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Friends hope to find a home for Teresa

When Teresa Adams purchased her mobile home in 2000 she thought she finally had a home that she could build into her own castle and rebuild her life. Now, the walls of her castle are threatening to cave in and the community has stepped up to help her rebuild her kingdom.


“It’s falling apart,” said Teresa. “It’s my castle and my castle is crumbling.”

Family sues after mix-up over loaner car

An Idaho family has sued a car dealership, saying a mix-up over a vehicle they loaned while their own car was being repaired led to a harrowing incident where they were detained by armed law-enforcement officers.

The Spokesman-Review reports Casey and Sheree Bryntesen, who live near Coeur d'Alene, are seeking more than $2.2 million from Lithia Motors and Camp Automotive.

They say they were driving to a Bible study at a friend's house in June with their two children in a BMW loaned to them by Lithia's BMW dealership in Spokane, Wash., because their own car was being repaired.

They say officers pointed weapons at them and impounded the vehicle.

Sheriff's officials say the incident arose when paperwork wasn't properly filed and the car was reported stolen.

Vets angry after thieves steal Q'emiln Park plaques

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Veterans are outraged after special plaques, meant to pay tribute to those who fought for our country, were stolen from Q'emiln Park in Post Falls.

"What a sad day when someone has to go so low, and desecrate a veterans memorial, how sad," Post Falls Mayor Clay Larkin said.

For 12 years veterans have had a place just for them, a corner of Q'emiln Park dedicated to their service and sacrifice. But now, that gathering place has been desecrated.

"Dumbfounded. Why did someone do this? We are talking about veterans,"Larkin said.

Sometime last week five military plaques, each representing a different branch of the military, were stolen from the park. The theft has the local veteran community up in arms.

"I was shocked, I really was," veteran Len Crosby said. "It's a beautiful memorial and to have it vandalized in that manner is truly heartbreaking."

"It's a shame that people are so desperate to make a few bucks, that they have to desecrate something for veterans," veteran Larry Carstensen said.

Disbarred attorney Edgar Steele loses appeal

Disbarred North Idaho attorney Edgar Steele will not get a new trial for trying to hire someone to kill his wife.

Steele said there were errors in his trial that warranted a new one, but the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected his claim.

Steele, who all but dared the judge to lock him up for life before he was sentenced, is serving 50 years in prison.

"At my age, 10 years in prison is a death sentence. It doesn't matter what they give me. Hell, give me a thousand years, judge. Put me in the Guinness Book of World Records, it doesn't matter to me," Steele said.

Cyndi Steele stood by her husband, even after a pipe bomb was found under her car.

Steele made a name for himself in the 1990's when he represented Aryan Nations founder Richard Butler.

Test drive a car and earn money for Habitat for Humanity - Spokane

Test drive a car and earn money for Habitat for Humanity - Spokane

Habitat for Humanity-Spokane is an ecumenical nonprofit Christian ministry dedicated to bringing the community together to build decent, affordable housing for all people in need. Habitat-Spokane is an equal housing opportunity provider and serves qualified families from all walks of life regardless of creed.

Habitat homes are built simply and affordably through partnership with community volunteers and donations. All costs to build the homes are transferred to the family. Community support keeps building expenses low, thus reducing the cost to the family.

Habitat is a partnership program offering a hand up rather than a hand out to empower Spokane families. To qualify, eligible families invest 500 hours of their own labor (sweat equity) in building their homes as well as others. Once completed, the homes are sold to partner families at cost with a 0% mortgage held by Habitat-Spokane.

One Year since Heart Attack...Hey world, How ya doin?

One Year since Heart Attack...Hey world, How ya doin?

After any event we tend to look back after a year and discuss; after a heart attack you look back every day.

It has been a year and many changes have taken place , my diet is better but not great. I haven't picked up a cigarette and that is by far my greatest accomplishment.

I walk more than I did and use my Y membership more. Ian at Oz Fitness got my road to fitness started and I thank him for that.

Heather Gabbert discussed nutrition and still shakes her head at me. My boys appreciate that I'm here but not me cause I'm Dad and that is just how it goes.

The difference is that I appreciate them and being on earth more.  I do tend to stop and take a few moments to let something good sink in. I'll take longer at a good meal and maybe extend a conversation further because I'm caught up in learning about other people and discussing serious to silly.

The stress is still there only in different forms...to all the medical establishments waiting for that final 5-10% of the bill, sorry groceries and gas first, you'll be fine but I will pay you, it's going to take time.

49th Annual Ski Swap starts Friday

49th Annual Ski Swap starts Friday

The Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol Ski Swap & Snow Show takes place October 25-27, 2013, at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center in Spokane, Wash. The Swap will feature thousands of new and used winter goods at discounted prices, as well as bonus discounts and a free lift ticket for guests who pre-purchase their admission tickets online in advance at www.skipatrolskiswap.com.