Police searching for suspect after Tuesday night stabbing in North Spokane. (KXLY)
After community outrage, horrible person returns iPad stolen from disabled man to become slightly less horrible. (KREM)
Idaho State Police kick out people parked along highway to watch bald eagles at Lake Coeur d’Alene. (S-R)
Some Idaho hospitals to be penalized for safety standards. (Idaho Statesman)
VA clears debt of veteran dying of brain cancer. (Seattle Times)
Oregon employers brace for wage hike, healthcare changes and legal pot. (Oregonian)
Teenager with gun killed by police in St. Louis area, sparking new concerns of unrest. (Post Dispatch)
Sony to release “The Interview” streaming on demand at YouTube, other sites. (NYT)
U.S. prepares to ramp up transfers of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay. (WaPost)
On Christmas Eve in 1914, during World War I, a true holiday miracle took place in the trenches of Messines, Belgium, when a temporary, unofficial truce was decided in honor of Christmas Day. Gun fire and explosions ceased as British, Belgian, French and German soldiers shook hands and exchanged holiday wishes. These men caught in the midst of war came together over coffee, tea and chocolate, joining in a chorus of "Silent Night" — a harmony that would echo long into history.
Now, a century later, carillonneurs (aka bell ringers) in 11 different countries around the world commemorate that remarkable truce on its 100th anniversary. Spokane's St. John's Cathedral is one of 78 carillons participating in the worldwide recognition of the Christmas Eve Truce, with Carillonneur Jonathan Lehrer — winner of the 2010 International Carillon competition — leading the cathedral's 49-bell carillon.
The historic, 90-year-old St. John's Cathedral begins the carillon concert on Christmas Eve, following its family Christmas Eve Eucharist at 4 pm, and again at 9:15 pm, prior to the Christmas Eve Choral Eucharist.
The ringing of the bells are open to all, and St. John's invites the Spokane community to join together in holiday spirit similar to one the expressed by the soldiers a century ago.
Local Salvation Army finds $1,200 gold piece in donation kettle for sixth year in a row, wrapped in $100 bill for good measure. (KREM)
Post Falls man gets 20-year sentence for extortion, threatening to kill wife after she would pay for his back surgery. (CdAPress)
Idaho must pay attorneys for couples in same-sex marriage case. (S-R)
Federal judge rules jail wait times too long for mental health evaluations. (Seattle Times)
Vancouver 911 caller says police mistakenly shot him without any warning. (Oregonian)
Montana governor opposes expanding bomber training area to size larger than West Virginia. (Missoulian)
U.S. economy jumps 5 percent, the fastest growth in more than a decade. (NYTimes)
FAA facing many conflicting warnings on drone regulation. (WaPost)
Iconic rocker Joe Cocker died yesterday from lung cancer. (Rolling Stone)
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