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Crash injures deputy, inmates

A Geiger Corrections Center deputy and three inmates were injured Thursday morning by a driver who ran a red light.

The four were in a 1996 Dodge van on Third Avenue about 5:10 a.m. crossing Monroe Street with a flashing yellow signal when a 1999 Honda drove through a flashing red light on Monroe, hitting the van.

Deputy Ronald Joyner was injured along with the unnamed inmates. None suffered life-threatening injuries. The Honda’s driver, Shane D. Monroe of Mustang, Okla., was cited for failing to stop at a flashing red light. He and his three passengers were not hurt.

Othello, Wash.

Two arrested in hospital drop-off

Deputies arrested two people Thursday after hospital surveillance showed them dropping off a gunshot victim and leaving. Fernando Montoya, 18, of Othello, Wash., was taken to Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake for a wound to a hand after being left at Othello Community Hospital about 1:20 a.m., according to a news release.

Adams County sheriff’s deputies arrested Raul Marmolejo Jr., 18., of Royal City, Wash., and a 16-year-old from Othello after a vehicle chase. They were arrested on charges of alluding, according to the release.

Montoya was transported to Kadlec Medical Center in Richland. His wounds were not considered life-threatening.

Spokane Valley

Adult home’s license revoked

The state Department of Social and Health Services reported Thursday that it has revoked the license of a privately operated adult family home in Spokane Valley.

DSHS said in a news release that residents of Krystal Long Adult Care, 1904 S. Vercler, have been moved. Provider Krystal Long has the right to contest the action by requesting a hearing within 28 days, but the home cannot admit new residents pending appeal.

The state revoked the license after finding numerous violations, the release said.

The violations included the licensee’s alleged failure to: ensure a caregiver had met the requirements necessary to be left with residents; ensure adequate staff was available to meet residents’ needs; and notify a DSHS case manager that a resident had been hospitalized and died.


State to test cattle for TB

Idaho will spend up to $5 million to track down and test cattle that could be infected with bovine tuberculosis.

Gov. Butch Otter’s press secretary, Jon Hanian, said Thursday the move was needed “to ensure safety.”

State Agriculture Director Celia Gould declared an emergency because several hundred dairy bulls from a California facility where the disease has shown up were imported into Idaho. Humans contract bovine TB in rare cases, if they’re in close contact with infected cattle or consume raw, unpasteurized milk products that contain the bacteria. The disease can spread from one animal to another through coughing or exhalations.

From staff reports


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