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Capone murder trial begins Tuesday

Charles Capone is scheduled to go on trial Tuesday in Latah County for the killing of his estranged wife Rachael Anderson.

Capone is accused of murdering Anderson in 2010. Her body has never been found.

The last time anyone heard from Anderson was April 16, 2010. Court documents show she confronted Capone that night to tell him she was proceeding with getting a divorce. She was never seen or heard from again.

Several searches have been done along the Snake River for her remains but haven't turned up anything.

Without her remains prosecutors still say they can connect Capone to Anderson's murder.

The trial was delayed when the previous judge recused himself from the proceedings.

Judge Carl Kerrick will preside over Capone's trial.

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"The Streak" documentary featuring Pullman HS football ready to debut

"The Streak" documentary featuring Pullman HS football ready to debut

A soon-to-be Senior at Pullman High School is preparing to debut his pet project nearly two years in the making.

Bryan Nakata was a sophomore when a series of e-mails was shared with him, containing journal entries written in 1957 by a former student and football players. The entries detail the days leading up to a football game that would ultimately end one of the longest winning streaks for any team in the country – 35 games stretching from 1953 until October 1957.

Bryan says it's an incredible feat that has been lost in history until now. He was immediately sucked in to the story and became more interested the more he dug.

“I began to find lost stories from our school and town that I knew were important to our history,” he said. “My collection began with one yearbook out of the four years that our school library had, and five or six photos from the Whitman County Historical Society.”

Check your child's vaccinations before heading back to school

Check your child's vaccinations before heading back to school

Getting ready for back to school means getting school supplies and backpacks, but it's also the perfect time to make sure children are up-to-date on their shots. Getting all of the recommended shots is one of the most important things parents can do to protect their kids' health.

A new survey from the Washington State Department of Health shows vaccination rates are on the rise (71 percent in 2013 versus 65 percent the year before) but are still below the Healthy People 2020 goal of 80 percent, leaving many kids unprotected.

Below is a summary of shots children need:

Help identify person of interest in credit card theft

Help identify person of interest in credit card theft

The Whitman County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying two persons of interest in a case of vehicle prowling and credit card fraud.

On the evening of June 6th or early June 7th, a vehicle parked in Colton, WA was illegally entered by one of more persons. A credit card was taken and later used at two businesses in Lewiston, Idaho.

Deputies received surveillance footage from one of the businesses where the credit card was used. Based on interviews with the business' loss prevention staff and video footage (pictured above) it is believed two females in their late-teens or early-20's have information that could lead to an arrest. Both females were described as being around 5'9” or 5'10” tall.

If you recognize the individual in the photo above, please call the Whitman County Sheriff's Office at (509) 397-6266 and reference case number 14-S1690.

Leave the firewood at home to keep forests safe

Leave the firewood at home to keep forests safe

The Idaho Department of Lands is reminding outdoor enthusiasts who are planning to camp this Labor Day weekend to leave the firewood at home!

As millions of Americans head into the wilderness for a weekend of fun, many bring their own firewood, not realizing that they put the nation's forests at risk by potentially spreading tree-killing pests. While most of these pests can't travel far on their own, many can hitchhike undetected on firewood, later emerging and starting infestations in new locations hundreds of miles away.

The Don't Move Firewood campaign began in 2007 as a response to the rapid spread of the emerald ash borer, an Asian beetle brought to the US in pre-packaged wood and responsible for killing 100 million ash trees since the early 1990's.

More than 450 other non-native forest insects and diseases are also established in the United States, many spread the same way.

Upcoming construction closing access to airport

Upcoming construction closing access to airport

The contractor working on the Highway 2/Spokane Airport interchange has adjusted their schedule and issued a revised plan for on and off-ramp closures while workers grind out old pavement and lay a new asphalt surface.

The full closures are limited to single-lane ramp sections where the roadway will be blocked during the work. The most intense work will be scheduled during hours when traffic counts are lowest.

During the following days and hours, single-lane segments of on and off ramps leading to and from Spokane International Airport on Highway 2 and Sunset Highway will be fully closed. Signed detours will direct drivers to and from Spokane International Airport. Drivers should expect slow traffic, congestion and delays on the detour routes. Travelers are urged to allow plenty of extra time to reach their destinations during these periods to avoid missing flight connections.

There will be no work from 5 am Friday, August 29 until 7 pm Tuesday, September 2.

 

WSU student planners feature rival school on cover

WSU student planners feature rival school on cover

Students at Washington State University did a double-take when they received their free student planners from The Bookie this week. The cover features a picture of a cougar, the iconic Bryan clock tower and a building that was a little harder to identify.

Down at the very bottom of the cover, with beautiful brick and elegant cherry trees is Savery Hall, a building located at the heart of the campus of WSU's sworn rival – the University of Washington.

Distraught manager Leslie Martin at WSU's bookstore The Bookie says they are aware of the problem and are working with the vendor to come to a solution. The planners are no longer being handed out, but the ones that have been released are not being collected.

There is no word on whether the school will receive a refund or whether a reprint with a corrected cover is in the works. Meanwhile, a photo of the planner is quickly making the rounds online drawing amusement and criticism.