Hoopfest player revived after clinically dying on court; wife says he's 'doing great' at hospital and 'very fortunate to be alive'

<p><p>A 68-year-old Hoopfest player was revived after collapsing on a court and clinically dying Saturday morning.</p></p><p><p>Dave Huss, a personal injury attorney from Everett and a Gonzaga University School of Law graduate, was “doing great” and in “good spirits” at the hospital Saturday afternoon, according to Huss’ wife, Jan.</p></p><p><p>“They just said he’s very fortunate to be…Continue Reading

Vulnerable man missing in Pend Oreille County

<p><p>From staff reports</p></p><p><p>A 72-year-old man who’s considered vulnerable because of several medical conditions has been missing since leaving his Cusick, Washington, home on an ATV Thursday evening, deputies said.</p></p><p><p>The Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office said Donald A. Waller left his home near milepost 406 of Highway 20 around 5:30 p.m. Thursday. He suffers from dementia…Continue Reading

Spokane-based Parrots Inc. named finalist for CTIA Wireless Foundation grant program

<p><p>Spokane-based Parrots Inc. was recently named a finalist for CTIA Wireless Foundation’s Catalyst grant program.</p></p><p><p>The grant program seeks to fund solutions that leverage 5G and wireless technologies to connect communities.</p></p><p><p>Parrots Inc. developed “Polly,” an artificially intelligent device that can be perched on a wheelchair or bedside.</p></p><p><p>When paired with a laptop or tablet, “Polly” provides a…Continue Reading

Killer vows to 'do whatever I can to make it hurt less' after mother of man shot in Airway Heights forgives him during emotional speech at sentencing

<p><p>The family of Jeffrey T. Hayes expressed being haunted by thoughts of his killing, but offered forgiveness to Shawn Cottingham, who pleaded guilty Friday to manslaughter and robbery in the first-degree in connection to Hayes’ death.</p></p><p><p>Judge Rachelle Anderson sentenced Cottingham, 32, to 23 years in prison.</p></p><p><p>Hayes, 48, <a href=”https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2021/dec/21/court-documents-two-people-involved-in-the-fatal-s” target=”_blank”>was found dead</a> in a vacant…Continue Reading

Free wheelin:' EWU wheelchair basketball team, community kick off Hoopfest's return

<p><p>Hoopfest made its return from the pandemic on wheels Friday.</p></p><p><p>Three members of the Eastern Washington University wheelchair basketball team, community leaders and members of the public strapped into wheelchairs for an exhibition game at Hoopfest’s Center Court outside the U.S. Pavilion at Riverfront Park.</p></p><p><p>Some of the participants included Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier, American…Continue Reading

Man gets 20 years for killing 21-year-old at Hillyard McDonald's parking lot

<p><p>The man who shot and killed 21-year-old Christian Salazar in 2020 at a Hillyard McDonald’s parking lot will spend 20 years in prison.</p></p><p><p>A jury found Christian Robinson, who will turn 30 in August, guilty of second-degree murder last month. The first trial was declared a mistrial after the jury could not reach a verdict.</p></p><p><p>Spokane County…Continue Reading

'It's a war against women': Hundreds gather in downtown Spokane to protest overturning of Roe v. Wade

<p><p>Hundreds of people gathered to protest the Supreme Court opinion restricting abortions by overturning Roe v. Wade Friday, chanting “not the church, not the state, people must decide their fate” in downtown Spokane. </p></p><p><p>Deborah Hale, 71, grabbed a sign from organizers with Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho.</p></p><p><p>As people began to gather, Hale…Continue Reading

Driver sentenced to 5 years in connection to fatal drive-by shooting near NorthTown Mall

<p><p>Thurston Scanlon, 20, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Friday in connection to a May 2021 drive-by shooting near NorthTown Mall that left 19-year-old Kash Amos dead.</p></p><p><p>Scanlon was the driver of the vehicle during the shooting that killed Amos.</p></p><p><p>Judge Annette Plese sentenced Scanlon to 60 months, with about 14 months already served, plus an additional…Continue Reading