September 7, 2009 in City

Region in brief: Holiday affects services

From Staff Reports
 

The following offices and services will be affected by the Labor Day holiday.

•City, county, state and federal offices will be closed.

•Post offices will be closed.

•State liquor stores will be closed in Idaho, but most will be open in Washington.

•Most banks will be closed.

•Area public schools will be closed.

•Garbage pickup will be one day late for the week.

•Riverfront Park attractions are open, as are Spokane pools and splash pads. Terrace View Pool in Spokane Valley also will be open.

Two visits, two arrests

Deputies arrested two people at the same home Saturday in separate domestic violence assaults within five hours of each other.

Whitman County sheriff’s deputies first arrested Michael R. Robinson, 54, after a woman at the property he was staying at on state Route 271 told police about 8:30 a.m. that he had a knife and wouldn’t leave her home.

Anderson was “highly intoxicated,” according to a news release, and was taken to a hospital for detox before being booked into jail on a harassment charge.

At 12:47 p.m., deputies responded to the home again, located a few miles south of Rosalia, after the same woman said her 15-year-old grandson had assaulted her, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The boy was taken to juvenile detention center on suspicion of fourth-degree assault.

Wind causes outages

High winds knocked out power to more than 2,500 people Sunday as a thunderstorm moved through the Inland Northwest.

Wind gusts up to 55 mph were reported at Spokane International Airport and in the Deer Park area, according to the National Weather Service.

More than 1,200 people in the Deer Park area were without power through the evening as crews fixed an electricity feeder that powered several lines, according to Inland Power and Light.

About 1,400 Avista Utilities customers in Colville, Davenport, Chewelah and north Spokane also lost power.

No injuries were reported, but wind knocked down trees and damaged a roof near Chewelah, according to the weather service.


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