Category: News in Brief

Man indicted in Wohali shooting

By Cameron Rasmusson
Reader Staff

A suspect in the death of Robert Cameron Hegseth Wohali faces charges of second-degree murder.

Michael Ryan McDermott, 47, was indicted this week for alleged …

Downtown fire ruled accidental

By Cameron Rasmusson
Reader Staff

Idaho state fire marshals ruled out arson last week in its investigation of the First Avenue fire that gutted historic downtown buildings in February, but …

Navy barge capsizes in Bayview

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

A barge used in submarine testing at the U.S. Naval Acoustic Research Detachment in Bayview capsized in February, Navy officials confirmed last week.

Navy Times

The road to decision

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

It’s no secret that Bonner County officials dread choosing which of the county’s 679 roads get hard-surfaced and which do not.

Road and Bridge Director …

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