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In brief: Woman finds body in Spokane River

The body of a man was found in the Spokane River on Sunday afternoon, and police said it appears to be a man who was reportedly distraught on Saturday evening.

The discovery was made about 1 p.m. by the man’s girlfriend after the man went missing on Saturday night, police said.

The woman went to the river to look for him on Sunday and found his clothing at the base of the steep embankment near the 2000 block of South Riverton Avenue. She saw the body tangled in heavy brush about 30 feet downstream, police said.

The woman told officers the clothing belonged to her boyfriend.

Spokane police detectives were called to investigate the case. A positive identification had not been made.

Man lying in road tried to grab child

Spokane police said a husband and wife driving at Stevens Street and Spokane Falls Boulevard steered to avoid a man lying in the roadway on Sunday.

As the driver maneuvered around the man, he jumped up and tried to grab a 1-year-old in the backseat.

The incident was sent out on Twitter about 5:30 p.m. No other details were given.

Two bald eagles killed on power lines

PORT ANGELES, Wash. – Two bald eagles were electrocuted and died when they landed on parallel power lines in Port Angeles, causing a minor power outage.

The two eagles that died Friday were an adult and a juvenile, and both fell onto the sidewalk.

Officer John Nutter, who assisted at the scene, said the pair also dropped a portion of a chicken. He said he thought they had been fighting over it.

Former Mrs. Idaho hospitalized after fall

BOISE – The 2009 winner of Mrs. Idaho America remained at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise on Sunday after sustaining a head injury in a fall several days earlier.

A hospital spokeswoman said Jamie Hilton’s condition on Sunday morning was upgraded from serious to stable.

Mrs. Idaho America Director Sher Finke said Hilton fell about 12 feet onto rocks while fishing at a dam near Hell’s Canyon on Wednesday.


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