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In brief: Fast storm brings dust

Mon., Sept. 16, 2013, midnight

A fast-moving storm that carried high wind and blowing dust hit Spokane County on Sunday night, causing power outages and scattered reports of downed power lines and trees.

After multiple messages from the National Weather Service warning of a severe thunderstorm, the dust storm hit the Spokane area about 9:30 p.m.

By 10 p.m., Avista was reporting more than 4,400 customers in Eastern Washington were without power, the majority of them in Odessa.

Fire crews were kept busy with downed power lines after the heaviest wind passed through.

One shot at campground

A person was shot late Saturday night by one or more National Park Service rangers who stopped to investigate a noise complaint in the Kettle River Campground, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The suspect was transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane and was listed in satisfactory condition on Sunday morning, a news release said.

Another suspect was taken into custody and booked into Spokane County Jail.

The shooting took place about 10:30 p.m. Saturday in the campground located in the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area in Ferry County.

No other details were released by the WSP, which is investigating.

The campground was closed while detectives investigated the incident but reopened Sunday.

Man, 28, killed in rollover

A 28-year-old Newman Lake man was killed in a rollover accident Saturday evening on U.S. 95 in North Idaho.

Dustin J. Mundell died and Lora K. Morgan, 32, was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center with injuries, according to the Idaho State Police. She was listed in critical condition Sunday.

Officers aren’t sure who was driving the Ford Explorer when it went off the roadway traveling northbound, a news release said. The driver overcorrected and the SUV rolled, the ISP release said.

Neither of the occupants of the vehicle was wearing a seat belt, the release said. The incident is still under investigation.


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