September 5, 2013 in City

Morning Review: Mounted menagerie stolen, more on marijuana and the Greatest Show on Earth

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By The Spokesman-Review
 
Weather
Today will be cloudy with a high of 81 degrees and a low of 58 degrees with a strong chance of thundershowers. Here’s the extended forecast for the Spokane area.

Today’s events
Check out events around town. Visit the full list at Spokane 7.

Local news

Mounted menagerie: Sheriff’s deputies said a prank turned ugly when nearly a dozen teens broke into a Mead taxidermy shop and made off with more than $27,000 worth of mounted animals last week. According to court documents, they were planning on copying a YouTube video.

Public support for dams drops: A coalition of utilities, river ports and farm organizations has embarked on a three-year, $3 million effort to improve Northwest residents’ perception of dams. Officials say support has slipped in recent years.

Plans for pot: The Washington State Liquor Control Board approved another round of changes to regulations on marijuana businesses Wednesday. Check out Jim Camden’s guide to the tentatively approved new rules.

Features

Greatest Show on Earth: The Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus is coming to the Spokane Arena this weekend. The way ringmaster David Shipman tells it, he’s got the greatest job on Earth.

Photo

Dave Drury, owner of Knopp Taxidermy, shows a stuffed Patas monkey at the shop near Mead. The monkey was one of several taxidermied animals stolen from his shop last week. The monkey was damaged in several places, including an area around its left eye.

(Tyler Tjomsland/The Spokesman Review)

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