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Coeur d'Alene development evicts homeless camp

A homeless camp in Coeur d'Alene is being forced to move.

For years people with no place to go have camped on the private property, but now they have less than 24 hours to be off the land.

The camp is located behind Target, between Government Way and US-95.

The land owner is planning to develop the property and told the Coeur d'Alene police to assist in removing the temporary residents.

Stephen Marshall has been living in the homeless camp for years. He receives a disability check every month but says it's not enough to afford housing.

"I signed up for subsidized and discount housing and the�like, but there's a�two to�seven year waiting period," he says.

He adds the timing of the forced move couldn't be worse, with winter fast approaching.

"Well I don't have the health to setup another camp in November getting ready for the winter that's at hand. Not without a few strong guys who can work like I used to be able to," Marshall says.

Gar Mickelson with Kaleidoscope Community Services says most of the residents want a better life.

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Football team honors friend as special captain

A group of�6th grade football players named an unlikely�person their "Special Captain."

The Vikings Football Team played their last�game of the season on Wednesday, so some of the players decided to honor one of their friends and classmates who has a brain tumor and can't play football himself.

Karsten Fagan is a big football fan, but has never been able to play. In his twelve years of life, he's gone through 49 surgeries, radiation, and chemotherapy.

"I don't think he's ever stepped on a football field before," said Roddy Romero, a Vikings football player,�"because he's either at home or at a hospital. So it's hard. All he does is watch and he never does, so we kind of want to bring him some encouragement to go play."

On Wednesday night, Karsten got his chance to step on that field, when the 6th grade Junior Tackle Vikings named him "Special Captain" for the night.

Karsten lead the team out onto the field, and handed out a rose to his mother, just like all the other teammates.

CDA Police locate missing person

The Coeur d' Alene Police Department reports it has located Jonathan Tyler Isringhausen of Hayden, Idaho.

Isringhausen was located Monday morning in Spokane.

He had been last seen being dropped off Sunday morning at St. Pius Church located at 625 East Haycraft at approximately 10:30 a.m.

Zombie Hike returns to Riverside State Park

Zombie Hike returns to Riverside State Park

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Riverside State Park Foundation invite the public to attend the third annual “Return of the Zombies” hike in Riverside State Park.

The annual pre-Halloween event takes place from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Riverside State Park 7-Mile Airstrip, 7903 W. Missoula Road, in Nine Mile Falls.

Touted as the “scariest half-mile hike ever,” the event is open to all ages. Admission to the haunted zombie hike is $10 for adults; $5 for youths age 3-12; and free for children under 3. Adults are issued a flashlight, and kids ages 3 to 12 receive a glow-in-the-dark bracelet that come with the admission fee. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Pets are not allowed at the event.

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Local finalist in PETA's Sexiest Vegan over 50 contest

Local finalist in PETA's Sexiest Vegan over 50 contest

When you hear vegan, what's the first thing that pops into your head? It's probably not “sexy,” but that's what PETA is trying to change with their current competition for Sexiest Vegan over 50. The field has been narrowed down to just 14 men and women from around the US and one of them is from right here in Spokane.

Atania Gilmore is marking her two-year anniversary as a vegan this month. She's a runner and says it was another runner's book that encouraged her to make the change for what she calls selfish reasons.

“As a runner you're always looking for an edge,” she said.

Gilmore says it was “Eat and Run,” a book written by ultra-marathoner Scott Jurek that inspired her. In the book, Jurek explains that his record setting speeds to his vegan diet.

“I'm a turtle when I run,” said Gilmore. “I wanted to be faster so I thought it was worth a try.” So she decided to give it a try for the 30 days leading up to Thanksgiving and see if it made a difference.

Idaho food banks in need of milk

Idaho food banks in need of milk

Idaho's food pantries have a crucial need for more milk, and the Great American Milk Drive wants to make it easy to donate a gallon with the click of a mouse.

October is Idaho Hunger and Food Security Awareness Month, and United Dairymen of Idaho is encouraging people across the state to participate by making a $5 contribution for milk to their local food bank.

You can visit www.MilkLife.com/give and enter your zip code to ensure milk is delivered from the farm to a food bank in your community. You can also test “MILK” from your cell phone to 84465 to add a $5 donation to your phone bill.

According to Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, milk is one of the most requested by food bank clients, yet there is a nationwide shortage because it is rarely donated.

Free admission Oct. 25 at Museum of North Idaho

Free admission Oct. 25 at Museum of North Idaho

Saturday October 25 will be the end of the season free admission day at the Museum of North Idaho from 11 am to 5 pm. This will be one of the last days to see the feature exhibit Power to the Farm which explores how Kootenai Electric Cooperative (KEC) brought electricity to North Idaho’s rural areas beginning in 1939 and the impact it had on everyday lives. The exhibit, made possible by a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council and assistance from Kootenai Electric Cooperative, will run through October 31st.