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5th Annual Millwood Daze will benefit Meals on Wheels

5th Annual Millwood Daze will benefit Meals on Wheels

The fifth annual Millwood Daze is set to take over Dalton Street on Saturday, August 24th, beginning at 8 am. The event will benefit Meals on Wheels of Spokane.

Here is the calendar of the day's events:

  • 8am-12pm—Country Breakfast
  • 9am—5K Race
  • 10:30am—Dachshund Race
  • 11:45 am—World's Largest Wagon Parade
  • 12:30pm—Robotics Show

ArtFest and the Vintage Motorcycle Show will be going all day. There will also be a free movie at dusk. Food, vendors, entertainment and games will be going from 8am to 3pm.  

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Teen suspect to be charged as adult in murder of WWII vet

Teen suspect to be charged as adult in murder of WWII vet

A juvenile arrested in connection with the murder of 88-year-old Delbert Belton will be charged as an adult on counts of First Degree Murder and First Degree Robbery.

16-year-old Demetrius Glenn was arrested Thursday night just before midnight in connection with the murder. He is being held in juvenile detention.

Glenn will make an appearance at 1:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon.

Delbert "Shorty" Belton was attacked by two males outside the Eagles Lodge Wednesday night and passed away Thursday morning.

Police say the second suspect is still at large.

A report from the Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office says Belton died of blunt facial and head injuries.

A candlelight vigil will be held for Belton outside the Eagles Lodge Friday night at 8:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to join friends and family to honor Delbert "Shorty" Belton.

Friends of WWII veteran beaten to death grieving his passing

Friends of WWII veteran beaten to death grieving his passing

Friends of the Spokane WWII veteran beaten to death in a parking lot hope the attackers are caught and justice is served.

On Wednesday night, 88-year-old WWII veteran Delbert "Shorty" Belton was sitting in his car when he was attacked by two men in their teens or early 20's.

Betty, who asked we not use her last name, was friends with Belton for decades and had breakfast with him the day he was attacked.

"He didn't deserve this," said Betty.

"It's so senseless and unnecessary," she added.

Betty said Belton was a kind man who loved to dance.

"He was just a nice person for God's sake. I don't think Shorty had a mean bone in his body," said Betty.

Betty can't understand why anyone would attack her friend. She hopes the suspects will be caught sooner than later.

"What is this world coming to anyway? They are raising a bunch of idiots. I mean how would they like someone to do that to them? When they get 88 years old ? But I don't know if they will live to be 88, surely they will go to jail," she said.

Pool season comes to a close across Spokane

Pool season comes to a close across Spokane

It's been a hot summer and while there are still some warm days ahead the swim season is starting to wind down across the city. There's only two days to enjoy the water before the majority of the area's pools settle down into winter hibernation. 

 

Spokane Valley Pools

  • Park Road Pool open through August 24th
  • Valley Mission Pool open through August 24th with the Paws in the Pool event on the 25th and 26th
  • Terrace View Pool will be open through September 2nd

 

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Who's saving camp for kids with cancer

Who's saving camp for kids with cancer

Summer camp is a chance for new experiences, freedom, fun. My kids said going to camp has been some of the best times of their lives.  For kids with cancer, camp is extra special. It's an escape from their reality; a chance to be with other kids who know exactly what they're going through.

Back in March, the National Office of the American Cancer Society announced it would no longer fund camps across the nation, including the local “Camp Goodtimes East.”  The locally owned camp provides a medically supervised, week-long camp for children battling the effects of cancer.

Worst of this year's fire season still to come

It's been a nice long hot summer in the Spokane area, but our perfect weather for boating and swimming has also set the stage for fast moving wildfires.

On Tuesday a fire north of Spangle grew to more than 25 acres in less than an hour and it happened in relatively calm winds. The fire swept through a stand of trees wasn't a wind driven fire and it didn't even have the benefit of burning up hill. What the fire did have going for it was a lot of bone dry fuel and gave fire crews a preview of what's still to come.

Fires that burn up hill, like the recent fire south of Suncrest, move very quickly because the flames are pre-heating the vegetation above. However Tuesday's blaze south of Spangle defied normal fire behavior. Even though it was burning on flat terrain the relatively small fire generated a large column of rising smoke that sucked in even more air to help fan the flames.�

"This was flat terrain and the fire was driven by the fuels, that is it had generated enough heat that it was generating its own wind that was pushing the fire and that's indicative of very dry conditions," Andrew Stenbeck with the Department of Natural Resources said.

Woman charged for leaving dog in hot car while shopping

Woman charged for leaving dog in hot car while shopping

From the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service:

Today, Candace Bundrock-Brando, age 56, was charged for violations of R.C.W. 16.52.080, confinement in an unsafe manner, for leaving her dog locked in her vehicle while she went shopping in the Spokane Valley.  

SCRAPS Field Operations Manager Nicole Montano responded to a call for help from customers regarding a dog left in a vehicle unattended. Upon arrival, Montano noticed that the driver side and passenger side windows were cracked about two inches. The outside air temperature at the time was 85 degrees. The temperature inside the vehicle ranged from 109 degrees to 117 degrees. The small white dog named Gracie was panting excessively, a sign of heat stress.

Montano was able to get the driver side door unlocked and remove the dog. She put the dog inside her air-conditioned vehicle and offered her water. The dog was taken to the SCRAPS animal shelter for safe keeping until the owner was located.

Confinement in an unsafe manner is criminal misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail and up to a $1,000 fine.