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Escaped killer from Idaho caught in Spokane

Police have arrested a woman who walked away from the Pocatello Women’s Correctional Center in Idaho last weekend.

Kelly Norton was serving a 10 to 20 year sentence for second degree murder.

Authorities discovered her missing Sunday night and say she appeared to have walked from the facility to a waiting vehicle.

Read more at Sirens and Gavels.



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Then and Now: Comstock Park

James M. Comstock, born in 1838 in Wisconsin, arrived in Spokane in time to witness the great fire of 1889 and start Spokane Dry Goods with Robert Paterson. It became the Crescent, Spokane’s premier department store for a century. He also worked in real estate and owned other businesses. He served a term as Spokane mayor, starting in 1899. James Comstock died in 1918.