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In brief: Woman wanted for questioning missing

A woman wanted for questioning in connection to her ex-husband’s disappearance in rural North Idaho appears to have disappeared herself.

Matthew L. Kilburn, 35, was reported missing Aug. 3 to the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office, according to a news release. Family members believe he may have been shot.

Kilburn was last seen on July 24 in Pinehurst, Idaho, according to the release. His vehicle was found abandoned in the Rose Lake area after he was reported missing.

His ex-wife, Stephanie N. Kilburn, 27, is wanted for questioning in the disappearance. She may have “gone into hiding,” according to the release.

Matthew Kilburn is white, 5-foot-11, 175 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. Stephanie Kilburn is white, 5-foot-5, 130 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Anyone with information about their whereabouts is asked to call the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office at (208) 556-1114.

Liberty Park hosts Eastside Reunion fair

Fun and games will start at 11 a.m. today at Liberty Park for the Spokane Eastside Reunion.

The event includes a car show, penny carnival, slam dunk competition, hula hoop contest, fashion show, dancing and music. Several pastors, Mayor David Condon and Police Chief Frank Straub will address the crowd.

The event is organized by the Eastside Reunion Association, a nonprofit Christian group that works to restore Spokane neighborhoods.

The carnival starts at noon. Guest speakers are scheduled from 12:15 to 2 p.m. The Spokane Community Gospel Choir will perform at 2 p.m. Car show winner will be announced at 5 p.m. The full schedule for the reunion is available at

Accident kills woman riding motorcycle

A Grant County woman died Friday after crashing her motorcycle near George.

Patricia Reiber-Murphy, 50, was driving her motorcycle on Southwest Silica Road when two motorcyclists ahead of her made a left turn onto Vantage Road, according to a Grant County sheriff’s news release. Reiber-Murphy did not notice the other two turning and lost control of her motorcycle, skidding about 60 feet and flying off the bike, the release said.

Reiber-Murphy was wearing a helmet, according to the release.

Police seek suspect in bank robbery

Spokane police are looking for a man who robbed a Banner Bank branch in a north Spokane Safeway on Friday afternoon.

A white male in his 40s or 50s with short brown hair entered the Safeway at 3913 N. Market St. He ran away with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said. He was last seen wearing a dark short-sleeve shirt and dark baseball hat.

Anyone with information about the robber is asked to call 911.

Man’s ear bitten off during fight, police say

SEATTLE – A man’s ear was bitten off in a fight Thursday night in Seattle, police said.

The incident began with the suspect urinating in a yard.

He fought with a man who asked him to leave and bit off a large portion of his left ear.

Officers found a 21-year-old suspect near Cal Anderson Park with his mouth covered in blood. He was jailed for investigation of assault.

The ear was not found, and the suspect refused to say whether he swallowed it.


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