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Wolf tracks Sheriff Deputy while on abandoned vehicle call

Wolf tracks Sheriff Deputy while on abandoned vehicle call

A Nez Perce County Sheriff's Deputy had a little extra company late Thursday morning when he responded to an abandoned vehicle call.

Senior Patrolman Kevin Messelt says he was up in the Soldier's Meadow area about a half mile north of Country Rose Lane dealing with a vehicle that was off the road due to someone joyriding a couple of days ago. The area has about a foot of snow and was 2°, he says.

Why 2013 was actually the Year of the Cat

Why 2013 was actually the Year of the Cat

From WSU News:

The Chinese Year of the Snake ended in 2013, but judging by all the tail swishing it shaped up to be the Year of the Cat.


Consider what took place:

Illusionist attempts to break Houdini's record

Illusionist attempts to break Houdini's record

Illusionist Jay Owenhouse will attempt to become the fastest person to escape from a straightjacket while hanging upside down - a record of 90 seconds was set by Harry Houdini nearly one hundred years ago.

The event is happening at River Park Square on Saturday, September 21 at 2:00 p.m.

Mr. Owenhouse will bring his complete show to the INB Performing Arts Center on Saturday, September 28 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Official News Release from Jay Owenhouse:

Even though Harry Houdini died 87 years ago! He still holds the World Record for the Fastest Escape  From A Straight Jacket While Hanging Upside Down! The Record-90 Seconds!

Saturday 9/21 River Square Mall at 2:00pm-World Renown Illusionist and Escape Artist- Jay Owenhouse  will attempt for the first time to break Harry Houdini’s Record of  90 Seconds –With A little added motivation!

It's Called -The Jaws Of Death.. 1200lbs. Of Steel and Razor Sharp Teeth! The 10 inch razor sharp teeth inside the jaws are strategically positioned to puncture every Vital Organ in the Human Body! 

World's largest grill returns to Spokane Valley

World's largest grill returns to Spokane Valley

This weekend, crowds at Valleyfest can check out The Big Taste Grill - an enormous touring grill that cooks 750 brats in an hour.

On Saturday, September 21, the grill will be in action from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The following day, Sunday, September 22, you can check out The Big Taste grill from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Valleyfest is held at Mirabeau Parkway in the Spokane Valley

Dementia Patient Leads Police on Slow Chase

Dementia Patient Leads Police on Slow Chase

LEWISTON, ID - There were no injuries and no charges filed last night after an elderly dementia patient took a car from a care facility and led police on a short slow-speed pursuit along Snake River Avenue. According to the Lewiston Police Department, the 90-year-old man took the car of an employee at the Lewis-Clark Care Center in the 1600 block of 10th Avenue at about 9:15 p.m.

Spokane-Style Beer is Federally Approved

Spokane-Style Beer is Federally Approved

No-Li Brewhouse has been crafting beer in the Northwest since 1993. Their branding pays homage to their love of Spokane and the region. Now, No-Li has put Spokane on the map as a major force in the world of craft brews. Earlier this week No-Li announced that they have gotten federal approval for a new style of craft beer. Spokane-Style.


What makes a beer Spokane-Style? Well, first off it must be brewed and packaged in Spokane. But the origin of the beer goes beyond that. To be classified as Spokane-Style all the ingredients must come from within 300 miles of the city. Naturally, all of No-Li beers fall under the category of Spokane-Style.


No-Li attributes its close to home ingredients for driving its demand in other areas of the country. Whole Foods carries it in Washington D.C. and the largest liquor stores in Colorado have started selling the brand as well. No-Li is on tap both at Safeco Field and Century Link Field in Seattle.


Zags join Harlem Shake craze

Just as many thought the Harlem Shake craze was coming to an end, the Gonzaga men's basketball team gave it a gust of relevancy in the Inland Northwest.

On its way back from a WCC championship run in Las Vegas the Zags recorded their own Harlem Shake video with Naismith Award finalist Kelly Olynyk serving as the leader of the shake, (which, if you aren't familiar with the fad, is the guy who starts humping air first.)

"Don't care how late we are, had fun doing that video! lol #betterlatethannever," point guard Kevin Pangos tweeted.

The Zags did their shake on a plane, which has raised eyebrows before when a Colorado State student led the dance on a Frontier flight. The FAA said it would investigate that case, no word yet about the Zags' video.

This year's team is no stranger to the viral video: Guards Kevin Pangos, Kyle Dranginis, Drew Barham and Rem Bakamus made a popular trick shot video that is brought up during most Zag broadcasts.