October 30th, 2012
The Spokane County Engineerâ€™s Office and the Spokane County Target Zero Task Force has received funding from Washington Traffic Safety Commission for the Monroe Road safety project.
The primary goal of the safety project is to reduce the traffic collisions on an 11-mile-stretch of Monroe Road, which has a posted speed limit of 45 mph.
Avista Utilities is offering a cash reward to anyone who can provide information leading to an arrest and conviction for those responsible for the theft of copper wire from a pair of north Spokane substations.
Avista Utilities personnel in Deer Park reported to Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s deputies that sometime between Oct. 16-24 someone stole more than one-half mile of copper wire from the companyâ€™s substation on Dahl Road. In addition, another 450-500 feet of copper wire was stolen from its Little Spokane substation during the same time frame.
A Stevens County Sheriffâ€™s deputy involved in the fatal shooting near Springdale last week was involved with the shooting of a vehicle prowling suspect at Loon Lake in March 2011.
Deputy Travis Frizzell and Reserve Deputy Nick Wolfe responded to a 911 call on Deer Creek Road on Oct. 19. During the call, the pair came in contact with an armed 66-year-old John Peterson, who was on the phone.
Peterson moved toward Wolfe while pointing his gun. The reserve deputy fired one shot, fatally wounding Peterson.
Deer Park High School was evacuated Wednesday morning following a bomb threat left in the girls bathroom.
The threat, written on a stall, said a bomb would go off at 1 p.m.
Sheriffâ€™s department deputies and Spokane County Fire District No. 4 personnel were dispatched to the scene. Firefighters staged at Deer Park Elementary School.
Students were sent to nearby Arcadia Elementary School.
A bomb sniffing dog from Fairchild Air Force Base arrived in the afternoon. The canine sniffed the parking lot and the school. Students were allowed to go back to the school at around 2:30 p.m.
An investigation continues into a sheriffâ€™s deputy-involved shooting near Springdale on Friday night.
According to police reports, a Springdale man called the Stevens County Dispatch Center at around 11 p.m. on Friday. A short time later deputies arrived at the manâ€™s home on Deer Creek Road and a confrontation ensued.
A shot was fired, hitting the man. Emergency crews on the scene pronounced the man dead.
The Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team has taken over investigation of the incident. The deputies were placed on administrative leave.
It is in celebration, mourning and love that we remember our beloved sister, aunt and friend, Miriam Kathleen â€śKatieâ€ť Christiansen. At 92 years old, Katie peacefully returned to the arms of her lord, husband and parents on Oct. 6, 2012.
Katie was born to Edward and Harriet Wolf at the family home near Tekoa, Wash., on July 30, 1920. She grew up in Deer Park and lived there for the rest of her life.
As a young girl, she enjoyed sports, even winning top honors at the state level for her role as the point guard on the team. She went on to graduate in the Deer Park High School Class of 1938.
In a match with deep playoff implications, the Clarkston volleyball team defeated Deer Park 5-19, 22-25, 19-25, 25-9, 15-8 on Thursday.
The win improved the Lady Bantamsâ€™ Great Northern League record to 2-8 while the Lady Stags fell to 1-8.
Clarkston grabbed a quick lead in the first game. A Sierra English kill trimmed the Lady Bantam lead to 9-7. A pair of Jemma Lakewolf kills kept Deer Park close only to have Clarkston close out the game with late kills by Tori Zeimantz and Adriana Arnone.
The Freeman Scotties, staking claim as the top volleyball team in the Northeast A League, took care of the Riverside Lady Rams 25-10, 25-20, 25-18 on Thursday.
The Scotties, behind three kills from Kaela Straw, opened up a 10-1 lead in the first game.
Riverside (5-4 in NE-A play) made a brief run with three straight points behind the serving of Courtney Davis. Freeman, (7-1) however, responded with six straight points to stretch the Scottie lead to 16-5.
Two aces by Straw gave the Scotties a 20-7 lead and were never threatened the rest of the game.
An 18-year-old Spokane man, who was arrested Thursday morning for allegedly breaking into Fat Daddyâ€™s in the Wandermere Mall, appeared to have gone in a crime spree. One of his victims was a Riverside High School student.
Mitchell Sander, who was originally charged with second-degree burglary, face another second-degree burglary charge along with two counts of attempted burglary and a single count of vehicle prowling.
The Deer Park boys cross country team lived up to its No. 3 ranking in the stateâ€™s Class 2A ranks with a overwhelming 15-50 win over Clarkston on Wednesday in the Stagsâ€™ lone home meet this season.
Nolan Woodward led the charge over the 3-mile course with a 17-minute, 7-second performance, good enough to lead the field. Teammate Kody Turner finished second (17:16), followed over the finish line by fellow Stags Sam Davis (17:38), Brady Bollum (17:42) and Coltan Boswell 17:45).