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WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015

Hump Day Wild Card -- 5.6.15 

I'm still reeling from the staggering violent loss of Coeur d'Alene police officer Greg Moore, on the heels of the loss of community giants Frank Henderson, Scott Reed and Gladys Schneidmiller. I can't remember a time in my 45 years in the news business that...

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100s Line Up To Support Sgt. Moore

Hundreds of vehicles lined up to buy coffee from the Daybreak stand at Ramsey Road and Prairie Avenue after the coffee hut's owner announced that she would donate an entire day's intake to the family of CPD Sgt. Greg Moore. Please let Huckleberries know if you hear of other businesses that are donating proceeds to the officer's family.

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Parting Shot -- 5.6.15

"Now his poor kids are going to grow up without him," said Lisa Morley of Coeur d'Alene, earlier today, as she placed flowers near the sight where Coeur d'Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore was shot on Tuesday morning. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka)

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RonB: Give Renfro Best Defense 

Commenter Ron Burgundy wants to see suspected cop killer Jonathan Daniel Renfro, 26, of Rathdrum, have the best defense representation possible. Why? Ron B wants to see Renfro's defense argued so well that there's no question the ultimate verdict will stick and there will be little grounds for appeal. Thoughts?

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 5.6.15

Here's PM Scanner Traffic for today (21 items, so far + AM Scanner Traffic link) includes female driver in two-vehicle crash asking other driver not to call police because she didn't have a driver's license.

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Worth A Correction 

On Twitter, SReporter Rachel Alexander tweets that she doesn't relish making corrections to information in her stories. But one of the favorite corrections she ever made occurred this week re: a quote made by a Bloomie in a costume Sunday. Tweets Rachel: "My bad on…

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A Prayer For Officer Moore 

The Bard of Sherman Avenue offers a sweet rhyme in memory of Coeur d'Alene Police Department officer Greg Moore, who was gunned down in the line of duty early Tuesday morning. (SR photo: CPD Sgt. Christie Wood and KCSO Lt. Stu Miller grieving at press conference Tuesday morning)

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Idaho Gay Couples Offered Do Over 

Six same-sex couples in northern Idaho who received marriage licenses before state officials say a federal court made such unions legal are being given a unique state-approved opportunity for a do-over. Northern Idaho officials are offering a marriage license application that has the unusual option…

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Moore Services Set for LCHS Saturday

Sgt. Moore’s funeral is slated for this Saturday May 9th at 10 a.m. at Lake City High School located at 6101 N. Ramsey Road in Coeur d’Alene. In a press release, Sgt. Christie Wood of the Coeur d'Alene Police Department said, CPD will release details on the service as soon as they are complete.

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Labrador Joins Fed Lands Fight 25 

Congressman Raul Labrador joined the effort to transfer land management to Western states, who believe they can handle the duties in more fiscally responsible ways. Labrador’s spokesman, Dan Popkey, confirmed to IdahoReporter.com this week that Labrador, a two-term U.S House veteran, joined the Federal Land…

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"If a single image could capture the emotion and reality of this time for our local peace officers,' Facebooks Kerri Thoreson, "it would be this one. A Post Falls officer and his young son stood on the overpass to show their respect." (Kerri Thoreson)

Slide Show: Post Falls Honors Moore 

On her Facebook wall, Post Falls Councilwoman Kerri Thoreson provides 6 photos of police officers and firefighters on Post Falls at the temporarily closed Idaho Street overpass in honor of Greg Moore, the first Coeur d'Alene police officer killed in the line of duty. You can see Kerri's photos in slide show via link below.

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Renfro Case Gag Order Sought 17 

Kootenai County Public Defender John Adams has filed 2 motions in defense on behalf of Jonathan Daniel Renfro, 26, of Rathdrum, who is suspecting of killing Coeur d'Alene police officer Greg Moore early Tuesday morning. Adams is seeking a gag order to limit the information...

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Court Documents In Officer Slaying 10 

You can read the affidavit from ISP Senior Detective Michael A. Van Leuven, establishing probably cause to charge Jonathan Daniel Renfro, 26, of Rathdrum in the slaying of CPD officer Greg Moore, as well as official list of charges against Renfro. Links to both documents are provided by SReporter Scott Maben in link below.

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Update: Docs Detail Officer Slaying 10 

Jonathan Daniel Renfro told investigators Tuesday that he shot Coeur d’Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore with his 9 mm Glock pistol because he had the gun in his pocket and knew the officer was going to find it, court records say. The suspect in the...

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Chief White Addresses Vigil

The crowd at the candlelight vigil at Candlelight Fellowship for fallen Officer Greg Moore reacts after listening to a brief statement by Coeur d'Alene Police Chief Lee White Tuesday evening. White, who had been with Officer Moore's family most of the day, didn't know that…

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Poll: Leave 'Of Mice & Men' Alone 

In one of the most lopsided votes on this blog, Hucks Nation says the Coeur d'Alene School Board should reject an ad hoc committee recommendation to remove John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" from 9th-grade required reading list. Today's Poll: Has the slaying of Coeur d'Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore changed your perception of law enforcers?

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KHQ: Renfro Admits Shooting Officer 

According to a police affidavit, perused by Victor Correa/KHQ, Jonathan Daniel Renfro, 26, of Rathdrum, repeatedly admitted to police that he shot Coeur d'Alene police officer Greg Moore in Coeur d'Alene early Tuesday morning. Officer Moore died at Kootenai Health last evening

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Honor Moore By Honoring Profession 

Darrell Kerby, former mayor of Bonners Ferry, offers a solid way that we all can honor the memory of fallen Coeur d'Alene police officer Greg Moore: "In a small but meaningful way we can all honor Officer Moore's service by honoring Officer Moore's profession."

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AM Headlines -- 5.6.15

Idaho Records/Coeur d'Alene Press Warm winter weather cuts into Avista's power sales/SR Some states say no to federal land transfer bills/Outdoors Sheriff Knezovich: 'Daddy, don't let the bad guy get you'/KHQ CdA community honors Sgt. Moore with blue-lit homes/KXLY 4

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Slide Show: Candlelight Vigil 

Huckleberries Online has prepared a slide show from 6 photos that Duane Rasmussen provided of the candlelight vigil for fallen CPD officer Greg Moore last evening. You can see the rest of the slide show by clicking on the link below. Above, Pastor Bub Lawson of Candlelight Fellowship prays for the officer's family.

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Twitterverse Re: Officer Moore

Huckleberries Online will be following Twitterverse to give you breaking tweets re: fund-raising efforts for the family of fallen CPD officer Greg Moore, as well as other developments in this tragedy. For example, KXLY tweets that $25,635 from 503 donors has been raised for the family in 20 hours ...

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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.