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Region in brief: Fraternity house fall hospitalizes student

From Staff And Wire Reports

Moscow police say a University of Idaho student was seriously injured when he fell from a window or the roof of a fraternity Saturday morning.

Police say the student, Shane Meyer, of Boise, fell shortly after midnight. He was airlifted to Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene before being transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he was in critical condition Monday.

Moscow police Lt. Dave Lehmitz said Meyer may have fallen from a third-story window of the Delta Tau Delta house on the University of Idaho campus. Police said there did not appear to be a party in the house at the time. The case is under investigation.

Police arrest man on child porn charge

A Pinehurst, Idaho, man was arrested Monday on suspicion of possessing child pornography.

Barry Buchmann, 57, is in Shoshone County Jail after a raid at his apartment at 610 Lewiston Ave.

The Sheriff’s Office and Pinehurst Police Department seized DVDs, CDs and a computer from the apartment that will be sent to a state lab for testing, according to a new release.

Buchmann faces 10 counts of possession of child pornography. He’s due in court today.

Child cyclist OK after running into squad car

A child racing his brother on a bicycle was not seriously hurt over the weekend when he slammed his bike into a slow-moving police patrol car on the South Side, police said Monday.

The accident occurred near Seventh Avenue and Oak Street about 7:30 p.m. Saturday when the Spokane police officer was responding to a nonemergency call.

Officer Jennifer DeRuwe said the boy, who was wearing a helmet, bounced off the front quarter panel of the patrol car, which was not damaged beyond scuff marks. She said the officer was moving about 3 mph when the accident occurred.

DeRuwe said rules of the road apply to alleys, and that gives the vehicle moving through the alley the right of way over a bicycle entering the alley. Motorists should be aware of the possibility of a child or bicycle suddenly entering the alley, she said.

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