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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

In brief: Metro buses failed to capture shootings

SEATTLE – King County Metro Transit is checking the cameras on 550 buses, after recording systems failed to capture shootings in downtown Seattle last week.

One bus driver was shot and wounded Monday morning by 31-year-old Martin Duckworth, who was then killed by police as he boarded a second bus.

The Seattle Times reported that the onboard surveillance systems failed to record either shooting.

About 40 percent of buses in Metro’s fleet have the cameras. The cameras have not been regularly inspected, but Metro says they will now be examined every 6,000 miles. Metro began using in-bus cameras in 2008.

Crosswalk patrols will remind of kids

RATHDRUM – Police in Rathdrum plan to conduct crosswalk patrols on state Highways 41 and 53 starting Monday as a way to remind motorists the school year is close to beginning.

The Coeur d’Alene Press reported there are nine crosswalks within school zones on the two highways.

Dozens of schoolchildren cross the highways each morning and afternoon during the school year.

The patrols will run through Aug. 30.