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In brief: Post Falls woman dies in I-90 crash

Sun., Sept. 4, 2011

A 21-year-old Post Falls woman died Saturday morning after rolling her car on Interstate 90 in Coeur d’Alene.

Brittany Chapman was eastbound on the freeway about 1 a.m. near the Fourth Street exit, according to the Idaho State Police. She apparently lost control of her 2002 Mazda Protege, left the roadway and overturned at milepost 12.5, the ISP said in a news release.

Chapman was taken to Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene, where she died later that morning, the ISP said.

She was not wearing a seat belt.

The cause of the crash remained under investigation.

Carolyn Lamberson

Spokane soldier dies at water park in Italy

A Spokane soldier died recently in Italy.

Staff Sgt. Christopher Jones was working in the information management department at the U.S. Army Health Center in Vicenza, Italy. The 32-year-old died while visiting a water park with his family on Aug. 13, according to a report in the Stars and Stripes newspaper.

A spokeswoman in Vicenza said Jones’ death was under investigation.

Jones had worked at the Army health center in Vicenza since 2009, according to a news release. “He was planning to one day pursue a career in information technology when he retired from the service,” the release said.

He served for 16 years, first as an infantryman and then as a medical laboratory technician, deploying twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Staff reports

Labor Day holiday affects services

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

All city and rural garbage pickup in Kootenai and Spokane counties will be one day late for the week.

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

Post offices will be closed.

State liquor stores in Washington and Idaho will be open.

Most banks will be closed.

Riverfront Park and its attractions will be open. Open swim times and lap swims are planned at A.M. Cannon and Witter aquatic centers. For times, visit Parks/page/47/.

Free on-street parking will be available in downtown Spokane on Monday.

Staff reports


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