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First the weather today:
Cloudy with a snow shower. High: 36 Low: 26.
Here are the top stories in Spokane today:
- Washington State Patrol canceled the yellow alert about missing 15-year-old Lillian R. Dixon, saying that she saw her and 36-year-old Jonathan Bowles while driving through S. Caughtpokane valley. Troopers said a tipster called it. Bowles tried to escape and after a brief chase, the two got out of their car and ran away. Bowles has been arrested and is now on his way to Spokane County Jail. (KHQ right now)
- A jury is now deliberating on the fate of a former Pasco police officer who is accused of the murder of one Spokane Sex worker in the 1980s. Closing statements were quickly made in Wednesday morning. held Richard Aguirres Murder trial. Aguirre is accused of killing Ruby Doss in 1986. (KXLY Spokane)
- Rogers High School in Spokane hosts two of the cybersecurity cadets in Washington state. (KHQ right now)
- In a DUI crash, 2 people are injured and the driver is arrested Spokane Valley. (KREM.com)
- Spokane lands on the list of the 100 Best Places to Live in America. (KXLY-Spokane)
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- SpokAnimal CARE: “You can vote every day and please share! SpokAnimal has an adoptive partner named Kitty Cantina. The couple who own it were great carers and cat advocates and we got them for Royal Canin / Greater Good Charities Feline Fo …” (Facebook)
- Spokane Parks and Recreation: “Cowley Park outside Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital is bright and cheerful in the Christmas spirit for the kids thanks to 4 News Now, Mark Peterson Kxly, Extreme Team KXLY, Ace Hardware, Directors Mortgage and Avista Utilities! 🎄🎄🎄 #Maki …” (Facebook)
- USA Botanical Gardens: “Thanks to visitor @vtjawo for sharing these photos from your visit to our outdoor vacation exhibition! These trains chug through our models of 13 farms around the world made up of hundreds of different parts of plants. Shown in the photo …” (Instagram)
- Washington wine: “#WAwine and joy. 🍷🍇💃🏼.. Visit @chateaustemichelle to see what they’re up to on those weekends that – spoiler alert – include wine and joy. 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽.” (Instagram)
- USA Botanical Gardens: “A beautiful riot of reds, oranges and purples on this Nuttall oak (Quercus texana) native to the southern United States” (Instagram)
- USA Botanical Gardens: “The river birch (Betula nigra ‘Little King’ Fox Valley) has beautiful peeling bark.” (Instagram)
- Spokane Firefighters: “Spokane Firefighters delivered food on wheels to Spokane with Santa Claus today 🎅🏽” (Facebook)
- SpokAnimal CARE: “Need a new best friend to share the Christmas cheer with? We have exactly what you’re looking for! We’ll be open on Wednesday December 8th and Friday December 10th from 11am – 4:30 pm at 710 N. … “(Facebook)
- Spokane County Sheriff’s Office: UPDATE: Homicide Investigation – Hayford Road The Spokane County Coroner’s Office has identified the deceased found in a field near N. Hayford Road and W. Balmer Road as 48-year-old Jeffrey Hayes. His cause of death was … “(Facebook)
- Spokane County Sheriff’s Office: UPDATE: Derek T. Wickham has been admitted to Spokane County Jail on two vehicle robbery charges. ### Suspected disabled driver charged after driving in Tree Spokane Valley.
- Visit Spokane: “Have a magical evening under the stars and reserve one of these outdoor Grand Terrace Igloos at the Davenport Grand Hotel. ⭐❄️ 📸: @ davenportgrand #visispokane #outootigloo # spokaneholidays ” (Instagram)
- Spokane County Sheriff’s Office: “Wanted kidnapping suspect and amber alert focus found and arrested – juvenile woman safe and reunited with Spokane Valley MPs, Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies, and Washington State Patrol Troopers on a call …” (Facebook)
- SpokAnimal CARE: “On Wednesday, December 8th, at 9:00 am Petsmart South has two house cats available for adoption. More kittens will be arriving around noon, including three 3-month-old kittens. I hope if you are interested in a kitten come out and meet our kitties – 4919 S … “(Facebook)
- Public schools in Spokane: “CYBER PATRIOTS: Rogers High School Air Force Junior ROTC’s two Cyber Patriot teams are ranked 2nd and 4th out of 27 Washington teams going to the state competition this Friday. Cadets Michael Tishchenko and Jonathan Ying are ranked 1st and 4th … “(Facebook)
- Washington State Fair: “Have you already bought your Holiday Magic tickets? Your admission includes: 💡 Light Extravaganza: Stroll through light tunnels and breathtaking light displays! 🎅🏻 Santa’s Village: Experience the many joys of Santa’s Village! P …” (Instagram)
- Visit Spokane: “Have a magical evening under the stars and reserve one of these Grand Terrace igloos outdoors at the Davenport Grand Hotel. ⭐❄️ #visispokane #outootigloo More information on reservations here: https: //www.davenporthotelcollection …” (Facebook)
- Möbius Discovery Center: “Christmas kits include Christmas crafts and activities to play and create from home over the winter break. Each kit is $ 25 with free shipping. Orders close at 5pm on Friday, December 17th: 00 o’clock or while stocks last. Buy …. ” (Facebook)
- Spokane Public Library: “The Hive looks so bright on a cold, snowy day! Artist-in-residence applications are now live. To apply for a residency position at The Hive, visit www.spokanelibrary.org.” (Facebook)
- Spokane Arena: “Watch the world famous Harlem Globetrotters celebrate World Trick Shot Day! Don’t miss out when they bring their Spread Game Tour to Spokane on Monday January 24th! Get your tickets here → https: //bit.ly/HGSpokane “(Facebook)
- The Northwest Museum for Art and Culture: “Listen to Executive Director Wes Jessup speak with Verne Windham of Spokane Public Radio about the 20th anniversary of the MAC’s campus expansion and rebranding, and future plans. Https://www.spokanepublicradio.org/post/studio- m … ” (Facebook)
- First Interstate Center for the Arts: “TIM ALL PRE-SALE! Use the promotional code TIM on https: //www.ticketswest.com/pr … to buy tickets before the public sale! Hurry, the offer ends on October 12th at 10 am!” (Facebook)
- YWCA spokesperson: “In March 2022, Spokane organizations, companies and institutions will join forces to honor the achievements of women and girls during Women’s History Month. The Spokane community is invited to participate in this national celebration through …” (Facebook )
- Spokane Riverkeeper: “Can you help us? We’re looking for a covered, secure storage place in or around Spokane for one or both of our boats and trailers. We use these boats about once a week during the high season. If you have any ideas, send us a message at hello.” @spokan … “(Facebook)
- YWCA spokesperson: “We are happy to announce that YWCA Spokane’s Women of Achievement Individual tickets are available for purchase. Don’t miss this opportunity to reserve your spot at the 40th Annual WOA Awards Luncheon on March 24th! Get your tickets! Get your tickets now!” h … “(Facebook)
- YWCA spokesperson: “Are you looking for local events this month? Check out the upcoming celebrations and events on our December community calendar! Ywcaspokane.org/community-events/” (Facebook)
- Public schools in Spokane: “Thank you very much: To all the individuals, companies and organizations who supported our gift card campaign to support the lives of students without a parent or guardian – your generosity is felt and appreciated. Our campaign ends today, D …” ( Facebook)
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– Sean Peek
About me: Sean Peek is a writer and entrepreneur with a degree in English literature from Weber State University. Over the years he has worked as a copywriter, editor, SEO specialist and marketing director for various digital media companies. He is currently the co-owner and operator of the content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.