Liquor Control eyeing ten downtown bars The board announced yesterday it would be watching ten bars that they say have been connected to putting drunks on the road. They are: Mootsy's, the Blvd, Fast Eddie's, Chan's Dragon Inn, the Blue Spark, the Knitting Factory, Jimmy'z, Irv's, the Lion's Lair and the 211.
Sterling Financial looking for cash The Spokane-based, TARP-assisted bank is on the hunt for investors and creditors.
Boy-for-sale ad gets police attention A Craigslist ad in which a man appeared to be selling his four-year-old son for $5,000 has local authorities seizing records from the online classifieds company. Joke or not?
Montana country musician lives to tell about stranding The 67-year-old was stuck on a snowy road in the Bitterroots for almost three days this weekend. (But now has plenty of fodder for songs of woe.)
Kidnapper/mom back in Spokane to face charges Jill Connington, 48, was arrested in Pennsylvania last year after fleeing there from Spokane with her two sons 12 years ago. The boys have been in foster care since December.