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In brief: Stabbing victims now in good condition

A man and woman stabbed Saturday at a North Spokane bar have been released from the hospital. Another man stabbed in the same incident remains hospitalized but was in good condition on Sunday, said Spokane ;police Cpl. Jon Strickland.

The three victims, whose names have not been released, were stabbed outside the Double Dribble Sports Bar, 8108 N. Division St., about 2 a.m. Saturday, Spokane police said.

Police had not made an arrest in connection with the stabbings as of Sunday afternoon, Strickland said.

Witnesses told investigators that a man and the victims got into an argument inside the bar, and they were asked to leave. After leaving the bar, the man stabbed the three victims with a 4-inch, dagger-like knife in an adjacent parking lot, Strickland said. Police ask that anyone with information call (509) 242-TIPS.

– Jonathan Brunt

Robber holds up downtown sub shop

Spokane police were searching Sunday night for a man who robbed a downtown sandwich shop.

Police were called about 7 p.m. to the Subway at 24 W. Third Ave., said Sgt. Joe Walker.

The robber displayed a knife, demanded money and left with an undisclosed amount of cash, Walker said.

He was described as white, unshaven, in his 30s, 5 foot 11 inches tall and about 160 pounds. He wore a green jacket and black knit cap.

Anyone with information should call (509) 242-TIPS.

– Jonathan Brunt

Coeur d’Alene

Tractor shop’s roof collapses; no injuries

The roof of Coeur d’Alene Tractor collapsed Saturday night or Sunday morning.

Co-owner and President John Adams estimated damage to the building at $500,000 to $750,000. He said there could be an additional $100,000 in damage to tractors.

Adams said the collapse was over the shop for large tractors. The showroom and repair area for small tractors weren’t affected, and the company will be open today.

“Nobody was there. That’s the good news,” Adams said. “We can put the building back together.”

Coeur d’Alene Tractor, 1112 W. Appleway Ave., was opened in 1948 by Adams’ father.

Adams said the building that collapsed was built in the late 1970s. Last week, 3 feet of snow was cleared from the roof of another Coeur d’Alene Tractor building. The top of the large tractor shop wasn’t shoveled because the accumulation was only about 15 inches, Adams said.

– Jonathan Brunt

Moses Lake

Deputy shot hunting released from hospital

A Grant County sheriff’s deputy who was shot last month while coyote hunting has been released from the hospital.

Earl Romig, 26, had been at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle since getting shot in the lower back and abdomen while hunting near Soap Lake on Jan. 10.

A hunter who claims he thought Romig was a coyote has pleaded not guilty to assault and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Romig arrived at Grant County Airport in Moses Lake Sunday morning.

– Associated Press


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