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WSU Athletic Hall of Fame to induct Steve Gleason at Apple Cup on Saturday

WSU Athletic Hall of Fame to induct Steve Gleason at Apple Cup on Saturday

Washington State University will induct Steve Gleason as the 178th member of the school's Athletic Hall of Fame during this year's Apple Cup game. The ceremony is set to take place during an on-field ceremony between the first and second quarters of Saturday's game against Washington.

 

“I'd encourage fans to be there to make sure they don't miss anything,” said Associate Director of Athletics, Bill Stevens.

 

Stevens said each year a selection committee determines who is elected into the hall of fame.

 

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Suspects charged for robbery of pizza delivery driver

Spokane County Major Crimes Detective, Justin Elliott, arrested 24-year-old Justin T. Lancaster for the robbery of a pizza delivery driver in Spokane Valley.  A 16-year-old male and a 14-year-old female were booked into Juvenile Detention for assisting during the robbery.

The incident began on November 10th, 2014, at approximately 1:14 a.m., when a driver for Pizza Pipeline attempted to deliver a fictitious order to an apartment in the 15700 block of East 4th Avenue in Spokane Valley.  He contacted the apartment listed, but was told no one ordered pizza.  As he walked back to his vehicle, a male ripped the delivery bag from his hand while a second male grabbed the driver from behind.  The three males involved fled the area.  The driver, who was not injured during the incident, immediately called 911 and several Spokane Valley Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area.  A perimeter was quickly established but a search by a K9 Unit was unsuccessful.  

Spokane Valley seeks volunteers for Valley Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

Spokane Valley seeks volunteers for Valley Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

The City of Spokane Valley is looking for volunteers who recognize the city's value for attracting visitors, conventions, corporate meetings, and more to apply for an opening on the Valley Lodging Tax Advisory Committee.

Volunteers are sought to fill two openings on the five-member committee.  One of the openings is for a member involved in activities qualified to receive funding from the Lodging Tax.  The other is for a member representing a business required to collect the tax.  Appointments are for one or two-year terms beginning January 1, 2015.

Applicants need not be residents of Spokane Valley, but those representing qualifying businesses, events, and organizations within the city limits of Spokane Valley are strongly encouraged to apply.

INBC and PSBC host Apple Cup Blood Drive competition

INBC and PSBC host Apple Cup Blood Drive competition

Cougar and Huskies fans have yet another reason to get competitive this week. This year, the Inland Northwest Blood Center (INBC) and the Puget Sound Blood Center (PSBC) have teamed up host an Apple Cup Blood Drive to see which fan base can donate the most blood for Washington.

 

Along with providing one group of fans additional bragging rights, donors will have a chance to win one of two $500 Visa Gift cards. INBC's Marketing Communication Officer, Elizabeth Giles, said as of Friday, Husky fans led by 100 donations, but the Cougs still have plenty of opportunities to catch up this week.

 

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Man celebrates birthday, pays for everyone's orders at Mike's Old Fashioned Donuts

Man celebrates birthday, pays for everyone's orders at Mike's Old Fashioned Donuts

Customers who visited Mike's Old Fashioned Donuts in Spokane Valley Friday morning may have been treated to a surprise when the man in the blue plaid shirt paid for their orders in celebration of his birthday.

The man, who goes by Marty, covered the cost of everyone's order, whether or not it was for one, or one dozen donuts. He spent about an hour and a half in the shop, and in that time paid for approximately 161 donuts, 24 coffees, and 36 other pastries. His bill came to a total of nearly $225.

According to the shop's owner, Mike Britton, his customers regularly pay for the person behind them. However, this is the first time he has ever seen anyone foot the bill for everyone coming and going.

“We told everyone to be sure to thank the guy in the blue plaid shirt. When they did, he told them to just pay it forward,” Britton said.

Visit Spokane receives Platinum Choice Award

Visit Spokane receives Platinum Choice Award

Smart Meetings Magazine named Visit Spokane a recipient of the Smart Meetings 2014 Platinum Choice Award.