Stories tagged: kootenai county
Sun., June 11, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies arrest car thieves, seize numerous stolen items
Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two suspected car thieves Saturday with numerous stolen items in their possession.
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
Attorneys of man suspected of killing two-year-old girl claim trial hinges on timeline of events
The case against a man suspected of killing a two-year-old girl last summer may hinge on a timeline established by the girl’s mother – a timeline defense attorneys claim is …
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 10:40 p.m.
Kootenai County deputies catch suspect in mail theft ring with 400 victims
Kootenai County deputies arrested a man suspected in an extensive mail theft ring involving perhaps 400 victims.
Tue., April 18, 2017, 5:52 p.m.
Post Falls man sentenced for smacking child, making him wear sign
An Idaho man who struck a 5-year-old boy and photographed him naked with a sign covering his genitals has been sentenced to 50 days in jail and two years of …
UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 2 p.m.
One of two escaped Kootenai County inmates captured in Olympia
One of two Kootenai County inmates who escaped from the Yakima County Correctional Center on Tuesday has been captured.
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
Kootenai County prepares for jail expansion as inmate population spikes
The number of inmates in Kootenai County’s custody reached an all-time high over the weekend as county leaders moved forward with plans to expand the jail, which has been overcrowded …
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
Lake Coeur d’Alene may reach highest level since 1997; St. Maries levee gets emergency help from the Army Corps of Engineers
St. Maries levee gets emergency help from Army Corps of Engineers as water levels rise in St. Joe River and Lake Coeur d’Alene
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 4:44 p.m.
Longtime public defender John Adams to retire this week in Coeur d’Alene
Longtime public defender John Adams has announced that he will retire later this week.
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 4:36 p.m.
First flu death reported in Kootenai County
The Panhandle Heath District reports that a Kootenai County woman has died of the flu, the first death reported in North Idaho this season.
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
Kootenai sheriffs seeking help in identifying women suspected of passing stolen checks
The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a women suspected of passing stolen checks.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 6 a.m.
Rathdrum police chief the only woman to lead a city police agency in Idaho
On Dec. 14, the mayor and city council officially appointed Tomi McLean to be Rathdrum’s next police chief, a move that unknowingly made her the only woman leading a city …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 1:05 p.m.
Hutto charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping, arson in Bo Kirk case
New charges were filed Thursday against the man accused of killing William “Bo” Kirk in North Idaho last month.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 11:26 p.m.
Kootenai County sheriff re-elected, Bingham will join board of commissioners
Kootenai County Sheriff Ben Wolfinger appeared poised to win re-election Tuesday as he jumped to a big lead in early results over challenger Tina Kunishige of Coeur d’Alene. Wolfinger had …
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
Court testimony: Hutto admitted being present at Kirk homicide
David E. Hutto admitted to investigators he was present when William “Bo” Kirk was killed on Oct. 22, according to court testimony unsealed by a judge Monday.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 1:11 p.m.
Interest is high, and lines are long, to vote early in Kootenai County
Voters have waited in long lines all week at the Kootenai County elections office to cast early ballots in Tuesday’s presidential election.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 5:23 p.m.
Detectives seek witnesses, video footage in probe of N. Idaho homicide
Detectives investigating the killing of William “Bo” Kirk, a Coeur d’Alene man who went missing Saturday night, are putting out an appeal to witnesses of any unusual activity in several …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 3:26 p.m.
Police stumped by suspicious disappearance of Idaho X-ray tech
Police are puzzled by the suspicious disappearance Saturday of a Coeur d’Alene man after he left his job as an X-ray technician at a Post Falls hospital.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 12:48 p.m.
Driver pleads guilty to manslaughter in Idaho crash that killed Spokane man, 2 girls
A Hayden man has pleaded guilty to three felony counts of vehicular manslaughter for causing a head-on collision last year that killed a Spokane man and his two young daughters.
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 8 p.m.
Police: Masked person used missing Post Falls man’s ATM card, pickup
Police in Post Falls released a surveillance video Monday night of a person driving a truck belonging to William “Bo” Kirk, a 41-year-old medical professional who’s been missing since Saturday …
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016, 5:37 p.m.
Hayden shoplifting suspect went big, left store with 2 loaded carts
An accused shoplifter in North Idaho walked out of a Walmart store as if she had won a shopping spree. Jennifer L. Dossett of Coeur d’Alene allegedly pushed two carts …
Fri., Oct. 14, 2016, 1:52 p.m.
Scarywood will host hazmat drill for emergency responders
Where else to stage a frightening hazardous materials scenario than at Scarywood? The Halloween makeover at Silverwood Theme Park in North Idaho will serve as the setting Tuesday for a …
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016, 2:35 p.m.
Judge denies motion to preclude death penalty for accused killer of Coeur d’Alene police officer
A Kootenai County judge on Wednesday denied several defense motions, including another attempt to take the death penalty off the table, in the case against a North Idaho man accused …
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 9:41 a.m.
Woman killed by Kootenai County patrol car identified
The pedestrian killed by a Kootenai County sheriff’s deputy patrol car Saturday morning has been identified as Amber E. Viuhkola, 38.
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016
In Idaho, a tide of voters want ballots by mail
Idaho state leaders remain dubious of switching to a vote-by-mail system for elections, as Washington and Oregon have done. But voters in Idaho are growing more comfortable with the concept …
Sun., Oct. 2, 2016, 7:23 p.m.
Kootenai County man arrested on seventh DUI charge
A man was arrested on his seventh charge of driving under the influence Saturday in Dalton Gardens, Idaho, after he allegedly tried to outrun sheriff’s deputies in a pickup truck.
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016, 9:50 a.m.
100 years ago in Coeur d’Alene: Kootenai County officials indicted on embezzlement, ‘mutilation of public records’
From our archives, 100 years ago A grand jury in Coeur d’Alene returned 62 indictments in a case which involved evidence of a massive, longtime “swindle” by Kootenai County officials.
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 7 p.m.
Tiny homes for the homeless proposed for Coeur d’Alene, but some officials skeptical
A homeless outreach coordinator in Coeur d’Alene wants to build a village of tiny houses to serve as temporary crisis shelter for people who desire to emerge from homelessness. They …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 20, 2016, 4:15 p.m.
Deputies arrest murder suspect Jason Obermiller in Lake Coeur d’Alene cabin
Murder suspect Jason Obermiller was arrested in Kootenai County Tuesday afternoon.
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 2:56 p.m.
Voter registration mailers mistakenly sent to deceased Idahoans anger some in Kootenai County
A nonprofit group working to boost voter registration in Idaho has left some Kootenai County residents angry or suspicious – and blaming the county elections office, which had nothing to …
Sun., Aug. 14, 2016, 3:17 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene woman asleep at crime scene arrested on drug charges
A Coeur d’Alene woman was arrested on drug charges Saturday after a sheriff’s deputy found her asleep in a Jeep as the scene of gasoline theft from a public vehicle.