Author: Tom Giles

Seahawks trade Percy Harvin

According to multiple reports, the Seahawks have traded wide receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets for a conditional mid-round draft pick.

Seattle voters may find November ballot confusing

Seattle voters may need some extra help figuring out the November ballot landing in their mailbox this week. That's because there are four items up for a vote all called proposition or petition No. 1.

Economist: Pot benefits outweigh societal costs

A University of Oregon economist says tax revenue estimates for Colorado's marijuana legalization program were vastly overstated, but pot's social benefits may outweigh its societal costs.

K9 Pecco joins the Coeur d'Alene Police Department

The Coeur d'Alene Police Department is proud to announce the newest member of their force – K9 Pecco!Pecco is a three-year-old Belgium Malinois from the Netherlands. He was purchased from a breeder in Riverside, California and partnered with Officer Amy Winstead.Previously Officer Winstead was partnered with K9 Kane who had difficulty obtaining his certification.

Body found at vehicle crash near Kamiah identified

An autopsy has confirmed that the body discovered June 21st near a van belonging to a 27-year-old Kamiah man is that of Eldon "EJ" Farris and it is believed that he died as a result of a crash. The 2002 Ford van was found at the bottom of a 540-foot cliff on Woodland Road Grade about seven miles from Kamiah by individuals searching for car parts. Farris had been missing since he left the Kamiah Hotel Bar early on the morning of June 7th, officials say.Because of the unusual circumstances of Farris' disappearance, the FBI was notified and took over the investigation."Farris' wallet and driver's license were also found at the scene but that alone cannot be used to identify the individual without medical confirmation," according to Nez Perce Tribal Police Chief David Rogers. After a delay with dental records, the medical examiner was able to positively identify the body and noted that the physical injuries to the skeletal structure were consistent with a vehicle accident of this nature, a press release states. At this time the Idaho State Police have stepped in to assist Nez Perce Tribal Police with an accident investigation and reconstruction effort. "There are several elements of this case that we are seeking answers to, but for now it is looking more like a motor vehicle accident," Rogers says.

Kootenai County Sheriff's Office warns about recent car burglaries

The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office released a warning for the community today about a rash of car burglaries last weekend.Especially with the holiday weekend just around the corner, KCSO is reminding citizens to lock your homes and vehicles. Never leave any valuables in the car, but if you must – make sure they are out of site, tucked under a seat or locked in the trunk.If anyone has information about the burglaries, or to report suspicious activity, contact KCSO at (208) 446-1300.