• An Army sergeant from Spokane has been presented the Medal of Honor for what President Barack Obama called "the essence of true heroism."

    Staff Sgt. Ty Carter is credited with risking his life to save an injured soldier, resupply ammunition to his comrades and render first aid during an intense fight in Afghanistan that killed eight soldiers.

    Still suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome, Carter stood nearly emotionless during the White House ceremony. A faint smile crossed his face near the end that turned into a broad grin as Obama hung the metal and its blue ribbon around his neck.

    The 33-year-old Carter is a former Marine who later enlisted in the Army and is currently assigned to the 7th Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state.

  • A second 16-year-old arrested in connection with the beating death of an 88-year-old World War II veteran is scheduled to make a court appearance Tuesday as another teenager was ordered held on $2 million bail.

    Demetrius L. Glenn, also 16, made an initial appearance in Spokane County District Court Monday afternoon.
    Glenn turned himself in Thursday night, the same day Delbert Belton died of his injuries.

    Belton, who was wounded in the Battle of Okinawa, was beaten in his vehicle as he waited for a friend in the parking lot of an Eagles Lodge in north Spokane on Wednesday, and his wallet was taken.

    The second 16-year-old, Kenan Adams-Kinard, was arrested early Monday. He has a court appearance scheduled for Tuesday and will also be tried as an adult.