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Post Falls Police Chief Scot Haug to retire

Post Falls Police Chief Scot Haug has announced his plans to retire, but says he will stay on the job until March 31 to finish a few projects and allow the department time to find his replacement.

Kirk’s death investigated as murder

Law enforcement officials didn't release the cause of death for William "Bo" Kirk, 41, of Coeur d'Alene, whose body was found by the side of a road in the Hayden Creek area. But they said at a news conference Wednesday that the death is being investigated as a murder. Brian Walker, Press, reports.

Next-generation 911 will allow texting, with photos and videos to follow

You just snapped a picture of a car fleeing a collision with a bicyclist. Or maybe you’re watching a brush fire race up a hill toward some houses. With all the technology packed into smartphones today, the temptation may be to send photos or video directly to 911, have a video chat with an emergency dispatcher, or at least send a text message.

Authorities: Fatal police shooting justified

Two Post Falls police officers and an Idaho State Police corporal were justified when they shot a fugitive to death in March during a chase that ended in a cul-de-sac in Hayden, authorities concluded this week. Video from a police cruiser’s dashboard camera released Friday shows Justin Earl Nicholas Todd, 33, strike ISP Cpl. Michael Thomas Keys with a car before Keys and Post Falls police Officers Aaron Ogle and Bradley Johnson opened fire.

Police identify bodies found in Post Falls home

Police have identified two people who were found dead inside a Post Falls home Thursday evening. Christina K. Mandriguez, 38, and Jeffrey A. Hayes, 54, each died of a single gunshot wound to the forehead in a murder/suicide, said Post Falls Police Chief Scot Haug.

Boy’s fatal injury recounted

A Post Falls baby sitter accused of murdering a 3-year-old boy told police after failing a polygraph test, “I hurt a poor little defenseless boy ... And it was all my fault,” documents released Tuesday say. Amanda L. Skogen, 25, remains in Kootenai County Jail on $1 million bail after appearing in 1st District Court on a first-degree murder charge Tuesday.

Post Falls police chief stepping down

When Cliff Hayes joined the Post Falls Police Department, the city had fewer than 6,000 people and a single stoplight that switched to a blinker at midnight. The department had about 14 people in 1983. On a typical week, a patrol officer might break up two or three bar fights, typically involving guys and their fists. Well, maybe a pool cue now and then, he said, but never knives or guns.