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Cocolalla woman injured in crash near Athol - Wed, 04 Mar 2015 PST

The Spokesman Review - March 4, 2015 - 9:00pm
A Cocolalla woman was airlifted to Kootenai Health Wednesday afternoon when her Subaru Legacy crashed on Highway 95 south of Athol.

Nearly 99% of church abuse victims vote in favor of settlement

Yahoo! News - March 4, 2015 - 7:51pm
A lawsuit that started three and a half years ago in Helena, Montana ended today in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. This morning a bankruptcy judge approved a multi-million dollar settlement between the Catholic Diocese in Helena and more than 300 people who say they were abused by the diocese clergymen.The dates of abuse range from the 1930s to the 1970s. 

Cd’A retirement complex gives not to its roots

Yahoo! News - March 4, 2015 - 7:28pm
Jaimie Anderson, marketing and development director at the Village at Orchard Ridge, says the occupancy rate for the Coeur d’Alene retirement complex usually is near capacity, and Orchard Ridge is beginning to envision future expansion.

Church sex abuse case nears settlement: victim speaks out

Yahoo! News - March 4, 2015 - 7:07pm
There was a sigh of relief on behalf of attorneys today in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. This came after a judge approved a multi-million dollar settlement between the Catholic Diocese of Helena and more than 300 people who claimed they had been sexually abused by the diocese clergymen. Today marked the end of a three and half year legal battle that started in September 2011.

Wednesday as of Mar. 4 5:28 PM PST

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - March 4, 2015 - 6:28pm
Wednesday - Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the mid 20s.

Wednesday Night as of Mar. 4 5:28 PM PST

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - March 4, 2015 - 6:28pm
Wednesday Night - Partly cloudy skies. Low 24F. Winds light and variable.

Thursday as of Mar. 4 5:28 PM PST

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - March 4, 2015 - 6:28pm
Thursday - Partly cloudy. High 52F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Current Conditions : 42.0F, Clear - 5:27 PM PST Mar. 4

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - March 4, 2015 - 6:27pm
Temperature: 42.0°F | Humidity: 49% | Pressure: 30.22in ( Falling) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: WSW | Wind Speed: 0.0mph

Hump Day Wild Card -- 3.4.15

Huckleberries Blog - March 4, 2015 - 6:21pm

All appears quiet on the North Idaho front this Hump Day. But we haven't heard from the Legislative District 2 delegation yet. You never know when legislators Vick, Vito & Eric will light up the social media with an over-the-top comment or action. That's why you have to stay tuned to Huckleberries Online. All day. All night. And sometimes into the weekend. Here's your Hump Day Wild Card ...

Parting Shot -- 3.4.15

Huckleberries Blog - March 4, 2015 - 6:18pm

Seagulls take flight as a curious Charlye Malone, 1, walks up to them while visiting Evergeen Rotary Park in Bremerton Wash. with her grandmother on Tuesday. (AP Photo / Kitsap Sun, Meegan M. Reid)

Alleged Slur Sparks WSU Protest

Huckleberries Blog - March 4, 2015 - 6:05pm

Some Washington State University students are demanding the termination of a fraternity and the expulsion of a student at the Pullman campus after an alleged incident in which racial slurs were directed at black women on Greek Row. A WSU student, who has been identified only as a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and the Interfraternity Counsel, the governing body of the male Greek system, allegedly told black women attending a Feb. 21 social event at the Phi Delta Theta house to "get the fuck out you nigger bitch." The incident sparked minority students to protest Feb. 25 and led to a meeting Thursday between protest organizers, WSU administrators, including Dean of Students Jeff Guillory, and members of the Office for Student Standards and Accountability/Patrick Groves, special of Moscow-Pullman Daily News. More here. (Photo contributed to Daily News by Wake Up WSU)

Victims getting payment through sex-abuse settlement say trauma is far from over

Yahoo! News - March 4, 2015 - 6:01pm
COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho — Though a federal court has approved a $20 million settlement compensating hundreds of western Montana Catholics molested by nuns and priests, the trauma endured by the victims is far from over, they said Wednesday.

Heres To Long Marriages

Huckleberries Blog - March 4, 2015 - 5:59pm

In her Simple Mind blog post today, Cis tells of reading about all the long marriages -- 60, 70 years worth -- that are described in Cindy's book, "War Bonds, Love Stories from the Greatest Generation." Cis writes:

I am not here to make judgment. After all I got a divorce once. And widow once. It lasted 17 years and it was a good marriage with its own bumps and joys. And there is some good reasons why to get out of  a marriage -- abuse being a major one, for sure.  Some find that they have nothing in common anymore with the exception of their kids. Some have different paths to walk and the marriage isn't a happy place any more. But some of us look at marriage as disposable. Thankfully mine is not.

We are in it for the duration. But we did go into it in our later years. He at 47 and never been married and me at 59.  So maybe we are more settled down than the ones in their 20's with stars in their eyes, and great hopes, thinking it is going to be easy. Which it isn't. It is a work of love, that some times you have to give 70% and some times you get 70%. But it is worth every minute of it. And we meet all of life together. Which makes life a lot easier to deal with, when you are stand side-by-side partners." Full post here.

Question: What are the keys to a long marriage?


Cutline Contest -- Time2Vote

Huckleberries Blog - March 4, 2015 - 5:52pm

In this 2013 AP file photo, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu huddle during their joint news conference in Jerusalem, Israel. In wake of Netanyahu's controversial visit to the United States this week, I thought it would be interesting to offer this photo of the two men for today's Cutline Contest. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Tuesday Winner -- EddieTorreal, with 13 likes: "Attorney General Holder shows his R*E*S*P*E*C*T to the Queen of Soul, not realizing that Soul is not a country." You can see Tuesday photo and all Cutline Contest entries here.

PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.4.15

Huckleberries Blog - March 4, 2015 - 5:38pm
  • 5:15 p.m. Kootenai County Sheriff's Office property crimes report March 3-4 here.
  • 5:08 p.m. Driver of older green pickup @ w/b I-90/H41, Post Falls, possibly DUI.
  • 4:56 p.m. 2-vehicle, non-injury crash reported @ Meyer Road/Boekel Road, Rathdrum.
  • 4:33 p.m. 7YO special-needs child on tricycle playing by himself behind Post Falls school.
  • 4:15 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for March 3-4 here.
  • 4:07 p.m. Malicious injury to property reported @ 3200 block of N4th St/CdA.
  • 4:02 p.m. Someone is suffering at allergic reaction @ 540 Garden Plaza Court/Post Falls.
  • 3:41 p.m. Male driver of red vehicle @ 1500 block of 15th St/CdA is very drunk.
  • 3:40 p.m. Glue mini-van has driven on fog line for mile, kicking up dust @ w/b I-90/Pleasantview, Post Falls.
  • 3:36 p.m. Driver of green Chevy SUV w/dealer plates reckless, going too slowly @ w/b I-90/Spokane St, Post Falls.
  • 3:32 p.m. Red sedan has crashed off e/b I-90/MP 1, stateline area; unknown injuries.
  • 3:28 p.m. Northern Lakes EMTs en route to unknown medical @ Boysenberry Loop/Chateaux Drive, Hayden.
  • 2:46 p.m. Life Flight lifts off from H95/Silverwood area crash site w/victim.
  • 2:23 p.m. Female occupant of vehicle is still upside down w/significant head injury.
  • 2:17 p.m. Extrication team requested in rollover (2:10 item) & Life Flight. Highway 95 shut.
  • 2:15 p.m. Timberlake Fire Department EMTS on scene of rollover (2:10 p.m.)
  • 2:10 p.m. Subaru wagon rolls several times & comes to rest on top in s/b median @ H95 median, north of Silverwood Theme Park/Athol. Female driver is still in the vehicle and presumed injured. Partly blocking.
  • 2:03 p.m. CPD officer has spotted possible suspect in All Things Irish assault, @ NW Blvd, north of Lakeside Ave. (Update: 55YO male arrested and charged w/assault.)
  • 1:51 p.m. Female inside All Things Irish, 315 E. Sherman Ave/CdA, reports heavy-set male w/beard, backpack assaulted her in store. And then left. She wasn't injured.
  • 1:33 p.m. CPD officer reports littering occurring @ Govt Way/Harrison Ave, CdA.
  • 1:22 p.m. Female suffered head injury in fall @ Rathdrum post office, 13867 Highway 53.
  • 1:13 p.m. Driver is pulling skateboarder behind Camaro @ s/b Lincoln Way/Ironwood Drive, CdA.
  • AM Scanner Traffic

Man Stuffed Photos Down Pants

Huckleberries Blog - March 4, 2015 - 5:12pm

From Taylor Viydo/KREM 2: " A North Idaho was arrested Monday after he admitted to stuffing Walmart packing into his sweatpants for pleasure. Authorities in Kootenai County said Edward L. Castleton was caught ripping photos of women from various packaging items and stuffing them into his pockets around 12:30 p.m. Deputies were alert because witnesses Castleton was damaging store products. Court records stated two witnesses observed Castleton walking through the store and taking various packages containing pictures of women on the packaging. He would then tear the photos of the women off the packaging and put them in his pocket according to witnesses. They told authorities the man did it approximately 20 times. More here.

Aunties Has More 'War Bonds' Books

Huckleberries Blog - March 4, 2015 - 4:42pm

And now a word from swell-selling author Cindy: "After selling out on Sunday, Auntie’s Bookstore recieved a new shipment of War Bonds, today! I’ll be in the store Thursday, March 5 from 4 PM – 5 PM to sign copies. Come in and say “hi” and watch me get writer’s cramp :-) More importantly, get your signed copy of War Bonds while it’s hot! Make sure to check my EVENTS page to find out where I’ll be next."

Sponsor Pull Daylight-Saving Bill

Huckleberries Blog - March 4, 2015 - 4:14pm

Idaho’s bill to do away with the “fall back” and “spring forward” of daylight saving time is dead; its sponsor, House Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star, says he’ll withdraw the bill and try again next year, after learning that what was proposed in this year’s measure - year-round daylight saving time – is illegal under federal law. Last year, he proposed unsuccessful legislation to put Idaho permanently on standard time. “The intent was, I don’t care which one it is, to get it out there and get a resolution,” Moyle said. “The problem is half want one, half want the other"/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: Are you glad that daylight-saving time is almost here?

HucksOnline Blogos -- 3.4.15

Huckleberries Blog - March 4, 2015 - 4:06pm

My sister Laurie's fifth graders hit the fine-weather jackpot for their outdoor education experience at Schweitzer yesterday. I don't know what else to say in regard to the photo above except:  that great big sun over Lake Pend Oreille, taken from the Schweitzer Road, truly reflects how great the school day spent outside their normal classroom turned out to be. More here.

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Wednesday as of Mar. 4 2:31 PM PST

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - March 4, 2015 - 3:31pm
Wednesday - Lots of sunshine. High around 45F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.