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October 10, 2014 at 6:01 AM

Miraculous recovery for wounded Spokane teen

 The Associated Press SPOKANE — The mother of a 15-year-old boy who was accidentally shot in the chest by a friend while playing with a gun says he’s making a miraculous recovery. Angela Kyllonen tells KREM-TV that doctors told her the bullet barely missed vital organs and he’s lucky to be alive. Hunter Kyllonen has been released from a hospital…

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October 6, 2014 at 5:46 AM

15-year-old boy accidentally shot in Spokane

The Associated Press SPOKANE — About a half-dozen teens were playing with a gun Sunday afternoon in Spokane when it fired and hit a 15-year-old boy in the chest. Police say the boy was critically wounded. He was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center. Lt. Rex Olsen was told the teens removed the gun’s clip but didn’t realize…

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October 2, 2014 at 5:52 AM

Too-friendly wolf to be trapped, moved to sanctuary

The Spokesman-Review A female wolf that’s become too comfortable hanging around homes and domestic dogs near Ione will be captured and put in a Western Washington wildlife park, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officials said Wednesday. The capture, which is planned for this week, would be the first time wildlife officials put one of the state-listed…

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September 29, 2014 at 5:49 AM

Spokane Valley reports 23 suspicious fires in under 2 weeks

The Spokesman-Review Spokane County and Spokane Valley fire crews responded to more suspicious fires over the weekend, heightening concerns that a serial arsonist has set almost two dozen blazes. A total of 21 brush fires and two house fires in the past week and a half are considered suspicious by investigators. “We’re very frustrated,” said Assistant Chief Greg…

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September 24, 2014 at 6:38 AM

Spokane sewage could be tested for marijuana level

SPOKANE (AP) — The author of Washington’s recreational pot law has suggested that Spokane test its sewage for traces of the cannabis chemical THC as a general measure of pot use by residents. American Civil Liberties Union lawyer Alison Holcomb proposed the idea at a Tuesday meeting of the City Council’s marijuana policy subcommittee, More

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September 24, 2014 at 6:09 AM

Wednesday Memo: Port secrecy … Exploding Marshawn? We hope not … Pot in the potty

Is secrecy in government ever a good idea? Secrecy of meetings by Seattle, Tacoma ports questioned Not quite sure what the headline means, so you’ll just have to read the story. What Seahawks learned: Exploding Marshawn Lynch myth and more Measuring pot use by testing sewage … No really. They’re talking about it in Spokane….

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September 23, 2014 at 6:02 AM

Man who attempted to pet moose in Spokane arrested

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A man who attempted to pet a bull moose in a Spokane cemetery was arrested after fighting with a wildlife officer. Police say 33-year-old Joseph D. Patterson interfered with the state Fish and Wildlife officer who was trying to corral the agitated moose Sunday at Holy Cross Cemetery. The Spokesman-Review reports

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September 18, 2014 at 6:47 AM

Man arrested after 75-mile high-speed chase

RITZVILLE — Washington State Patrol troopers have arrested a 52-year-old Spokane Valley man after a 75-mile high-speed pursuit that took them from the Spokane area southwest to Ritzville along Interstate 90. KREM-TV reports that troopers say they had received several reports of a man driving erratically Wednesday on I-90 in Spokane. They say he refused to…

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September 10, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Spokane bicycle rider hit by truck and shot

SPOKANE (AP) — A pickup driver who collided with a bicycle rider in Spokane is accused of shooting him in the arm. Witnesses said Gary J. Courtney argued with the bicycle rider after the Saturday night accident and pulled out a pistol and shot him as he pedaled away. Court records filed Tuesday say witnesses helped identify…

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