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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: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 7:44 p.m.

U.S. airlines need more bomb-sniffing dogs in a hurry

The Transportation Security Administration has begun approving private explosive-detection canine firms to screen cargo flying from U.S. airports under a new program finalized last month. The change offers freight haulers …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 8:34 p.m.

Investigators dig for bomb motive, warn more could be found

Investigators searched coast-to-coast Thursday for the culprit and motives behind the bizarre mail-bomb plot aimed at critics of the president, analyzing the innards of the crude devices to reveal whether …


Filipino troops find 22 bodies of suspected militants, bombs

Philippine troops have recovered 22 bodies of suspected Muslim extremists and dozens of homemade bombs from two buildings that were retaken in one of the final government assaults to end …


U.S. jets drop live bombs in a new, massive show of force aimed at North Korea

The Pentagon deployed a formation of 14 bombers and fighters over the Korean Peninsula on Sunday that also included South Korean and Japanese aircraft, the latest show of force in …


UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 10:55 p.m.

Norway police neutralize explosive device, arrest suspect

Police in the Norwegian capital of Oslo said they neutralized an explosive device found in a busy area of downtown Oslo late Saturday night and said they had arrested a …


Indonesia police: 3 suspected militants killed, bombs found

Indonesian police said they killed three suspected militants in a raid Wednesday on the outskirts of Jakarta and found several bombs which they are trying to defuse.


Officials: 7 killed in 2 PKK attacks in Turkey

Kurdish rebels on Wednesday carried out two simultaneous attacks on police vehicles in the mainly Kurdish southeast of Turkey, wounding dozens of people, an official said.


Dallas gunman had no large stockpile of bomb materials, officials say

The gunman who killed five Dallas police officers did not have a large stockpile of bomb-making materials at his suburban home, two officials said Friday, contradicting earlier claims that Micah …


Man pleads guilty to courthouse bomb threat

In what could become the priciest java ever, a Spokane man pleaded guilty Wednesday to threatening to bomb the federal courthouse and kill a judge over what he claimed was …


Ferris High School evacuates after pop bottles explode

In a possible ploy to buy more study time during finals week, someone placed two pop-bottle bombs in a Spokane high school Wednesday. The pop bottles exploded inside Ferris High …


Small explosive balls seized

A man was arrested with about 5,400 small explosive devices in his van during an undercover investigation at Hooters in Spokane Valley on Thursday. Peter Ward Westhaver, 53, is in …


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2012, 11:38 a.m.

FBI assisting in pipe bomb probe

Federal authorities are assisting in the investigation of a home-made bomb found by Spokane police while taking an alleged parole violator into custody.


Police: Bomb threat an attempt to avoid arrest

A couple called in a bomb threat to avoid capture after being caught taking parts off a stolen car, police say. Alkala Michener and Charles Pearson were arrested Tuesday night …


Moses Lake teen injures hands with homemade bomb

Moses Lake investigators found explosives in the home where a teen was critically injured in a blast Wednesday. The 16-year-old boy suffered severe injuries to his hand when a homemade …


FBI to build more bombs in MLK Day trial

A federal judge has ordered FBI experts to construct three bombs similar to the one allegedly planted at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity March on Jan. 17, as …


Pair’s trial weighs link to fatal Halloween blast

Trial began Tuesday in the case of two men charged with manslaughter after a homemade bomb killed a 28-year-old man outside a party north of Chattaroy last fall. Christapher A. …


Trial begins in Chattaroy bomb fatality

Trial began today in the case of two men charged with manslaughter after a homemade bomb killed a 28-year-old man outside a party north of Chattaroy last fall. Christapher A. …


‘Bomb’ backpack in downtown Spokane deemed safe

A backpack labeled “bomb” was found in downtown Spokane today, but police say it contained nothing dangerous.


MLK bomb suspect indicted on new charges

A grand jury indicted Martin Luther King, Jr. march bomb suspect Kevin William Harpham on a federal hate crime charge today.


Father of bomb suspect says son couldn’t have planted device

The father of the man arrested in connection with a bomb discovered at Spokane’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day march claims his son was caring for him throughout January and …


Postings reveal bomb suspect’s views

He grew up in rural Eastern Washington, played football in high school and worked at a fast-food restaurant as a teen. Childhood friends remember him as quiet and normal – …


Men are charged in bomb death

Manslaughter charges have been filed against two men for a deadly explosion outside a party north of Chattaroy last fall. Christapher A. Harris, 20, and James J. Crouchman, 35, pleaded …


Manslaughter charges filed over deadly explosion

Manslaughter charges have been filed against two men for a deadly explosion outside a party north of Chattaroy last fall.


Downtown bomb linked to hate crimes

The hunt for the person who left the bomb targeting marchers in Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. parade will focus on two aspects: forensics and the region’s violent history with …


Suspicious device forces road closures downtown

Authorities are investigating a suspicious package found on the northeast corner of Main Avenue and Washington Street, forcing several streets to be closed or restricted.


Victim in deadly explosion identified

A man killed in an explosion outside a weekend party north of Chattaroy was identified Monday as Cody R. Hathaway.


Suspect arrested in phoned-in bank robbery

The request was clear: $10,000, or bombs would detonate at five Spokane elementary schools. Police say that phone call to a north Spokane bank turned out to be nothing more …


Military dog Lucky nears retirement having lived up to name

Lucky, a military working dog based at Fairchild Air Force Base, has served four tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. His keen nose and no-nonsense ferocity are assets in …


Agencies work together to staff bomb unit

Multiple bomb scares and an alleged pipe-bomb murder attempt have kept the Spokane Explosive Disposal Unit busy in recent weeks. But the number of incidents isn’t unusual for the bomb …