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In brief: Elton John coming back to Arena

Tue., April 29, 2014

Elton John is returning to the Spokane Arena on Sept. 17 as part of his “All The Hits” tour.

Tickets go on sale Monday at 10 a.m.

They will be available at; Spokane Arena ticket office; all TicketsWest outlets; or charge by phone at 1-800-325-SEAT. There is an eight-ticket limit per customer.

John has sold more than 250 million records and has recently reissued his classic “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” album. The concert, with many of John’s original band members, will feature songs from his career that spans five decades.

Victim IDs shooting suspect on Facebook

A bouncer at downtown Spokane bar The Lion’s Lair collared his suspected shooter by viewing his Facebook profile, according to court documents.

Andre Hallman, 23, faces two counts of first-degree assault in a shooting that occurred at 205 W. Riverside Ave. around 2 a.m. Thursday. The bouncer told police he’d ejected several unruly customers from the bar and that one of them fired a gun while he was walking back inside, striking the bouncer in the right leg and stomach. A woman inside the bar also received a grazing bullet wound to her leg, according to court documents. Two spent .45-caliber shell casings were found at the scene.

The bouncer told police he received tips the shooter was a man using the moniker “KD Loc” on Facebook. He identified the man as the shooter, and police later linked the profile to Hallman, who is on probation and is being monitored by the Department of Corrections for outstanding criminal cases. He was arrested without incident during a traffic stop Friday.

A judge set Hallman’s bail at $500,000 on the assault charges Monday.

Child pornographer sentenced to federal prison

A 70-year-old Coeur d’Alene man convicted of possessing child pornography received a six-year sentence Monday to federal prison.

Loren Stanley Hall’s computer had about 50 movies depicting children in sex acts, according to U.S. District Court records.

A police officer working with the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force discovered in June 2012 that a computer in Coeur d’Alene was making child pornography available on the Internet. The officer downloaded a video of minors involved in sexually explicit conduct with an adult and determined the video was made available from Hall’s residence.

A federal search warrant was served on the home in October 2012, and a forensic examiner with the Secret Service found that Hall had videos of minors from six states and several other countries engaged in sexually explicit conduct.


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