August 29, 2014 in City, Region

In brief: City parks facilities to close Tuesday

From Staff And Wire Reports

This is the last weekend many local parks will have full facilities open this season. The city of Spokane will close most park restrooms for the season on Tuesday.

The exceptions to the rule are Riverfront Park, Manito Park, the Southeast Sports Complex and the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex, according to a city parks news release. The city will bring portable toilets into Mission Park, Audubon Park, Comstock Park and Franklin Park until the end of October.

Man thrown from car in crash

A Moses Lake man is in critical condition at a Wenatchee Hospital after he was ejected from his rolling car in Grant County Wednesday evening.

Trenton Wilson, 25, was driving his 2001 Dodge south on Road M NE near Road 11 NE behind a semitruck, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. The semi slowed to take a wide right turn and Wilson lost control while trying to avoid hitting the truck.

His Dodge went off the road and rolled several times before hitting a power pole. Wilson was not wearing a seat belt. He was unconscious when rescue crews arrived and was taken to Confluence Health-Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee by Med-Star, the sheriff’s office said.

The crash is under investigation.

Cyrus’ guest turns himself in

DALLAS, Ore. – The homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail.

The director of Polk County Community Corrections in the Willamette Valley community of Dallas, Oregon, said 22-year-old Jesse Helt turned himself in Thursday, was booked on a probation violation warrant and then posted $2,500 bail.

Corrections Director Martin Silbernagel said Helt will be expected to appear before a judge in about two weeks.

Woman recovering after jump

A 64-year-old woman who jumped from the roof of her retirement center in Lacey is in stable condition at Providence St. Peter Hospital, a spokeswoman said.

The woman jumped from her third-story balcony, according to a Lacey police report Monday.

“She was mad because her friend would not come visit her and she was denied more pain medication by the facility,” the police officer’s report states.

She jumped off her balcony, landed on the second-story roof, and then jumped off the lowest point of the roof onto the ground.

She was later taken to the hospital by ambulance. A hospital nursing supervisor said she had orthopedic-type injuries.

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