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    Woman’s 2-year-old son accidentally shoots, kills her at Hayden Wal-Mart

    HAYDEN, Idaho — A 29-year-old woman is dead after her 2-year-old son got a hold of a loaded handgun in her purse and accidentally shot her inside a Wal-Mart store … 13

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    Polar Bear Plunge draws big crowds despite 25-degree weather

    Veterans of Coeur d’Alene’s annual Polar Bear Plunge were in agreement about one thing: We were in for a colder-than-average year. The forecast called for a not-exactly balmy high of … 6

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    Popular downtown hot dog vendor dies of flu

    Chad Rattray, a hot dog vendor who helped keep downtown Spokane fed from outside the front of the Bank of America building, died Tuesday from flu complications. 50

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    Too little, too late for ‘Selma’

    LOS ANGELES – The Oscars were “Selma’s” last hope. The civil rights drama from director Ava DuVernay seemed, upon its first screening in November, like it could sweep awards season … 3

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    Washington Wizards hand New York Knicks franchise-record 13th straight defeat

    NBA: The New York Knicks’ deconstruction project hit a new low Wednesday night with a 101-91 loss to the host Washington Wizards, setting a record for longest in-season losing streak … 2

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    Wal-Mart incident is second accidental shooting this year involving toddlers in Hayden

    The shooting this week of an Idaho mom by her son while shopping at Wal-Mart was the second time this year that a 2-year-old accidentally shot someone in Hayden. 9

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    Gun toddler used to shoot mom was in purse’s holster

    Veronica Rutledge grew up around guns in North Idaho and retained her interest in them as a wife and young mother. She was a hunter and a recreational shooter who … 217

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    Spokesman staff join hundreds in icy Polar Bear Plunge

    Reporter Rachel Alexander and web developer Dan Gayle bring you a first-person account of the 2015 Polar Bear Plunge from Sanders Beach in Coeur d’Alene. 5

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    Father of EWU football player dies after game-day collapse

    John Rodgers, the father of Eastern Washington University offensive tackle Jake Rodgers, died today after he collapsed in the Roos Field stands in the final minutes of Eastern’s game against … 7

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    Winter storm warning issued ahead of heavy snow

    The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a winter storm warning for Eastern Washington and North Idaho ahead of a storm that is expected to dump several inches of …

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    3 killed, 1 injured in Moscow shootings, suspect arrested after high-speed chase

    Three people were killed and another critically injured Saturday when a man shot them in three separate incidents in Moscow. 38

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    Jeff Gordon decided last year to leave NASCAR after 2015

    Jeff Gordon is stepping away as a full-time NASCAR driver. The four-time champion told the AP he decided in the middle of last season that 2015 would be his 23rd …

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    Officer found 2-year-old ‘ice-cold’ after father left him alone in car for 5 hours

    A shivering, barefoot toddler left alone in a car for more than five hours in near-freezing temperatures on the South Hill may be alive today thanks to the actions of … 31

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    Falling gasoline prices may be nearing bottom

    DETROIT – Gasoline prices, which at some pumps have been below $2 a gallon, may be nearing a low point. But analysts said Tuesday the good news is that they … 3

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    9 mm gun that toddler used to shoot mom was in purse’s holster

    The gun that a toddler used to shoot his mother at Wal-Mart Tuesday was in the zippered pocket of a purse designed to hold a concealed weapon, the woman’s father-in-law … 403

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    Spokane teen pleads guilty in 88-year-old veteran’s murder

    Appearing stoic and answering a judge’s questions with a monotone “Yes, sir,” young Kenan Adams-Kinard pleaded guilty Wednesday to murdering World War II veteran Delbert “Shorty” Belton. The 17-year-old Adams-Kinard … 110

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    Former NBA player Tarpley dies at 50

    Roy Tarpley, the former Dallas Mavericks star center whose NBA career was cut short by drug abuse, died Friday at age 50. Tarpley died Friday afternoon at Texas Health Arlington …

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    WSU hires Missouri assistant Alex Grinch as defensive coordinator

    Alex Grinch will take over as the new defensive coordinator at Washington State and will try to make the Cougars defensive as potent as its offense. 16

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    Victim identified in Downtowner Motel homicide

    The woman killed early Thursday morning at the Dowtowner Motel has been identified as Shawna Wyatt, 34. 24

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    ‘Boyhood’ a family story told like no other

    What’s new to watch this week on pay-per-view and streaming services: Pay-per-view / video-on-demand