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Sexual assault victims can track their kits with new system

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 3:32 p.m.

The Washington State Patrol has rolled out a new system for sexual assault victims to easily track rape kits as they’re processed though different government agencies, similar to how a UPS package is tracked online. “This system is something different,” said Larry Hebert, director at the WSP Forensic Laboratory Services Bureau. “It’s essentially for the benefit of the survivors.”

Washington Records

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 4:21 p.m.

Spokane County Marriage licenses

Riverside Avenue shut down briefly after bomb scare

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 4:22 p.m.

A man left a suitcase near a fire department downtown, an fearing it was a bomb, authorities evacuated the building and shut down the roads surrounding it, according to police.