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Latah County murder suspects captured
MOSCOW, Idaho - The Ferry County Sheriff's Office has confirmed they have recovered the white 2002 Pontiac Grand Am connected to recent homicide in Latah County. The two teenage suspects, Keagan Tennant and Matthew McKetta, have been on the run from law enforcement since the body of Timothy Jacob Reeves was discovered earlier this week.
DNR: Budget failure leaves Washington forests in jeopardy
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The Legislature's failure to pass a capital budget means the state Department of Natural Resources is short of money to deal with unhealthy forests. The Legislature adjourned Thursday night without passing a capital budget, costing DNR $15 million to remove trees struck by insect blight, disease or drought. Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz says the agency needed the money to remove dead and dying trees.
California firefighter brings nearly dead dog back to life
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A California fire department says a little white dog named Jack is recovering after a firefighter rescued him from a burning home and brought him back to life. In a video posted to the Bakersfield Fire Department's website that has been widely shared online, firefighter Matt Smith is shown on Wednesday carrying the nearly lifeless shih tzu from a house. Using a pet oxygen mask donated to the department
Washington wildfire grows rapidly near Yakima
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A large wildfire is burning amid the grass and sagebrush of the military's Yakima Training Center in Washington state. The fire grew to 50 square miles (129 square kilometers) on Friday morning, but was not threatening any structures. Fire spokesman Rick Acosta says the fire is being driven by winds through steep, rugged terrain. There are about 200 firefighters and several helicopters battling the blaze. The fire is located
Man who survived rollover, struck and killed by vehicle
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say a 33-year old Montana man survived a rollover crash only to be struck and killed by another passing vehicle. Lewis and Clark County Coroner Bryan Backeberg identified the victim as Adam David Zielie, of Helena. The Montana Highway Patrol says the initial crash was reported around 10:30 p.m. Thursday north of Helena. The driver was able to get out of the vehicle, stand up and talk to another driver.
TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey has become the third state to raise its smoking age to 21. Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed into law Friday a measure that raises the age from 19. Hawaii and California are the only other states where the smoking age is 21.