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In brief: Forum will address McEuen Field plan

The public is invited to comment tonight on a proposal to remake McEuen Field in Coeur d’Alene.

The forum will be held at 6 p.m. at Woodland Middle School, 2101 St. Michelle Ave.

The plan includes a proposal to remove the Third Street Boat Launch and ball fields and move them elsewhere in the city. It also calls for adding a handicap-accessible trail on the north side of Tubbs Hill, putting parking below ground and replacing it with acres of green space that would house a public amphitheater, a fountain, walking trails and other features. The plan can be viewed at www.mceuenpark.com. For more information, contact city Parks Director Doug Eastwood at (208) 769-2252.

Staff reports

Man stabbed; brother jailed after fight

A man stabbed his brother in the chest during an argument over family property Tuesday night in Spokane Valley, police said Wednesday.

Christopher Leon Whitney, 49, is in jail on a charge of attempted second-degree murder.

His 46-year-old brother, whose name has not been released, was in serious condition at a Spokane hospital Wednesday, according to the Spokane Valley Police Department.

The victim’s girlfriend, who called 911 about 11:15 p.m., told police that Whitney had been released from jail earlier in the day and was visiting their apartment at 8910 E. Broadway Ave. when a fight broke out “over heirlooms and division of some property,” Sgt. Dave Reagan said in a news release. Whitney had been incarcerated for not paying fines.

Officers Marc Melville and Jason Karnitz “had to physically fight the suspect into handcuffs” when he refused to comply, Reagan said.

Officers recovered a bloody, 4-inch folding knife from Whitney’s pocket. Whitney was taken to a hospital before being booked into jail.

Meghann M. Cuniff

One dead, one injured in Highway 25 crash

A two-car collision Wednesday about 3:35 p.m. left one person dead and one trapped in a vehicle with serious injuries on state Highway 25 three miles south of Northport, Wash.

Not much information was available about the accident Wednesday night. The cause of the crash, the names of those involved and condition of the survivor were unknown.

The road was fully blocked for several hours while crews cleared the scene.

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