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In brief: Man says friend stabbed him outside Hooters

A man was stabbed four times before he could flee Saturday during a confrontation with an old friend near Hooters in Spokane Valley, police said.

The man suffered non-life-threatening injuries, said Spokane County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Craig Chamberlin.

Authorities continued to investigate on Sunday, and the suspect has not been arrested.

The stabbing occurred about 9 p.m. Saturday when the victim followed his old friend outside the building for what he thought was a talk about issues from the past, Chamberlin said.

The victim told deputies “the suspect pulled a folding knife out of his front pocket and stood in a threatening manner,” Chamberlin said. “Thinking the suspect was going to stab him, the victim struck the suspect in the face. The suspect attacked the victim and stabbed him at least four times before the victim could get away.”

Surveillance video of the incident confirmed the victim’s account of the incident.

Apartment attic fire blamed on faulty wiring

An attic fire ignited by faulty wiring at an apartment building early Sunday displaced one person.

The Red Cross is assisting the resident with lodging while structural damage and wiring are repaired, Spokane Fire Department officials said.

Spokane firefighters responded to the 1000 block of West Fairview Avenue about 12 a.m. Sunday to find smoke coming from roof vents of the multifamily home converted into apartments, fire officials said. The fire was located above a kitchen on the second floor and quickly extinguished.

Damage, estimated at $10,000, was confined to one second-floor apartment.

Snowmobile crash kills Colville man

BONNERS FERRY – Authorities in North Idaho say a 62-year-old Washington state man has died in a snowmobile crash.

The name of the Colville resident who died Saturday has not been released.

Mike Nielsen of Priest Lake Search & Rescue said the man was snowmobiling with friends and family when he failed to meet them at a rendezvous spot.

A member of the group searched for the man and found him under his snowmobile in the Camas Prairie area just across the Boundary County line.

Nielsen said it appears the man left the roadway and hit a snow bank, then went over the front of the machine, which then landed on top of him.

Meetings planned on CdA school levy

Coeur d’Alene School District officials are hosting community chats about the upcoming maintenance and operations levy.

The first opportunity is Wednesday at Canfield Middle School, 1800 E. Dalton Ave. There will be an open house at 5 p.m. to view remodel plans. A community chat with school board trustees and administrators starts at 6 p.m., said district spokeswoman Laura Rumpler. On Feb. 25, an open house and community chat will be held at Sorensen Magnet School, 310 N. Ninth St., starting at 5 p.m.

Additionally, information about the levy can be found on the district’s website at People can email a question to Superintendent Hazel Bauman at or mail a question to her at 311 N. 10th St., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.


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