Thursday, July 26, 2018

Fugitive woman suspected of murder in jail, water on Mars and other headlines

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NEWS: Lori Isenberg was booked into the Kootenai County Jail last night. The 64-year-old North Idaho woman had been on the lam since May after she was charged with embezzling about a half million dollars from a housing nonprofit. She is also a suspect in her husband Larry Isenberg's death.
NEWS: How a community grapples in the aftermath of a brazenly racist viral video that hit close to home.

MUSIC: Undoubtedly, unabashedly country western frontman Junior Brown brings his twangy baritone and double-necked steel guitar through Spokane this Sunday. We spoke to him on this way through Oklahoma to Montana where he'll launch a tour that runs through Christmas.

WEED: Police effectiveness in Washington and Colorado has improved since both states legalized marijuana, a new study from Washington State University suggests. Researchers don't draw a direct cause-and-effect relationship, but "it's absolutely fair to say legalization has had some influence," says David Makin, assistant professor in WSU's department of criminal justice and criminology.


Latest  death in Spokane County Jail
The most recent person to die inside the Spokane County Jail was 26-year-old Cambrea Bishop, the medical examiner's office announced. Bishop's death is the sixth inside the facility in 13 months. (Spokesman Review)

Budget deficit
The United State's budget deficit is climbing toward $1 trillion, and experts say President Donald Trump's tax cuts are to blame. The standard corporate rate of 21 percent has sunk the amount of corporate taxes coming into the federal government to historically low levels so far this year. (New York Times)

Lake on Mars

Scientists say they've found a lake under a polar ice cap on Mars, an indication there could be life beyond Earth. (BBC)

Boy charged in Kent officer's death
A 16-year-old boy is charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Kent police officer. Emiliano Garcia led police on a high-speed chase after a night of drinking turned violent. The chase ended after at least one of Garcia's tires were punctured and the pickup truck he was driving, with two 17-year-old passengers, flipped. Officer Diego Moreno, 35, was hit by a pursuing police SUV after he laid out spike strips. (Seattle Times)

Alzheimer's drug breakthrough
For the first time, a large clinical trial gives some hope in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Results showed that the drug, known as BAN2401, can clear plaque in the brain and slow the progression of dementia. (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.