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UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Police department fires officer after investigation of 2017 domestic violence assault

The Spokane Police Department fired an officer Thursday after concluding an internal affairs investigation of a domestic violence assault in 2017. Nicholas J. Spolski has been on paid administrative leave …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 9:18 p.m.

Babysitter arrested for alleged assault of child

Spokane police arrested a babysitter Wednesday on suspicion of assaulting a child in her care.


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 9:20 p.m.

Man in critical condition after being stabbed multiple times in Logan neighborhood

A 38-year-old man is in critical condition after Spokane police say he was stabbed multiple times after getting into an argument with a homeowner while he waited for a tow …


UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 10:26 p.m.

Investigators: Shooter had road rage, referenced victim’s workers as ‘likely illegals”

A shooting near Orchard Prairie that left one man dead and another in critical condition was an attempted murder-suicide, deputies said Friday.


UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 7:47 p.m.

Man accused of pointing handgun at driver during road rage incident in Hillyard

A man suspected of pointing a gun at another person during a road rage incident was arrested over the weekend


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 8:42 p.m.

Spokane police arrest man waving gun around, threatening to shoot people at his northeast Spokane home

A man waving a handgun at neighbors and officers was arrested Thursday night after a tense standoff with Spokane police.


UPDATED: Mon., April 22, 2019, 7:34 p.m.

Father involved in custody dispute arrested, accused of pointing gun at ex-wife

Spokane police arrested a man over the weekend accused of pointing a gun at his ex wife while he kidnapped their son.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 10:59 p.m.

Spokane police investigating man linked to half dozen sexual assaults in Spokane

A man with a criminal history is being investigated in connection to a half dozen rapes and sexual assaults in the Spokane area, at least four of them dating back …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 4:47 p.m.

Man arrested on suspicion of slashing another man with box cutter on STA bus

A man was arrested Friday morning under suspicion of cutting another man’s throat while on a Spokane Transit Authority bus in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

Police investigate possible rubber bullet shooting on the lower South Hill

A man was shot with what police are describing as a rubber projectile after a fight broke out at a lower South Hill apartment complex early Tuesday morning.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 8:15 p.m.

Sheriff’s deputies say man stabbed himself in the chest to avoid jail

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies say a man with active arrest warrants repeatedly stabbed himself in the chest with a large knife to escape from going back to jail.


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 9:53 p.m.

Pullman music store owner charged with assault with sexual motivation involving a minor

Victor Hudak, the longtime co-owner of Pullman’s only musical instrument store, faces several accusations of groping or staring inappropriately at young girls while they shopped.


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

North Idaho man recovering in hospital after reportedly being shot in the face during domestic dispute

A north Idaho man is recovering in the hospital after Shoshone County Sheriff’s deputies say he was shot in the face during a domestic violence incident.


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 6:28 p.m.

Large fight prompts search of Spokane River

Police and fire personnel spent several hours Monday evening unsuccessfully searching for people who reportedly jumped into the Spokane River after a large fight broke out near Minnehaha Park.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

Men perform citizens’ arrest, punch man in courthouse after he allegedly grabbed, threatened 71-year old woman

Spokane police arrested a man who allegedly assaulted a 71-year-old woman in the Spokane County Courthouse on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 7:57 p.m.

Police searching for person of interest in Wednesday evening shooting in north Spokane

A man was taken to the hospital Wednesday evening with life-threatening injuries after Spokane police say he was shot near North Central High School.


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:48 p.m.

Man charged with stabbing girlfriend near Colbert

A 40-year-old man was arrested Monday night after allegedly admitting to detectives he had stabbed his girlfriend in the leg during an argument at a home near Colbert. Aaron J. …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 8:24 p.m.

Spokane Valley detectives ask for help to solve stabbing case

Spokane Valley Major Crimes detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect in a Monday night stabbing at a Spokane Valley apartment complex.


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 9:56 p.m.

Spokane man charged with abusing infant, causing potentially life-threatening injuries

A 24-year-old man was jailed early Monday on suspicion of abusing his 2-month-old baby and causing potentially life-threatening injuries, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.


UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 5:59 p.m.

North Spokane shooting suspect still at large

Spokane Police are still searching for a man suspected of shooting another man in the Nevada/Lidgerwood neighborhood Saturday afternoon.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 2:41 p.m.

Investigation of attack on attorney intern in Public Safety Building continues; victim calls for better surveillance

Surveillance cameras in a lobby of the Public Safety Building were not working, preventing investigators from identifying a suspect.


Man accused of randomly stabbing 7-year-old boy has history of undiagnosed mental health issues

A doctor at Eastern State Hospital says a man accused of randomly stabbing a young child understands the charges against him, but cannot assist in his own defense.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 5:42 p.m.

Sex offender pleads guilty to assault and rape of Spokane Valley gas station clerk

A convicted sex offender pleaded guilty Friday to a vicious rape of a Spokane Valley gas station clerk who said she was abducted and choked to near unconsciousness several times …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 4:14 p.m.

Victim of alleged assault in fight between Spokane neighbors over snow broke 2 ribs, bone in face, court records say

A man accused of attacking his neighbor over blowing snow into each others’ properties appeared Wednesday in Spokane County Superior Court where his bond was set at $2,000.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:14 p.m.

Snowblower fight sends neighbor to jail

Two neighbors fighting over where to pile snow put one man in the hospital and another in jail.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:20 p.m.

Safety officer assaulted with handcuff key at River Park Square mall

The safety officer and suspect were sent to the hospital with minor injuries and released.


Woman in her 70s stabbed at north Spokane grocery store

A woman in her 70s was stabbed late Wednesday at a grocery store in north Spokane.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 6:46 p.m.

Spokane police officer found not guilty of misdemeanor domestic assault

A Spokane police officer accused in 2017 of hitting his girlfriend was found not guilty Monday of four counts of misdemeanor domestic assault.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

Confrontation in north Spokane leads to drive-by shooting arrests

Spokane police arrested two men accused of participating in a drive-by shooting early Sunday in north Spokane.


Police say man not attacked after being found injured, halfway in Spokane River

Police determined that a man was not attacked after he was found injured and halfway submerged in the Spokane River on Wednesday. Michele Anderson, spokesperson for the Spokane Police Department, …