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Utah Man Killed In Shooting Accident Near Idaho Campsite

A Utah man was accidentally shot to death Saturday near a campground southeast of Avery, Idaho, the Shoshone County Sheriff's Department reported. Deputies said 24-year-old Jared W. Colotzi, of Roosevelt, Utah, was shot by a camping partner and died at the scene. The shooting occurred about a mile from the Heller Creek Campground.

News >  Idaho

‘Tis The Seasoning Chili And Barbecue Contestants At The Idaho State Championships Are Dead Serious About Their Secret Herbs And Spices

Get a load of rifleman's outfit. Tony Martin, also know as Bad Bart, shows off his outfit to an admiring Dustin Cotes, 15, center, of Wallace. Martin is a member of the Coeur d'Alene Muzzle Loader Club, which provided entertainment Saturday and Sunday as part of the Idaho State Championship Chili and BBQ Cook-offs. Photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings/The Spokesman-Review <
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State Probes Ex-Mayor Of Spirit Lake Alleged Financial Improprieties Under Review

The Idaho Bureau of Investigation is looking into whether former Spirit Lake Mayor Paul Korman misused city funds while in office. Spirit Lake Police Chief Jeff Alexander said Wednesday that his department checked out tips regarding the mayor and alleged financial improprieties in April. Alexander wouldn't be specific, but he said the case was turned over to the state agency.
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U.S. Set Stage For Militia, Craig Says

Recent growth in the militia movement should be viewed as an alarm that the federal government is out of control, Sen. Larry Craig said Monday. "After Waco and Ruby Ridge and the Brady Bill and the semiauto (weapons) ban, there is no question that this government - and this Congress - set the stage," Craig said. "Sometimes they (the militias) are a little paranoid, but they reacted and they organized."
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Lana Turner Still Star In Wallace Hometown Remembers Tap-Dancing Little Girl

1. Peretti 2. This photo of Turner ran in the Spokane Daily Chronicle on June 20, 1942, with this caption: "Miss Lana Turner, Hollywood star, turns on her lovely smile in behalf of United States War Bonds sales at the Farragut naval training station Friday. The comely motion picture player spoke to more than 5,000 construction workers. Ninety-one percent of Walter Butler Contracting compnay employees have subscribed for Bonds totaling $80,000 a week." File/The Spokesman-Review 3. Soldiers escort Lana Turner from the Cheney junction on June 17, 1942. She was in the area to sell war bonds. File/The Spokesman-Review 4. Turner was born in Wallace's Providence Hospital, which has been torn down. File/The Spokesman-Review
News >  Idaho

A Bang-Up Beginning To Holiday Fourth Of July Crackles With Injuries And Foolishness, Authorities Say

Coeur d'Alene city police officer Randy Miller handcuffs one suspect Thursday afternoon while being covered by a Kootenai County sheriff's deputy. Police detained four people at the junction of U.S. Highway 95 and Interstate 90 after reports that someone had shot a federal worker at the Mica Bay campground. But the explosions later were determined to have been caused by illegal fireworks. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review
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City Buys Sewage Plant Site But Rathdrum Plan Sparks Fears About Aquifer

Rathdrum is buying 314 acres on the Rathdrum Prairie as a potential sewage treatment site, city officials said Tuesday. The land, southwest of the city, cost the city $1 million. Officials say they may use the land for sewage lagoons and spraying crops with treated wastewater. City officials said they still haven't decided whether to build the treatment system but wanted to lock in the land before its price went up.