July 5, 2013 in City

In brief: Deary woman killed in two-vehicle crash

From Wire Reports

DEARY, Idaho – Idaho State Police officials say a Deary woman died in a collision with another vehicle in Latah County.

Police officials said in a statement Wednesday night that 45-year-old Dorita Osterberg was attempting to pass a farm tractor and turn in to a private driveway near Deary when she was struck by a pickup headed in the opposite direction.

Osterberg was transported by air to a hospital, where she died of her injuries.

A passenger in the car Osterberg was driving was injured and taken to Gritman Medical Center.

Police say Osterberg was not wearing a seat belt, but her passenger was.

The driver of the pickup was not injured.

Everett schools OK video surveillance

EVERETT – The Everett School Board has approved new video surveillance rules before cameras are installed in all its schools during the next school year.

About 400 to 600 digital security cameras will monitor all public areas in and around the schools, except in places where people expect privacy, such as restrooms and locker rooms, the Herald reported in Thursday’s newspaper.

The new rules also require signs to be posted on school property disclosing the presence of video cameras.

The video images will be viewed at a central location in the data center of the district’s new administration building.

A new building repair and technology levy is paying for the system.

Only district employees, school administrators and law enforcement will be able to log in to the system to view digital images. The goal is to allow quick response to specific security or safety issues, school officials said.

Officer removes 4-foot snake from truck

FOREST GROVE, Ore. – The 4-foot-long corn snake inside the engine compartment of a pickup truck in the Portland suburb of Forest Grove was lucky that Officer Jeremy Lazenby was the one responding to the “animal call.”

Lazenby likes snakes. His 13-year-old son even owns an albino corn snake.

After a half hour of poking and prodding on the night of June 27, Lazenby was able to grab the snake, put it in a pillowcase and bucket and put it in his patrol car.

The Oregonian reports that when Lazenby’s shift ended, he took the snake home and fed it a live mouse.

He figures the snake was a pet and has placed an ad on Craigslist. If no one claims the snake, he says his family will keep it.

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