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Good Samaritan helps woman recover stolen identity

Good Samaritan helps woman recover stolen identity

What started with curiosity ended with the return of stolen belongings after a Good Samaritan stopped a man acting suspiciously in Spokane Valley and helped reunite a woman with her stolen identity.

It can be so frustrating when your belongings are stolen; Rebecca Lanterman's were taken right out of the lobby of her skin and wellness business within seconds.

"I heard a noise, I looked up to the front desk through my closed circuit," she said.

It was a jump start to her morning that Lanterman never expected.

"Came out and a fellow was going out the door," she said.

It happened Tuesday around 11:30 a.m. and when she checked the only thing missing was her purse from underneath the desk. It was the only thing missing, and her associate just missed seeing the man who stole it.

A quick report to Crime Check but all seemed lost, gone, until Ty Brown was driving down Pines and saw a man carrying a purse.

"Just tossed it off to the side and was continuing looking through stuff on the way down the walk here," Brown said.

Brown got out of his car to investigate.

Trading cards offer Bloomsday trivia

Trading cards offer Bloomsday trivia

After a successful first race in 2013, the Bloomsday Trading Cards are back, and this year they have some new characters for you to collect.


There are eight new Bloomsday characters that represent the 50,000 unique Bloomies that hit the course every year.

Local bands compete for your Bloomsday vote

Local bands compete for your Bloomsday vote

Every year local bands and radio stations line the Bloomsday course providing entertainment for all the Bloomies. Bloomsday has released the bands that will be providing entertainment and competing for your vote along the course.

Secure your bike for free during Bloomsday

Secure your bike for free during Bloomsday

If you plan on riding your bike down the Bloomsday starting line, the Spokane Bicycle Club has you covered. The club is providing a secure bike corral for anyone riding to the race, and the best part is they’re doing it for free.

Student teams awarded $5,000 for giving back

For the third year, Spokane Teachers Credit Union is encouraging students to give back to their communities through the Hundred Dollar Project. Votes from the community have selected three groups to continue their projects with a total of $5,000 in additional awards from STCU.

SpokeFest has grant available to promote bicycle education

SpokeFest has grant available to promote bicycle education

Bicycle enthusiasts will participate in the 7th annual SpokeFest in September, but the non-profit has more to offer than the one day event. SpokeFest has a grant available for schools or other nonprofits to use for bicycle education.


“We really just want to get the word out that it’s available,” said Anna Bresnahan, Marketing Chair for SpokeFest.