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Huckleberries: Brit puzzled by tale of two Idaho shootings

Reporter Paul Lewis of London’s Guardian newspaper called Huckleberries last week trying to figure out two police shootings within 14 hours last July in North Idaho. He was amazed at …


Huckleberries: Kootenai GOP to discuss whether rights act has too much ‘religion’

The wacky Kootenai County Republicans are at it again. Last month, the Elephants were asked to approve a resolution requesting that Idaho be declared a “Christian state.” They shot that …


Coeur d’Alene settles with owner of dog killed by officer

Eight months after a Coeur d’Alene police officer shot and killed a dog in a parked van, sparking criticism across the nation, the city has agreed to pay the dog’s …


Owner files $350,000 claim in police shooting of dog Arfee

The loss and pain from the unjustified police shooting of Arfee in Coeur d’Alene last July is worth $350,000, the dog’s owner says in a claim filed with the city …


CdA officer’s pay cut after dog shooting

COEUR d’ALENE — A Coeur d’Alene police officer whose superiors determined his shooting of a pet dog in a parked van violated policy has had his pay reduced.


Board reviews dog shooting

The owner of a 2-year-old Labrador-mix dog shot by a Coeur d’Alene police officer will file claims against the officer and the city in the dog’s death, which a review …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 5, 2014

Police: Officer’s actions in ‘Arfee’ shooting violated department policies

The Coeur d’Alene police Friday morning released additional information related to the shooting of a pet black Labrador by a city police officer.


CdA police investigation into Arfee shooting moving slowly

For the Coeur d’Alene Police Department, the dog days of summer have been less about the weather than the heat over its closely watched investigation of a police officer’s fatal …


Shawn Vestal: Secrecy surrounding shooting of dog suspicious

When cops shoot human beings, they are named publicly within days. This is as it should be. We grant police officers extraordinary authority, not the least of which is the …


Coeur d’Alene officers must view videos on encountering dogs

Every officer in the Coeur d’Alene Police Department must watch a series of short training videos on dog encounters – one of the city’s responses to a controversial dog shooting …


Huckleberries: Some too extreme in response to dog’s shooting

The anger over the July 9 police shooting of 2-year-old black Labrador Arfee in downtown Coeur d’Alene is understandable. But some concerned citizens have gone too far. Huckleberries has perused …


Coeur d’Alene police chief apologizes to owner of dog shot by officer

Coeur d’Alene’s police chief called the controversial police shooting of a dog inside a parked van last week “a regrettable tragedy” and said the matter is being fully investigated. At …


Arfee, dog shot by CdA officer, was a Labrador, not a pit bull

The owner of a dog fatally shot by a Coeur d’Alene police officer on Wednesday says the dog wasn’t a “vicious pit bull,” as initially reported by the police department, …