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Region in brief: Three hospitalized after 2-car crash

An 88-year-old woman driving north on U.S. Highway 2 shortly after noon on Saturday tried to turn left onto Winchester Avenue, north of Spokane, and was struck by a southbound vehicle driven by Norman R. Hale, 31.

Mary Davidson’s 2002 Chevy Malibu and Hale’s 1990 Honda Accord were totaled, according to the Washington State Patrol. Davidson, Hale and Hale’s passenger, 27-year old Krystal L. Becker, were all taken by ambulance to Holy Family Hospital. They all were wearing seat belts, the WSP said in a news release.

Karen Dorn Steele


Police seek details on four fugitives

Crime Stoppers is offering cash rewards for information on four fugitives:

“Shane E. Brown, 29, is wanted by the Washington Department of Corrections on a felony warrant charging him with escape from community custody. Brown is 5 feet 8 inches tall, white, has brown hair and blue eyes, and weighs 200 pounds. He gave 1424 W. 10th Ave., Spokane, as his last home address.

“Tony N. Hairston, 40, violated his probation and is wanted for escape from community custody, first-degree armed burglary and two counts of possession of a controlled substance. Hairston is 6 feet 2 inches tall, black with brown hair and eyes. He weighs 205 pounds. His last known address was 5318 N. Belt St.

“Chastity M. Hutchinson, 46, violated her probation by committing an assault and is wanted for escape from community custody. She is 5 feet 7 inches tall, white, weighs 150 pounds, has blond hair and brown eyes, and is a transient.

“Billy R. Roberts, 28, is wanted for third-degree theft and failure to register as a sex offender. He has blond hair and hazel eyes, is 6 feet tall, white and weighs 195 pounds. He frequents the Plummer, Idaho, area as well as bars and taverns in south Spokane County.

Tipsters don’t have to give their name to collect a cash reward but should provide the operator with a code name or number.

To provide information, call (509) 327-5111. You can submit an online tip at www.crimestoppersinland

Karen Dorn Steele


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