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Regional Headlines: Kaarma Speaks Out; Man Charged with Murdering Sisters; Mystery Woman ID'd; Violent Poetry in School

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Here are some stories making headlines around the region:

Markus Kaarma Speaks Out on Diren Dede Shooting - 29-year-old Grant Creek resident Markus Kaarma releases his first statement since April 27, the night he allegedly shot and killed 17-year-old Diren Dede. http://bit.ly/1jy4KHt

Montana Tourism Industry Adjusts to Increasing Visitation - Destination Missoula Executive Director, Barbara Neilan said tourism is the second largest industry in Montana, falling second only to agriculture. http://bit.ly/1fNRXBt

Man Charged With Murdering Sisters Changes Plea - The man accused of killing two Billings sisters in their home appears in court Tuesday, and after two years, changes his plea. http://bit.ly/1nhU037

Mystery Woman Found In Spokane River Finally Identified - The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office along the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NAMUS) have confirmed the identity of the woman who was found in the Spokane River near E. Empire on January 10, 2014. The woman was able to be identified through the integrated automated fingerprint identification system (IAFIS). http://bit.ly/1lWvy53

Violent Poem Used in 7th Grade Kennewick Class - Some Kennewick parents are upset after a middle school teacher asked students to read a poem about someone shooting and killing another person for some pricey shoes.  http://bit.ly/1kJEfeZ
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