February 17, 2013 in City

In brief: ‘Person of interest’ held in robbery at Bargain Giant

 

Spokane police officers detained a “person of interest” in a robbery Saturday at Bargain Giant Foods, 2103 E. Empire Ave.

Police said a man walked into the grocery store at 7:18 p.m., displayed a gun, demanded cash and left.

The robber was described as 6 feet tall with a medium build and dark hair. He wore a black hoodie sweatshirt, a black mask, and a tan and black bandana.

Officers set up a perimeter of six blocks in each direction and deployed a K-9. Police have not yet identified a suspect in the incident.

The robber’s weapon has not been recovered.

Agency: Firefighter’s death was not due to human error

GRANGEVILLE, Idaho – The U.S. Forest Service says human error was not responsible for the death of a U.S. Forest Service firefighter last summer in North Idaho.

The agency’s 43-page serious accident investigation report by a nine-person team released Friday did not “find any reckless actions or violations of policy or protocol,” the Lewiston Tribune reported.

Earlier this month, however, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a citation to a fire management organization and proposed a $14,000 fine for serious safety violations inspectors with that agency say led to the death of the firefighter.

Last August a firefighting crew was battling the Steep Corner Fire near Orofino when several trees fell. One of those falling trees killed 20-year-old Anne Veseth, of Moscow.


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