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Omak murder suspect claims victim was a demon

Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 7:07 p.m.

Jared Fudge is accused of killing an 82-year-old man in Omak with a machete and a sledgehammer. Police said Fudge believed that victim was a demon. (Wenatchee World)
Jared Fudge admitted to killing an 82-year-old man with a machete and a sledge hammer, according to police, because he believed the victim was a demon.

Volunteers pay it forward at Tom’s Turkey Drive

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 5:47 p.m.

April Matney pulls her children Mylen, 3, Kyrah, 4, and their donated turkey dinner to their car at the Spokane Arena on Tuesday during Tom’s Turkey Drive. More than 7,500 turkeys with fixings were distributed to local families and people in need. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
Aaron Brown grabbed box after box full of 12-pound turkeys, apples, bread, stuffing, canned goods and milk from a towering pallet. It was taller than him, and it was raining, but his smile was infectious and it was easily spreading.

Bombing at Nigeria mosque kills at least 50

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 1:53 p.m.

This image taken from TV shows the interior of a mosque after a deadly attack by a suicide bomber, in Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria, Tuesday Nov. 21, 2017. (Associated Press)
A teenage suicide bomber attacked worshippers as they gathered for morning prayers Tuesday at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people, police said, in one of the region’s deadliest assaults in years.

Meals on Wheels gears up for Thanksgiving

Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 10:48 p.m.

Fabrice Brucheu wheels a cart loaded with senior meals toward the freezer Monday at the Senior Meals center in East Spokane. The center is preparing to make its usual lunch meals for Thanksgiving Days Meals on Wheels delivery, which will include baked turkey. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels plans to serve more than 1,200 turkey dinners at its 12 Silver Cafe locations on Wednesday and through its home-based delivery program.

Police say woman used complex ruse to kidnap baby in Spokane

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 6:40 a.m.

Fern Littlecalf, in court Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, had bail set at $50,000. She’s charged with three counts of second-degree kidnapping. (Jonathan Glover / The Spokesman-Review)
Fern T. Littlecalf, jailed on three counts of second-degree kidnapping, had what police describe as an extensive network of fake names and aliases, all working together for one goal: to kidnap a 6-month-old child from his mother.

A wet, but warm Thanksgiving on the way

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 10:49 p.m.

File - Rain and warmer weather is expected during the Thanksgiving Day weekend. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
More stormy weather is due over the Inland Northwest during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, but forecasters said it should not cause any serious travel problems in the lowlands or in the mountains.

Then and now: Consolidated Freight Lines

Mon., Nov. 20, 2017

1935 - The new Consolidated Freight Lines warehouse and office is completed at 126 South Sheridan Street. Spokane was a key stop for the Portland-based Consolidated, sending hundreds of trucks a week on to Montana and the Dakotas. (Photo courtesy of Dan Murphy / SR)
Leland James, a Portland, Oregon, truck driver, built a trucking empire. He started by buying Portland-Spokane Auto Freight and a handful of other firms in 1929. He called his new company Consolidated Freight Lines. Around 1935, Consolidated built a new office and warehouse at 126 S. Sheridan St. in Spokane.

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