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SCRAPS offering adoption special on cats

SCRAPS offering adoption special on cats

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) is bursting at the seams with cats! According to Shelter Operations Manager Mary Reynolds-Paullin, SCRAPS has been inundated with cats all summer and now the other local rescue groups are full.

“Our cat room is overflowing with beautiful, adoptable cats that desperately need loving homes,” Reynolds-Paullin said.

SCRAPS is offering a great cat adoption special starting on Friday, September 12th and Saturday, September 13th. Cat adoption fees will be waived and cats and kittens can be adopted for just the price of a license ($15).

SCRAPS also reminds the public that they have spay/neuter vouchers available for both cats and dogs. For the price of a pet license, SCRAPS will provide you with a ‘dollars off’ coupon to have your pet spayed or neutered.

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Spokane Police arrest stabbing suspect

The Spokane Police Department Major Crimes Unit has arrested a suspect in the September 3 stabbing that occurred in the 800 block of North Division.

21-year-old Joshua Burnette, an acquaintance of the victim, was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail on a charge of 1st Degree Assault.

On September 3, 2014, just before 6 p.m., Spokane Police responded to the report of a fight in the Wendy?s parking lot. Officers located the victim who had been stabbed and had suffered potentially life threatening injuries. Medics treated the victim at the scene and then transported him to an area hospital for where additional life-saving measures were taken.

Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives responded to the location of the incident and processed the crime scene. Information was developed from witnesses that Burnette was the suspect in the assault and that he and the victim were acquaintances. Major Crimes Detectives arrested Burnette on Wednesday.

Taco John's offering free breakfast next week

Taco John's offering free breakfast next week

Who says there's no such thing as a free meal? Next Thursday, September 18 you can get just that at any Taco John's location by just walking in and asking. The restaurant chain will be giving away their Meat & Potato Breakfast Burrito to both long-time and first-time customers until 10 am.

“Tasting is believing. We can tell people we have the best breakfast burrito in town, but they'll never know until they try one,” said Taco John's CEO Jeff Linville.

Linville says he's convinced it's both the taste and portability of their burritos that make them so popular.

“The majority of our breakfast customers visit us at the drive-thru window,” he said. “Mornings are busy and people have tight schedules. Our breakfast menu items not only taste great, they also travel very well.”

If you're worried you'll forget about the giveaway, you can set yourself up to receive a textual reminder by texting TJFREE to 95577.

Taco John's has two Spokane locations: 4017 S. Cheney Road and E. 1002 Wellesley.

Missing person alert: William Weipert

Missing person alert: William Weipert

UPDATE: William Weipert has been found.

 

The Coeur d'Alene Police Department are asking the public to be on the lookout for 56-year-old William C. Weipert of Spokane. A manager of the Lighthouse, an adult care facility in Spokane, reported him missing Wednesday.

Weipert was originally reported missing on August 23rd, than found and placed into the Kootnei County Jail on August 27. He was released September 9, but hasn't been seen or heard from since.

Weipert suffers from mental disabilities. The manager at Lighthouse is concerned for his safety and says he may be utilizing homeless services in the area.

He's described as 6 feet tall, 165 pounds with hazel eyes, long grey hair and a full grey beard. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue jacket, a blue button up shirt and a white tanktop.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call CDA Police at (208) 769-2320.

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Blessings Under the Bridge honored by People magazine

Blessings Under the Bridge honored by People magazine

If you've picked up a copy of the most recent People magazine, you may notice a hometown connection.

In between the photos of celebrity weddings and fall fashions, a shout-out to Spokane natives Mike and Jessica Kovac and their charity – Blessings Under the Bridge.

The couple were on the verge of divorce when Jessica says she began distributing bagged lunches to the homeless in downtown Spokane. Eventually her husband joined her and realized their problems that felt so big could be fixed.

Mike and Jessica emptied their savings to found Blessings Under the Bridge and have since fed thousands of people and helped some find and furnish apartments.

You can learn more about the Kovac's and Blessings Under the Bridge in our Everyday Heroes section on KXLY.com.

Avista safety tips during National Preparedness Month

Avista safety tips during National Preparedness Month

This month marks the 11th annual National Preparedness Month and creates an opportunity for Avista to remind customers about the importance of being prepared for unexpected emergencies, like the recent storms that rolled through sections of their Washington and Idaho services area.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Department of Homeland Security sponsor this national initiative and uses September to remind all Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies at home, school, work and in our communities.

As we have experienced recently, weather events like summer storms can ravage entire communities with effects lasting for days. Being prepared for severe weather like thunderstorms, wind, ice and snow storms or other natural disasters can help our residents and their families deal with the results of such events.