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Homeless ‘good Samaritan’ gets probation in GoFundMe scam

The homeless veteran who admitted to conspiring with a New Jersey couple in a GoFundMe scam that raised more than $400,000 was sentenced Friday to five years’ probation in a case the prosecutor said preyed on a trusting public.

Good Samaritan produces stunning victory in Jim Dandy

Trainer Bill Mott said at midweek there were enough reasons for Good Samaritan to try the Jim Dandy Stakes, even though the field included the winners of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, and even though his horse had never run on dirt.

North Pines school student lauded for helping during fire

Eighth-grader Kyra Wickstrom reacted to a distraught mom’s request for help without hesitation on Wednesday. The woman, a stranger, wanted someone to take her kids away from the scene where the family’s pickup engine was spitting flames, and she worried about an explosion.

Musician, 99, named Idaho’s senior volunteer of the year

SILVERTON, Idaho – Melodies from classic hymns waft through the lobby of the Silver Wood Good Samaritan Center on Tuesday evenings, switching to the livelier beat of dance hall music on Thursday afternoon. On organ and piano, Catherine Owen’s nimble fingers keep residents of the Silver Valley care center connected to music.

‘Good Samaritan’ law covers alcohol too

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a law that allows underage drinkers to call for medical help without fearing prosecution. The law is meant to encourage minors to call 911, if needed during a medical emergency. A similar law was passed for drug overdose cases in 2010, the Seattle Times reported.