MORNING BRIEFING: Zillmer dispatch recordings, text privacy and luxury carjackings


Newly released dispatch recordings give some sense of what information Spokane deputies had prior to fatally shooting Jedadiah Zillmer near the Spokane Valley Mall. (S-R)

Fugitive sex offender possibly spotted in Cheney, EWU students warned to watch out. (KHQ)

New DNA evidence strengthens suspect ties to multiple 1990 killings. (KXLY)

Looff Carrousel and Imax theatre also reopen for the season this weekend in Riverfront Park.


North Idaho man killed in logging accident identified after being killed by falling section of tree. (CDA Press)

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray sends out memorial condolences for former city director who happens to still be alive. (Seattle Times)

Ferries cancelled for the day due to short staffing and labor disagreements. (WSDOT)

State Supreme Court rules privacy expectations apply to text messages, tosses convictions. (AP via Olympian)


Several workers exposed to radiation at New Mexico nuclear waste dump site. (NPR)

Luxury carjacking ring stole vehicles from New York and shipped them to West Africa. (

Ukraine says Russian troops have taken over airports in Crimea. (WaPost)