In brief: Police seeking missing girl, 10
Spokane police need help locating a 10-year-old girl who went missing in north Spokane on Friday.
Isis Cook was last seen at her school, Whitman Elementary, 5400 N. Helena St., around 3 p.m. She was reported missing by her father around 5 p.m. after she didn’t return home from school, according to police.
Isis is 5 feet tall, 90 pounds and has long brown hair. She was last seen wearing jeans, a dark-colored jacket and white backpack with a peace symbol.
Isis may be with her mother, Amanda Cook, but police have been unable to locate the mother. Anyone with information on her whereabouts should call 911.
Mountains under winter storm watch
The National Weather Service on Friday issued a winter storm watch for the mountains of the Inland Northwest for tonight and Sunday.
As much as a foot of snow could fall across a broad swath of the region at elevations above 3,000 feet in northern mountains and 4,500 feet in the central Idaho Panhandle.
The storm is expected to develop off a low-pressure area in the Gulf of Alaska, circulating moisture initially into southeast Washington but moving northward as low pressure intensifies over Eastern Washington late on Saturday.
Forecasters said 5 to 11 inches could fall in the mountains of Northeast Washington and 6 to 12 inches in the central Panhandle.
Snow is also expected in the Cascades over the weekend. However, Snoqualmie Pass on Interstate 90 should be just below the snow line during much of the storm, forecasters said.
Strong winds are likely across the region Sunday, with gusts to 38 mph in Spokane.
Man’s 1968 Firebird stolen, sought
Spokane Valley property crimes detectives are asking for the public’s help locating a stolen vehicle.
The 1968 Pontiac Firebird was taken in late October or early November from a residence near the 12900 block of East Semro Avenue in Spokane Valley.
The 90-year-old owner has had the car since it was new. The Firebird’s Washington license plate number is CV21727.
Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a cash reward for anyone providing information in locating the vehicle.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (800) 222-TIPS or to submit the tip to www.crimestoppers inlandnorthwest.org. Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward.