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Monday, October 19, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Penn State frat member gets house arrest in hazing death

A Penn State University fraternity member who plied a pledge with vodka the night he was fatally injured in a series of falls avoided jail time Tuesday when a judge sentenced him to three months of house arrest.

Batch Bakeshop hosts Pi Day party

The fun runs from noon to 6 p.m. March 14. Pies and tarts will be for sale along with coffee, tea and more treats.

At Republic Pi, it’s East meets Old West

It’s all stars and charred wood at Republic Pi, the new pizza place on Spokane’s South Hill. Applewood stacked inside circular shelving feeds the fire in the open kitchen. Walls are done in the traditional Japanese style of shou sugi ban, which preserves wood through a controlled burn.

WSU sorority gets slapped with harshest sanctions

PULLMAN – Washington State University’s conduct board has sanctioned the Pi Beta Phi sorority after finding the organization responsible for hazing and underage drinking. Dean of Students Melynda Huskey said that means the sorority will lose its university recognition and support. As a group, the sorority would not be able to use campus facilities or take part in university-related events.

‘One-man crime wave’ with 30 felonies hits Spokane

A Maryland fugitive who impersonated a federal agent in Oregon is suspected of using bad checks to bilk local businesses out of thousands of dollars. Ricky Wayne Everett has 30 felony convictions in six states, many for passing bad checks. Now Everett, who holds a business license for a private investigation firm called Ricky’s PI Service, is in Spokane County Jail after police say he paid for a Honda Accord with a fraudulent check for $13,900.

Fraud suspect with 30 felony convictions back in jail

A Maryland fugitive who impersonated a federal agent in Oregon is suspected of using bad checks to bilk local businesses out of thousands of dollars. Ricky Wayne Everett has 30 felony convictions in six states, many for passing bad checks. Now Everett, who holds a business license for a private investigation firm called Ricky’s PI Service, is in Spokane County Jail after police say he paid for a Honda Accord with a fraudulent check for $13,900.

Knitters’ handiwork benefits cancer patients

When Mary Lindeblad opened A Grand Yarn on South Grand Boulevard almost five years ago, her goal was to provide great yarn, but also to create a community of local knitters who sometimes knit for people other than themselves. Last week, 174 knitted hats in a rainbow of colors sat in neat stacks on a big table in the store. Knitted by more than 125 women, the hats were donated to Cancer Care Northwest, where they will be given to patients in chemotherapy.

Bulldogs have become bullish on defense

PORTLAND – Portland men’s basketball coach Eric Reveno was watching tape of last month’s game against Gonzaga when a play caught his eye. Pilots center Kramer Knutson had worked for an opening inside and attempted a short, left-handed hook. Knutson’s shot missed, in part because the 6-foot-9 sophomore had to account for the wing span of 7-5 Bulldog Will Foster.