MORNING BRIEFING: Chef de Felony? Boots on cats?



Ryan Michael Morales, chef/owner of downtown Spokane's Herbal Essence Cafe, turned himself in to Spokane Police on Monday night. The chef will be enjoying jail food for a bit: he was booked into Spokane County Jail on felony charges of hit-and-run and three counts of vehicular assault in connection with a Sunday night car crash. (Spokesman)

And we know West Central can be iffy … but a drive by??!! (KREM)

Now that the city has been plowed, Mayor Condon is deploying crews to tackle downtown berms, making lane changes all the more easy. (KXLY)


Gay marriage advocates statewide are chanting the name of Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen (D-Camano Island) — the 25th senator to show support for legalization of gay marriage here. Some are saying this is just the beginning for the debate, though. (Seattle Times)

Hugo, the Descendants and the Artist top the list of Oscar nominees: announced this morning from Beverly Hills.

Seal and Heidi Klum are getting a divorce! Didn't they know they wouldn't survive UNLESS they got a little crazy?!