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Morning Review: Delbert Belton’s son speaks out, a review of a South Hill standoff and football

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A family in shock: Delbert “Shorty” Belton’s son and daughter-in-law haven’t had it easy these last five years. Bill Belton suffers from an advanced form of cancer, his life at a standstill. His wife, Bobbie, is his primary caretaker. Both are still reeling from the murder of Delbert Belton a week ago.

South Hill standoff still raises questions: The family of James E. Rogers, who was killed by Spokane Police officers two years ago, wants the truth. Police say the investigation was completed thoroughly and that there was no “evil intent or malice.” Read both sides here.

‘We are still hurting’: The lives of local soldiers and their families who were wounded when Maj. Nidal Hasan opened fire at Fort Hood in 2009 have been changed forever. Hissan was sentenced to death yesterday for killing 13 soldiers.

Sports

Not just Xs and Os: Here’s the thing. We could tell you about all the fantastic content in this year’s football issue. We could talk about the previews for upcoming college seasons or the high school leagues. We could tell you about the upcoming launch of NWPrepsNow.com,our new collaborative website with SWX and KHQ-TV that brings you the latest and best reporting on high school sports.

Or you could pick one up yourself. The entire section can be found at your local Spokesman-Review newsstand.

Tom Eckenberg, right, owner of Miss Everett, a Grand Prix West circuit hydroplane, stopped by his sponsor, Porky G’s Barbecue on Northwest Boulevard in Coeur d’Alene on Wednesday. He’s in Coeur d’Alene this weekend to participate in the Diamond Cup races. (Kathy Plonka/The Spokesman Review)



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