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In brief: Toddler stable after second-story fall

Police say a toddler fell from a second-story window Friday night in Coeur d’Alene.

The child, who is between age 1 and 2, was transported to Kootenai Medical Center and is listed in stable condition, Coeur d’Alene Police said.

The incident, which occurred in the area of Ramsey Road and Kathleen Avenue, was under investigation.

Police detain two after boy stabbed

A 17-year-old boy was stabbed Friday after police say he and a group of friends tried to break up an argument outside the STA Plaza.

A man and woman were arguing at the southwest corner of Post Street and Riverside Avenue at about 8 p.m., according to Spokane police Officer Dan Waters.

A group of people came over to try to break up the argument, and at some point the woman stabbed the boy, Waters said.

“We’re pretty sure it was a (good) Samaritan” who was the victim, Waters said.

The victim was transported to a hospital for a minor leg wound.

Waters said two people were detained for questioning.

Deputies seek man involved in fight

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man involved in a fight outside a Spokane Valley restaurant that left one man dead.

The medical examiner’s office listed the cause of death for Chad W. Mathis, 32, as homicide.

Mathis died Feb. 14, five days after an altercation in the parking lot of Mama’s Thaiway Lounge, 5908 E. Broadway Ave., according to a sheriff’s office news release.

Deputies are looking for the “second combatant,” the release said, described as 6 feet tall with a thin build and short, darker hair. He may have left the scene with a woman in a silver or gold Chrysler four-door sedan.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Kirk Keyser at (509) 477-6611.

Salps wash up on Washington shores

SEATTLE – The same gelatinous sea creatures that clogged the intake at California’s Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant last spring have shown up this winter on the Washington coast.

It’s a harmless jellyfish-like animal called a salp.

State Fish and Wildlife biologist Dan Ayres at Montesano said they’ve been found by clam diggers and turned up in the pots of crab fishermen. Ayres hasn’t seen them in more than 30 years and says their appearance now is unusual, but not alarming.

An oceanographer at the Northwest Science Center in Newport, Ore., Rick Brodeur, said they are common far off Oregon and Washington.

Father of wandering toddler charged

A 36-year-old man who was arrested after his toddler son was found wandering outside a Coeur d’Alene bar is charged with injury to a child.

Jesse W. Edwards is scheduled to be arraigned on March 5. He is currently free after posting $300 bail.

Edwards was arrested at the Wal-Mart in Hayden on Feb. 10 after his son was found wandering close to traffic. The boy was brought into a bar and employees called police.

Edwards told an Idaho State Trooper he thought he had taken his son to his parents’ house in Athol. Court records say Edwards also acknowledged ingesting methamphetamine within 48 hours of his arrest.

Avalanche hits three skiers, killing one

REVELSTOKE, British Columbia – Police say an avalanche that swept down the backside of the Revelstoke Mountain Resort in southeastern British Columbia caught three skiers, killing one of them. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said the group was in an out-of-bounds area Friday.


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