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Chad Sokol

Chad Sokol

Chad Sokol joined The Spokesman-Review in 2015. He is a reporter for the City Desk covering higher education and county government.
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THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 2019

News >  Crime/Public Safety

Man comes forward with 27 guns stolen from Kettle Falls police chief

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 7:14 p.m.

A man previously unknown to law enforcement has returned 27 guns that were stolen last spring from the home of the Kettle Falls police chief. The man called Chief Chris Courchene’s office on Monday, a day after The Spokesman-Review broke news of the burglary and the complicated, nine-month investigation that followed.

TUESDAY, JAN. 15, 2019

MONDAY, JAN. 14, 2019

SUNDAY, JAN. 13, 2019

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TUESDAY, JAN. 8, 2019

SUNDAY, JAN. 6, 2019

FRIDAY, JAN. 4, 2019

News >  Crime/Public Safety

Alleged Moses Lake bomb builder had wrong type of fertilizer

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 6:53 p.m.

Ryan S. Palmer, 39, stole a urea-based fertilizer from the Nutrien Ag Solutions facility in Moses Lake – not an ammonium nitrate formulation that could have been mixed with diesel fuel to produce an explosive compound called ANFO, according to a spokesman for the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

News >  Crime/Public Safety

After setbacks, Spokane County abandons custom criminal justice algorithm in favor of simpler tool

The Spokane Assessment for Evaluation of Risk, known as the SAFER tool, was touted as a cornerstone of local efforts to reduce jail overcrowding and eliminate racial disparities in the justice system. But because of staff turnover, software glitches and the challenge of syncing the tool with state court data, the program never worked as intended.

THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 2019

MONDAY, DEC. 31, 2018

News >  Spokane

Omak boy, 8, dies after plunge into frigid water

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 8:09 p.m.

Chanse Tepley and his 6-year-old brother were left unsupervised while playing at a neighbor’s home and wandered into a fenced area near a spillway at Conconully Lake around 2:30 p.m., according to their aunt, Estefania Foreman.

SUNDAY, DEC. 30, 2018

FRIDAY, DEC. 28, 2018

THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 2018

News >  Spokane

‘Suspicious device’ found near Moses Lake manufacturing facility

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office said a “suspicious device” was found in a car Thursday afternoon near a manufacturing facility in Moses Lake. In a pair of alerts around 4 p.m., the sheriff’s office said a bomb squad was en route from Richland after the device was found during a routine traffic stop outside the perimeter fence of the REC Silicon facility.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 26, 2018

MONDAY, DEC. 24, 2018