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In Brief: Royal Fireworks Concert is back at Riverfront Park

From Staff Reports

The Royal Fireworks Concert will be back at Riverfront Park on Sunday, with a dance performance preceding a live concert set to begin at 9 p.m.

The concert had a 35-year run under Allegro Baroque and Beyond, but ended in 2013 because of rising costs and declining sponsorships. An effort to revive the concert in 2014 failed.

This year’s performance is being produced by the Spokane Historic Concerts Association.

The Spokane Ballet Studio dancers will present a Baroque Ballet at 7 and 8 p.m. in the Lilac Bowl meadow in Riverfront Park. The 60-piece Royal Band will take to the floating stage at 9 p.m. for a concert synchronized to the fireworks.

Admission is free. Seating is available on the steps near the INB Performing Arts Center and in the Lilac Bowl meadow.

Man charged after he allegedly harassed doctor

A physician at Group Health Inc. made quite an impression on a patient.

Timothy Carroll, 56, was charged with first-degree false identification and health care facility interference for allegedly calling a doctor as many as nine times in one 30-minute period, impersonating other doctors and asking her co-workers personal questions about her life.

According to court documents, after Carroll was treated at Group Health in May, he repeatedly contacted the female physician who treated him.

Initially Carroll called the victim while she was at work. She referred him back to his primary care physician. However, Carroll persisted, continuing to call until his number was blocked by Group Health, according to court documents.

Carroll then started calling Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center trying to contact the female doctor that way. He was then blocked by Sacred Heart, documents state.

At that point Carroll started calling from a hospital number. He pretended to be a doctor using names like “Dr. Kennedy,” “Dr. Flanigan” and “Dr. Flanery.”

Carroll’s calls prevented actual doctors from being able to talk to the victim, according to court documents.

Woman accused of stealing car after threatening owner

Ashley K. Brennick, 37, was charged with robbery, theft and drug possession after allegedly threatening a woman with a steak knife to steal her car.

On Monday morning at approximately 6:30 Brennick snuck into the victim’s home, grabbed a steak knife, raised it over her head and demanded her car keys, according to court documents. Believing Brennick was going to stab her, the victim fled the house, leaving her purse with her keys and prescribed hydrocodone medication behind.

Roughly 10 minutes later Brennick was pulled over for speeding in the victim’s car, according to court documents. Brennick is being held in Spokane County Jail for a combined bond amount of $61,000.

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