Kerri Thoreson took this beautiful shot of the sunrise at Q'emiln Park this morning.
When is the last time you saw the sunrise?
KREM TV is reporting that the owner of the dog shot this afternoon by a Cda police officer says it was not a pit bull, but a black lab.
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho—An officer shot and killed a pit bull on Wednesday morning near 8th Street and Sherman. Investigators described the dog as a “vicious” pit bull and said it lunged at the officer. However, the dog's owner said the dog was not a pit bull but a black lab.
The incident began Wednesday morning when an officer responded to call about a suspicious van. The caller claimed the driver of van was watching young children from a nearby parking lot. The owners of coffee shop reported the white van because they thought it was possibley connected to child luring case. More here, including photo of the dog.
From earlier today: A Coeur d’Alene police officer shot and killed a pit bull that lunged at him from the window of a van parked near downtown this morning.
Officers had responded around 11 a.m. to reports of a suspicious van, possibly with someone watching young children, parked in a lot behind 821 Sherman Ave.
As an officer approached along the driver’s side, a “vicious pit bull dog lunged out the open driver’s side window toward the officer’s face,” Sgt. Jeff Walther with the Coeur d’Alene Police Department said in a news release.
The officer fired one round from his service weapon as the dog lunged, striking the animal in the chest and killing it, Walther said. The officer was not injured.
The van was unoccupied. Officers are working to locate the owner.
Dave is taking a personal day to attend to family matters. This is not, as you may assume, his 47th vacation day. But who's counting?
I'll do my best to load the blog with phrases like "mebbe" "viewtiful" ap-hollow-gize" and call people "pal" at random. That way you won't miss him so much. I can prolly even find a cat photo to front page.
Speaking of cats, Milo and Thor wrote my last two columns and they received so much attention and affirmation, that I'm a little worried about my job security. Mebbe DFO should let Huckleberry take a turn at his print column. Just a thought.
Here's your Wild Card.
A watchful berrypicker reported last night that Kylee Cruz/KXLY had posted a photo of herself with Palin at the 4th of July parade.
Here's the tweet that went with the photo: "Look who's at the CDA Parade? Sarah Palin! She's here for a family reunion with 70+ ppl"
Also, this brief ran in yesterday's SR:
Sarah Palin is getting another term on television.
The Sportsman Channel said Monday that Palin’s series, “Amazing America,” is being renewed for a second season that will start early next year.
On the series, the former Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska ex-governor profiles outdoor enthusiasts and craftsmen. The show aired Thursday nights and finished its first season May 29.
The small network could not say exactly how many people watched Palin. But the Sportsman Channel is now available in more homes than when “Amazing America” started and network executives said they believe the high-profile show helped persuade more carriers to offer it.
Obviously folks are still interested in Sarah Palin. To what do attribute the interest?
A Post Falls man accused of murdering his wife and the woman’s 5-year-old daughter Tuesday is being held on $2 million bail.
Angel Albertico Morales-Larranaga, 24, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the strangulation deaths of Facunda Velenzuelaleon and her daughter, Dayanna M. Valencia, in the Post Falls apartment he shared with them.
If convicted, he could face the death penalty or life in prison. Full story.
Update: Final score: Argentina 4 Netherlands 2
And of course, I'm missing the game. Feel free to post updates here. Or follow along here.
Who are you rooting for?
On his Bay Views blog Herb Huseland writes:
Much has been written about Washington's new Marijuana law. I decided to do the math. At $25.00 per gram 3.5 grams (one eighth ounce) the price is $87.50. On the street you can buy an eighth for $40.00.
Somehow I don't think the state is going to kill off the black market. In fact it is possible that they have set the bar higher for illegal pot. One of the ironies is that you can buy an ounce from a drug dealer for about $300 and the minute it hits your pocket it is untraceable from the legal which would have cost $700.00. More here.
Herb concludes: If the new law was designed to attack drug lords, they missed by a mile. The moral of this story is ... What?
Anyone have an answer for Herb's query?
A Chicago author who co-wrote the book “How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona” was gored Wednesday morning during the Pamplona bull run, the festival’s website reports.
Bill Hillman, 32, tripped and fell while participating in the third run of the weeklong San Fermin festival. The bull, the heaviest of the six animals released, gored him twice in the right thigh. Hillman, who has been running in the festival for over a decade, is said to be in a stable condition. Full story. Time.com
I do not understand why anyone would want to run with the bulls in Pamplona, do you?
1501 E. Sherman Ave & 15th
Coeur d'Alene Weather
Current conditions: Fair
Temperature: 84° F
Wind: N 0 mph
Feels like: 84° F
Visibility: 10 mi
Sunrise: 5:01 am
Sunset: 8:42 pm