People have too much fun on St. Patrick’s Day, WSP arrests 40 people for drunk driving
Washington State Patrol is reporting that nearly 40 people were arrested over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend because of drunk driving. The Spokesman-Review reported that 24 of those arrests came in Eastern Washington, including some in Stevens County. Click here for the full story.
Gonzaga gets No. 1 seed in NCAA Tournament
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are in with a No. 1 seed for this year’s big dance, despite losing to St. Mary’s in the WCC Championship Game. Gonzaga will play at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday in Salt Lake City, facing the winner of Fairleigh Dickinson and Prarie View A&M, who meet Tuesday in Dayton. Gonzaga was 30-3 on the year and spent several weeks ranked at No. 1. Click here for the full story.
Valley Neighborhood Watch having guest speaker
Please join the Valley Neighborhood Watch at its next meeting on Monday, March 25 at 6:30 pm at the Valley Fire Hall. This will be a guest speaker meeting featuring Venus Delcambre-Morris, the Neighborhood Watch Coordinator based out of Spokane County and Deputy David Morris of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. The topic is Crime Prevention Overview.
Northern U.S. border illegal crossings increasing
Statistics by the US Customs and Border Protections agency show that the number of illegal border crossings on the Canadian border grew by 66 percent in the Spokane section from 2017 to 2019. According to statistics, at the end of the fiscal year in September, 4,316 people were apprehended near the entire northern border, which is up from 3,027 in 2017 and 2,273 in 2016. In the Spokane section, numbers increased from 208 in 2018 to 347 in 2018. Of those 347 people, 282 were from Mexico. Click here for the full story.