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UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 10:09 p.m.

Man charged with attempted murder, first-degree arson for allegedly setting girlfriend’s house on fire

A man suspected of setting multiple fires at his girlfriend’s home while she was still inside has been charged with attempted murder and first-degree arson.


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

Police investigating improvised bombs and an arson fire in Pullman, Moscow

Pullman police began searching for an arsonist after a fire destroyed a laser tag arena on Sunday, the same day a device resembling a pipe bomb was discovered in a …


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 7:04 p.m.

North Spokane homeowner accused of setting home on fire had history of arson

A 52-year-old woman under investigation for intentionally starting a fire in her north Spokane home March 2 has a history of similar actions, court documents allege.


Police arrest man suspected of setting car on fire

Spokane police arrested a man Monday on suspicion of lighting a car on fire in north Spokane.


Family in limbo after suspected arson in Logan neighborhood leaves home in ruins

Two months after a fire tore through her home, Devan Howe-Kizzar is still unsure how to move on from that night. With no cash, renter’s insurance or assets, she’s unsure …


Another Jehovah’s Witness center has been destroyed in 9-month rash of arson attacks

At the center of the investigation into crimes against Jehovah’s Witnesses – including two fires that destroyed worship centers – is a question that has vexed Washington state investigators, the …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

‘I’m sure he was trying to come home’: Former Shock player Ellison dies on side of road in California

A former starting linebacker and defensive back for Spokane Shock arena football team died last Thursday due to unknown causes on the freeway in San Fernando Valley, according to the …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 7:07 a.m.

Police arrest woman suspected of setting fire to her Spokane apartment

Two units in a historic apartment building near downtown Spokane were damaged by flames Monday morning. Police arrested a woman on suspicion of arson following the fire that neighbors say …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 10:35 p.m.

Pullman police arrest Greek Row arson suspect in Cheney

Pullman police arrested a 19-year-old Cheney man Monday for allegedly starting several fires on Washington State University’s Greek Row.


Arson linked to deaths in Greek town built like ‘fire trap’

Greek authorities said Thursday there were serious indications that a deadly wildfire that gutted a vacation resort near Athens was started deliberately, while experts warned that the devastated coastal town …


Investigators: Attacks on Washington worship halls linked

Federal investigators say the shooting and three arsons at places of worship for Jehovah’s Witnesses in western Washington state are connected.


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

$25,000 reward offered for information leading to arrest, conviction in Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall arson fires, shooting

Multiple law enforcement agencies gathered Wednesday morning in Olympia to announce a reward for information regarding three arson fires and one shooting at three Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall locations in …


Kingdom Hall in Olympia, the target of arsonist in March, is destroyed by fire early Tuesday

The Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Olympia was destroyed by fire early Tuesday, the second time since March that area fire crews have extinguished a blaze at 2225 …


UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

Spokane man held after suspicious fire at Alaska lodge

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A 33-year-old Spokane man has been arrested on suspicion of arson and criminal mischief at a rural lodge.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 9:26 p.m.

Lengthy investigation names suspect in 2016 arson fires north of Spokane

After an investigation that lasted more than a year, a team of local, state and federal authorities believe they have found the man responsible for three arson fires north of …


Sojourners’ sees months of repairs

Sojourners’ Alliance Executive Director Steve Bonnar said Thursday it will take at least eight months to repair the transitional housing facility on North Van Buren Street, significantly damaged by a …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 11:32 a.m.

Arson blaze caps a rough year for Moscow housing facility

A suspected arsonist told police he was high on meth and hearing voices when he set fire to a transitional housing facility in Moscow, Idaho.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 10:40 p.m.

Deputies cleared in shooting of man armed with knife who allegedly set motel on fire

No criminal charges will be filed against three Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies who in June shot a man accused of setting his Spokane Valley hotel room on fire.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 9:47 p.m.

Missing homeless man located in north Spokane

A 21-year-old homeless man who was kidnapped Saturday was located by Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies Wednesday afternoon.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 10:18 p.m.

Police looking for man suspected of lighting Beacon Cleaners on fire

Spokane police, the Spokane Fire Department and ATF are looking for a man suspected of lighting Beacon Cleaners on fire on Aug. 11.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 12:57 p.m.

Idaho bills juvenile’s parent $84,500 following wildfire

Idaho officials have sent an $84,500 bill to the parent of a juvenile after fire investigators determined the juvenile started a wildfire with mortar-style fireworks.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 3:02 p.m.

Owners of Beacon Cleaners on Spokane’s South Hill: Stop setting our building on fire

Beacon Cleaners on Spokane’s South Hill was intentionally set on fire Thursday morning.


Vancouver teen primary suspect in Eagle Creek wildfire

Oregon State Police say they are confident they’ve identified the primary suspect in starting the Eagle Creek Fire – a 15-year-old Vancouver boy – and are conducting a thorough investigation …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 10:03 p.m.

100 years ago in Montana: Arson suspected in loss of 23 Great Northern Railway freight cars

The Great Northern Railway lost 23 freight cars to arson in one day, and authorities suspected that it might be the work of the Wobblies. The fires broke out simultaneously …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 9:44 p.m.

Authorities issue search warrant for Mead man suspected in several fires since 2015

Authorities have issued a search warrant for a 22-year-old Mead man suspected of setting a number of fires over the past three years, including a 2015 fire that cost $2 …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 10:55 p.m.

Man shot by police at burning Spokane Valley Motel 6 charged with arson

A knife-wielding man who was shot by police after he refused to leave a burning Motel 6 in Spokane Valley in June has made his first appearance in court.


Estranged husband set house on fire with family inside, authorities say

A Tacoma man who police say burned down his home with his family inside was charged has been charged with arson.


Boy gets probation for starting fire at Montana high school

A teenager has been sentenced to probation and must pay restitution for an arson fire that caused $3 million in damage at a Montana high school.


Bail set at $2 million in Mount Vernon arson that killed two kids

A judge has set bail at $2 million each for a man and woman being held in an arson that killed two children and injured their parents and one other …


Spokane woman pleads guilty to arson in connection with Tekoa house fire

A Spokane woman pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-degree arson Friday as part of a plea agreement with the Whitman County Prosecutor’s Office.