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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9, 2015

Photo: Lunch munch

A tree squirrel munches on a seed in Spokane’s Corbin Park on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. Tree squirrels do not hibernate in winter, but will remain in their nests in cold or stormy weather, venturing out to forage or find food they stored nearby.

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Fire, fueled by high winds, destroys Chattaroy home

An early morning fire fueled by high winds destroyed a Chattaroy home, but the couple living inside escaped uninjured. Spokane County Fire District 4 was called to 3411 E. Chattaroy Road just after 5 a.m. Wednesday, district spokeswoman Capt. Megan ...

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Flood warning issued for 3 northern counties

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a flood warning for small streams in Boundary and Bonner counties in North Idaho and Pend Oreille County in Washington. Reporting gauges indicate 2 to 3 inches of rain have fallen in the mountains of those areas. This combined with melting snow has led to sharp rises on small streams.

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Wind advisory for region expires 39 

The National Weather Service Wednesday afternoon dropped a wind advisory from its forecast about five hours after it downgraded a high-wind warning to a wind advisory for the Inland Northwest. While gusts to 61 mph were reported around 7 a.m., ...

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Freeman High School students Noah Schmick, left, and Joey Sims, right, watch Sebastian Hyta, center, balance three boxes of toys as they unload truck loads of toys for the Christmas Bureau, Dec. 8, 2015, at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Santa’s big helpers prepare Christmas Bureau for opening 

A pink Sweet Treat Kitchen required some assembly, so Gonzaga Prep student Kendall Brock, 17, wrestled the task Tuesday with power tools. The toy joined some 17,000 gifts being set up for the Christmas Bureau. Brock got assistance from Freeman High School junior Helen Forman, 16, who handed over kitchen sections as he read instructions. Both students were part of large Freeman and Gonzaga Prep groups at the first setup day for the bureau, which opens Thursday at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center.

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Washington records

Spokane CountyMarriage licenses Jacob D. Blakenship and Mattie M. Eberle, both of Spokane. Alexzander R. Evart and Jessica M. Nybo, both of Spokane. Adam J. Workman and Nicole E. Johnson, both of Spokane. Ahmed G.A. Abdelshafy and Paige E. Predisik, ...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 8, 2015



This photo taken from video shows a collared grizzly bear in a rural yard in the Coeur d’Alene River area north of Enaville, Idaho. (Courtesy Courtesy)

Two hunters cited in killing of grizzly bear near Wallace 21 

Two North Idaho hunters have been cited for illegally killing a grizzly bear, a federally protected species, earlier this fall near Wallace. Dan Tesky, of Silverton, and a 14-year-old male each were cited by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game for misdemeanor unlawful taking of the bear on Sept. 30. The juvenile also was cited for not having an appropriate tag, also a misdemeanor.

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