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Charged teen’s site refers to shootings

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An eastern Idaho high school sophomore charged in the murder of another student had a Web site with memorials to three victims of the 1999 Columbine High School shootings in Colorado.

Brian Draper’s Web site has a page titled, “You will be missed.” On it he memorializes three of the 13 students killed at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo.

Draper and Torey Adamcik, both 16, are charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in the Sept. 22 stabbing death of 16-year-old Cassie Jo Stoddart.

Stoddart was house-sitting for relatives at a home outside of Chubbuck when she was killed, police said. The relatives found her body in an upstairs living room when they returned home from vacation Sept. 24.

All three were students at Pocatello High School.

Draper’s Web site details how the three Columbine victims died. The last line at the bottom of the page has “More victims to come.”

Bannock County Sheriff Lorin Nielsen said police seized “different forms of weapons” while serving search warrants. He did not reveal what those weapons were, and also declined to say if police had any evidence Draper and Adamcik had planned any kind of attacks, the Idaho State Journal reported.

Spokane County

Trooper on leave after allegations

A Washington State Patrol trooper who asked for a woman’s phone number for his personal use was put on paid leave last month, WSP officials said Tuesday.

Trooper Al Larned, a 17-year veteran of the agency, has been on leave since Sept. 15, said Capt. Jeff DeVere of WSP’s office of Government and Media Relations in Olympia.

Larned is the second trooper from the Spokane County area who WSP officials recently have announced is under investigation.

Last week, the Spokane County prosecutor’s office charged Trooper Mark Haas with felony unlawful imprisonment and official misconduct for his actions involving two women during a traffic stop.

Haas is accused of making comments that led the women to believe they needed to expose themselves, according to court documents. No citations were issued during the Aug. 18 stop.

Larned, 45, reportedly asked a woman for her phone number Sept. 14 so he could ask her out later, DeVere said. The trooper was placed on paid leave the next day.

The prosecutor’s office has declined to file criminal charges, DeVere said. WSP is doing an administrative investigation.

“When the facts are revealed we’ll take appropriate action,” DeVere said.

Nine Mile Falls

Charles Road work set for final steps

Nine Mile Falls-area residents may have been wondering why four miles of Charles Road had become pockmarked after Spokane County worked on it.

The short answer is that the county isn’t finished yet, said Diana Sargent in the county’s engineering department.

Spokane County used a new process on the road, grinding it down and then recycling the pavement on site by mixing it with lime and oil and rolling it onto the road. The same technique was used this year on the Palouse Highway.

The new Charles Road base needed to cure for at least 10 days before final paving, said Sargent.

Now that it has cured, the county is planning to return today to pave the base.

That will take at least a couple of days, weather permitting. Drivers should expect delays and pilot cars.

– From staff and wire reports

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