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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.,...
178 points by New York Post | Spokane Washington Washington Coroner Death Federal Bureau of Investigation The Spokesman-Review Week-day names Police
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 ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Spokane Washington Seattle The Spokesman-Review Temperature Fahrenheit English-language films Celsius Harborview Medical Center
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.
111 points by Daily News | Spokane Washington United States Senate Pearl Jam Jeff Ament The Spokesman-Review Montana Victimisation Facebook
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.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Spokane Washington National Collegiate Athletic Association Basketball West Coast Conference The Spokesman-Review College basketball Las Vegas Wranglers Gonzaga University
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...
17 points by New York Post | Spokane Washington Washington United States Police The Spokesman-Review Ice hockey Gun Bureaucracy
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 ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Economics terminology Spokane Washington Late-2000s recession The Spokesman-Review Great Depression Business cycle Washington Higher education
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 ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Spokane Washington Idaho Coeur d'Alene Idaho Kootenai County Idaho The Spokesman-Review Washington Washington D.C. University of Idaho