August 26, 2013 |
Authorities released new details Monday about two teenage boys who are charged with the murder of Delbert Belton, an 88-year-old World War II veteran, in Spokane, Wash., saying the motive of the attack was robbery, and that family members helped lead police to their second suspect. Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub, at a news conference Monday that was streamed live online, said suspects Demetrius Glenn and Kenan Adams-Kinard, both 16, have been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree robbery.
August 23, 2013 |
SPOKANE, Wash. - When Glenn Longstorff's mind goes back to that room at the hospital a few nights ago, he hurts for his friend, the man people around here knew as Shorty. He thinks of the kid drafted to war at 18. The soldier shot in the leg on the beach at Okinawa, who never cared to say too much about it. The fixture around town - at the Sportsman Cafe & Lounge for coffee almost every morning, and at the Eagles Lodge on many nights. Delbert Belton, 88, was in his car outside the lodge watering hole Wednesday night, waiting for his girlfriend to meet him to shoot some pool, when he was robbed and beaten.
August 23, 2013 |
A teenage boy is under arrest and another suspect remains at large in the fatal beating of an 88-year-old World War II veteran outside a lounge in Spokane, Wash., police said Friday. According to officials, calls came in to police shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday, with witnesses reporting an assault outside Eagle's Lodge, a popular gathering spot for local residents that offers bingo, poker and pool. Arriving officers found Delbert Belton there, inside his car, with serious head injuries.
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July 29, 2013 |
A soldier from Northern California will receive the Medal of Honor for bravery during combat in Afghanistan, the White House announced Monday. Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter will receive the medal from President Obama in a White House ceremony set for Aug. 26. Carter, 33, is being recognized for bravery during a six-hour battle in Afghanistan's mountainous Nuristan province on Oct., 3, 2009. Eight U.S. soldiers were killed and 25 wounded as enemy fighters attempted, unsuccessfully, to overrun Combat Outpost Keating.
April 24, 2013 |
This post has been corrected. See below . Dewayne Dedmon, a 7-foot center from Lancaster who had one year of eligibility left at USC, decided Wednesday to declare for the NBA draft. In a quote released by USC, Dedmon said, "It's just my time to chase my dream and go to the NBA. I had a great time at USC and it was a good experience. I had some ups and downs and learned a lot and believe it is best for me to turn professional at this time. I wish USC, [new Coach] Andy Enfield and all my teammates all the best moving forward.
April 4, 2013 |
Police in Spokane, Wash., completed their investigation of a fight that occurred last month and have requested that two USC basketball players be charged with two counts each of second-degree assault, a police spokeswoman said. Neither police nor USC has named the players involved in the March 10 incident. USC suspended center James Blasczyk and forward Dewayne Dedmon indefinitely the day after the incident for violating team rules. The Spokane County prosecutor's office will make the final decision about whether to file charges, police spokeswoman Monique Cotton said in an email.