MORNING BRIEFING: Crime in Kootenai County, renovations at Riverfront Park and Sharknado!!!!!




The city is planning renovations for Riverfront Park, including a digital upgrade for the IMAX theatre and a translucent cover over the pavilion. (KXLY)

Crime in Kootenai County is up 9.3 percent. (KXLY)

The Defense Department has identified and is returning the remains of a missing-in-action Vietnam War pilot to Walla Walla for burial. (S-R)


The jury in George Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial is allowed to consider a lesser charger of manslaughter. (CNN) 

Authorities believe that 50 people may have died after Saturday's runaway train explosion in Quebec. (NPR)

Nearly 29,000 California prisoners are on a hunger strike to protest solitary confinement. (NYT)


Another great story by Amanda Hess: Everything you need to know about the studio behind your favorite, direct-to-Redbox B-movie "mockbusters." 

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