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March 11th, 2014

Deer Park's Yokes is a "lucky" store

March 11, 2014

Yoke’s Fresh Market in Deer Park was among the 10 “Luckiest Stores” in Eastern Washington, according to the Washington State Lottery office.
A Lucky Store is any retail locations that sold a winning ticket worth $1,000 or more in the previous year.
The Deer Park Yoke’s store was tied for third in Eastern Washington with six lucky tickets sold over the past year.
Rosauer’s Super Market at West Third Avenue in Spokane is the “Luckiest Store” in Eastern Washington with 10 big wins in 2013, up from seven big wins in 2012.

March 8th

Elk medical marijuana dispensary robbed

March 8, 2014

A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of persons involved in a theft of a medical marijuana dispensary in Elk.
Employees at JD’s Garden at N39817 Newport Highway determined the burglary took place sometime late on March 2 or early on March 3. More than 20 ounces of marijuana, two custom marijuana pipes and 38 THC infused chocolate bars were stolen.

March 5th

Mary Walker School bus in accident

March 5, 2014

Mary Walker School District officials are still sorting out events surrounding a bus crash today that sent 6-8 students to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.
The bus was traveling on Cemetery Road near State Highway 231 when it left the roadway and landed on its side.
Law enforcement officials said the road was covered by a sheet of ice.
The students were able to escape from the bus by the time emergency crews arrived. The uninjured students were taken to school on another bus.

February 27th

Gun tied to DP murder positively identified

February 27, 2014

A gun found by school children on Jan. 23 has been confirmed by the Washington State Crime Lab as the weapon used to kill Harry “Ed” Giesbrecht, 53, at his Deer Park home on Jan. 4.
Richard Klepacki, 62, was arrested for Giesbrecht’s murder shortly after the shooting.
A Deer Park Elementary School-aged student found the gun next to the road while on the way to the school bus stop. The child picked up the gun, brought it to the bus stop and threw it on the ground. A parent waiting at the bus stop noticed the gun and retrieved it. The weapon was loaded.

February 19th

Deer Park woman wins Lotto "jackpot"

February 19, 2014

A Deer Park woman recently hit the jackpot while playing the Washington Lottery’s “Hit 5.”
The lucky winner, who asked Lottery officials not to release her name, visited the Fred Meyer store on N12120 Division on Feb. 14 and decided to check her Hit 5 ticket.
Thinking that she had won, she had her grandson check to ensure she did in fact have a winning ticket.
She shared, “this is just unbelievable!”

February 3rd

Bad news: Pete sees his shadow

February 3, 2014

By ZAK LANTZ
(Editor's Note: The following piece is a first-hand account written by the editor of The Punxsutawney (Pa.) Spirit, Zak Lantz. Zak was born and raised in Punxsutawney, and this account reflects more of a personal attachment to the holiday.)
This morning, I looked down and noticed something — I was wearing a press pass. Now, I know that it's part of my job to wear one, but it's not all that often — at least not in these parts — that I actually need one.

January 30th

DP Yoke's store part of URM cyber attack

January 30, 2014

Deer Park’s Yoke’s Fresh Market was one of the stores affected by a criminal cyber data attack last fall. It is not known whether any store customer had their credit or debit card information compromised.
The two-month-long security breach impacted a number of URM stores in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Montana.
The Secret Service began the investigation after a number of fraudulent credit and debit card purchases were made nationwide last fall.

January 16th

AG office:Municipalities can ban marijuana business

January 16, 2014

In response to a request from Sharon Foster, chair of the Washington State Liquor Control Board, the Attorney General’s Office released a formal Attorney General’s Opinion today regarding local ordinances affecting new marijuana businesses in Washington.
Approved by voters in 2012, Initiative 502 legalized the possession and sale of recreational marijuana in Washington.
The formal opinion concludes I-502 as drafted and presented to the voters does not prevent local governments from regulating or banning marijuana businesses in their jurisdictions.

January 7th

Former Deer Park pair arrested in Spokane

January 7, 2014

A pair of former Deer Park residents were arrested on Monday following a stolen vehicle pursuit in Spokane.
Gary Todd, 32, and Christina Edwards, 27, face various felony charges stemming from the incident that started on the lower South Hill around 8 p.m.
Spokane Police said they spotted Todd driving away with a stolen 2013 Ford Focus on the South Hill. A short time later the car was spotted in Browne’s Addition.

January 4th

Search on for Deer Park shooting suspects

January 5, 2014

Updated
Spokane County Sheriff's deputies are conducting a ground and air search for suspects involved in a apparent shooting on east "D" Street in Deer Park Saturday night.
Two suspects were seen leaving the area wearing light jackets. One person has been detained by police.
There is no report on the status of the shooting victim who was transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center.

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