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Bodies of 4 men who died in boating accident are recovered

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — Officials in northern Idaho have recovered the bodies of all four victims who were killed after their boat capsized on the Pend Oreille River. The Bonner County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victims as Gregory J. Daiker, 59, of Laclede, Idaho; Aaron J. Faulhaber, 49, of Laclede; Jason L. Maxson, 51, of Laclede; and John R. Shulte, 59, of Sandpoint, Idaho. The sheriff’s office says next of kin for all four men have been notified. KREM-TV reports the high-performance boat capsized on the river at approximately 7 p.m. on Tuesday night.
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Expect a stormy Sunday; Flood Watch for the rest of the weekend – Matt

SPOKANE, Wash.– The nice part of the weekend is over, and now it’s time to settle into cooler temperatures and dodge thunderstorms for the next two days. Sunday will be stormy off-and-on throughout the day. Temperatures will start in the low 60s and only hit the upper 70s. Strong thunderstorms are possible north of Spokane and Coeur d’Alene on Sunday afternoon and evening. These storms could produce some gusty winds and hail. The strongest storms will show up in the early afternoon to early evening.
Coeur d'Alene Press

Boating accident victims identified

PRIEST RIVER — Bonner County Sheriff's officials have recovered the bodies of four men who died in a Tuesday boating accident on the Pend Oreille River. The four men were reported missing after the boat they were in capsized on the Pend Oreille River near Thama on Tuesday. The Thama area is about 2 miles from Priest River and about 16 miles from Sandpoint.

Victims located, identified in Pend Oreille River boat crash

SANDPOINT, Idaho — The Bonner County Sheriff’s Office has located and identified the people involved in the boat crash that occurred on Tuesday evening. The bodies of Gregory J. Daiker, 59, of Laclede, Aaron J. Faulhaber, 49, of Laclede, Jason L. Maxson, 51, of Laclede, and John R. Schulte, 59, of Sandpoint, were recovered from the river.
FOX 28 Spokane

Dover community reacts to boating accident on Pend Oreille River

DOVER, Idaho – As the 4th of July weekend kicks off, boaters on the Pend Oreille River are taking precautions after the tragic boating accident on Tuesday. Many boats hit the water early on Friday. One of them was Bill Collier. He’s lived in Dover for 15 years and he says he’s never seen a boating accident quite like what happened on Tuesday.
Coeur d'Alene Press

Boating accident victims recovered, identified

The four victims lost in Tuesday's boating accidents have been recovered and identified. On Tuesday night, June 28, at the time of the initial response to the boating accident, the sheriff’s office recovered the body of 59-year-old Gregory J. Daiker of Laclede.

The body of 49-year-old Aaron J. Faulhaber of Laclede was recovered on Thursday at 9 p.m., in approximately 80 feet of water, near the original accident location.
Coeur d'Alene Press

The best of 'Daze'

BAYVIEW — Andy and Liz Baker had no intention of being part of the Bayview Daze Parade. But when it started lining up in front of their home Saturday morning, they thought, why not. “We just decided we were going to be in it,” Andy Baker said. So...
KHQ Right Now

Back to weekend showers? Yep. Pack those jackets for the Fourth of July!

Time to break out those rain jackets and umbrellas again, showers and storms are on the way for the holiday weekend. Sunday and Monday we will be seeing chances for heavy rain showers and possible thunderstorms, unfortunate timing for the Fourth of July on Monday! It looks like those showers will be mostly cleared out by the later hours Monday night, so don’t lose hope on those beautiful 4th of July firework shows just yet!
Coeur d'Alene Press

All hands on deck for for veteran artist and wife

Everyone experiences peaks and valleys. Renowned artist and disabled Vietnam veteran John Jennings and his wife Sandy Jennings are well aware of the blessings they've experienced throughout their lives. They've always taken great joy in reciprocating those blessings and helping others. “We have always been the givers,” Sandy said. "We...
Bonner County Daily Bee

Black bear spotted around Hayden, Canfield, Dalton Gardens

A black bear has been reportedly roaming around Hayden and Canfield in recent weeks and Idaho Fish and Game officials are urging residents to be careful. According to a Friday press release, several residents have reported seeing a black bear in a neighborhood near Canfield Mountain, and in the Hayden View Drive and Packsaddle Drive area, just north of Dalton Gardens.