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December 14th

Person of interest determined in Starbuck homicide investigation

December 14, 2011

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office has a person of interest in the Chanin Starbuck homicide investigation but will not immediately release the suspect’s identity as detectives continue to gather evidence.
Starbuck’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 Examiner’s Office determined that Starbuck was strangled a few days earlier.

December 13th

Enrollment keeps Deer Park and Riverside in current athletic conferences

December 13, 2011

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.

December 6th

Detectives collecting DNA samples in Starbuck killing

December 6, 2011

Updated December 8 (p.m)
Spokane County Sheriff's Department major crimes detectives continue to investigate the suspicious death of Deer Park’s Chanin D. Starbuck.
Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance and would like to talk to anyone who may have had contact with Starbuck over the past 30-plus days.
Starbuck’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.

Armed robber strikes Deer Park pharmacy

December 6, 2011

Spokane County Sheriff’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.

November 23rd

New clues in Julie Weflen disappearance?

November 23, 2011

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 Sheriff’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.

November 22nd

General election brings out strong local voter turnout

November 22, 2011

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.

November 12th

Spokane man killed in U.S. 395 accident

November 12, 2011

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. Hansen’s car then struck a northbound pickup truck driven by a Deer Park teenager.

November 11th

Deer Park's VFW dedicates new veterans memorial

November 11, 2011

Deer Park Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3067 gave the Gulf War Memorial at the city’s Bluebird Park a new lease on life on Friday.
The post, through financial and material donations and volunteer labor, revamped the memorial to honor the armed forces the members of the armed forces who were killed or injured in various wars since 1776.
Former VFW Commander Jay Wood hopes the new memorial will make Deer Park known as the “City of Honor and Remembrance.”

November 8th

Deer Park School Board race will go down to the last day

November 9, 2011

Updated on Nov. 21.
Deer Park School Board incumbent Eric Keller and challenger Marie Layman must wait until Nov. 29 to determine the outcome of the general election race.
Keller currently leads Layman 1,390-1,350 for the at-large director position thanks to a strong showing in Stevens County.
Each of the three county election offices that encompass part of the school district will not release another vote count until Tuesday when all general elections must be certified.

Deer Park teen injured in car accident

November 8, 2011

A 19-year-old Deer Park man was seriously injured in a one-car rollover accident on U.S. Highway 395 near Hatch Road during the early morning hours of Nov. 8.
According to Washington State Patrol troopers, Daniel P. Cannon-Alexander fell asleep shortly before his 1987 Honda left the highway and rolled over.
Cannon-Alexander, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was taken to Providence Holy Family Hospital with a head injury, the WSP said.

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