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THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017

"I came to visit it the other day," said Robyn Robinson about the 2017 Nissan Versa Sedan she won from Findlay Nissan in Post Falls on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. She is a graduate of Post Falls High School. The Nissan is her first car. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Post Fall grad wins new car

Perfect attendance and a minimum 3.5 GPA during the students’ second semester senior year won 24 students entry into a lottery, sponsored by Post Falls Findlay Nissan to encourage high academic performance. Twelve students qualified from Post Falls High School, eight from Lake City High School and 4f from CdA High. What was your 1st car? CH

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THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017

Ellen DeGeneres presents $25,000, courtesy of Shutterfly, to Alexander Knoll, a 12-year-old inventor from Post Falls, to help him launch his free Ability App to help people with disabilities navigate public spaces and find safe, reliable services and employment opportunities. The show aired Thursday at 3 p.m. on KHQ. (Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.)

Post Falls Kid on Ellen today 

Alexander Knoll, a 12-year-old inventor from Post Falls, grew emotional when he met his idol. Dressed in a suit and blue tie, the boy with red hair and freckles broke out in tears when he sat down next to Ellen DeGeneres on her show, which airs Thursday at 3 p.m. on KHQ. “You’re my hero and just thank you so much for having me on."

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017

Fleur de Sel chef in line for award 

Laurent Zirotti, chef and owner of Fleur de Sel in Post Falls, is the only chef from this region in the running for a 2017 James Beard Award. Semifinalists were announced Wednesday. Zirotti is a semifinalist in the Best Chef Northwest category. He represents one of 20 chefs in the category. Adriana Janovich/SR reports.

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017

MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017

Roger's Ice Cream opens in Post Falls 

Roger’s Ice Cream & Burgers opens (today) in its new 2,900-square-foot building at 403 N. Spokane St. (south of I-90) in Post Falls. Nils Rosdahl, of Business Bits/Coeur d'Alene Press, reports. Question: Any Roger's fans out there?

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FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2016

Post Falls bridal shop owner facing forgery, theft charges 

Ask any bride: Planning a wedding is tough enough without having to worry about being ripped off while picking out your gown. But that's what allegedly happened to many brides who found their dress at a Post Falls bridal shop. Dozens of women who shopped at Cameo Bridal say they were either double-charged or never received their gown.

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FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 2016

Kevin G. Sloniker (Photo courtesy of Kootenai County Jail)

CdA trucker gets life for sexually abusing boys 

A long-haul trucker from Coeur d’Alene will spend at least 35 years in prison for molesting boys. Kevin Gerard Sloniker, 31, pleaded guilty earlier this year to molesting seven boys between the ages of 8 and 14 over the course of a decade. He met many of the boys and their families through Immaculate Conception Church in Post Falls.

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2016


Fam of missing man hints at death 

As North Idaho authorities prepare to release new information Wednesday about the disappearance of Coeur d’Alene father and X-ray technician William “Bo” Kirk, some members of Kirk’s family are expressing grief and anger on social media about his apparent death. A news conference is scheduled for 1 p.m. Scott Maben/SR reports.

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TUESDAY, JAN. 12, 2016

Restaurant caters to gun carriers 17 

You have heard of senior and military discounts but have you ever heard of gun carrier discount? Well a North Idaho restaurant is launching a deal to reward gun owners. The Dueling Irons on Schneidmiller Avenue began offering a 15 percent discount to anyone who carries a gun. Taylor Viydo/KREM reports on the unusual restaurant.

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FRIDAY, OCT. 30, 2015

Post Falls PD photo, credit card skimmers

Post Falls PD reports credit card skimmers found at local pumps 

Investigators have traced several covert credit card skimmers to gas pumps in Post Falls. The suspects have opened gas pumps undetected, connected credit card skimmers to the interior electronics of the gas pump and collected credit card numbers of customers as they insert their cards into the pump. The pump function normally and there is no way a customer would know the skimmer is collecting their credit card data. Have you ever been the victim of credit card fraud?

