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Police end hunt for missing Tacoma girl

Compiled from wire reports The Spokesman-Review

Tacoma Lakewood Police on Saturday called off their search for a 10-year-old girl missing since Friday, even though her location was still unknown.

Adre-Anna Jackson disappeared Friday after she left her apartment for a five-minute walk to Tillicum Elementary. Her family said they didn’t realize she was missing until late Friday afternoon because they didn’t know the school was closed because of snow.

On Saturday, Lakewood Police searched the girl’s apartment, as well as nearby American Lake for clues to Adre-Anna’s disappearance.

From Friday night through Saturday afternoon, up to 120 searchers and family members knocked on doors, handed out fliers and searched nearby parks and neighborhoods for the girl, but turned up few if any leads, said Lakewood Assistant Police Chief Dave Hall.

“We haven’t given up hope,” Hall told the News Tribune Saturday night. “But we have searched all logical and available places where this young girl could have gone.

“Right now we don’t have a whole lot,” Hall said. “But we’re going to continue interviewing and re-interviewing people to make sure we don’t miss anything.”

Adre-Anna’s disappearance, for now, is being treated as a missing person’s investigation, Hall confirmed.

Her mother said the fourth-grader was carrying a black and pink backpack. She was wearing blue jeans, possibly a blue shirt and white tennis shoes. She’s just under 5 feet tall and weighs approximately 78 pounds. She has brown hair with reddish highlights. She may have been wearing a puffy black coat or jacket.

ISU narrows field in search for president

Pocatello, Idaho Idaho State University’s presidential search committee has narrowed the field of applicants from 90 to 10.

State Board of Education member Karen McGee, the committee chairwoman, said confidential interviews will start next week. The committee is searching for someone to replace former Idaho State University President Richard Bowen, who retired in October.

Board member Blake Hall said the committee is looking for someone with experience, leadership ability and a “quasi-political awareness.”

“What we heard, loud and clear,” said McGee, “was that a president must be someone who could connect with the community, and with people at ISU.”

Big snowstorm lets Bogus Basin open

Boise A snowstorm covered Bogus Basin Mountain Resort with 8 inches of snow, allowing the resort to open its slopes to skiers and snowboarders in time for the weekend.

The snowfall was a relief to the resort, which suffered dismal attendance during the past low-snow winter season.

Spokeswoman Gretchen Anderson said the resort had 25 inches at the summit and 23 inches at the base.