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In brief: Crash kills teen, injures another

Mon., April 4, 2011

A Post Falls teenager was killed in a Sunday morning crash that left another teen injured, authorities said.

Hannah M. Rhoades, 17, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 3 a.m. crash, according to the Idaho State Police. She had been driving eastbound along Seltice Way in Post Falls when the 1991 Toyota Corolla swerved off the road at a curve near Post Street and smashed into a tree, troopers reported.

She reportedly was not wearing a seat belt.

A passenger in the car, 17-year-old Sabrina R. Runkle, was rushed to Kootenai Medical Center with unspecified injuries.

The ISP said an investigation into the fatal crash is continuing.

Man arrested after break-in at club

A suspected burglar armed with a knife was apprehended Saturday by police investigating reports of a break-in at the Spokane Club.

Brian Farrell Jones Jr., 30, was booked into the Spokane County Jail on a charge of first-degree burglary, according to the Spokane Police Department. He’s suspected of using a wooden walking stick to smash a window on a second-floor balcony of the club, located at 1002 W. Riverside Ave., before fleeing.

Police were contacted at 4:35 a.m. by an employee of the club who had spotted a burglar and provided officers with a detailed description, authorities said. Jones, who matched the description of the burglar, was located by the investigating officer and taken into custody about 45 minutes later.

Officers found a double-edged knife on Jones but say they didn’t recover a walking stick.

Rescued horses sold at auction

BILLINGS – Of the 829 horses found abandoned and starving this winter, 400 have been sold at an auction, one for $2,000 but most going for between $200 and $800.

More than 200 bidders from across the country and Canada came to buy on Saturday, and horses sold at about one a minute, though they had ribs showing and no papers.

In December, a veterinarian warned that hundreds of the horses were trapped in a pasture with no grass and were on the verge of starvation. Seven horses were found near death and four were shot on the recommendation of a veterinarian.

The horses have been fed donated hay since mid-January.


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