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TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 5.5.15 

SReporter Scott Maben is en route to listen to a brief presentation in moments by Police Chief Lee White to the Coeur d'Alene City Council re: the shooting of CPD officer Greg Moore early this morning. Then, Scott will cover the candlelight vigil at Candlelight Ministries, scheduled for 7 o'clock this evening. I'll try to post them here tonight.

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Parting Shot -- 5.5.15 

"He ís still very critical, still fighting for his life," said police Sgt. Christie Wood Coeur d'Alene Police Department, center, while she and Stu Miller of the Kootenai County Sheriff's office answered questions following a police involved shooting early this morning. Coeur d'Alene Police Sgt.…

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LATimes Spotlights 'Of Mice' Fight 

An attempt by Mary Jo Finney & Co. to demote John Steinbeck's classic, "Of Mice and Men," to secondary status is one of two battles over high school books, spotlighted today by the Los Angeles Times. Seems parents in Asheville, N.C., are targeting Khaled Hosseini's "The Kite Runner." You can read all about it via the link below.

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Court-appointed public defender Mayli Walsh sits next to Jonathan Daniel Renfro, who is charged with first-degree murder in the May 5 shooting of Coeur d’Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

$2M Bond For Renfro, 5 Charges 19 

A Kootenai County magistrate judge set bail at $2 million for Jonathan Renfro, who is suspected of shooting Coeur d’Alene police Sgt. Greg Moore early this morning. Renfro is facing five felony charges in connection with the shooting: attempted murder, stealing a police car, stealing...

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HucksOnline Blogos -- 5.5.15

In today's blogosphere roundup at Huckleberries Online, Rich Landers praises the late Scott Reed in his Outdoors blog+A Grip on Sports shudders to think of the Mariners without Felix Hernandez+7 Blog talks about silly things coming to big screen+Simple Mind discusses things that drive her cray-cray+more ...

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Candlelight Vigil For Officer Moore 

A candlelight vigil for Officer Greg Moore, who was shot and critically wounded during a traffic stop in 2800 block of W. Wilbur Ave early this morning, is scheduled from 7-8 this evening at the Candlelight Ministries parking lot, Highway 95 & Dalton Avenue. Meanwhile,...

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Hamilton: Not Mulling Book Ban 12 

In a Coeur d'Alene Press comment, Coeur d'Alene school Trustee Tom Hamilton contends that constituents are getting wound up about nothing re: action on "Of Mice and Men." He says the board is simply considering moving Steinbeck's classic from one category (regular usage) to another (limited usage).

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Board Delays R-Rated Film Vote 

At the Coeur d'Alene School Board meeting Monday, trustees delayed action on two controversial proposals (until their June meeting) -- a recommendation to remove Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" from regular use in ninth-grade classrooms and a proposal to ban teachers from using R-rated movies to instruct.

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Renfro To Make 1st Appearance Today 

KCSO booking photo of Jonathan Daniel Renfro Jonathan Daniel Renfro, 26, will make his first appearance in 1st District Court at 4 p.m. today. Renfro is accused of shooting Coeur d'Alene police officer Greg Moore this morning in the 2800 block of W. Wilbur Ave.…

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Officer Moore Followed Dad's Path

He's a second-generation officer following in the footsteps of his dad, a husband and father and now the Inland Northwest is rallying in support of gravely wounded Coeur d'Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore. Moore was shot and critically wounded during a traffic stop early Tuesday...

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Searching For Evidence

A K9 unit searched the area where a shooting suspect abandoned a stolen police cruiser in Post Falls today. Coeur d'Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore was shot once around 1:30 a.m. after checking on a suspicious individual in the 2800 block of West Wilbur in...

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Securing The Scene

Police secure the area where a shooting suspect abandoned a stolen police cruiser in Post Falls, Idaho earlier today. Coeur d'Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore was shot once around 1:30 a.m. after checking on a suspicious individual in the 2800 block of West Wilbur in...

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Military Exercise Worries Texas 

It the category of "It's Absurd Unless You Live In Texas -- Or Idaho" Dept, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered the Texas State Guard to monitor the U.S. military during a large upcoming training exercise. The Internet has fueled rumors that the military will try to take over parts of southwest Texas. How many Idaho legislators would fall for this?

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Name Tubbs Hill After Scott? 24 

Several people have mentioned today that the city of Coeur d'Alene should honor the memory of late Coeur d'Alene environmental attorney Scott Reed by naming something significant after him. Two friends mentioned that Tubbs Hill should be renamed Scott Reed Hill. Scott, after all, played…

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Update: CdA Officer Shot, Now Fighting For Life 14 

A Coeur d’Alene police officer is battling for his life after being shot in the line of duty early this morning. Sgt. Greg Moore, a 16-year veteran of the Coeur d’Alene Police Department, is in critical condition at Kootenai Heath. He was shot about 1:35 a.m. in the 2800 block of Wilbur Avenue in northwest Coeur d’Alene. “He’s still very critical"

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CPD Press Conference 

I've pieced together from the Twitterverse an outline of today's press conference re: the critical shooting of Coeur d'Alene police officer Greg Moore. See Twitter time line from link below. The officer is still in very critical condition. And his alleged shooter, Jonathan Daniel Renfro, 26, is expected to make his first appearance in court this PM

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 5.5.15

Today's AM Scanner Traffic (16 items, so far) including the ongoing investigation by local law enforcement of the scenes on Wilbur Avenue and State Line Walmart that are connected to the shooting of Coeur d'Alene police officer Greg Moore this AM.

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Introducing Princess Charlotte 

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, holds her newborn daughter, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, as she stands alongside Britain's Prince William outside St. Mary's Hospital's exclusive Lindo Wing, London, Saturday. The Duchess gave birth to the new princess on Saturday morning. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File) Question: Are...

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Poll: R-Rated Films In Schools? Yes 

In Monday's poll, a near supermajority of Hucks Nation opposes a proposed ban on R-rated movies being used in Coeur d'Alene classrooms, esp. those that have been edited for TV. Today's Poll: Should the Coeur d'Alene School District remove Steinbeck's 'Of Mice & Men' from routine 9th-grade classroom use?

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Quotable Quote 

They put their lives on the line for us everyday, while we work, while we play and especially while we sleep. I join his brave comrades and all of the community in praying for Sgt. Moore -- JohnA.

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Fund Set Up For Officer Moore

A charitable fund has been established for CPD officer Greg Moore & his family by the Kootenai County Police & Fire Memorial Foundation. Officer Moore was shot and critically injured during a traffic stop early this morning in the 2800 block of Wilbur Ave. Sgt. Christie Wood provides the details of the fund via link below.

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AM Headlines -- 5.5.15

In today's roundup of top regional news: Coeur d'Alene Tribe re-elects Chairman Chief Allan+Wine industry is pouring millions into Idaho economy+Software error caused Avista to over-estimate future costs+Report: Early schooling lacking in region+KCSO provides alert re: cabin break-ins+more ...

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Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.