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Aug. 19, 2019, 4:10 p.m.
A 54-year-old work release inmate left Valley Hospital without authorization while he was receiving treatment Sunday night, and law enforcement has been unable to locate him as of Monday morning, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. Shannon B. Morley was convicted of trafficking stolen property and was an inmate at the state Department of Corrections’ Brownstone Work Release facility, according to a news release. Inmates have to be categorized under the DOC’s lowest security level to be eligible for work release.
Aug. 18, 2019, 8:24 p.m.
David D. Kendall, 45, was driving west on Idaho State Highway 58 when he hit a hole in the road on a gravel turnout, according to the Idaho State Police. He was treated at Kootenai Health and transferred.
Aug. 18, 2019, 8:02 p.m.
At the Spokane Buddhist Temple, people celebrated the annual Obon Festival, a Buddhist celebration that recognizes the importance of one’s ancestors, on Sunday. It featured a memorial service, as well as Japanese art, music, food and dance.
Aug. 18, 2019, 12:40 p.m.
Officials canceled evacuation notices just after 5:30 p.m. for Spokane Tribe of Indians and Stevens County residents near a 25-acre, wind-driven wildfire that started on the 4700 block of Reservation Road Sunday morning.