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July 13, 2013, midnight
Amber Williams has joined the ranks of working moms. Williams, whose daughter, Isabelle, is 4 months old, recently returned to her job as manager of a Spokane bank, where she takes short breaks throughout the workday to express breast milk for her daughter.
July 12, 2013, midnight
The Spokane Party Trolley may have dried out but it isn’t slowing down. The party trolley came to Spokane last year, but owner Nina Kindem had to adapt her business model after the state Liquor Control Board put a halt to riders drinking beer on the trolley, billed a “pedal-powered party on the move.”
July 9, 2013, midnight
Some users of a popular but unofficial off-leash dog park on Spokane’s South Hill were threatening to chain themselves to the fence there after a complaint sparked rumors that it might close. The area, a buffer zone for the Southside Landfill located near East 63rd Avenue and South Altamont Street, has been used as a dog park for many years.
July 4, 2013, midnight
Cami Bradley is used to performing in small coffee shops and clubs around Spokane. That’s why the 25-year-old singer was a bit nervous when she auditioned for America’s Got Talent in front of a panel of celebrity judges, and later in front of a national audience when the audition aired Tuesday.
June 28, 2013, midnight
The Spokane Police Department launched two new outreach efforts Thursday, both designed to get officers closer and more involved with the communities they serve. One involves the opening of a new police substation in the Peyton Building near the downtown Spokane Transit Authority Plaza staffed by officers and volunteers daily. The other is a recreational basketball league coached by officers for at-risk youth at certain city parks.
June 27, 2013, midnight
The Spokane Regional Health District will move forward with a funding cut to the Spokane Guilds’ School and Neuromuscular Center. In a 4-3 vote, the executive committee of the health board decided to offer family resource coordinator services to the Guilds’ School in lieu of the $195,000 in Department of Early Learning funding the health district has given the school in the past to hire their own coordinators.
June 27, 2013, midnight
The United States was embroiled in World War II when a Spokane man left high school early to go fight for his country. Now, nearly 70 years later, Spokane Public Schools is awarding Frank “Lucky” Materne his high school diploma. Materne, who died in October at age 86, left Rogers High School in fall 1943 to join the U.S. Navy.
June 26, 2013, 6:01 p.m.
The United States was embroiled in World War II when a Spokane man left high school early to go fight for his country.
June 23, 2013, midnight
Divine providence may have helped unravel a mystery. It was a particularly soggy and cold day in October in 2009 when, just days before Halloween, vandals made their way along a winding road to Mount St. Michael, the Traditional Roman Catholic parish and academy perched on a hill overlooking northeast Spokane.
June 19, 2013, midnight
Funding cuts to an organization serving vulnerable children have caused backlash for county health officials as they restructure how to distribute stagnant funding at a time when needs are growing. The $195,000 pulled from the Spokane Guilds’ School and Neuromuscular Center helped pay for programs tailored for disabled and developmentally delayed children.
June 19, 2013, midnight
The trespasser was bent over, rummaging through a barrel of scrap material at a Spokane Valley residence Tuesday, when he looked up into the barrel of a 12-gauge shotgun. The trespasser might have thought no one was home; unfortunately for him, however, 50-year-old Chris Malloy had the day off.
June 18, 2013, 2:10 p.m.
The trespasser was bent over, rummaging through a barrel of scrap material at a Spokane Valley residence this morning, when he looked up to find the barrel of a 12-gauge shotgun pointed at him. The trespasser might have thought no one was home; unfortunately for him, however, 50-year-old Chris Malloy had the day off. And he was armed.
Feb. 9, 2013, midnight
A brazen thief stole money from a 10-year-old Camp Fire girl as she sold candy outside a north Spokane grocery store this week. “It happened in the blink of an eye,” said Penny Bryngelson, who was with her daughter, Rochelle, when the lanky stranger targeted the Camp Fire USA fundraiser outside the Safeway on Newport Highway. “He just came out of nowhere. I didn’t even see him until it was too late.”
Feb. 9, 2013, midnight
A Moses Lake man known as the “Bench Monster,” for his world-record weightlifting exploits faces federal charges tied to anabolic steroids. Ryan Shawn Kennelly, 38, once bench pressed 1,075 pounds to set a world record at the Pride Strength Wars in Kennewick.
Feb. 8, 2013, midnight
Investigators have identified the Spokane police officer who shot and killed a man early Tuesday following a confrontation on Spokane’s South Hill. Officer Adam Valdez, a six-year veteran of the Spokane Police Department, shot 52-year-old Jacob Dorfman,, said Washington State Patrol spokesman Trooper Troy Briggs.
Feb. 7, 2013, 1:46 p.m.
Investigators today identified the Spokane police officer who shot and killed a man early Tuesday following a confrontation on Spokane’s South Hill.
Feb. 7, 2013, midnight
A man killed by Spokane police Tuesday may have authored a chilling farewell on Craigslist that outlined his plans to begin randomly shooting people just hours before the fatal confrontation. Investigators are looking into whether Jacob I. Dorfman, 52, was responsible for the message posted in the Rants and Raves section of the popular online billboard Monday about 4:15 p.m., just nine hours before his deadly confrontation with law enforcement on Spokane’s South Hill.
Feb. 1, 2013, midnight
Nationally recognized artist and Spokane Tribe member George Flett died Wednesday afternoon at the age of 66. Flett had diabetes since the early 1980s and was undergoing dialysis three times a week, said his daughter, Regina Flett.
Jan. 31, 2013, midnight
The family of a 19-year-old shooting victim remembered him Wednesday as a kind and generous young man who had recently worked hard to get his life on track. Dylan J. Heinen’s dad, Dennis Heinen, described his 6-feet 4-inch tall son as a “gentle giant.”
Jan. 30, 2013, midnight
An apparently accidental shooting inside a Spokane home took a horrific turn Tuesday when the victim’s friends panicked and began dismembering his body with a hatchet in what authorities described as an ill-conceived attempt to try to conceal the fatality. The plan unraveled when someone in the house at 4818 N. Lincoln St. called police shortly before 5 a.m. to report the tragedy and officers converged on the scene, Officer Jennifer DeRuwe said.