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Coeur d'Alene boy raises thousands for Type 1 Diabetes foundation

Coeur d'Alene boy raises thousands for Type 1 Diabetes foundation

An young boy from Coeur d'Alene has a disease some might think of as limiting, but 11-year-old Carson Magee is refusing to let Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) hold him back.

Since he was diagnosed four years ago, Carson has helped raise thousands for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) through various fundraisers and contests.

Most recently he was invited down to Denver, Colorado as the creator of the winning design for the “Our Everyday Heroes Race Car Design Contest” for JDRF, hosted by Ford Customer Service Division and its brands Motocraft and Quick Lane Tire and Auto Centers.

Carson's design honors firefighters, EMTs, police and all branches of the armed forces.

“I have an EMT friend and a firefighter friend who both have T1D so I thought I would put them on the car,” said Carson. “I also have a friend who wants to be in the military and she also has T1D so I put her symbol on there too.”

Carlton Complex Fire officials say no more donations!

Carlton Complex Fire officials say no more donations!

It turns out there can be too much of a good thing. According to the official Carlton Complex Fire blog, the community has overwhelmed community groups with their donations.

Effective immediately, physical donations of clothing, books, toys and more will no longer be accepted.

Okanogan County resources no longer have the space to store additional donations or the manpower to sort them. All donations currently being sorted are more than enough to cover what's needed – they are being transported to a central location and then distributed to members of the community from there.

If you would still like to offer assistance to victims of the Carlton Complex fire, please consider a cash donation to the Apple Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross or other local charities. You can also donate cash for fire victims at any North Cascades Bank.

Two men rescued from truck in Fernan Lake

Two men rescued from truck in Fernan Lake

Two men from north Idaho had to be fished out of Fernan Lake early Tuesday morning after their vehicle left the road.

Kootenai County Sheriff's Office and Coeur d'Alene Police were both dispatched to the single-vehicle accident call on Fernan Lake Road after a caller reported a vehicle had driven off the road and into the lake.

Law enforcement arrived to find a 2006 Chevrolet pickup in the lake, partially submerged in a few feet of water and resting on the driver's side. Both the driver and passenger were standing on the side of the truck and needed assistance back to shore and up a steep embankment.

The driver was identified as 39-year-old Kristopher Corey of Hayden and did not suffer any injuries. His passenger, 30-year-old Adrian El-Qare from Coeur d'Alene, was taken to Kootenai Health with minor injuries.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, and it is unknown if anyone will face charges at this time.

Working 4 you: Just how good for you is running?

Working 4 you: Just how good for you is running?

Good news for runners.

A new study shows the benefits of running for your health, but this study says it doesn't matter if you're a 15-minute miler, or an elite marathoner. The benefits are still the same.

According to the study running, even for a few minutes a day, can reduce your risk of death from heart disease compared to those who don't run at all. That study was published this week in the journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Researchers studied some 55,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 100 over a 15 year period. They noted their overall health, if they ran and how long they lived.

Compared to non-runners, investigators found those who ran had a 30% lower risk of death from all causes, and a 45% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease.

In fact, runners on average lived three years longer compared to those who did not hit the pavement.

When data was broken down by age, sex, body mass index, smoking and alcohol use, the benefits were still the same. And the speed at which runners ran made little difference.

Storm crushes cars, motorhomes at Silverwood

North Idaho didn't escape the wrath of Wednesday night's storm. About 100 trees were uprooted at Silverwood RV Park, crushing cars and motorhomes.

?It was pretty scary to see everything fallen down around you,? said RV owner Ernie Power.

Power was inside his RV when the powerful storm ripped through.

?Kids toys were blowing and I had to step out and get them and that's when trees started coming down,? said Power.

Ernie couldn't believe all the destruction from the trees that smashed his motorhome within five minutes.

?Had one hit the front, one hit the back, one when across and covered our car,? Power said.

?We have never seen anything like it, the park has been here for about 27 years and we have never seen anything this strong come through our park,? said Silverwood employee Mark Robitaille.

Now it's clean-up time. Almost 40 employees were out on Thursday, picking up tree branches and cleaning the mess Mother Nature left behind.

The storm packed a powerful punch, and turned a typically peaceful place into a disaster zone.

Power is staying positive though. What's most important? He's safe and his fellow campers are too.

From New York to Coeur d'Alene, Avenue Q opening this Friday

From New York to Coeur d'Alene, Avenue Q opening this Friday

The fur was flying Tuesday night at Coeur d'Alene's Lake City Playhouse as one of the final dress rehearsals got underway for this Friday's opening of Avenue Q.

The smash hit first debuted on Broadway in 2003, taking home Tony awards for Best Musical, Best Book and Best Original Score, and the cast of Lake City's production does their best to keep up the wild spirit of the show.

With a large cast, but only three human characters, many of the actors take a back seat to their puppet partners – providing a voice, but blending into the background.

“The biggest challenge is just finding the balance between the people and the puppets. If the actor is pushing too hard, you're focusing on them and not the puppet. So it's finding the right balance where you feel like you're watching the puppet but getting emotion from the person. It's a tricky little thing, but when it's right it's lovely,” said Director Troy Nickerson. It's an art form that took weeks to perfect.

Coeur d'Alene man sentenced for child pornography

Coeur d'Alene man sentenced for child pornography

A 39-year-old Coeur d'Alene man has been sentenced to 60 months in prison and 5 years supervised release after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.

According to statements made in court, the investigation began in July 2012 when an officer working with the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) discovered a computer in Coeur d'Alene was making child pornography available on the internet. The officer was able to view several of the files that determined that they were images of minors being sexually abused by adults. Officers were able to trace the the files back to a computer in Weingart's residence.

In January 2013 a federal search warrant was served and Weingart admitted to possessing the child pornography. A forensic examiner found over 60 videos, and identified some of the minors as children from Washington, Georgia, Utah, Canada and Germany.