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Man drives car into Lake Coeur d'Alene

Around 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon, a man crashed his car into Lake Coeur d'Alene.�

It happened on Coeur d'Alene Lake Drive in between Silver Beach and Sunny Side Road. Witnesses say the white Subaru broke through a road barrier, then rolled several times before landing in the lake.�

Two witnesses went into the water and were able to pull the driver to shore. Coeur d'Alene police say the 66-year-old driver is in critical condition. His family has not yet been contacted, so the department is not releasing his name as of now.�

A dive team was launched, but police say no one else was found in the surrounding water.�

The cause of the crash is under investigation.�

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Rescuers pull man from car in Lake Coeur d'Alene

Rescuers pulled a man out of his car after he crashed it into Lake Coeur d'Alene on Saturday afternoon.

The incident happened around 1 p.m. on Coeur d'Alene Lake Dr. in between Silver Beach and Sunny Side Rd.

Lt. Stu Miller of the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office said one witness saw the driver, who was traveling eastbound on Coeur d'Alene Lake Drive, leave the road, but it isn't clear why.

"We had two other witnesses say they went into the water after him and were able to get him to shore," said. Lt. Miller.

The man was taken to Kootenai Health in critical condition. Fortunately, the driver wasn't in the 41 degree water for more than a few minutes. Deputies said the conditions could have caused hypothermia.

Officials said the man broke through a barrier and rolled several times before landing in the lake.

"In the water, he was about 30 feet from the shoreline, the car was under about six feet, luckily he didn't go any further because where the car was at, at the point where it stopped at, was on a ledge and that ledge drops off into some very deep water," Lt. Miller said.

Juvenile burglars caught in C'dA theft cases

Juvenile burglars caught in C'dA theft cases

On December 18, 2014, the Coeur d’Alene Police Department was notified by a concerned parent that their juvenile was in possession of possible stolen property. After initial contact by patrol officers, detectives were called in. Through a review of the property recovered, and interviews with the suspects, it was determined two juveniles were responsible for over two dozen Coeur d’Alene burglaries and thefts in the past few months.

 

The areas most impacted by these offenders were in District 84, which is the area north of Interstate 90 and west of Highway 95. The specific neighborhoods victimized were the Rockwood Lodge Apartments, Park Place Apartments, Coeur d’Alene Place, neighborhoods near Fairway Gas Station, Oak Crest Park and Indian Meadows.

 

Kootenai County Sheriff's Office patrol sergeants embody true service to the community

Kootenai County Sheriff's Office patrol sergeants embody true service to the community

Sergeant Jon Brandel was patrolling in the City of Dalton Gardens on December 12 when he saw a small sedan heading eastbound on Hanley Ave., just after 5:00 p.m. The car was traveling at a very slow pace with several other cars following.


Sergeant Brandel reported it appeared the driver of the car was having some difficulty, and kept pulling into the bicycle lane. He stopped the car and contacted the driver, who turned out to be an 89 year old Dalton Gardens resident.

 

The driver told Sergeant Brandel she couldn’t see well, and was just trying to get back to her house. She went on to say she had gone to the store for groceries because she had been out for a few days and was starting to get hungry. She said she hadn’t planned on being out so long and when she started for home, it became dark and started to rain, so she was having difficulty locating her residence.


As Sergeant Brandel was attempting to locate a family member to assist her, Sergeant Ward Crawford arrived on scene and stayed with her.

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Cd'A Public Library to host Open Mic Night as part of new program aimed at Millennials

Cd'A Public Library to host Open Mic Night as part of new program aimed at Millennials

The Coeur d'Alene Public Library is working to create programs that appeal to the 20 and 30 somethings in the community.

On Thursday, January 8th from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., the library will host is debut event for Millennial Meetups, which is geared toward people in their 20s and 30s.

The kick off event will be an Open Mic Night. Participants can share a song, a poem, their writing, a stand-up routine, or whatever other forms of performance they'd like to share. The library will provide microphones, an audio hookup with standard 1/8th inch stereo plug, coffee, and other refreshments. Participants just need to bring their talent.

Sign ups will begin at 5:45 p.m. on January 8th, and will be located in the library Community Room at 702 E. Front Ave.

The library expects to host monthly Millennial Meetups programs in the immediate future. People can share their own suggestions for what they'd like to see the library offer. To submit these suggestions, or to receive more information, contact the library at info@cdalibrary.org or call 208-769-2315.

Spokane County SCRAPS provides tips for keeping your pet safe from holiday hazards

Spokane County SCRAPS provides tips for keeping your pet safe from holiday hazards

Spokane County SCRAPS wants to warn pet owners of the hazards the holidays can bring to your four legged friends.


 

"Things that make the holidays a great time of year - cookies, presents, and a house full of company - can actually be hazards to our four-legged friends," said Nancy Hill, Regional Director of SCRAPS. "We advise pet owners to take a minute to make sure their house is pet friendly."


 

According to SCRAPS, here are a few holiday items that can be particularly harmful to pets:


 

  • Holiday Lighting and Candles

SCRAPS said these are especially dangerous to pets that like to chew. Electrical shock can occur when a pet chomps down on an electrical cord, causing tongue lacerations and possible death. SCRAPS suggests using LED candles instead of actual flames and place them into hard-to-reach places so that pets can not access them.


 

  • Gift Wrap Ribbon

STCU awards total of $5,000 to help teens make a difference

STCU awards total of $5,000 to help teens make a difference

A group of students from Mead High School will receive $2,500 through STCU’s Hundred Dollar Project, for making blankets for foster children at the Hutton Settlement.

 

Another Mead group received $1,500 for a separate project to help kids at Sally’s House, while a group from Coeur d’Alene’s Lake City High School received $1,000 for a literacy project.

 

See videos produced by the three winning teams at hundreddollarproject.org.