MORNING HEADLINES: Remember Otto Zehm?

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They got around to it, eventually – Six city council members say they weren’t told, until this week, that Assistant Chief Jim Nicks had changed his mind about whether force used against schizophrenic janitor Otto Zehm was justified. City attorneys had known for over a year. (SR)

Voting is hard work -- Concerns over absentee ballot security means that Kootenai County residents wanting to cast absentee ballots in person will have to drive all the the way over to the Kootenai County Elections Office in Coeur d’Alene (CDAP)

Death in Browne’s Addition – A three-story house fire in Browne’s Addition tore through nine apartments. While several residents escaped down ladders erected by neighbors and firefighters, one man died, and two were hospitalized due to smoke inhalation.  (KREM)

Qaddafi ducks – As rebels take control of Tripoli, in Libya, longtime dictator Muammar el-Qaddafi goes missing. Dead? Hiding? (NYT)