Heritage Center http://kplu.org en Thursday morning's headlines http://kplu.org/post/thursday-mornings-headlines-14 <p>Good morning. Will it be as sunny as Wednesday? No, but we will see o<a href="http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/citylist.php?wfo=sew&amp;mode=all">ccasional sun breaks along with clouds and showers</a> around western Washington today, according to the National Weather Service.&nbsp;</p><p>Making headlines this morning:</p><ul><li><strong>Guilty Plea in Afghan Civilian Murders</strong></li><li><strong>Seattle Pays Out Millions in Madison Valley Flood Suit</strong></li><li><strong>New Plan Could Keep State History Museums Open</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>Morlock</b><b> Pleads Guilty to Murder</b></p><p>Army Spc. Jeremy Morlock pleaded guilty<a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/soldier-sentenced-24-years-war-crimes"> to three counts of murder of unarmed Afghan civilians</a>, admitting the motive in the deaths was &quot;...to kill people.&quot; &nbsp;Morlock&#39;s plea came at a Joint Base Lewis-McChord&nbsp;court martial hearing Wednesday, a process followed closely by KPLU&#39;s Austin Jenkins.</p><p><a href="http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/03/24/1597490/gi-gets-24-years-for-killing-afghans.html">Morlock&nbsp;will be a key witness</a> in hearings of four Stryker Brigade platoon mates who are also charged in the deaths, reports The News Tribune&#39;s Adam Ashton:&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>Morlock will be a key witness against Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs, who allegedly plotted to murder Afghan civilians and brought his comrades along with him. Gibbs denies the charges and is expected to face a court-martial in June.</p></blockquote><p>The war crimes are the subject of international attention, with photographs of soldiers posing with corpses published online this past week by Germany&#39;s <i>Der Spiegel.</i></p><p> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 15:18:52 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1066 at http://kplu.org Thursday morning's headlines