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In brief: Deputies help man, 84, suffering heart attack

Two deputies saved the life of an 84-year-old man who suffered a heart attack Thursday, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.

Deputy Ray Miller was patrolling near the area of Thorpe and Assembly roads in southwest Spokane County when he saw the man’s vehicle blocking 37th Street.

As Miller approached, Deputy Matt Gould, who was off duty, stopped at the truck and told Miller he thought the man needed medical attention.

The man was in the driver’s seat and said he’d eaten oatmeal and coffee at a restaurant and didn’t feel well, according to a news release. He couldn’t stop vomiting but refused medical assistance. Miller called medics.

Medics confirmed the man was having heart problems; they later contacted Miller and said the man had just completed open-heart surgery and had been suffering a heart attack when deputies contacted him.

Tips sought on location of missing woman, 20

Major crimes detectives are investigating the disappearance of a 20-year-old Spokane woman.

Cambrea “Cammie” Bishop was last seen Tuesday morning when she dropped her boyfriend off at work, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said Friday. Police located the car she was driving Thursday in the area of 2500 E. Boone Ave.

Anyone with information on Bishop’s location is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233 and refer information to Detective Kirk Keyser.

Libraries have test kits to reduce energy use

The Spokane County Library District is making energy test kits available so that home appliances can be checked for energy consumption.

The district has obtained 36 “kill-a-watt” test kits through Avista Corp. and is making them available for checkout at any county library branch.

In addition, home energy savings classes are planned for today at 10 a.m. at the Spokane Valley branch, 12004 E. Main Ave., and 2 p.m. at the North Spokane branch, 44 E. Hawthorne Road.

GET director to explain college savings plan

The director of the state-run college savings plan GET will offer a presentation about the program next week.

GET is a prepaid tuition plan that keeps pace with rising tuition no matter how much it goes up. The program offers flexible saving options, as well as tax-free growth and withdrawals, said GET spokeswoman Susan Martensen. The savings can be used at most colleges, universities and vocational schools in the country.

The informational session is 7 p.m. Monday at ESD 101, 4202 S. Regal St. in Spokane. To RSVP or for more information, call (800) 955-2318.



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