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Updated 5 p.m. on Dec. 27
Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s deputies are trying to determine the cause of a one-vehicle accident on Dec. 25 that took the life of Bradley J. Updegrove, 45-year-old Deer Park man.
The fatal crash occurred around 9 p.m. at the north 27800 block of Cedar Road (just south of Owens Road). A motorist driving by the area found a 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche crashed against a tree. Deputies found the driver, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, without a pulse. Shortly after medics arrived on the scene and pronounced him dead.
Area churches will celebrate the holidays with various Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services.
The Deer Park Open Door Congregational Church at N205 Main St. will hold Christmas Eve services at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. along with its traditional 9:30 a.m. Sunday service.
St. Maryâ€™s Presentation Catholic Church at E602 Sixth St. will hold Christmas masses at 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Dec. 24 and 9 a.m. on Christmas Day.
The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission has approved an Avista Corp. rate hike request, just not in the amount the company requested.
The three-member commission agreed to let Avista collect an additional $23.7 million in electric and natural gas revenues starting on Jan. 1. The company had requested an additional $44.5 million when it made its rate hike application last spring.
The Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s Office has a person of interest in the Chanin Starbuck homicide investigation but will not immediately release the suspectâ€™s identity as detectives continue to gather evidence.
Starbuckâ€™s body was discovered in her Deer Park home on Dec. 3 after neighbors became concerned about the accumulation of mail in front of her house.
The Spokane Medical Examinerâ€™s Office determined that Starbuck was strangled a few days earlier.
Deer Park and Riverside will not be going anywhere when it comes to Washington Interscholastic Activities Association sports classifications for the 2012-13 school year.
In a WIAA meeting in Renton last week to look at preliminary classifications for the upcoming two school years, Deer Park will remain a Class 2A (Great Northern League) school will Riverside will remain in the Class 1A (Northeast A League) ranks.
Updated December 8 (p.m)
Spokane County Sheriff's Department major crimes detectives continue to investigate the suspicious death of Deer Parkâ€™s Chanin D. Starbuck.
Detectives are asking for the publicâ€™s assistance and would like to talk to anyone who may have had contact with Starbuck over the past 30-plus days.
Starbuckâ€™s body was discovered by deputies while conducting a welfare check at her home in the 500 block of north Reiper Ave., about 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 3. A caller to 911 reported seeing uncollected mail and packages at the home and requested the welfare check.
Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s deputies are looking for a man in his mid-20s who robbed the Deer Park Medicine Shoppe at gunpoint on Monday and made off with an undisclosed amount of oxycontin.
The Spokane County Sheriff's Office said a clean-shaven, white male walked into the pharmacy at around 4:40 p.m. and gave an employee a note demanding oxycontin while displaying a silver-colored handgun in his waistband.
The employee handed the suspect some oxycontin and the man ran across Main Street to the back of the Salty Dog restaurant.
On Sept. 16, 1987, Julie Weflen disappeared while doing work at a Bonneville Power Administration substation near Seven Mile. The 28-year-old Deer Park woman was never seen again.
Now, Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s detectives hope her long forgotten work storage locker will yield some clues of her whereabouts.
Spokane County Sheriff's detectives are hoping the contents of a long-forgotten locker could provide new clues in the case of a missing woman.
Area voters went to the polls in stronger numbers than residents in other parts of Spokane County and throughout the state, according to statistics released by the Spokane County Elections Office.
All told, 151,697 ballots were returned to the elections office for the 2011 general election, which relates to a 57.02 percent voter turnout.
The Stevens County turnout was 58.19 percent, while the statewide average is 43.43 percent, down from 50.9 percent in the last off-year election, 2009.
The Washington State Patrol continues to investigate a three-car head-on accident on U.S. Highway 395 near Clayton on Friday that left 56-year-old Spokane man dead.
The accident, near the Williams Valley Road intersection, occurred at around 5:20 p.m. and fully blocked the southbound lane of the highway.
According to the Washington State Patrol, David Robison tried to enter the highway at the Williams Valley Road intersection and was struck by southbound car driven by Andrea K. Hansen of Chewelah. Hansenâ€™s car then struck a northbound pickup truck driven by a Deer Park teenager.