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In brief: Pearl Harbor survivors to celebrate 73rd anniversary

From Staff Reports

The five remaining members of the local Pearl Harbor Survivors Association will commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the attack that triggered America’s entry into World War II on Sunday at 2 p.m.

The survivors – who range in age from 91 to 99 – will meet outside the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena to place floral leis at a newly installed memorial stone. The ceremony also will include a military color guard, a 21-gun salute and the playing of taps.

The ceremony is free and open to the public.

The Lilac City Chapter of the national Pearl Harbor Survivors Association is one of a handful around the nation that remains active; it once had 125 members.

Idaho school evacuated following bomb threat

An elementary school in Hayden was evacuated Friday afternoon after a man called in a bomb threat, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Investigators believe Jacob R. Moore, 25, of Coeur d’Alene, called in the threat, which was received about 1 p.m. at Atlas Elementary School, 3000 W. Honeysuckle Ave., the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Police used caller ID to link Moore to the threat, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Sheriff’s deputies, Coeur d’Alene Police, the Idaho State Police and the Northern Lakes Fire District responded and led children to the Panhandle Health District building, which is just south of the school. After responders searched the building and determined the threat was false, children were escorted back.

Moore, who was wanted on an outstanding warrant, was booked into the Kootenai County Jail on a charge of making a false report of a bomb at a school and other charges.

Man says he’s armed, robs CdA pharmacy

A man claiming to be armed with a gun robbed a Coeur d’Alene pharmacy on Thursday.

Police were called about 7:30 p.m. to Shopko, 217 W. Ironwood Drive, during the store’s open hours, Coeur d’Alene police said in a news release.

Witnesses told officers that the robber claimed to have a gun and demanded prescription medication, police said. The man jumped a counter, escorted an employee to a drawer and had her hold open a bag while he dumped medicine into the bag, before jumping back over the counter to flee. He was in the pharmacy area for only about 40 seconds.

The robber is described as white, 5-foot-11 and 20 to 30 years old with acne scars on his face. He was wearing a black hoodie, black ski mask and gray sweatpants.

A K-9 unit came to the scene and followed a track northeast of Shopko before losing the scent.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call police at (208) 769-2320.

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