Stories tagged: Arson
Sat., Sept. 5, 2015, midnight
Fire at Planned Parenthood clinic in Pullman ruled arson
An early-morning fire at Planned Parenthood in Pullman on Friday was arson, according to the Pullman Fire Department and the Inland Northwest Joint Terrorism Task Force. The fire, which started …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 26, 2015, 4:35 p.m.
Man accused of setting Emerson-Garfield apartment fire
A fire last week in the Emerson-Garfield neighborhood was caused by a man who deliberately set his furniture on fire after locking himself in his apartment, police say.
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015, midnight
Hayden Lake-area police on lookout for serial arsonist
An arsonist is keeping a Kootenai County neighborhood on edge in the middle of one of the worst fire seasons on record. Investigators say at least 16 fires have been …
Fri., Aug. 14, 2015, midnight
Arson-detecting dog being ‘retrained’ for retirement
The adjustment to retirement can be difficult: being at home all day instead of at work, missing the interaction with co-workers, the need to sniff gasoline before sitting down to …
Tue., July 14, 2015, 12:47 p.m.
Man pleads guilty to setting fire at would-be Spokane Valley pot shop
One of the men implicated in an alleged arson plot to collect insurance money on a fledgling marijuana business pleaded guilty Tuesday to setting the fire. Pavel Shevchenko faces a …
Wed., July 8, 2015, 12:15 p.m.
Spokane man arrested on suspicion of setting two fires in Coeur d’Alene
A Spokane man was arrested today by Coeur d’Alene police on two counts of third-degree arson.
Wed., July 1, 2015, midnight
Triple-murder suspect Roy Murry faces more charges
Triple-murder suspect Roy Murry shot three relatives and then waited 90 minutes in the hope of killing his estranged wife, too, according to new court documents that paint a chilling …
Wed., June 24, 2015, midnight
Road flares, guns among Murry’s possessions, unsealed records say
Numerous road flares and a gas can spout were found in a storage locker maintained by murder suspect Roy Murry in Pullman, according to court records unsealed Tuesday. The remains …
Tue., June 23, 2015, 6:17 p.m.
Road flares found in murder suspect’s storage unit
Numerous road flares and a gas can spout were found in a storage locker maintained by murder suspect Roy Murry in Pullman, according to court records unsealed Tuesday.
Sun., June 21, 2015, midnight
He followed his dad into firefighting, and stuck with it through tragedy
Ever since the day a falling piece of the burning Zukor Building struck and killed Spokane Fire Capt. Bobby Gene Hanna, his son Robert Hanna has tried to fulfill his …
Wed., June 17, 2015, midnight
Suspicious fires rile Spokane homeowner
For the second time in a little more than a month, Spokane firefighters put out a fire at the same home in northeast Spokane. The owner of the home, Jack …
Fri., June 12, 2015, midnight
Officials say man confessed to setting North Side fire
One man is in jail after an arson fire that ravaged a small building Thursday morning on North Monroe Street, leaving several tenants without a home. Spokane firefighters responded to …
Wed., June 3, 2015, midnight
Triple homicide suspect appears in court; $3 million bail set
The man accused of killing his in-laws and setting their rural Spokane County home on fire after his wife spoke with him about divorce will remain in custody of the …
Tue., June 2, 2015, midnight
Triple-slaying suspect ‘demonized’ estranged wife’s family, officials say
The estranged wife of a military veteran accused of killing a Spokane firefighter and his family may have been saved by a late night at work. Mandy Murry finished her …
UPDATED: Mon., June 1, 2015, 3:37 p.m.
Suspect in triple homicide believed wife’s family hated him, but relative says “they were kind to him”
A man arrested in connection with a triple homicide in Colbert believed his estranged wife’s family was responsible for their separation, according to new court documents.
Fri., May 29, 2015, midnight
Victims were shot to death before house fire
Spokane County detectives believe a fire department lieutenant, his wife and her adult son were shot to death, then whoever did it set fire to the family’s home to destroy …
Thu., May 28, 2015, midnight
Spokane fire lieutenant, missing since blaze, called true friend
Spokane Fire Lt. Terry Canfield, missing since a Tuesday morning triple-fatal fire, was called a true friend on Wednesday by those acquainted with him. The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office …
Wed., May 27, 2015, 7:20 p.m.
Fire where 3 died labeled ‘suspicious’
Spokane Fire Lt. Terry Canfield, missing since a Tuesday morning triple-fatal fire, was being called a true friend on Wednesday by those acquainted with him.
Thu., May 14, 2015, midnight
Jim Kershner’s This Day in History
From our archives, 100 years ago The spark of love got George Matthews in a heap of trouble at the Panama Hotel. He had fallen in love with Florence Raymond, …
Sat., May 2, 2015, midnight
Fire blamed on ex-resident
A woman who lives at a Hillyard home significantly damaged by fire early Friday says the blaze was likely set by a man who was just kicked out. The Spokane …
Fri., April 10, 2015, midnight
Firearms seizure sought in Spokane Valley case
Federal prosecutors are asking to confiscate ammunition and guns of a Spokane Valley man because they believe he uses marijuana. Authorities found hash oil, more than 1,300 rounds of ammunition …
Thu., April 9, 2015, 4:12 p.m.
Investigators found guns, a silencer and hash oil at house of chiropractor charged in arson
Federal authorities found hash oil, more than 1,300 rounds of ammunition and guns at the home of a Spokane Valley man accused of plotting arson to collect insurance money on …
Fri., Jan. 30, 2015, midnight
Jim Kershner’s This Day in History
From our archives, 100 years ago Dark hints of murder arose in the trial of Mrs. Rachel Finn – the murder of her own son, Martin Finn, 20.
Sun., Jan. 18, 2015, midnight
Man suspected of starting five fires last winter arrested
Police have arrested a man suspected of setting five fires in northwest Spokane early one morning last winter. The man admitted setting two of the fires in the early morning …
Wed., Dec. 24, 2014, midnight
Suspect in would-be pot shop arson back in jail
One man implicated in an alleged Spokane Valley arson targeting a would-be pot shop is back behind bars, and the other faces additional charges of illegally manufacturing hash oil. Pavel …
Thu., Nov. 20, 2014, midnight
Two plead not guilty in Valley pot shop arson
A Coeur d’Alene chiropractor and another man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to setting fire to a Spokane Valley strip mall after plans to open a pot business there fell through. …
Wed., Nov. 19, 2014, 6:04 p.m.
Chiropractor charged with setting fire to his never-opened marijuana shop
A Coeur d’Alene chiropractor and another man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to setting fire to a Spokane Valley strip mall after plans to open a pot business there fell through.
Tue., Oct. 21, 2014, 3:29 p.m.
Pullman arsonist sentenced to four years, ordered to pay $4 million
The 33-year-old apprentice plumber who admitted to burning down several buildings of a Pullman apartment complex under construction in July 2013 will spend a little more than four years in …
Tue., Oct. 21, 2014, 12:40 p.m.
Teen charged in Spokane Valley fires released from jail
The teen charged with arson for seven fires in the Spokane Valley area was released Tuesday morning from juvenile detention to electronic monitoring.
Thu., Oct. 2, 2014, midnight
Teen arrested in Spokane Valley arson spree
A charred high school notebook and chemistry flashcards helped lead investigators to a teenager now linked to a series of arsons across southern Spokane Valley. The boy, identified in court …