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Wife’s corpse is real, but dramatic kidnapping tale? Maybe not
The harrowing story of a Montana mom’s abduction and subsequent death 325 miles away in the state of Washington may have all been a tall tale. The FBI and local authorities on Thursday were casting doubt on the initial account of Rita Maze’s broad-daylight kidnapping at a rest stop on Interstate 15 near Helena, Mont.,...
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Abducted woman calls family from trunk of her own car before she dies
From the trunk of her Pontiac, Rita Maze frantically dialed her cellphone. She had been carjacked around noon Tuesday at a Montana highway rest stop between Great Falls and Helena, and now her abductor was driving her east. She made several 911 calls and managed a roughly 10-minute conversation...
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Spokane firefighter hurt in blaze taken to Seattle hospital
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a 29-year-old Spokane firefighter who was burned while fighting a deadly apartment fire Wednesday has been transferred to a Seattle hospital's burn center. The Spokesman-Review reports (http://goo.gl/sbn3eF ) Charles McKenzie was transferred to Harborview Medical Center Wednesday night with severe burns to his upper ...
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Abducted Montana woman Rita Maze killed by single gunshot wound
Rita Maze was shot once in the chest and abdomen area, according to the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office.
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Body of kidnapped Montana woman found in trunk of her car near Spokane
A woman who was kidnapped at a Montana rest stop in broad daylight was able to talk with her husband by cellphone several times and even talked with police, but she was dead by the time authorities found her car 325 miles away near Spokane International Airport, Montana authorities said. Rita Maze,...
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The Latest: Abducted Montana woman was shot to death
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on the death of a Montana woman who was abducted from a rest stop and found in the trunk of her car (all times local): 1:45 p.m. A Montana woman who was abducted from a highway rest stop and found dead in the trunk ...
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Abducted woman called husband from trunk before her death
As her kidnapper drove toward Washington state, Montana resident Rita Maze called her husband from the trunk of her car, where her captor locked her, authorities say.
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Abducted woman, found dead, had called husband
Rita Maze, 47, told her husband and police that she was hit over the head and kidnapped.         
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Abducted woman calls family from trunk, dies before rescue
HELENA, Mont. — A woman who was kidnapped at a Montana rest stop in broad daylight was able to talk with her husband by cellphone several times and even talked with police, but she was dead by the time authorities found her car 325 miles away near Spokane International Airport, Montana authorities said. Rita Maze,...
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Abducted woman found dead after calls to family from car trunk
Rita Maze was driving home to Great Falls after seeing her mother on Tuesday morning.
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Mont. senator's nephew found brutally slayed at home
Robert Tester (pictured), 35, the nephew of senior Democratic Sen. Jon Tester, was found lying in "a large pool of blood" on the living room floor of his Spokane, Wash., home around 7:20 a.m.
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Gonzaga proves to be big draw in Las Vegas
Tickets to the men’s and women’s West Coast Conference basketball tournaments, which feature the Bulldogs, are nearly sold out and tickets on the secondary market are expensive.
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Sheriff outraged after being forced to ditch gun before entering arena
In one Washington state arena, a sheriff effectively had to toss his gun in the penalty box. Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said he was outraged Saturday night when he was prevented from entering the Spokane Arena to promote a charity hockey game, because he was carrying his gun — even though he was on...
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Spokane economy on an upswing after Great Recession
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Spokane was slow to recover from the Great Recession, but its economy is making up for lost ground. More than 20,000 new jobs have been created in Spokane County since 2010. A majority of those jobs pay more than the average wage for the county, which ...
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Vehicle-train accident closes street in Post Falls, Idaho
POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Police in Post Falls, Idaho, say a train has struck a vehicle at the busy Spokane Street crossing in that northern Idaho city. Police say at least one person was injured in the crash. The Spokesman-Review says Spokane Street is expected to be closed for ...
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Idaho launches statewide suicide prevention program
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho is working to reduce suicides in the state with a new $1 million program. The Spokesman-Review reports (http://bit.ly/2cf2cAO ) that lawmakers this year allocated ongoing funding and changed the law that governs the mission of the state Department of Health and Welfare to specifically include ...
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