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Two arrested after man leads Othello Police on high speed chase in stolen vehicle
OTHELLO, Wash. - Early Friday morning, Othello Police tried to stop a stolen vehicle within the city. The driver refused to stop and led officers on a pursuit southbound on Hwy. 24. The driver drove in excess of 100 mph and lost control near the bend by Muse Rd. The vehicle went off the roadway and collided with a utility pole. The driver got out of the vehicle and took off. Adams County Deputies and K-9 Unit were called in to assist Othello Police.
Flu season arrives early in Grant County
GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - The Grant County Health Officer, Dr. Alexander Brzezny, has issued the following alert to the Grant County healthcare community and media: the influenza season has arrived in Grant County. Be aware of increasing influenza and influenza like illness, (ILI) in Grant County and Washington State. All healthcare facilities should enforce their policies regarding healthcare worker’s influenza vaccinations and masking. GCHD has been receiving an increased number
Kootenai County man sentenced for insurance fraud
BOISE, Idaho - Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced the sentencing of an Idahoan convicted of Insurance Fraud. On Thursday, December 14, First District Judge John Luster sentenced 60-year-old Pat W. Benson of Coeur d’Alene. A jury convicted Benson on October 19. Judge Luster sentenced Benson to a unified term of three years, with one year fixed and two years indeterminate. The sentence was suspended and Benson was placed on two years probation.
Bonner County Deputies cleared in officer involved shooting
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Bonner County Deputies Michael Gagnon, Justin Penn and William Craffey have been cleared in the January 16th, 2017 shooting of 31 year old, Adam D. Foster near Blanchard, ID. An investigation into the incident was submitted by the Multi-Jurisdictional, North Idaho Critical Incident Task Force for review. The review of the actions taken by the Bonner County Deputies was referred to the Office of the Kootenai
City of Spokane initiates full city plow
SPOKANE, Wash. - The city of Spokane is initiating a full city plow, which means the plow crews will work 24 hours a day until all the streets are cleared. Officials say it could take approximately three days to complete.
Montana man shot by officers had reportedly been hallucinating
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man who was shot by police officers had reportedly been hallucinating and was later spotted hiding in the bushes with a gun. The Great Falls Tribune reports 51-year-old Stacey Micheletti's ex-wife called police around 5 a.m. Monday to report he'd been at her house and said he could see another man there. At about 5:30 a.m. Great Falls police officers located Micheletti. He denied needing assistance, said he was not suicidal and was heading home.