MORNING BRIEFING: Child molesting sentences, superstorms and lion cubs



The wife of troubled developer Greg Jeffreys would rather you didn’t know part of the allegedly stolen money came from federal stimulus funds. (S-R)

A former Othello teacher was sentenced to a year in jail and sex offender treatment for molesting a 10-year-old student. (KXLY)

A former WSU political science professor was sentenced to up to five years for sexually assaulting a teen. (AP)

The No on 522 campaign has raised more money than any other initiative campaign in Washington state history. (Inlander)


It’s been a year since Hurricane Sandy caused massive destruction on the East Coast; some places have recovered and some really haven’t. (Atlantic In Focus)

And now a huge Atlantic storm is battering northern Europe, with at least 12 people dead. (BBC)

A federal judge struck down parts of the restrictive new abortion law in Texas. The state attorney general has already appealed. (Houston Chronicle)

A Colorado man getting a divorce says he converted $500,000 in life savings into gold and then threw it away to prevent his ex-wife from getting a penny. (Gazette, via Gawker)

Awww. Just try not to look at these adorable lion cubs in Oregon. (Oregonian)