MORNING BRIEFING: Ridpath, dog treats and more drama



A Spokane Valley woman says treats under investigation by the FDA killed her dog this week. (KREM)

A ruling is expected today on whether the Ridpath Hotel should be on the National Register of Historic Places. With the designations come tax breaks. (SR)

Rapper Macklemore, who himself has battled drug addiction, invited teens from a local rehabilitation center to his sold-out concert last night. (KXLY)

A pizza-eager SUV driver smashed into a salon in Hayden yesterday afternoon. (CdA Press)


Police say they've arrested an 11-year-old boy who brought knives, a gun and more than 400 rounds of ammunition to school. (KPTV)

Contractors involved in building the federal government's healthcare exchange say they didn't do a full check of it until days before its launch. (NYT)

Pirates have kidnapped two American citizens off the coast of Nigeria. (AJ)