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Jury convicts Jonathan Renfro of murdering Coeur d’Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore

After deliberating for about four hours on Thursday, the jury arrived at the Kootenai County Courthouse on Friday ready to announce its decision. It found Jonathan D. Renfro, 29, guilty of first-degree murder for shooting Coeur d’Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore in the face on May 5, 2015. It also found him guilty of robbery, concealing evidence and removing a gun from a police officer.

Coeur d’Alene police officer dies after being shot in line of duty

A Rathdrum man accused of gunning down a Coeur d’Alene police sergeant early Tuesday morning on a quiet residential street will be charged with murder. Sgt. Greg Moore, a 16-year veteran of the Coeur d’Alene Police Department, spent most of the day in critical condition after he was shot in the head by a suspect who then stole the officer’s patrol car and fled. Police said Moore, a husband and father of two, died 5:50 p.m. at Kootenai Health.

Idaho state senator wants ISP to conduct instant racing investigation

A state senator from Coeur d’Alene says he thinks the Idaho State Police is the right agency to investigate the legality of slot-like machines known as instant horse racing terminals at the Greyhound Park and Event Center, not the Post Falls Police Department. Republican Sen. Bob Nonini shared his opinion with Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney Barry McHugh over the weekend and on Monday acknowledged he had questioned the choice of investigating agency.

Doug Clark: Bubblegum warrant beats getting chewed out by My Old Man

So the Kootenai County prosecutor has admitted that putting a warrant out on a 9-year-old who’s accused of grabbing bubblegum from a grocery store was not, um, warranted. “I have concluded that my office’s request to have an arrest warrant issued was a mistake under the circumstances,” said Barry McHugh.

Suspect told friend he ‘had to kill’ 6-year-old girl as well as mother

The man accused of strangling his wife and her little girl in their Post Falls apartment Tuesday first removed his own two young daughters from the household before returning to commit the killings, authorities said. Angel Albertico Morales-Larranaga, 24, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Facunda Velenzuelaleon, 24, and Dayana M. Valencia, 6, in the apartment he shared with them. He is being held on $2 million bail.

Kootenai County commissioners decline to vote on gun ordinance

Kootenai County commissioners opted against voting Tuesday on a proposed ordinance declaring all federal gun laws invalid and directing the sheriff to prevent enforcement of such laws. “Ultimately it’s not enforceable,” county Prosecutor Barry McHugh said of the proposal from the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee.

Former Kootenai County deputy prosecutor claims age bias

A former deputy prosecutor in Kootenai County claims he was asked to take a psycho-sexual examination as part of a plot to get rid of him because of his age. Kenneth Stone alleges Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh and the county discriminated against him based on his age when they fired him after asking him to undergo the test, as well as a lie-detector examination, amidst sexual harassment allegations.

Huckleberries: Is Hagadone having his hydroplane dream again?

Huckleberries hears that the Hagadone Corp. and allies are working behind the scenes to bring a small hydroplane regatta to the north shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene late this summer. Sources say that Hagadone property along Silver Beach, including the Beachouse area east of Coeur d’Alene, would be used for viewing. Organizers have asked the city of Coeur d’Alene to help with the logistics of staging the event just outside city limits.

Prosecutor: Idaho police cleared in I-90 death

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — A North Idaho prosecutor says an investigation shows Coeur d’Alene police acted appropriately when they arrested a man who lost consciousness and later died.