MORNING BRIEFING: Joseph Duncan, George Zimmerman and ... Ron Burgundy?



Here's a name we haven't heard in forever, and one we thought we wouldn't hear again: serial killer Joseph Duncan will get new day in court. The death row inmate will get a hearing in order to assess how competent, mentally, he was when deciding to represent himself. (SR)

Speculations and rumors arise in Spirit Lake teen's mysterious death. (KREM)

Hanford will get a visit from the bigwigs this spring. (Tri-City Herald)

That heavy rain we're getting is making the Spokane River stanky. (KXLY) 


Newly released video shows that George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot Trayvon Martin, didn't even have a scratch on him. He recently claimed that he was in a death struggle with Martin, and was acting out of self-defense. (Huffington Post)

Autism is on the rise in the US. (Reuters)

Famous banjo player Earl Scruggs has died at age 88. (NYT)


We never lost hope that you'd be back, Ron.