Stories tagged: Arson
Sun., June 21, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …
Mon., Sept. 29, 2014
Crews fight more suspicious fires; ask for help in arsonist search
Spokane County and Spokane Valley fire crews responded to more suspicious fires over the weekend, heightening concerns that a serial arsonist has set almost two dozen blazes. A total of …
Fri., Sept. 26, 2014
Serial arsonist suspected in Spokane Valley
Fire officials believe a serial arsonist is responsible for setting 19 fires in the past week in the area south of Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake. The first and largest …
Thu., Aug. 28, 2014
Arson suspected in car lot fire
An office building, six cars and two motorcycles were damaged in a blaze early Wednesday not far from where a stabbing occurred two days earlier. No injuries were reported in …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 15, 2014, 5:57 p.m.
Missing couple presumed dead after arson fire
A couple discovered missing after an arson fire at their home in Spokane Valley Thursday afternoon are presumed dead after their car was found Friday in Benewah County with two …
Thu., Aug. 14, 2014
Arson arrests made in connection with Carlton Complex fire
Two men were arrested in Okanogan County and charged with arson for setting a backburn that failed and helped spread the devastating fire that scorched much of the Methow Valley …
Wed., Aug. 13, 2014, 10 a.m.
More arson suspects arrested in Okanogan fires
Two more arrests were made in Okanogan County for helping spread the devastating fire that scorched much of the Methow Valley last month, bringing the total number of people in …
Sun., March 9, 2014
Rural North Idaho, Montana bar fires spark questions
Six bars in mostly remote towns in the Inland Northwest have been destroyed by fire in the past 10 months, but there’s no interstate fire reporting system in place that …
Thu., March 6, 2014, 6:51 p.m.
Second suspect arrested in December arson
A second person has been charged with first-degree arson in connection with a fire at a home in the 2500 block of North Columbus on Dec. 1.
Sat., Feb. 22, 2014, 2:29 p.m.
Four arson fires in Spokane related, investigators say
The Spokane Fire Department was called to four fires one after the other starting just after 2 a.m. today and investigators believe all four arson fires are related.