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Weekend Wild Card — 10.25-26.2014

Oct. 24, 2014 10:46 p.m. - Updated: 10:59 p.m.

I'll get word to you about our friend Patrick Jacobs as soon as I can Saturday. I have a family commitment Saturday AM and into the early PM. So I can't guarantee letting you know immediately. You can also follow the thread on Patrick's Facebook site. Keep Patrick and his family in your thoughts and prayers tonight and this weekend. Here's your Wild Card …

… And a note from Patrick's uncle, Dan English: “I want to at least say once on behalf of the family of Patrick (uncles, aunts, cousins, mom and dad) how much we all appreciate the good thoughts, sincere prayers,and meaningful mentions … we all thank you and pray in turn you never have to walk in our shoes.”


Parting Shot — 10.24.14

Oct. 24, 2014 4:53 p.m. - Updated: 4:56 p.m.

A young woman cries as she waits at a church earlier today, where students were taken to be reunited with parents following a shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash. Jaylen Fryberg, a freshman at the school and a Homecoming Prince, was identified as the shooter, who killed one, wounded 4 others before killing himself. Story here. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)


TGIF Wild Card — 10.24.14

Oct. 24, 2014 4:48 p.m. - Updated: 10:50 p.m.

It has been a difficult afternoon at Huckleberries Central, after news of Patrick Jacobs' medical condition came to light. Patrick (aka OrangeTV) has graced us with his restaurant reviews, fashion opinions and offbeat thoughts since almost the beginning of Huckleberries. I'll keep you posted on his condition. Meanwhile, a family member told me repeatedly to ask Hucks Nation to pray for Patrick at Kootenai Health. I'll post an update if I get one this weekend. Otherwise, I'll see you back here Monday …


Prayers For Patrick

Oct. 24, 2014 4:43 p.m. - Updated: 4:43 p.m.

A number of commenters on Patrick Jacobs' Facebook page are calling for thoughts and prayers for the long-time Huckleberries commenter, Miks bartender, and restaurant reviewer. Huckleberries has learned that Patrick collapsed this morning and was taken by ambulance to Kootenai Health — and is very ill. A family member confirmed the situation for me moments ago, asking that readers here keep Patrick in prayers this afternoon and tonight.


Gay Massachusetts Couple Complains

Oct. 24, 2014 4:28 p.m. - Updated: 4:36 p.m.

Spokesman Keith Erickson of the city of Coeur d'Alene sent Huckleberries this news release moments ago: “On October 23, 2014, the Coeur d’Alene Police Department received a call from a married individual in Massachusetts complaining that she wanted to have a “ceremony” at the Hitching Post in Coeur d’Alene but was refused.  The complaint was investigated and referred to the city prosecuting attorney’s office on October 24, 2014, for review. After reviewing the allegations and investigation the prosecutor has declined to pursue criminal charges because the Hitching Post is a religious corporation that is exempt from the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance.”



PM Scanner Traffic — 10.24.14

Oct. 24, 2014 4:19 p.m. - Updated: 4:26 p.m.

Coeur d'Alene Police Chief Lee White speaks at the Kootenai County Democratic Club luncheon at the Iron Horse today. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen)

  • 3:55 p.m. Post Falls Police Department activities report Oct. 23-24 here.
  • 3:45 p.m. Kootenai County Sheriff's Office property crimes report here.
  • 3:30 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Oct. 23-24 here.
  • 3:16 p.m. Driver of black Toyota pickup w/camper shell possibly DUI @ NW Blvd/Seltice Way, CdA.
  • 3:10 p.m. A silver ladder is lying on the freeway @ I-90/MP 5.7 (Seltice Way/Post Falls).
  • 3:01 p.m. Someone has been injured in a fall @ 16000 block of Ford Road/Worley.
  • 2:33 p.m. Male in beanie in alley behind Zips/7th & Sherman is suspect in theft last night.
  • 1:37 p.m. 40YO male gashed arm in a fall during a seizure @ 400 block of W. Pleasant Lane/Post Falls.
  • 1:19 p.m. Someone suffering a seizure @ St. Dominic's School, 20274 W. Riverview/Post Falls.
  • 1:03 p.m. Hit-and-run accident reported @ 504 N4th St/Midtown CdA.
  • 12:20 p.m. 2-vehicle crash reported @ H95/MP 374 (Isabel Road, near Tensed), unknown injuries.
  • 12:19 p.m. Someone has found bag of animal bones @ Lancaster/English Point, Hayden Lake.
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Cutline Contest — 10.24.14

Oct. 24, 2014 4:08 p.m. - Updated: 5:07 p.m.

Time 2 Vote …

Facts: Visitors sit inside a sculpture titled “We're Frying Out Here” created by artist Andrew Hankin at Sculpture By The Sea, in Sydney, Australia, earlier today. You write the cutline. (AP photo)

Thursday Winner — Psalm 37, with 8 likes: “After further plastic surgery Renee Zellweger is again unrecognizable on the Red Carpet,” and Runnerup — Randy Myers, with 6 likes: “Migi thrilled the crowd on the red carpet with a classic deLorenta sporting a plunging waistline.” You can see Thursday Photo & all Cutline Contest entries here.


Idaho GOP Gives Ybarra $5K

Oct. 24, 2014 3:37 p.m. - Updated: 3:38 p.m.

The Idaho Republican Party has kicked $5,000 into Sherri Ybarra’s run for state superintendent. The Wednesday donation follows similar $5,000 donations to Gov. Butch Otter’s re-election bid and state Rep. Lawerence Denney’s run for secretary of state. In all three races, Republicans have lagged behind Democrats in fundraising. Ybarra, a Mountain Home school administrator, listed slightly more than $22,000 in her latest finance report, filed Oct. 10, while Idaho Falls consultant Jana Jones raised more than $63,000/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.


HucksOnline Blogos — 10.24.14

Oct. 24, 2014 2:59 p.m. - Updated: 3:22 p.m.

Bruce Wakeman, center, of Spokane Valley, states his views about same sex marriage during a small rally in front of City Hall in Coeur d'Alene on Friday. A small rally of about 10 people was in support of The Hitching Post refusing to marry same sex couples. They took steps to be recognized as a religious organization, which in turn would give them exemption by the City of Coeur d'Alene. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka)

HucksOnline numbers (for Thursday, Oct. 23): 9648 page-views/6454 unique views


Otter Fires Back At Balukoff

Oct. 24, 2014 1:40 p.m. - Updated: 1:43 p.m.

Otter's ad hitting back at Balukoff re: private prison scandal.

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has launched a new TV ad striking back at Democratic challenger A.J. Balukoff, and defending Otter’s handling of a prison scandal. It’s the first time that Otter’s campaign has directly mentioned Balukoff in one of its ads, though two outside groups have been running ads attacking Balukoff and trying to tie him to President Barack Obama/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.


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