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In brief: CdA police look into 4-month-old’s death

Coeur d’Alene police are investigating the death of a 4-month-old boy who died Wednesday.

The infant was found unconscious by his father at 2:55 p.m. at his home in the 1900 block of Appleway Avenue, Coeur d’Alene police Sgt. Christie Wood said in a news release.

Medical personnel responded but were unsuccessful in efforts to resuscitate the baby.

An autopsy will be conducted.

The department was withholding the child’s name until all family members could be notified.

Blue moon on display in the sky tonight

Sky watchers tonight can get a look at a blue moon, although it will actually look like any other full moon.

The term blue moon applies to the second full moon in a given month, an event that occurs periodically.

The lunar cycle is 29.5 days long, producing full moons typically once a month.

The last blue moon was on Dec. 31, 2009. The next one won’t occur until 2015.

Over a 19-year period, there are seven years with 13 full moons, according to the EarthSky website.

Originally, “blue moon” was applied to the passage of four full moons during a calendar season.

Two men stabbed in West Central fight

Two people suffered stab wounds Thursday night in what police believe may have been the same incident.

Spokane police responded to a 6:41 p.m. report of a fight in a parking lot outside an apartment complex at 1403 W. Mallon Ave. in the West Central neighborhood. They found a man seriously injured, with a stab wound to the neck, Sgt. Jason Hartman said in a news release.

A second man “possibly involved in the incident” was found nearby with a wound to the leg, Hartman said. Both men were taken to local hospitals for treatment.

The incident is being investigated.

Wolves given temporary reprieve

OLYMPIA – Washington wildlife managers have given a reprieve to four wolves targeted for killing in the state’s northeastern corner.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife said Thursday that it’s giving the temporary reprieve to give its team in the field a break, to avoid running into people outdoors on Labor Day and to evaluate what it’s learned so far about the pack’s activities. Officials say they’ll reconsider next week.

The move also came after protests from conservation groups who argued that there’s little evidence the Stevens County pack, known as the Wedge pack, were to blame for recent depredations on the Diamond M ranch. Eight livestock have been injured or killed since last month, most recently in mid-August.

Officials killed one wolf Aug. 7 and planned to kill up to four more.

The conservation groups include Cascadia Wildlands and the Center for Biological Diversity. The department maintains that the wolves are responsible.

The second item here has been edited to correct an erroneous date.


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