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  • FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016, 3:33 P.M.

    Four charged in suspected mail theft

    Four people were arrested for suspected mail theft after an early morning traffic stop last week in Hayden.


  • FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015

    Kootenai officials raise salaries for deputies

    Kootenai County Sheriff’s Deputy Ron Broesch has seen most of the guys hired along with him leave for better pay at other law enforcement agencies in the region. And Broesch …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 24, 2013

    Family sues dealership over rental car mix-up

    A North Idaho family detained by police at gunpoint after their loaner car from a Spokane BMW dealership was mistakenly reported stolen is suing Lithia Motors and Camp Automotive. Casey …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 15, 2013

    Sheriff shares spotlight as he pins on new badge

    Ben Wolfinger took the oath as Kootenai County’s new top cop Monday, but he shared the spotlight with Boston Wolfinger, his 5-week-old grandson whose tiny outfit declared, “New sheriff in …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 2012, 10:52 A.M.

    Benewah jail escapees arrested near Worley

    After escaping just after midnight, two Benewah County jail inmates were arrested following a multi-departmental search near Worley, Idaho.


  • THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012

    Kootenai County sheriff candidates

    John Green AGE: Not given


  • SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012, 3:53 P.M.

    Lake Coeur d’Alene reaches flood stage

    The Coeur d’Alene River and Lake Coeur d’Alene are at flood stage, resulting in a no wake zone. The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department is asking the boating public to be …


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012

    Idaho man shot, killed after hitting trooper with car

    A North Idaho man with an extensive criminal history was shot and killed by a Post Falls police officer early Monday after striking a state trooper with his car, police …


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2012, 2:10 P.M.

    Assault suspect out on bond kills self during police chase

    A North Idaho man out of jail on bond for allegedly trying to light his wife on fire shot himself to death late Saturday during a police chase.


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 2011, 5:08 P.M.

    Authorities locate overdue hunter uninjured

    An overdue Kootenai County hunter was located uninjured today.


  • MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2011

    Man surrenders in police standoff

    Kootenai County sheriff’s deputies and Coeur d’Alene police spent more than eight hours Sunday resolving a standoff with a man who was threatening to kill himself in his mother’s home. …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2011

    Brazen burglars

    Jim Smith returned to his Post Falls home late one night last week to find his side door ajar. In the bedroom, he found jewelry scattered on the floor and …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 23, 2011

    Deputy’s canine companion played vital role in the case

    On Dec. 19, with the sun setting fast, a Dutch shepherd named Bari went to work in a trailer park in Bayview, Idaho. It was about two and a half …


  • SATURDAY, AUG. 20, 2011, 9:30 P.M.

    Human remains found near Coeur d’Alene River

    Kootenai County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating human remains found on a vacant piece of land near the Coeur d’Alene River.


  • FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011

    Man taken into custody later dies

    A 30-year-old man who lost consciousness while in Coeur d’Alene police custody died early Thursday at Kootenai Medical Center. Nicholas Andrew Clason was pronounced dead at the hospital, where he …


  • SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2011

    Police say threats led to blows, charges

    A self-proclaimed skinhead was knocked unconscious by a black man after threatening to stab him last weekend in Bayview, Idaho, officials said Friday. Daren Christopher Abbey, 28, was booked into …


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011, 4:09 P.M.

    Authorities identify body found on Hayden Lake trail

    The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department today identified the body found on the English Point Trail last night.


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011, 8:42 A.M.

    Body found along Hayden Lake trail

    A man was found dead on Wednesday on a popular trail system north of Hayden Lake, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department reported.


  • THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011

    Sheriff’s office investigates softball team incident on bus

    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 …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2011

    Woman dies when SUV ends up in Hayden Lake

    Kootenai County sheriff’s officials Friday 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 …


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 30, 2011

    Fake bomb found near Kootenai County sheriff’s office

    A bomb scare closed part of Government Way in Coeur d’Alene for several hours Saturday, before the Spokane bomb squad was able to determine the device was a fake. The …


  • FRIDAY, JAN. 14, 2011, 3:46 P.M.

    Post Falls man sentenced to 10 years for breaking boy’s leg

    A Post Falls man was sentenced today to ten years in prison for felony injury to a child for breaking the leg of his fiancée’s child, according to the Kootenai …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 21, 2010

    Woman dies after hammer attack

    A North Idaho woman died Monday afternoon after she and three others were bludgeoned with a hammer in what authorities describe as an ongoing neighbor dispute that took a violent …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 20, 2010, 6:40 P.M.

    1 dead, 3 injured in Bayview hammer attack

    A North Idaho woman died Monday after she and three others were bludgeoned with a hammer in what authorities describe as an ongoing neighbor dispute that took a violent twist.


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 16, 2010

    Man shoots self during traffic stop

    A Hayden man died Wednesday after shooting himself in the face during a traffic stop in Dalton Gardens, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department. Robert J. Kilborn, 48, was …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 7, 2010

    Stepfather accused of cruelty to girl

    An 18-year-old Hayden man is facing child cruelty charges after deputies say he placed a 25-pound bag on his stepdaughter to stop her from moving. Zacharee J. Wright said the …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 6, 2010, 1:01 P.M.

    Hayden man jailed on child cruelty charge

    An 18-year old Hayden, Idaho, man was arrested for child cruelty Sunday after police say he placed a 25-pound bag on his stepdaughter to stop her from moving.


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 24, 2010

    Sheriff’s office warns of phony sweepstakes calls

    The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department is warning people of a telephone scam targeting area residents.


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 22, 2010

    Air One had equipment failure

    Air One, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office helicopter, made what was called a “precautionary landing” earlier this month when its hydraulic system failed. Undersheriff Jeff Tower likened the situation to …


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