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Baby ‘Critical’, Father Arrested

A baby is in critical condition after being assaulted by his 19-year-old father in Coeur d’Alene, police said today. James Dean Blanchard was arrested today at 3 a.m. for felony injury to a child after police were called to 1042 N. 17th St. at 9:30 p.m. Sunday for a report of a 20-day-old child who had stopped breathing. Officers arrived to find medics performing CPR on the baby, who was airlifted to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. Doctors told detectives that the baby is bleeding from the frontal lobe of his brain, according to the Coeur d’Alene Police Department/Meghann Cuniff, Sirens & Gavels. More here.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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