November 12, 2013 in City

In brief: Rear-ended car forced into Coeur d’Alene home


Police arrested a suspected drunken driver in a rear-end collision that propelled the other car into a Coeur d’Alene home Saturday about 9 p.m.

No one was inside the home on the 800 block of North 15th Street.

William Velis Sr., 22, is accused of running from the accident scene with a toddler in tow. Police found them nearby and released the child to other family members, according to a news release.

Velis was also treated at the scene and then jailed. Paramedics treated the other driver for minor injuries.

Kip Hill

Police not liable for injuries incurred during repo

Liberty Lake police who used a stun gun to subdue a man upset about a vehicle repossession are not liable for his medical costs, a federal judge has ruled.

Franklin Duncan rested his case against Victor Grant and the Liberty Lake Police Department on Friday afternoon after four days of testimony from his family, doctors and other parties in a civil case. Duncan alleged Grant, a repo man tasked in February 2010 with towing a 1997 Audi A8 belonging to Duncan’s son, intentionally crushed his hand using the truck’s winch.

Duncan wanted less than $20,000 for medical treatment. His claim against police for excessive use of force and other issues is still being argued in front of the jury.

Kip Hill

Ex-WSU leader Bishop dies at 92

Warren A. Bishop, a retired Washington State University vice president, has died. He was 92.

A World War II veteran, Bishop served as a WSU vice president under two presidents and served on numerous state boards and panels as a gubernatorial appointee through 2012. After retiring from WSU in 1979, he moved to south Puget Sound and became a consultant.

He died Oct. 27, and a service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday at Panorama City senior living center in Lacey, Wash.

Staff report

Salvation Army seeks Christmas aid

The Salvation Army of Spokane is looking for donations and volunteers for its Christmas programs.

Programs provide toys, gifts and a holiday dinner to families who live in Salvation Army housing as well as other families; provide Christmas Eve dinner to those in need; and provide winter clothes to children.

The nonprofit needs donations of cash or gift cards, toys, nonperishable food, and gifts for teenagers and parents, according to a news release.

For more information, visit www.making spokanebetter.comor call (509) 329-2726.

Staff report

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