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Man shoots hunting partner in arm in reported accident near Harrison, Idaho

A 31-year-old man shot his hunting partner Monday in a reported accident, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department.


Former Kootenai County deputy pleads not guilty to 4 felonies

A former Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputy accused of kidnapping and beating his estranged wife has pleaded not guilty to four felonies.


After 65 years, siblings reunited

Kootenai County man reunited with sister – 65 years after their last connection.


Prosecutors: Coeur d’Alene’s ‘Bo’ Kirk abducted and shot in road rage killing

William “Bo” Kirk was kidnapped, bound and shot to death in a road-rage incident in Coeur d’Alene, prosecutors alleged in court Monday afternoon.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 26, 2016, 2:30 p.m.

Missing Coeur d’Alene man found dead near Hayden Creek

Officials confirmed Wednesday that the body found near Hayden Creek on Tuesday is Coeur d’Alene father and X-ray technician William “Bo” Kirk.


Traffic stop leads to arrests in connection with drugs, child injury

Two North Dakota residents were arrested on drug charges and injury to a child Saturday night in Post Falls.


Deputies seek help identifying hit-and-run vehicle near Hayden

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help identifying a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run collision near Hayden, Idaho.


Police name Coeur d’Alene man who died after being pulled from Fernan Lake

A young man who died Monday after being pulled from Fernan Lake was identified Tuesday as Andrew C. Riggs-Wiedmaier, 22, of Coeur d’Alene. Riggs-Wiedmaier was a passenger in a 1997 …


Kootenai County sheriff’s candidates debate need for larger jail

For over a decade Kootenai County officials have wrestled with how to tackle jail crowding knowing that voters don’t want to raise property taxes to pay for a construction project.


Kootenai County candidates differ on proper role of sheriff

The race for sheriff of Kootenai County has gone well beyond a debate over patrol staffing, deputy pay and jail crowding. Rathdrum attorney John Green is challenging Sheriff Ben Wolfinger’s …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2013, 1:23 p.m.

Man fleeing cops damages CDA airport fuel pump

An Athol man has been accused of crashing his car into a fuel pump at the Coeur d’Alene Airport and fleeing the scene.


Spokane River drowning victim ID’d

A 55-year-old man is dead after an apparent drowning in the Spokane River at Corbin Park in Post Falls.


Six vie for the job of sheriff

There’s a new sheriff coming to town. Voters in Kootenai County are electing the first new top law enforcer in 13 years because Sheriff Rocky Watson is retiring. Three Republicans …


Kootenai County sheriff candidates

John Green AGE: Not given


Kellogg softball players under investigation

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an alleged incident in which students on the Kellogg High School softball team may have stripped the clothing off a teammate earlier this …


Another driver dies off Hayden Lake boat ramp

Kootenai County sheriff’s officials today said alcohol appears to have been a contributing factor in the apparent drowning death of a woman who passed by barriers and drove into Hayden …


Pendleton pair hurt in crash with Kootenai deputy

Two 19 year olds from Pendleton, Ore., were injured in Coeur d’Alene early today when their vehicle collided with a Kootenai County sheriff’s deputy vehicle.


North Idaho crash injures Spirit Lake man

A Spirit Lake, Idaho, man was critically injured on Monday evening when he went off an Idaho roadway in a vehicle and struck a tree, according to Kootenai County sheriff’s …


Sandpoint man injured in Hauser Lake boat accident

A Sandpoint man was badly injured today Saturday at Hauser Lake when he was thrown off an inner tube being towed by a ski boat.


Autopsy: Diver drowned in Lake Coeur d’Alene

A diver found floating facedown in Lake Coeur d’Alene on Tuesday died of drowning, an autopsy today showed.


Documents reveal extent of Kootenai jail drug thefts

They’re paid to guard and care for inmates. But some Kootenai County Jail employees saw the facility as their personal drug store, taking advantage of such lax controls over inmate …


Deputies must work overtime

Kootenai County sheriff’s deputies will work mandatory overtime and 12-hour shifts beginning Aug. 5 as the department’s deputy shortage approaches “critical mass,” Sheriff Rocky Watson said Monday. “A 12-hour shift …