Spokane County Major Crimes detectives arrested a pair of men in connection with a stabbing outside a Chattaroy restaurant on Wednesday morning.
Dwayne Hackley, 42, and Brian Reinhart, 25, were arrested later in the day and charged with first-degree assault.
Area school district officials offered sympathy to the victims of the elementary school shooting in Newton, Conn., but tried to assure parents that there are steps in place students safe.
â€śIt is with great sadness that we hear of the news of the tragic shooting in an elementary school in Connecticut. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were victims of this senseless violence, â€ť in a statement released by Deer Park School District Superintendent Becky Berg.
Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s deputies continue to investigate the details of a large-scale marijuana growing operation that was discovered in Elk on Dec. 11.
Investigators discovered the operation after two Inland Power and Light Co. transformers blew up because of the growing operationâ€™s high power use. A subsequent search of a nearby building on the Newport Highway uncovered nearly 100 marijuana plants, 40 grow lights and 40 electrical ballasts.
The Deer Park Stags got nine points from Canyon Nielson and Travis Pierce in the final 3 minutes to edge the Riverside Rams 47-45 on Tuesday.
The Stags saw their lead trimmed to 39-38 on a basket by Riverside center Jeff Reed with 2:59 to play. Deer Park responded with baskets by Nielson and Pierce only to have Ram guard Andrew Kramer hit a three-pointer to cut the lead to 43-41 with 2 minutes to play.
Nielson hit another basket and a free throw to extend the Stag lead to 46-41. Kramer and Reed responded with baskets of their own but the Rams could not get any closer.
What Riversideâ€™s Hannah Holm started, she finished on Tuesday night.
The senior scored the first basket of the game against Deer Park. The hoop put the Lady Rams a head 2-0, a lead they would never relinquish. Holm scored the final basket of the game to secure the 51-23 win.
Following Holmâ€™s first basket, the Lady Rams, using a suffocating defense rolled out to an 18-2 lead by the end of the first quarter.
Riverside head coach Buddy Wood was pleased with the intensity his team showed at the start of the game.
The Deer Park Stags, unleashing a balanced attack, easily handled the Medical Lake Cardinals 66-50 on Friday.
It was the Stagsâ€™ first win in four tries this season. The Cardinals fell to 2-2.
Four Stags scored in double figures, led by point guard Caleb Guske, who tossed in 18 points, 15 of them in the second half.
Guske scored the first basket of the game and the Stags never trailed the rest of the way.
Medical Lakeâ€™s Becky Trout snapped a 28-28 fourth quarter tie with a three-pointer and the Cardinal defense shut down the Deer Park offense rest of the way to pull out a 35-31 win on Friday.
The Lady Stags, despite having their best offensive performance of the year, were limited to a Savanna Sitton free throw and field goal in the final 6:28 as they fell to 0-4 on the young season.
Deer Park head coach Chuck Chaffee said his team is getting used to play together.
The Lady Stags led 21-16 at halftime, the first time this season they led at intermission.
Lillian E. (Roll) Kagele, age 83, passed away on Nov. 29, 2012 in Spokane surrounded by family.
She was born April 7, 1929, in Deer Park, and was a lifetime resident of the area, working for many years as a waitress at various restaurants.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda (Ed) Eitzman and Susan (Steve) Mathias; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Kagele, and a daughter, Karen Gabel.
Linda Jean Coe was born on Sept. 16, 1946, in Bell, Calif., to Erik and Clara Ferm. Linda was raised by her aunt and uncle, Gunde and Albert Rude in Wallace, Idaho.
Linda had two sisters, Judy (Mitch) Almeida and Carol Mueller, and a stepbrother, Loren Rude.
On July 18, 1970, Linda married Gary Coe. They would continue as soulmates and best friends over the next 42 years. In 1977, they moved to Loon Lake where they still reside. The family includes two sons, Brad (Kari Kaufman) and Brian (Lisa Miller) and seven grandchildren.
Gail William Martin, age 96, a longtime resident of Elk, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.
He was born Dec. 26, 1915, in Ekalaka, Mont., to Fred and Delia Martin, The fifth oldest of eight children, he had four sisters, Violet, Ruth, Ora and Annadene and three brothers, Harold, Max and Lyal.
Gail graduated from West Valley High School and married Hazel Andrus on Aug. 6, 1936. They brought their only daughter into the world on June 24, 1937.