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Update: WSU student recreation center evacuated

 A Washington State University student was arrested Saturday afternoon for allegedly issuing threats which led to the evacuation of the student recreation center.  

The WSU Police Department reports the incident began around noon when Dmitry Dementyve walked into the SRC.  Witnesses told officers he was acting odd and playing loud music on his phone when he told some students that 'we are all going to die today and that WSU is going to die today.'  

Dementyve then allegedly went to the basketball courts and starting tossing items around when SRC staff called 911 and evacuated the building.  Dementyve then ran out of the building and was arrested by WSU police after a short foot pursuit.  Dementyve was taken into custody for disorderly conduct and will likely to undergo a mental evaluation.  The SRC is back open.



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Snake River spring Chinook fishery starts April 19

Snake River spring Chinook fishery starts April 19

 

Two sections of the Snake River, below Ice Harbor Dam near Pasco and below Lower Granite Dam, will open to fishing for spring Chinook salmon Sunday, April 19th. Two other sections of the river – below Little Goose Dam and Clarkston – will open Thursday, April 23rd.

 

Each section of the river is scheduled to be open three days per week. Waters below Ice Harbor Dam and below Lower Granite Dam are scheduled to be open Sunday through Tuesday each week, while the Little Goose Dam and Clarkston area sections will be open Thursday through Saturday each week.

 

All four sections will remain open until further notice.

 

Jeremy Trump, district fish biologist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), said the fishery will likely remain open from four to six weeks.

 

“We have a strong run-size forecast for Columbia River spring chinook this year, so we will likely be able to sustain fishing into late May,” Trump said.

 

Moscow Rolling Hills Half Marathon to cause road closures April 12

Moscow Rolling Hills Half Marathon to cause road closures April 12

 

A marathon hosted by the Moscow Parks and Recreation Department will cause road closures this weekend.

 

The first-ever Moscow Rolling Hills Half Marathon will take place on Sunday April 12th. To ensure runner safety on the route, a portion of Mill Road, north of Highway 8 will be closed from 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

Those out traveling are asked to use an alternate route for any transportation that day.

 

The Full route for the event includes the official start on Mill Road, continuing north to Robinson Park Road, east on Robinson Park Road to Wallen Road then east to Teare Road, south on Teare Road to Kasper Road, east on Kasper Road to Larson Road, north on Larson Road to Wallen road, west on Wallen Road to Robinson Park Road to Mill Road, and south on Mill Road to the finish.

 

Local partnership works to prevent drowning by offering discounts on life jackets

Local partnership works to prevent drowning by offering discounts on life jackets

 

As the weather continues to warm up, more and more boaters will be hitting the water.

 

To encourage safe boating, the Washinton State Drowning Prevention Network, Safe Kids Washington, and the Spokane Regional Health District have partnered with Big 5 Sporting Goods to previde 25% off coupons on life jackets.

 

These coupons can be used at any Big 5 Sporting Goods from April 1st through September 30th 2015 in Washington and North Idaho.

 

Coupins are available online on the Spokane Region Health District's website: CLICK HERE.

 

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Area restauranteur will discuss food waste challenges and solutions in April 14 free lecture

Area restauranteur will discuss food waste challenges and solutions in April 14 free lecture

 

Issues about food waste will be addressed by area restaurateur Jim Harbour at the free, public Washington State University common reading lecture at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in Todd Hall 130.

 

The presentation is tied to issues in this year’s common reading book, “Garbology: American’s Love Affair with Trash,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward Humes.

 

Harbour, owner of Pullman’s Porch Light Pizza and co-owner of Southfork Public House, plans to touch on the challenges of waste in the food industry as well as innovations for addressing such waste.

 

“Jim brings insight into issues of food waste from his business experience as well as from his experience as a faculty member in the School of Hospitality Business Management in the WSU Carson College of Business,” said Karen Weathermon, co-director of the common reading program.  

 

Visual artists needed for Moscow's Broadsides on the Bus

Visual artists needed for Moscow's Broadsides on the Bus

 

Submissions are needed for The Moscow Arts Commission's 3rd annual Broadsides on the Bus.

 

Visual artists are asked to submit new or existing artwork that complements any of the excerpts from four selected poems. The poems included in the call for visual artists are "Meditation by Chickens" by Stephen Siperstein, "Excerpt from Earth Body" by Kristen George Bagdanov, "Conversation between Fox and Field" by Cecily Parks, and "Firefighters Walk into Mountain Sports" by Derek Sheffield.

 

The winning visual art, selected by a Committee of the Moscow Arts Commission, will be turned into tabloid-sized broadsides which will include the selected exerts paired with the winning artwork. These broadsides will be displayed on City buses and in the Transit Center.

 

An opening reception revealing the winning pairings will occur at 4:00 p.m. on June 12th during the Moscow Artwalk, and the work will be left on display through the week of June 22nd.

 

Whitman County to increase DUI patrols for upcoming weekends

Whitman County to increase DUI patrols for upcoming weekends

 

The Pullman Police Department announced Wednesday that DUI emphasis patrols will be held across Whitman County during the weekends of April 10-12 and April 24-25.

 

These patrols are funded with local support from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission and the Spokane County Target Zero Task Force, and aim to keep Washington roadways safe by removing impaired drivers. In addition to the Pullman Police Department, other local agencies will be involved in the DUI patrol including the Whitman County Sheriff's Office, WSU Police Department, and the Colfax Police Department.