KTTH Morning Update – June 10, 2014

By Neal McNamara | June 10, 2014
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SPU shooting hero Jon Meis likely saved many lives after he stopped a would-be mass murderer with a can of pepper spray (AP). 

Hero Wants SPU Donations to Victims: Jon Meis, the Seattle Pacific University student who stopped a shooting on campus last Thursday, wants donations pouring in for him to go instead to the victims of the shooting. Donors have given over $50,000 to Jon Meis since his story became public. The shooting claimed the life of Paul Lee, 19; students Thomas Fowler, 24, and Sarah Williams, 19, were injured.

Friendly Fire Kills U.S. Troops: Friendly fire killed five American troops, a member of the Afghan national army, and a civilian on Monday, the Pentagon is reporting. The accident happened in the Arghandab district in Gizee on Monday as the troops were conducting a security operation.

Driver in Morgan Crash Awake 24 Hours: The driver of a Wal-Mart truck who police allege caused a crash that resulted in the death of one man and the severe injury of comedian Tracy Morgan had been driving for 24 hours straight, authorities say. The driver, Kevin Roper, 35, didn’t notice that traffic had slowed, authorities say, slamming his truck into the back of a van Morgan and others were riding in. Roper faces a vehicular homicide charge.

Gun Owner Tried to Stop Las Vegas Shooting: A 31-year-old man tried to stop a shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday with his gun, but was killed in the process, authorities say. Joseph Wilcox, 31, was inside a Wal-Mart in Las Vegas when shooters Jerad and Amanda Miller entered, firing. Amanda Miller shot Wilcox before he could use his weapon. Before entering Wal-Mart, the murderous couple had shot and killed two police officers inside a CiCi’s pizza restaurant, reportedly draping Gadsden flags over the bodies.

Liberals Stump for GOP: In a cynical political move, a liberal political group is running ads in favor of Colorado GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo. Why? The group Protect Colorado Values believes a Democrat can beat Tancredo in the fall.

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