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Witnesses sought in assault of woman on North Division

A Spokane man is accused of threatening a woman who’s to testify against him in a harassment and burglary case.

Police hope more witnesses to the incident come forward.

Dustin C. Ferguson, 28, had a gun in his waistband when he pulled his blue Nissan Pathfinder alongside the woman walking in the 7900 block of North Division Street on April 20 and hit her in the head, said police Detective Corey Turman.

The incident occurred between 4:35 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. near a busy shopping center. Anyone with information is asked to call (509) 363-8236.

Grant County

Second man arrested in April fatal shooting

A second man has been arrested in the shooting death of a 33-year-old Central Washington man.

Adrian Adame-Madrid, 18, of Othello, Wash., faces a first-degree murder charge in the April 11 death of Manuel Antonio Arousa, of Warden, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

Israel Morfin, 27, of Sunnyside, Wash., was arrested the day of the crime.

Tips led deputies to Adame-Madrid, who was arrested by an Adams County patrol sergeant Tuesday about six miles southeast of Othello.

Authorities believe Adame-Madrid was with Morfin when Arousa was killed and tried taking a stereo from Arousa’s car, sparking the fight that led to Arousa’s death, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Coeur d’Alene

Blackwell Island gate opens today for day use, parking

The Bureau of Land Management will reopen the main gate at the Blackwell Island recreation site for day use and parking starting today.

The $4 daily parking fee will be waived through May 21 to allow use of the site for walking, picnicking and wildlife viewing prior to the busy summer season.

The boat launch lanes at the Blackwell Island site will reopen for the season on May 22 when the water level of Lake Coeur d’Alene will allow for safe boat launching. BLM staff will be on-site selling season parking passes during weekends from Memorial Day through the July 4 weekend.

The $30 seasonal pass is also valid for use at the BLM Mineral Ridge Boat Launch in Wolf Lodge Bay. It can be purchased at the boat launch by cash or check. Credit card purchases may be made at the BLM office, 3815 Schreiber Way in Coeur d’Alene.

From staff reports

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