THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2018
According to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, a passerby spotted the woman and alerted authorities at about 11:20 a.m. Saturday. She was floating in the river about two blocks east of Harvard Road, in Otis Orchards.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2018
In their first public debate, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Democratic challenger Lisa Brown lobbed criticism on numerous issues, including health care, tax reform, gun control, the farm bill, the special counsel investigation and “dark money” in campaigns. The debate, hosted by The Spokesman-Review and KHQ, drew more than 500 people to the Bing Crosby Theater on Wednesday evening.
MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2018
The Stevens County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of four suspects after deputies raided two illegal dog breeding operations last week.
Detectives are seeking help identifying a woman whose body was found in the Spokane River on Saturday morning.
Two people escaped Sunday night when a fire tore through their home near Bridgeport, Washington, but another two residents remained unaccounted for Monday afternoon, according to Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 16, 2018
Work has begun on a $61.9 million building addition that will serve as the new home of the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, which plays a crucial role in infectious disease monitoring, public health, food safety and the success of the state’s fish and livestock industries.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 14, 2018
Steve Groene must vacate the Coeur d’Alene house he has lived in for more than a decade, a judge ruled Thursday, ending protracted litigation over the home that was built for Groene’s daughter following her 2005 abduction by a child molester and serial killer.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2018
Prosecutors are preparing criminal charges after sheriff’s deputies, animal control officers and volunteers rescued 255 dogs from two illegal breeding sites in southern Stevens County.
The Spokane County commissioners will host a series of community meetings to inform the public and gather input as they craft the county’s budget for 2019.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2018
“My cousin died three years ago in Spokane County Jail, and I wish that it had stopped with him,” said Monica Moore, whose cousin, Lorenzo Hayes, died in the jail in 2015.
Community members are planning to march this evening from Salem Lutheran Church to the Spokane County Courthouse to draw attention to the deaths of inmates at the county jail.
MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2018
Spokane police say a 51-year-old man broke into a home in the Logan Neighborhood on Saturday night, robbed a Gonzaga University student at knifepoint and demanded that she take off her clothes before she ran out the back door, screaming for help.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2018
The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office has determined two law enforcement officers were justified when they shot a man who was wielding a bolt-action rifle in a Hillyard neighborhood apartment in March, according to a news release issued Friday.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2018
A program launching Monday at the Spokane County Jail aims to prevent inmates from dying of opioid withdrawal.
Washington State University announced Thursday it has received donations totaling $100,000 that will be used to purchase training equipment for health sciences students in Yakima and Spokane.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2018
Michael “Scott” Maclay, the Harley-riding respiratory therapist who changed his name to DumpOzzie Dot Com as part of a conspiracy-theory-fueled campaign to unseat Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, died in a motorcycle crash Monday afternoon near Mashburn, Idaho.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 2, 2018
WSU administrators say the INTO University Partnership will eventually bring in thousands more students from other countries, making the university more culturally diverse, boosting tuition revenue and improving the school’s international reputation. They say the partnership will not only help WSU climb out of a spending deficit, but also put the university on track to become one of the nation’s top public research institutions – in part by supplying WSU laboratories with talented young academics from around the world.
FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2018
The official, clinical-sounding cause of death – “pulmonary aspiration of gastric contents due to combined opiate and methamphetamine intoxication” – completes an agonizing image of what happened to David Good in the early hours of March 1.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2018
As two candidates square off to lead the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office, some have accused the department of covering up a 2016 incident in which a top official may have driven while intoxicated. The incident involved Capt. Andy Harbolt, who was later promoted to his current position: Stevens County undersheriff, second in command to Sheriff Kendle Allen.
MONDAY, AUG. 27, 2018
The Spokane County Jail inmate who died Saturday evening was Cindy Lou Hill, a 55-year-old mother of two, her older sister said Monday.
SUNDAY, AUG. 26, 2018
A house in Coeur d’Alene was supposed to be a gift for Shasta Groene, the lone survivor of one of the region’s most horrific crimes. But more than a decade after it was built, the house is entangled in litigation and likely to be sold.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22, 2018
A new Christian college taking the place of the Moody Bible Institute, which closed its Spokane branch last fall, has received state approval and begun accepting applications for the fall semester.
MONDAY, AUG. 20, 2018
A 26-year-old man led deputies on a car chase, going the wrong direction on Interstate 90 and crashing into two patrol cars, before fighting with the deputies on a steep embankment beside the freeway in Spokane Valley, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.
FRIDAY, AUG. 17, 2018
Spokane police planted an expensive mountain bike to catch thieves Wednesday outside the Safeway grocery store at Mission Avenue and Hamilton Street, an area rife with property crime in recent weeks.
THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 2018
A man being held in the Spokane County Jail for failing to register as a sex offender now faces a second-degree manslaughter charge in connection with the death of his cellmate last week.