TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011

Meth Suspect Caught In Police Chase

As first reported in PM Scanner Traffic earlier today/Hucks Online A convicted Spokane methamphetamine maker awaiting trial in federal court was arrested during a police chase in North Idaho today. William Troy Tomblin, 40, was on a motorcycle when the U.S. Marshals Service began pursuing...

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Wild Card/Tuesday -- 5.31.11 

I could really get accustomed to three-day weekends. Not only is there a lot of times to catch up on the honey-do's and spend time with friends and relatives, but also a short work week follows. On the other hand, I have to pack five...

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Parting Shot -- 5.31.11

"The waters of Coeur d'Alene Lake and rivers in north Idaho have been on the rise, as evidenced by this photograph on Blackwell Island near the Cedars Floating Restaurant shows," reports Kerri Thoreson, More Main Street. Kerri snapped this photo last week, heading into the...

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You Know You're In Rathdrum ... 

On her Facebook wall, Taryn Hecker-Thompson post: "You know you're in Rathdrum when you get a close parking spot and still meet three people you know on your way to the store" Finish this sentence: "You know you're in Rathdrum when ... "

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3 Teens Attacked On Tubbs Hill 

Five males, including one possibly in his 30s, are wanted in connection with a robbery on Tubbs Hill Monday evening. Three teens told police that they met the five in the East Tubbs Hill parking lot at about 8:30 p.m. and joined them in hiking...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 5.31.11

5:30 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for May 30-31 here. 5:25 p.m. Shoshone County authorities are looking for 38YO male named Dustin who has a shotgun and was threatening to harm himself. He was last seen at 3 p.m. Monday in Kingston. 5:17...

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PM Headlines -- 5.31.11 

At Coeur d'Alene Memorial Gardens, Nick Farina of the Young Marines of North Idaho rang the bell as the name of each veteran who passed away this year was read. You can read Kerri Thoreson's report (and see more photos) about Memorial Day ceremonies on...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 5.31.11 10 

Sue Boardman, left, a tour guide at the Gettysburg National Military Park, points out an interesting design feature in a monument to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, center, and others Tuesday during a tour of the Civil War battlefield cemetery in Gettysburg, Pa. Palin did...

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Loertscher Faces Possible Ethics Probe 

Over the holiday weekend, the Idaho Falls Post Register broke a story about House Speaker Lawerence Denney and House State Affairs Chairman Tom Loertscher (pictured), R-Iona, sidetracking and killing a bill regarding disputes over county roads, while Loertscher and former state Sen. Stan Hawkins were...

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NIdaho Blogs -- 5.31.11

Tundra swans are dying again this year, Like they do every year. Lured to the beautiful lower Coeur d’Alene basin’s waterways and wetlands for rest and food, the birds end up, quite literally, choked on sediments contaminated with lead/Terry Harris, KEA Blog. More here. Overheard...

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Hayden Firm Wins Ed Corridor Bid 35 

The winning bid for Phase 1-A of the construction project was selected today by the Lake City Development Corporation Board of Directors (See map here). The bid was by MDM Construction based in Hayden with the low bid of $3,690,050. In the highly competitive bidding...

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ISP Responds To Ellington Decision 

On Friday, news broke that the Idaho Supreme Court had thrown out a second-degree murder conviction of a North Idaho man, citing prosecutorial misconduct and the likelihood that an Idaho State Police officer committed perjury during the 2006 trial. Moments ago, the ISP issued this...

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ICB: Is Obama Proud Of America? 30 

It is a curious time for me as an American who has always been proud of America and what it stands for. I don’t remember a time in my life ever questioning America’s good in the world. I certainly never questioned if our President was...

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23YO Coroner Tackles Tough Job 

City of Laramie coroner Kathleen Vernon poses next to the coroner's truck in Laramie, Wyo., last Wednesday. Vernon is the youngest coroner in the state of Wyoming. Since she took office in January, Vernon has worked to win over skeptics, and she’s won praise from...

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Risch: Israel 'Thoughtful' Re: Borders 

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu offers "a very thoughtful and convincing framework" for establishing borders with a Palestinian state, Sen. Jim Risch said today. Risch, R-Idaho, met earlier today with Netanyahu in Jerusalem. "Both parties will need to agree on borders, among other final status...

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WHO: Cell Phones Could Cause Big C 

Radiation from cell phones can possibly cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization. The agency now lists mobile phone use in the same "carcinogenic hazard" category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform. Before its announcement Tuesday, WHO had assured consumers that no adverse health...

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Westboro Meets KKK At Arlington 

Protesting members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church were met with an unlikely group of counterprotesters Monday at Arlington Cemetery. Hours before President Barack Obama led the nation's Memorial Day observances at the Tomb of the Unknowns, three members of the Westboro Baptist Church were...

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INW Headlines -- 5.31.11 

"It's the least we can do," said Fran King, 86, Emmett, as she meticulously finds the gravestones and places a U.S. Flag near those who served in the military and are now buried at Emmett Cemetery. She started the tradition after visiting the cemetery in...

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Hi-Noon: Saving Print Journalism 12 

If I were editor for a day – or a month – at a small to mid-sized paper, I’d junk the daily national and international news, or perhaps run just a few headlines, and put all the newsroom resources on the community. Go back to...

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Genderless In Canada 11 

David Stocker holds Storm in Toronto earlier this month. Toronto couple Kathy Witterick, 38 and Stocker, 39, are raising their four-month-old child, Storm, to be genderless. They have shared his or her sex only with sons Jazz, 5 and Kio, 2, a close family friend...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 5.31.11

11:56 a.m. A teen boy is threatening to stab his father on Hillcrest/CdA. 11:45 a.m. Woman reports her brother is hitting her vehicle w/a hammer after they got into a verbal argument after he accidentally hit her vehicle with his, @ Patrick & Bret/Worley. 11:27...

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Major Ben's Weekly Felony Warrants

Major Ben Wolfinger of the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department provides the weekly list of individuals wanted by authorities for outstanding felony warrants. Leading Major Ben's list this week is Paul Lee Belcher, 45, of Coeur d'Alene, who is wanted for failure to appear in court...

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Poll: Bloem Best Mayor In 30 Years

Weekend Poll: A plurality of 49% considers current Mayor Sandi Bloem to be the best Coeur d'Alene mayor of the past 30 years. 88 of 181 respondents (48.62%) tabbed Bloem as the best major in recent memory. Ray Stone, who served two terms spilling into...

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Sims Responds To Gridley Letter 

State Sen. Kathy Sims sent the following terse note to Coeur d'Alene City Attorney Mike Gridley after reading his letter denouncing her claims that Mayor Sandi Bloem & City Council members had conflicts of interest in dealing the proposed McEuen Field upgrades: "Your letter is...

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