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October 10th, 2013
Tiana Berkeley knows what she wants and her apparently quiet, but steadfast persistence gets her just that. So when she asked her parents to let her try her hand at stock car racing two years ago, she wasnât prepared to take no for an answer.
âI just figured she would get out there, get dirty and not enjoy it, because itâs pretty rough,â says her mother, Holly Berkeley. âBut when she got out there (on the track) she was enjoying it so much, and to see her big smile when she got out of the carâŠshe loves it. Iâve never seen her so passionate about anything else.â
The Washington State Patrol is reminding both the public and other law enforcement agencies that the AMBER Alert system is in full operation despite the shutdown of the federal government.
âWeâre hearing of incorrect reports on both mainstream and social media about the status of the AMBER Alert System,â said Carri Gordon, AMBER Alert Coordinator for the Washington State Patrol. âThe system is in full operation, and ready to help recover an abducted child.â
Colville police officer Rex Newport, a 15-year veteran of the Colville Police Department, was charged with seven criminal counts, including four felonies involving alleged sexual encounters with women while in uniform that date back to 2011, according to documents filed in Stevens County Superior Court Friday afternoon.
"Our office did file charges (against Newport) today," said Stevens County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Rasmussen. "The prosecution will be handled by by the Washington State Attorney General's Office."
The Federal Government will be closed as current funding expired on September 30, 2013. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is very much aware that any lapse in appropriations imposes hardships on those we serve. Due to this event, the Little Pend Oreille and Inland Northwest National Wildlife Refuge Complex offices and refuges will be closed to the public.
Community members gathered along the highway outside of the National Park Service (NPS) ranger station in Kettle Falls last Wednesday, and in front of the Stevens County Courthouse Friday morning to protest the agencyâs handling of a noise compliant that turned violent at the Kettle River Campground on Sept. 14.
Itâs not every day that a local school gets credence from a national magazine regarding its teaching model. Thatâs exactly what happened, though, when Kettle Falls Elementary School (KFES) was praised for its Expeditionary Learning (EL) program in the upcoming October issue of Parents magazine, an American mass circulation monthly magazine that features scientific information on child development geared to help parents in raising their children. The magazine sells an average of 1000,000 copies per month.
Last week there were two jury trials in District Court. One trial was a DUI and the other was Burning without a Permit.
The second annual Juvenile Diabetes Walk is ready for a reÂŹpeat of last year, except bigger and better. The event, which takes place adjacent to the Kettle Falls Swimming Pool, raises money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (J DRF). The walk will be held Sunday, Sept. 29 with check-in at noon and the walk starting at 1 p.m.
âLast year was awesome,â praises event chair Amy Miller. âI was thrilled at how the community turned out for the event. We had people of all ages, families, singles, old, youngâit was great to see how much people care.â
A shooting at Kettle River Campground in Ferry County left one man injured with a gunshot wound and another man in jail, according to Washington State Patrol Detective Ryan Spangler. According to Spangler, the shooting happened when two National Park Service Rangers went to investigate a noise complaint around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday. The incident reportedly happened when two rangers responded to the complaint and they attempted to gain access to a houseboat moored at the campground. An altercation ensued with the houseboat owner Mike Sublie.
A Colville man who had recently been released from prison is back in custody after a drug-induced confrontation with local law enforcement after he barricaded himself in the bathroom of a local residence. David Mullins, 24, walked in the front door of a home in the 900 block of South Summit Street in Colville at about 9:30 p.m. on August 25, according to the Colville Police report. Upon arrival on scene, Colville Police contacted the 66-year-old female homeowner who said Mullins grabbed her before she was able to break away.