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Spokane Fire Hero Dies, Vandals Destroy ATM’s In Seattle – Northwest News Roundup May 8

Former Idaho coach sues school
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Here’s the latest news from the Associated Press and Newstalk 870.

Spokane Fire Hero Dies in Hospital – Had Helped Fiance and Baby Out Window

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A man who was burned over 75 percent of his body in a Spokane house fire in December has died at a Seattle hospital. KREM reports 28-year-old Shawn Apperson died Friday. Apperson was trapped in a bedroom basement of his home after helping his fiance and their 11-month-old baby climb out a window.

Seattle Police Searching for ATM, Construction Site Vandals

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Police say vandals put glue in ATM machines and spray-painted anarchist symbols at two Bank of America branches Monday night in Puyallup and Tacoma. KIRO reports police found similar graffiti and damage at a warehouse under construction in Fife.

Portland Man Found Shot to Death Outside Strip Club – Suspect Fled

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police are looking for a suspect who fled a fatal shooting outside a strip club early today. Police say a man in his 30s was found dead outside Club Skinn in northeast Portland. A woman in her 20s was also shot and was hospitalized.

Former University of Idaho Football Coach sues School

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Fired University of Idaho football coach Robb Akey has filed a lawsuit against the school.

The Idaho State Judiciary website lists the suit as having been filed April 16 in Latah County and names the University of Idaho, University of Idaho Board of Regents, and the Idaho State Board of Education as defendants.

Akey was fired in October with the Vandals 1-7. He was 20-50 in five-plus seasons as head coach.

Akey’s contract approved in 2010 and extending through 2014 paid him a base salary of nearly $165,800 in state funds, with an additional $190,000 in media compensation from private donations, for a total of $355,800. It’s unclear what Akey is seeking in the lawsuit.

UI Athletic Director Rob Spear declined to comment.

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