MORNING BRIEFING: Rapist Coe sues, megaloads return and ringing in 2014



South Hill rapist Kevin Coe files suit in federal court, seeking release from indefinite incarceration at McNeil Island. (S-R)

Repeat offender with 29 previous convictions facing charges over 16 stolen bicycles from North Division Bike Shop. (KXLY)

Moses Lake police officer shoots and kills man after responding to a disturbance. (Columbia Basin Herald)

Two allegedly drunken drivers managed to crash into each other Sunday in Coeur d'Alene. Both now face charges. (CDA Press)


Megaloads of oil production equipment continue creeping through Idaho this week. (Idaho Statesman)

Washington state's population increased by 3.7 percent in 2013, making us the seventh fastest growing state. (Seattle Times)

The future of drone testing in Oregon. (Oregonian)


North Dakota town forced to evacuate after crude oil train explodes. No injuries reported. (Minn. Star-Tribune)

Release of three detainees demonstrates challenges to shutting down Guantanamo Bay prison. (NY Times)

Happy New Year's Eve: Celebrations ringing in 2014 have already started on the other side of the world. (BBC)