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In brief: Clue in homicide may be pickup

Police are asking for help identifying a pickup truck that may be connected to the slaying of a woman found dead behind an east Spokane warehouse.

Investigators hope that two photos released Monday will elicit information on the driver of the truck early on Aug. 13. The photos can be seen at blogs/sirens.

Evon M. Moore, 48, was found dead near Ralph Street and Riverside Avenue later that day. Her cause of death has not been determined pending the police investigation, but an autopsy confirmed her death was a homicide, according to the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Moore had felony drug and burglary convictions from 2005. She was studying at Spokane Community College to be a legal administrative assistant.

Anyone with information about the truck or Moore’s death is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

Wind fells poles, disrupts power

Winds from a line of thunderstorms sheared off power poles in Kootenai County on Sunday evening.

About 20 poles over more than a mile on Setters Road were broken off around 9 p.m. in the powerful winds ahead of Sunday’s thunderstorms.

National Weather Service forecasters had warned of the winds about an hour prior to their arrival; they were apparently most severe in southwest Kootenai County.

The damage occurred near Setters substation, cutting power to about 600 Kootenai Electric Cooperative members.

Wolf hunting starts in Idaho

Idaho’s wolf hunting season opens today and runs through March 31 in most of the state.

Hunters may buy two wolf tags per calendar year. Tags are $11.50 for resident hunters and $31.75 for nonresidents.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has set wolf harvest limits in five zones – Salmon, Sawtooth, Southern Mountains, Beaverhead and Island Park – to preserve connectivity with wolf populations in other states. Other zones, including the Panhandle, don’t have quota limits.

About 1,000 wolves inhabit Idaho. State wildlife managers will monitor the number of animals taken daily and close the season early if the population is at risk of falling below 150 animals and 15 breeding pairs, according to Idaho Fish and Game. That’s the threshold at which Idaho could attract federal scrutiny for a possible re-listing of wolves under the Endangered Species Act.

A wolf trapping season runs Nov. 15 through March 31 in the Panhandle zone, except for units 2 and 3.