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THURSDAY, OCT. 29, 2015

Larkin’s experience an asset 

POST FALLS — As a former mayor, city councilman and school board trustee, Clay Larkin’s qualifications to serve as a city councilman again are obvious. “I enjoyed my 18 years with the city, learned a lot, and feel I can be very productive helping to establish the future for the city to follow,” Larkin said. “I have proven my leadership capabilities and am ready to serve the citizens of Post Falls.”

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 8, 2015

McGruber jabs Larkin's decision 

McGruber slightly criticizes the decision by former mayor Clay Larkin to run against incumbent Post Falls Council Joe Malloy. McGruber thinks Larkin should have run for the seat vacated by retiring Skip Hissong because the council needs Malloy's youthful demographic. Thoughts?

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26, 2015

I-90 overpass work will close lanes

Motorists on Interstate 90 in Post Falls can expect lane closures over night on Thursday and Friday as crews begin the next stage of work on a new overpass. One westbound lane will be closed beginning at 8:30 p.m. Thursday and lasting until 5 a.m. Friday.

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MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015

Post Falls apt fire/ PFPD photo

Cell phone battery explosion starts Post Falls fire 

POST FALLS, Idaho – Authorities said an exploding cell phone battery started a fire at a Post Falls senior living apartment Saturday. Officials said it happened at an apartment on E 19th Avenue near Keystone Court around 8:00 p.m. A woman told Post Falls Police she was trying to replace the sim card on her cell phone.

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FRIDAY, NOV. 7, 2014

Road rage in Post Falls 

POST FALLS - Idaho State Police officers are seeking information on a road rage incident in which two vehicles were damaged on westbound Interstate 90 in Post Falls on Thursday morning.

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FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014

Post Falls Leads Local Growth 

Post Falls led local cities in population growth from 2012 to 2013, according to a report released on Thursday by the Idaho Department of Labor. Post Falls grew 2.5 percent -- from 28,650 residents in 2012 to 29,357 in 2013. "From a city and bank...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9, 2013

Cops: Post Falls Man Killed Girlfriend

Prosecutors charged a Post Falls man with killing his live-in girlfriend by slitting her throat and rolling up her body in a rug. Christopher W. Thompson, 44, is in jail on a $1 million bond. Police arrested him Monday on suspicion of killing Deborah A....

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2, 2013

Thoreson, Jacobson Face Off 

Item: PF mayor candidates square off: Jacobson, Thoreson speak to Highlands group/Brian Walker, Press More Info: Kerri Thoreson and Ron Jacobson sit elbow to elbow on the Post Falls City Council. Both want to become Post Falls' next mayor on Nov. 5. And, on Tuesday...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 6, 2013

Wolfe Files For Post Falls Council 

Alan Wolfe, of 591 N. Stephanie Street, has become the third candidate to file for Post Falls City Council Seat 2, creating a three-way race with Jim Hail and Barry Rubin. Three people signed Wolfe's petition: Laurel Rollins, Danielle Wolfe and Ami Boni. Two of...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 5, 2013

Jim Hail Files For Post Falls Council 

With the support of his family and friends, Jim Hail formally announced today his candidacy for Post Falls City Council, Seat No. 2. In his announcement, Hail described his campaign for office and his vision for the future of the city of Post Falls. “Being...

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MONDAY, AUG. 26, 2013

Kerri Files For Post Falls Mayor Post

Kerri Thoreson Facebooks today: "It's official. I filed the paperwork at 8:30 a.m. to seek the office of mayor for Post Falls. It's exciting to begin the actual quest that's been several years in preparation. Filing is open through September 6 for the mayor's seat...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013

Suit Stems For PF Road Rage Incident

An Idaho man who called 911 to report a road-rage encounter with a Portland police traffic captain nearly two years ago is now suing the officer and the city of Portland. Lawyers for Nicholas Cox, 30, filed the suit Tuesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court,...

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MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013

KerriT Announces For Post Falls Mayor 12 

Councilwoman Kerri Thoreson of Post Falls emailed the following announcement to Huckleberries moments ago: "I’m officially announcing my intention to seek the office of mayor in November. For the past six years I’ve had the privilege of serving the citizens on the Post Falls City...

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