December 25, 2008 in City

Help sought to locate missing man, 66

 

A 66-year-old north Spokane man hasn’t been seen since Monday night, and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help finding him.

Edward Kelly was last seen walking near the area of Commellini’s restaurant, 14100 N. Dartford Drive.

Family members don’t know where he is and say though he has had recent medical issues, he is not considered suicidal, according to a news release.

He’s described as 5-foot-9, 165 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing Ugg brand boots, a gray hat and possibly a dark-colored jacked.

He only had $20 and did not take any of his vehicles, according to the sheriff’s office.

Anyone who has seen Kelly or knows where he is should call 911.

Spokane County

Avista warns prepare for power outages

With more snow coming and warmer temperatures expected Sunday, Avista officials are suggesting residents be prepared for possible power outages.

The 30-plus degree temperatures could result in heavy, wetter snow that could cause trees and branches to fall and hit power lines, said Avista spokeswoman Debbie Simock.

The utility company has the following suggestions for customers:

•Have an emergency preparedness kit with items such as a flashlight and fresh batteries, a battery-powered radio, candles and holders, matches and a manual can opener.

•Make sure smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors have fresh batteries.

•Identify the operating requirements of gas equipment.

•Have a fully charged cell phone or land-line telephone. Cordless phones will not work without electricity.

•Fill containers with water and add to a refrigerator or freezer that is not full.

This will help food stay cool longer.

If your power goes out, check to see if your neighbors’ power is out before calling, Simock said.

To report an outage, call: (800) 227-9187.

Spokane County

Trooper unhurt, but WSP car struck

A driver struck a Washington State Patrol car on Interstate 90 Wednesday morning, one of dozens of accidents throughout the region.

A trooper was out of the car attending to a slide-off when he jumped into a snowbank to avoid being hit by the car, which was traveling too fast for conditions, said WSP Trooper Joe Liebrecht.

The accident occurred about 8:47 a.m. near Sunset Hill, according to WSP.

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