August 23, 2013 in City

In brief: Teen arrested in stabbing case


Spokane police arrested a teenager suspected of using a butcher knife to stab a man in the head at the House of Charity early Thursday morning.

The 17-year-old boy, who police declined to identify, faces charges of attempted first-degree murder.

Police received a call that someone had been stabbed in the back of the head at the shelter about 6:30 a.m., police spokeswoman Monique Cotton said. The victim was taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.

The victim’s identity and medical condition were not disclosed.

Police arrested the teen about 10 minutes after the call. Witnesses told police that the suspect was yelling and threatening to kill the victim before the stabbing.

Staff reports

Greenhouse gas workshop planned

An upcoming workshop will help Washington’s largest producers of greenhouse gas emissions prepare to report their releases by an Oct. 31 deadline. 

The workshop takes place Sept. 4 in Student Union Building 17 at Spokane Falls Community College. There is a 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. session for facility reporters and a 3 to 5 p.m. session for transportation fuel suppliers.

This is the first time that emitters must report their greenhouse gas contributions.

More information is available at www.ecy.wa. gov/programs/air/permit_ register/ghg/ghg.html.

Becky Kramer

Storms expected throughout region

A wave of thunderstorms was expected to cross the Inland Northwest Thursday night through midday today, increasing the risk of lightning-caused fires.

The National Weather Service issued a “red flag warning” for fire danger from 11 p.m. Thursday through 2 p.m. today across all of Eastern Washington, North Idaho and Western Montana.

The storms were expected to move through the region relatively quickly, but each storm cell has the potential to bring brief heavy rain beneath it.

Spokane has a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms this morning.

The storms should drop temperatures to a high near 80 degrees today.

Mike Prager

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