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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.

Watch for endangered runaway from Coeur d'Alene

Watch for endangered runaway from Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene Police detectives are searching for endangered runaway 17-year-old Nicole Rene Agnew. She was reported missing by her mother on October 6th. She stated her daughter had run away from home on October 1, but been spotted as recently as October 7 in the Coeur d'alene City Park with a 22-year-old man named Derek Harrington.

Nicole's mother believes Nicole may have left the area for Spokane, but could return and is using the City Link bus for transportation.

Nicole is 5'8”, 135 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call Coeur d'Alene police at (208) 769-2320.

Teen killed by bus at Incredible Corn Maze

Teen killed by bus at Incredible Corn Maze

Update 10/11/2014 1 p.m.: The Incredible Corn Maze released the following statement on their Facebook page:

"We are sorry to announce that all attractions, including the free drive inn movie has been cancelled for the remainder of the weekend. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. Please check back as we will continue to make posts regarding operations. Thank you."

Update 10/11/2014 11:40 a.m.: The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office released the following information on their Facebook page:

Man charged after submerged car found off boat ramp

What started as a response to the 3rd Street Boat Ramp Friday morning on a report of a car submerged in Lake Coeur d'Alene ended with the car's owner in hot water with Coeur d'Alene police.

Police responded to the ramp at 8:28 a.m. where they found a car 100 feet from the shore submerged under six feet of water. Two officers jumped in the water and waded out to the car in a search for victims, but found no one inside the car thankfully.

The Kootenai County Dive Team also responded to the boat ramp, entered the water and verified no one was inside.

And there was a twist to the case. The car's owner, Kyle Dubiel, called police to report that he had been kidnapped at gunpoint and also confirmed the vehicle was unoccupied. Officers interviewed Dubiel further and determined he had fabricated his kidnapping story.

Dubiel has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and making a false report to police.

There's no word yet on how his car ended up underwater 100 feet from the shoreline.

Idaho reports first flu related death of season

The Panhandle Health District reported the first death from the flu from the 2014 - 2015 season on Wednesday.

A woman over the age of 65 in Kootenai County died due to complications associated with the flu. This was not only the first flu related death, but also the first confirmed influenza case in the sate of Idaho this season.

Lately, many people have been worried about the Enterovirus, and with good reason, as there is currently no specific treatment for the virus. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is hoping all the talk about the Enterovirus will help raise awareness about another serious virus: Influenza.

With almost 700 cases of Enterovirus confirmed from mid-August to now, the numbers are small compared to the flu. According to the Panhandle Health District, the flu infects five to twenty percent of people every year, and causes more than 200,000 hospitalizations across the country, and kills up to 30,000 to 40,000 Americans every year.

Health officials say there's no reason not to get vaccinated for the flu, but less than half of the people in our country get vaccinated.

CDA police search for armed bank robber

Authorities are searching for a man suspected of robbing a Coeur d'Alene Global Credit Union branch at gunpoint on Saturday afternoon.

The suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of money at the location at 320 E Neider around 1:50 p.m.

Coeur d'Alene Police and FBI agents are still looking for the suspect. He is described as a white male in his 40s with a darker complexion wearing a ball cap.

The FBI says they're following leads, and ask the public to call the Coeur d'Alene Police if you see the suspect at 208-769-2320.

Working 4 you: American spending shows positive signs for the economy

Working 4 you: American spending shows positive signs for the economy

Some good news for the economy. Americans are spending more!

Purchases of durable goods, such as furniture and cell phones are increasing. For the month of August, purchasing of such items increased 2% in America. That may not seem like a lot, but compare that to an increase of only 0.1% in July.

This is according to data released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

But what drove the August rush in spending?

The biggest factor was auto sales, everything from cars to parts, which accounted for half the gains.

People typically don't make big purchases like cars unless they feel confident in the economy and their personal finances.

Overall, consumer spending increase a total of 0.5% in August.

Economists say the increase in spending is a good sign for the economy. Some say buyers are a critical indicator of the economy's health since they make up a majority of how much product gets produced in the United States.

After the financial crisis in 2008 and the recession, people cut back heavily on purchases. But, as more people are finding jobs, that should translate into more spending.