Archive - News Article
June 12th, 2014
Extra law enforcement patrolling Spokane, Whitman, Pend Oreille and Ferry County roads between May 19-June 1 wrote 286 seatbelt infractions were written, in addition to 70 cell phone/texting tickets.
Last year officers "Click-it-or-Ticket" patrols wrote 297 seat belt infractions and 101 cell phone/texting violations.
In addition, five DUIs, one felony and three misdemeanor warrant arrests, 100 speeding violations, 15 child passenger safety infractions as well as 77 uninsured motorists and 43 suspended/revoked license violations were issued this year.
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today the following status updates in fire danger rating for the listed counties.
Effective at 12:01 a.m. on June 12, the following changes will be implemented:
âą The fire danger will increase from âlowâ to âmoderateâ in Spokane, Okanogan, and Northern Lincoln counties, and Stevens County Fire District 1 and 2.
âąThe fire danger will remain âlowâ in Pend Oreille, Ferry and Stevens counties, outside of fire districts 1 and 2.
Three people were injured in a two-car accident at the U.S. Highway 395 and Crawford Avenue intersection on Wednesday afternoon.
None of the names of the persons involved in the accident were immediately released.
The driver and passenger in one of the vehicles, a minivan, suffered minor injuries and were taken to a Spokane hospital as a precautionary measure. An infant in the minivan was unhurt.
The driver of the other car, who needed to be cut of the vehicle by emergency crews, also sustained minor injuries.
Seventh District Sen. Brian Dansel, who defeated fellow Republican John Smith in a special election last November, will face another GOP election challenge this fall.
Colvilleâs Tony Booth has filed for the position. No other candidate filed during last weekâs sign-up period.
Dansel will not be the only Seventh District legislator facing an election challenge this year. Incumbent Shelly Short, a Republican from Addy, will face a November general election challenge from Mead Libertarian James R. Aker.
Longtime Deer Park Tribune columnist Alan Liere received a pair of âExcellence of Craftâ awards at the The Northwest Outdoor Writer's Association (NOWA) at the groupâs annual conference in Polson, Mont., on April 26.
Liere earned a third place award in the column of the year category for his âScratches on the Wallâ column in the Tribune. He also earned a third place award in the fishing article category for his Tribune story âA Day on the Ice.â
Miss Deer Park Kelli Hughes and Princesses Joanna Goodner and Kelcie Lenz showed off this year's community float on Wednesday night. The float, entitled "Burnin' Love," will take part in the Wenatchee Apple Blossom Parade on Saturday afternoon.
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers announced her plans on Monday to seek a sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
McMorris Rodgers represents the stateâs 5th Congressional District, which encompasses most of Eastern Washington.
A Kettle Falls native, McMorris Rodgers represented the 7th District in the Legislature before being elected to Congress in 2004, succeeding George Nethercutt.
Chair of the House Republican Conference, McMorris Rodgers is currently the highest ranking Republican woman in Congress.
Due to the conflict with the spring sports state competition schedule (baseball, softball and track) on May 31, the Mary Walker School Board has moved that dayâs graduation ceremony to 9 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.
Having the graduation ceremony later in the evening allows those athletes who may become eligible for state competition to compete and then participate in the graduation ceremony. The board decision was made after meeting with the parents of the graduating class.
Spokane County Sheriffâs Office K-9 Laslo is still recovering from injuries received after being attacked by a pit bull while he and his partner, Deputy Jeff Thurman, where investigating a burglary and assault on April 7 in Spokane Valley.
Thurman said Laslo was scheduled to have surgery earlier this week but over the weekend, Lasloâs condition improved significantly and the surgery was cancelled.
He added that Laslo is finding it hard to sit still as he recovers and every morning runs out to Thurmanâs patrol car and puts his nose to the door handle expecting to go to work.
A pair of Deer Park area Easter egg hunts are planned for Saturday morning.
Yokeâs Fresh Market and the Open Door Congregational Church have teamed up for a hunt at the church, N205 Main St., at 9:30 a.m.
Eagle Aerie No. 3564 will hold its annual hunt at 11 a.m. at Mix Park.
Organizers of both events remind participants to arrive early.