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Briefs April 21, 2010

| April 21, 2010 9:00 PM

Police investigate rape allegation

COEUR d'ALENE - A man is under suspicion of raping a woman in Coeur d'Alene.

According to a police press release, Coeur d'Alene Police responded to a reported stabbing in the 100 block of Appleway Avenue late Monday.

"The stabbing was unfounded, but the investigation found that a battery did occur," police said.

The individuals involved did not want to pursue charges at that time, police said.

However, one of the females involved told police that she had been raped in the woods north of Target on Canfield Avenue in Coeur d'Alene days prior.

The female was transported to Kootenai Medical Center for medical treatment, police said.

A man had been detained on scene and was interviewed by police regarding his involvement with the rape.

"The male that was detained is the sole suspect at this time and the Coeur d'Alene Police are not looking for any other suspects," the release said.

There have been no arrests and an investigation continues.

Allan to speak at commencement

Coeur d'Alene Tribal Chairman Chief James Allan will give the commencement address for 114 students graduating from the University of Idaho's Coeur d'Alene center on May 10.

The ceremony will take place at Schuler Auditorium in Boswell Hall on the North Idaho College campus.

The candidates have applied for 59 baccalaureate degrees, three doctoral degrees, two specialist degrees and 50 master's degrees.

Statewide this spring, five commencement ceremonies celebrate the accomplishments of 1,518 University of Idaho students who are eligible to graduate.

Allan was elected in 2005 to serve as chairman of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe.

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