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FRIDAY, OCT. 23, 2015

Dry conditions postpone Lantern Fest in Post Falls 

The Spokane Lantern Fest has been postponed because of dry conditions, promoters of the event announced Friday. Lantern Fest – not to be confused with the Spokane Chinese Lantern Festival in downtown Spokane – involves writing a wish or a ...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21, 2015

Police investigate robbery spree in Kootenai County 

Police in Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls are investigating three robberies and an attempted robbery this week that may be the work of the same masked man. All four crimes happened within a 48-hour period and include some similar suspect descriptions, said Sgt. Christie Wood of the Coeur d’Alene Police Department.

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TUESDAY, OCT. 20, 2015

Spokane Valley man sentenced for pharmacy robberies 

A Spokane Valley man was sentenced to just over eight years in prison Tuesday for a pharmacy robbery spree that spanned North Dakota, Montana, Idaho and Washington. Brian J. Lindsey, 25, also was ordered to pay nearly $16,000 in restitution ...

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Sandpoint man sent to prison for child pornography

A Sandpoint man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to five years in prison for possession of sexually explicit images of minors. Brent Anthony Stevens, 30, also was ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution to two children in images he possessed, and to serve seven years of probation after his release from prison.

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Campfires ignite new wildfires in North Idaho 

Abandoned campfires started four new wildfires on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests last weekend. One, named the “Lazy Camper Fire,” was reported near Priest Lake. The other three were on the Coeur d’Alene River Ranger District.

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MONDAY, OCT. 19, 2015

Fired financial aid director at NIC sentenced to 107 days in jail 25 

A former North Idaho College administrator was sentenced Monday to 107 days in jail for computer crimes and attempted misuse of public funds related to a scheme to entice students to have sex with him in exchange for financial aid. First District Judge Lansing Haynes also sentenced Joseph Michael Bekken to three years probation, and imposed a $10,000 fine.

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Coeur d’Alene Police Officer Nick Knoll watches for speeders near Lakes Middle School in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Police aim to slow drivers near schools 124 

Coeur d’Alene police Officer Nick Knoll parked across the street from Lakes Middle School and lowered the front windows of his patrol car, looking for lead-footed drivers. Knoll pointed a laser detector at passing cars to get an instant read ...

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SUNDAY, OCT. 18, 2015

Huckleberries: Coeur d’Alene newcomer misfires in challenge to incumbent Edinger 

Toby Schindelbeck, a relatively recent California transplant, should fire the advisers helping him run his campaign for the Coeur d’Alene City Council. First, he angered some residents in a debate with Councilman Ron Edinger by saying he knows from his experience in California how to help Coeur d’Alene avoid becoming another Oakland. Or Spokane. Coeur d’Alene residents love being told by a newcomer – especially from California – what they’re doing wrong. Not. Secondly, Schindelbeck’s campaign circulated a flier stating that Edinger is a “registered Democrat” and a career politician. Many Lake City residents consider a Democrat to be almost as bad as an ex-Californian. Funny thing, though? Edinger is a registered Republican. Finally, the Second Amendment Alliance of southern Idaho supported Schindelbeck by depicting Edinger on its Facebook page as being anti-gun. But Edinger owns three guns and is part of a gun-loving and hunting family. The Second Amendmenters advocate permitless carry of concealed firearms. They misfired at Edinger because he voted for a city ordinance that banned guns from Coeur d’Alene parades. The ordinance was put in place years ago to prevent the defunct Aryan Nations from carrying loaded firearms during its reign of annoyance. So who’s counting? Is that strike three for Schindelbeck? We’ll find out on Nov. 3. Technical difficulties

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FRIDAY, OCT. 16, 2015

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14, 2015

Alex Knoll, 10, of Post Falls addressed the teachers at North Idaho STEM Charter Academy in Rathdrum on Tuesday, Oct. 6. He has developed an app to help people with disabilities navigate public spaces.  (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Young inventor’s Ability App gains traction 

Alexander Knoll, a Post Falls fifth-grader, came up with the idea for Ability App to help people with disabilities research accessibility and related services. He will present his invention at the global Web Summit in Ireland next month.

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TUESDAY, OCT. 13, 2015

Massive wildfire rehabilitation underway in Idaho, Oregon 

BOISE – A federal plan to rehabilitate 436 square miles of scorched rangeland in southwestern Idaho and eastern Oregon containing important sage grouse habitat and grazing land for ranchers calls for spending about $67 million over five years. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management released the 71-page plan late last week that includes massive plantings of grasses, several types of flowering plants known as forbs, and shrubs, with more than $26 million being spent on seeds and seed planting.

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