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Kellogg firefighters battle large apartment fire

Firefighters battled a large structure fire Friday morning in Kellogg, Idaho. 

According to the Shoshone County Sheriff's Office Dispatch, the fire was at an old apartment complex. They reported there were no known injuries. 

Six fire vehicles were sent to the scene to battle the flames. 

The Kellogg Police Department is now handling the case. 

PHD's Nurse-Family Partnership Program expanding to help more first-time mothers

PHD's Nurse-Family Partnership Program expanding to help more first-time mothers

 

The Panhandle Health District (PHD) announced Tuesday its plans to expand the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program to serve more vulnerable, first-time mothers and their children in northern Idaho. NFP is an evidence based program that pairs low-income, first-time mothers with a Registered Nurse who empowers them to become confident parents and strong, self-sufficient women in our community. These nurses visit the mothers at home, starting from pregnancy up until the child's second birthday.

 

As a result of local success and demand, PHD's program has been named an independent implementation site for NFP. This distinction provides increases funding for nurses and potential clients served in the area.

 

Former Wallace High School teacher arrested in AZ for drug, sex offenses with students

Former Wallace High School teacher arrested in AZ for drug, sex offenses with students

 

A former Wallace High School teacher was arrested in Bullhead City, Arizona for engaging in illegal conduct with several students.

 

Bullhead City Police arrested Joseph James Pagel, 33, on Friday, March 13th when a 17-year-old Mohave High School (MHS) student told school officials Pagel had been sending explicit text messages and nude photos to her.

 

Hoopfest 2015 registration is now open

Hoopfest 2015 registration is now open

 

Registration for the world's largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament is now live!

 

Entry forms for Spokane Hoopfest 2015 are available online at register.spokanehoopfest.net. Hard-copy entry forms are also available at any Bruchi's Cheesesteaks and Subs or Yokes Fresh Market northwest locations. 

 

This year Hoopfest will celebrate its 26th year as a Spokane institution. Every year the tournament brings approximately 28,000 players and 225,000 spectators to the streets of downtown Spokane.

 

Registration to the tournament is guaranteed to teams that register prior to May 11th. Forms and entries to those who register late are only granted based on space availability with an additional $20 late fee through May 25th. Nonetheless, Hoopfest organizers recommend playing it safe by registering early.

 

Skier killed on Lookout Pass

Skier killed on Lookout Pass

 

A skier was killing in a skiing accident at Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area on Sunday.

 

The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office was notified of an overdue person who had been skiing at the resort earlier that day. 

 

Sheriff's Officer personnel along with family members and friends of the missing skier arrived to Lookout a short time later to join ski resort personnel in their search of the ski area.

 

The skier's body was found shortly after 12:30 a.m. by Sheriff Mitch Alexander who was on skis checking some of the marked ski runs. The skier had reportedly stuck a tree a short distance into the timber off the Rainbow Ridge run on the South side of the ski area.

 

The skier, a sixty-one year old woman, was said to be an accomplished skier. She was wearing a helmet at the time. It is believed she lost control, and did not leave the ski run intentionally.

 

The name of the victim is being withheld until all immediate family members have been notified. 

Local sculpture destroyed over the weekend in Kellogg

Local sculpture destroyed over the weekend in Kellogg

Update: According to Kellogg Chief of Police, Dave Wuolle, it has been determined that no vandalism was involved in the destruction of the statue. The piece has scummed to weather and age.

 

Local sculptor David Dose's work can be viewed throughout the town of Kellogg, Idaho. However, over the weekend one of his pieces seems to have been destroyed by vandals.

 

Police seek suspect in Ponderay Mountain West Bank attempted robbery

Police seek suspect in Ponderay Mountain West Bank attempted robbery

 

On Friday, March 6th at about 10:25 a.m. a male suspect attempted to rob the Mountain West Bank at 476655 Highway 95 in Ponderay.

 

The suspect, who is described as a 5'8" thin built male in his 20's with light brown hair and unshaven, entered the building and asked to speak with the manager. While speaking with the manager, the suspect said he had a gun and demanded cash.

 

A robbery alarm was sounded, which caused the suspect to flee prior to receiving any cash. According to reports, the suspect  headed east bound on Triangle Drive.

 

At the time of the attempted robbery, the suspect was wearing an olive drab once piece jumpsuit, a desert camo floppy hat, and dark sunglasses.

 

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the Ponderay Police Department at (208) 265-4251 or Bonner Dispatch at (208) 265-5525.