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March 8th, 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 JDâ€™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.
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.
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 â€śEdâ€ť Giesbrecht, 53, at his Deer Park home on Jan. 4.
Richard Klepacki, 62, was arrested for Giesbrechtâ€™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.
A Deer Park woman recently hit the jackpot while playing the Washington Lotteryâ€™s â€śHit 5.â€ť
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, â€śthis is just unbelievable!â€ť
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 â€” 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 â€” at least not in these parts â€” that I actually need one.
Deer Parkâ€™s Yokeâ€™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.
In response to a request from Sharon Foster, chair of the Washington State Liquor Control Board, the Attorney Generalâ€™s Office released a formal Attorney Generalâ€™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.
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 Browneâ€™s Addition.
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.
December 12th, 2013
The numbers are in and Liam and Sophia are the top baby names in Washington from 2012, according to the Department of Health, which tracks a variety of state vital statistics, including births, deaths, marriages, and divorces.
In 2012 there were 87,415 babies born in the state. The most popular day for births in 2012 was Friday, June 28 when there were 311 Washington babies born.