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In brief: CdA Resort has liquor permit held

Fri., Jan. 3, 2014

Most Coeur d’Alene Resort bars and restaurants will be closed today through Tuesday due to a liquor law violation.

The five-day suspension of the resort’s liquor license stems from an Idaho State Police compliance operation last April. A bartender at Splash, a resort sports bar at Sherman Avenue and Second Street, served a minor working with the ISP’s Alcohol Beverage Control unit.

The suspension applies to resort venues that serve alcohol, including Beverly’s Restaurant, Whispers Lounge, Dockside Restaurant, Tito’s Italian Grill and the convention center. The Dockside will remain open but will not serve alcohol during the suspension.

The resort has an excellent alcohol compliance record and is one of the best employers in the state for training servers, said Lt. Russ Wheatley of the state police.

“These guys have done nothing but their very, very best on ensuring these things don’t occur,” Wheatley said. “They take this very seriously.”

Scott Maben

Woman robbed outside her home

Gunmen stole a GPS unit from a 64-year-old woman Thursday after ordering her to the ground outside a Spokane Valley home, authorities said.

No injuries were reported in the 6 a.m. robbery in the 500 block of South Farr Road.

According to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, the victim confronted two men inside her 1999 Suzuki SUV as she headed out to go to work Thursday morning. One of the men reportedly pointed a gun at her and ordered her to the ground, and the robbers then fled on foot when she complied. She told deputies that a GPS unit was missing from the vehicle.

Anyone with information about the robbery should contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS, where tips can be left anonymously.

David Wasson

Bail set in stabbing on New Year’s Day

Bail was set at $100,000 Thursday for the suspect in a New Year’s Day stabbing.

Jack O’Brien, 31, is charged with first-degree assault with a deadly weapon.

Numerous witnesses to the incident at 703 E. Broad Ave. told police they saw O’Brien stab the victim several times while he sat in a car, according to court documents. The two men knew each other and both had been inside the car before the alleged assault, which witnesses said was unprovoked.

Two people at the home said they took a large butcher knife from O’Brien while others drove the victim to Providence Holy Family Hospital.

Nina Culver


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