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Teen Accused Of Killing Dogs w/Ax

Spokane sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 19-year-old man who allegedly killed his mother’s dogs and held his mother and grandmother hostage with a butcher knife after his mom refused to give him money.The incident happened Monday night along Deer Creek Road in Chattaroy. Deputies said the teen, Michael Shartle, was holding his mother and grandmother hostage in their own home. Shartle doesn’t have a job, and relatives said he “mooches” money off of them for the things he needs/Jeff Humphrey, KXLY. More here. And: Meghann Cuniff’s Sirens & Gavels story here.

Question: Am I the only Huckleberry who shakes his head sadly after reading a story like this?

Ax? Or Teeth?

“This has GOT to be a world class sized Beaver!” posts Pecky Cox/As The Lake Churns. ”He or she has dropped 10 large trees along Lakeshore Rd. near Luby Bay campground.  All were live and healthy trees and did ot even have a Forest Service splash of special green “good to go down” paint on them.  The trees were dropped in the space of just a few days but it seems unusual that they would be doing this with not a whisper of stream or creek nearby.”

Question: Was this damage done by a beaver? Or someone w/an ax? Feel free to speculate.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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