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Air Force staff sergeant killed in Afghanistan

Air Force Staff Sgt. Timothy P. Davis, who trained at Fairchild Air Force Base and lived in Spokane, was killed by an improvised explosive device in the Oruzgan province of Afghanistan.

Davis, 28, would have been married for five years next month to Meagan Davis, whom he met while training at Fairchild. The couple’s son, Timmy Jr., is 1 year old. “My breath has just been taken away. I am still in shock,” Meagan Davis said Friday.

Davis, assigned to Florida’s Hurlburt Field, was with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron. He grew up in Montesano, Wash.

Homeowner rescued from fumes by friend

Spokane firefighters responded Saturday morning to a call of possible carbon monoxide poisoning at a house on East Olympic Avenue to find that a victim had been rescued by a friend.

Firefighters arrived at 6:35 a.m. and found the homeowner had been operating a gasoline-powered generator in his basement.

They found several extension cords and power strips plugged into the generator, Battalion Chief Mike Inman said in a news release.

A friend happened to visit the home and found the homeowner, who had been overcome by carbon monoxide built up by the generator’s exhaust. “The fast thinking and action by the friend of the resident most likely prevented a much more serious outcome,” Inman said.

Vigil planned to honor CCS cross country coach

Students and friends of Community Colleges of Spokane cross country coach Erik Anderson plan to hold a candlelight vigil tonight in his honor.

Anderson, 38, died Thursday in an accident at the Spokane Community College bowling alley.

The vigil will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the infield of the SCC track, which is on the east side of campus off North Rebecca Street.

Organizers plan to hold a moment of silence, followed by a “bell lap” around the track.

The vigil is expected to last 30 to 45 minutes.

Anyone with special memories of the coach is invited to jot them down and bring them for inclusion in a “memory book” for Anderson’s family.

Associated Press Thomas Clouse Carolyn Lamberson