MORNING BRIEFING: Man dies at county jail, Oscars and horsemeat in meatballs



An uncooperative man dies at the county jail over the weekend after being tased and restrained. (S-R)

A body was found in a ditch along a remote road near Medical Lake. (KHQ)

Police are seeking information about a shooting near the Logan neighborhood this morning, since both shooter and victim left the scene. (SPD)

Talk of a state insurance exchange dominates town hall in Coeur d’Alene. (Cda Press)


The horsemeat scandal extends to IKEA meatballs, which is apparently a very popular dish at their stores in Europe. (NYT)

Afghanistan’s president surprised NATO leaders by demanding troops leave Wardak Province. (WaPo)

The BP trial over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill begins today. (Reuters)

An Ohio man found Jesus in the bird droppings on his windshield. (Newsnet 5 via Gawker)

Ben Affleck might have been “snubbed” in the director category, but it turned out to be his night at the Oscars after all. (Boston Globe)

And my whole Twitter feed agreed that Seth MacFarlane was a terrible host and Anne Hathaway’s acceptance speech was terrible. I don’t know if everyone loved the puppy purse carried by 9-year-old star Quvenzhané Wallis, but I'll assume they did. (E!)