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FBI data shows drop in hate crimes 13 

Hate crimes in the U.S. fell in 2013, according to FBI data released Monday, even as the agency included several new bias categories. Spokane and Spokane Valley also saw a drop in reported incidents from 2012 to 2013. For the first time, this year's data...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 9, 2014

Felon chucks allegedly stolen firearm in chase

A 26-year-old Spokane man with multiple felony convictions tossed a .45 handgun believed to have been stolen during a chase through a residential neighborhood Friday, according to court documents filed this week. Joshua V. Fowler was booked into Spokane County Jail just after 4:30 p.m....

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MONDAY, AUG. 18, 2014

Cheney couple faces animal cruelty charges 

Prosecutors have filed animal cruelty charges against the Cheney couple who owned multiple animals, including horses and a llama, seized during a search of their property last month. Terri Marlin, 51, and Thomas Marlin, 53, face multiple animal cruelty criminal counts following an investigation into...

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FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014

Wanted man flips plain-clothes cop the bird 

A wanted man was jailed earlier this month after he swore at and gave the finger to a plain-clothes sheriff's detective, then struck the detective and ran, according to court documents. David E. Lee, 22, is in custody at the Geiger Corrections Facility. He faces...

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THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014

THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014

Suspected robber uses spoils to spoil mother 

A 24-year-old man used a credit card he swiped from a Spokane Valley shopper in a strong-arm April robbery to buy a Mother's Day present online, according to investigators. Spokane Valley authorities searched several residences last week looking for Damian Plumley and evidence of the...

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FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014

Second man accused of selling heroin arrested 

Spokane police arrested 55-year-old Ernie Hern this week, the second of a pair accused of selling heroin out of a residence in the East Central neighborhood through March of last year. Hern faces multiple possession and sale of drug charges after police used a confidential...

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Where Spokane's homicides occurred in 2013

According to Spokesman-Review reporting, local law enforcement investigated 23 deaths as homicides in and near Spokane County in 2013. Public safety reporters Kip Hill, Kaitlin Gillespie and others kept track of each of the cases, and we're making our records available to you below. Blue...

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