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    Collision kills one on Interstate 90


    A collision Sunday night along Interstate 90 west of Spokane killed at least one motorist, authorities said.

    Traffic was bottlenecked in both directions as state troopers and Spokane firefighters worked the scene of the 8:41 p.m. crash. Details were sketchy late Sunday night as troopers remained at the scene investigating.

    According to the Washington State Patrol, the crash occurred in westbound lanes at milepost 274, about five miles west of Spokane.

    CdA boat theft suspects arrested

    Two suspected thieves are in custody after authorities recovered a stolen boat Sunday morning on Lake Coeur d’Alene.

    According to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department, 20-year-old Anthony T. Brunet, of Post Falls, and 19-year-old Aaron J. Craft, of Spokane, were in a stolen 19-foot fishing boat that lost power about 1,000 yards south of Silver Beach Marina. Both were booked into Kootenai County Jail on theft charges after marine deputies boarded the boat and towed it to shore.

    Authorities were alerted to the theft about 7:10 a.m. by the boat’s owner, who spotted two men easing the craft out of its slip west of Higgins Point. The owner told deputies he hadn’t put any fuel in the boat yet this season, so authorities suspect it ran out of gas.

    Inside the boat, deputies found several items that didn’t belong to the boat’s owner, and the Sheriff’s Department suspects they may have been stolen from others in the area. The department is urging others with boats moored along Coeur d’Alene Drive to contact the department at (208) 446-1300 if they’re missing items.

    Bodies found after avalanche deaths

    JACKSON, Wyo. – Two skiers swept up in a massive avalanche while they slept were found dead Sunday after a six-day search, a Grand Teton National Park official said.

    Rescuers recovered the bodies of 27-year-old Walker Pannell Kuhl and 31-year-old Gregory Seftick after digging into about 15 feet of snow, said park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs.

    Skaggs said investigators believe Kuhl and Seftick were in their tents and inside their sleeping bags when they were swept up in an avalanche last week.

    Kuhl was from Salt Lake City, and Seftick was a Minnesota native who was living in Columbia Falls, Mont.

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