich has complied with every court order, including the requirement to register as a sex offender. Yet Major League teams appear unwilling to take a chance on the 2017 Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year.

Heimlich now denies the sexual assault, saying he pleaded guilty to avoid jail time. His story forces us to reckon with "two of mankind's oldest obsessions: abominable behavior and exceptional talent," writes S.L. Price in a May cover story for Sports Illustrated. (SI, Deadspin)

Rent hike sparks policy talks
Their rent spiked from $625 to $1,100 per month after the building's previous owner, Danette Kane, was shot and killed. The residents of Westview Manor apartments and the Tenants Union of Washington are asking the city to do something about exorbitant rent increases. (Spokesman-Review)

Big takeaways from Tuesday's primaries
Tuesday night's primaries indicate that Democrats have a chance at taking control of the House after this November's elections. In California and New Jersey especially, the races will be close. (New York Times)

California voters have recalled Judge Aaron Persky, who sentenced Stanford swimmer Brock Turner to just six months in jail (he only served three) for sexually assaulting a drunk and  unconscious woman. The recall is the first in California since 1932. (Vox, LA Times)

Thanks a lot, KD
The Golden State Warriors handled the Cleveland Cavaliers for the third straight NBA Finals game. They'll play for a sweep and the Finals championship Friday night. (Yahoo!)

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About The Author

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.