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If you’d asked Jeannie Berzanski a year ago what she would be doing to ring in 2018, she might have said she’d be watching fireworks and hanging out with family. She never would’ve guessed that she’d be having a baby.
In a short day of testimony Friday, Kootenai County prosecutors showed the jury how they believe Jonathan D. Renfro fired the shot that killed Coeur d’Alene police Sgt. Greg Moore on May 5, 2015. The bullet was fired from a gun concealed in the shooter’s jacket pocket.
Several jurors leaned forward with stern looks and put their hands over their mouths Thursday as prosecutors trucked out gruesome photographs showing what a bullet fired only inches away can do to the human face.
Douglas Williams, 26, of Scottsdale, Arizona, swam to a dock after his Chevy sedan entered Lake Coeur d'Alene in a traffic incident late Thursday, the Idaho State Police said.
A dead man was found on the side of the highway in Coeur d’Alene late Sunday night.
When Nicholle Joyce learned she’d been exposed to a rabid bat at a Spirit Lake home and she was nine days into the 10-day window for a lifesaving vaccine for the fatal disease, she did what her doctor’s office suggested – she went to the emergency room. The result: A $5,000 bill for her, and a matching one for her friend who was in the same bind. Joyce had insurance, but it had a $3,000 deductible and is only paying about $830. Her friend had none; Medicaid covered the shots for the friend’s 15-month-old son but not for the single mom who works as an aesthetician.
BOISE – Coeur d’Alene Rep. Luke Malek’s bill to make attacking a health care worker a felony – a measure requested in part by Kootenai Medical Center, which says violent attacks there are increasing – was killed in the Senate Thursday after the lieutenant governor broke a rare tie vote. Malek said, “I’m disappointed that it was defeated this year, but confident that once we iron out the misconceptions voiced in the floor debate, we will be successful next year.”
BOISE – Kootenai Medical Center says its workers are being violently assaulted more frequently – to the point that the Coeur d’Alene hospital wants to make any attack on a health care worker in Idaho a felony. “We’ve seen an increasing number of individuals who come in through the emergency room who are exhibiting very violent behavior,” David Lehman, lobbyist for Kootenai Medical, told the House Judiciary Committee on Monday. Many are seeking prescription drugs, he said.
Kootenai Medical Center says its workers are being violently assaulted more frequently - to the point that it wants to make any attack on a health care worker in Idaho a felony.
Kootenai Health and a New Mexico company are joining to build a 30-bed rehabilitation hospital in Post Falls. Called the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Northwest, the $11 million center is expected to open in fall 2013 and employ roughly 120 people.
The suspect in Saturday’s shooting in Coeur d’Alene has been identified as Christian Nicholas Buquet, also known as Christian Nicholas Mallon, 19, of Hayden. Buquet was shot and killed by police Saturday after he shot another man and then fired a gun at officers and civilians as he drove through Coeur d’Alene, authorities said.
The Bonner County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Wednesday night boating accident on Priest Lake that left three people in need of medical attention.
A motorcyclist is in critical condition after a head-on collision about 1:25 p.m. today on Highway 95 in Sagle.
A 30-year-old man who lost consciousness while in Coeur d’Alene police custody died early Thursday at Kootenai Medical Center. Nicholas Andrew Clason was pronounced dead at the hospital, where he was admitted late Sunday for a possible drug overdose.
A Bonners Ferry woman was airlifted to a hospital after a collision involving a tractor today on Deep Creek Loop Road off Highway 95.
A man was hospitalized Friday night after he lost control of his vehicle on Highway 41 near Spirit Lake.
The Coeur d’Alene High School student was awkward, timid and barely made eye contact when he started his internship at Kootenai Medical Center this past fall. But with a little job coaching, 19-year-old Zach Pugsley soon adapted to working in the hospital’s on-site day care, and his personality quickly endeared him to the hospital staff as well as the youngsters he watched over.
After a long hiatus, I have returned to sledding. And I must say, I recommend it. It’s great fun. Go with a 3-year-old if you can.