MORNING BRIEFING: A charter school is approved, Mike Ormsby is a hero, and Bieber is arrested



The Spokane Public Schools’ board approved Washington's first charter school â€” Pride Prep, which plans to start taking students in the fall of 2015. (S-R)

Child Protective Services found an 8-year-old girl and more than 130 animals living amongst garbage, rotting food and feces at a home in Athol, Idaho. (KXLY)

A suspicious fire broke out last night at the Hamilton House apartments on the Gonzaga campus. All of the tenants were safely evacuated. (KREM)

U.S. Attorney Mike Ormsby saved a co-worker from being hit by a bus at the corner of Riverside and Monroe. (S-R) 

The medical examiner needs help identifying the body of a woman pulled from the Spokane River on Jan. 10. (S-R)


Anti-government protests in Ukraine's capital city of Kiev took a deadly turn on Wednesday. Opposition leaders and the Ukrainian president have agreed to a temporary ceasefire while they discuss negotiations. (NYT)

Ugh. An Indian woman was gang-raped, allegedly on orders from her village council, for "the crime of falling in love." (BBC) 

A belligerent Biebs has been charged with drunk driving, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license. (CNN)   


Here are some pictures of elderly people recreating famous movie scenes. (BuzzFeed)