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Shane Wachter (Facebook photo)

UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 5:38 P.M.

Family says twin brothers fought before one accidently stabbed and killed the other in Coulee City

updated One of the first things Grant County Sheriff’s deputies heard when they entered the home in Coulee City early Sunday morning was “it was an accident.” One of the first things they saw was 17-year-old Shane Wachter on the floor with a stab wound to his chest, his family and paramedics at his side rendering aid, and his twin brother Shawn Wachter clearly distressed.

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LuAnn Jensen (Spokane Police Department)

UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 3:45 P.M.

Missing woman has been found

Update: The woman has been found and was taken to a local hospital for treatment, according to police. Original story: Police are asking for help searching for a missing woman who failed to show up for work Tuesday. LuAnn Jensen, ...

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Sean Copko tries to keep his balance while walking an icy sidewalk along Spokane Falls Boulevard, Wed., Feb 15, 2017, in downtown Spokane, Wash. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 6:36 P.M.

Skies expected to dry up for a few days

updated Spokane’s dreary winter continued Tuesday, with new snow and rain making this month the second-wettest February on record. The National Weather Service measured 0.22 inches of precipitation by mid-afternoon, bringing the total to 4.03 inches. That tops the previous mark ...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017

Washington Records

Spokane CountyMarriage licenses Schuyler T. Leibfried and Rachel D.M. Ide, both of Spokane. Donald R. Olson and Jacqueline A. Hammerling, both of Spokane Valley. Patrick K. Myers and Michelle C. Myers, both of Spokane. Jeffrey W. Lawrence and Mikaela G.S. ...

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