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  • Magistrate judge who broke glass ceiling to retire

    A federal magistrate judge who came under fire after a man she had released to a drug treatment facility escaped and shot two sheriff’s deputies is retiring this month.


  • Two men sentenced in busted heroin ring

    Two criminal associates of Charles R. Wallace, the outlaw who shot two Spokane County sheriff’s deputies, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court one day shy of the one-year anniversary of …


  • Suspected robber tracked to drug rehab facility

    Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputies tracked a suspected robber on a bicycle back to a Spokane Valley drug rehab facility on Saturday. An employee at Divine’s Gas Station near Pines …


  • Robber was drug rehab resident, police say

    Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputies tracked a suspected robber on a bicycle back to a Spokane Valley drug rehabilitation facility on Saturday.


  • ‘He got out of that car to kill us’

    Spokane County sheriff’s Deputy Mike Northway flipped on his blue lights and the Chevy Tahoe pulled over. Northway parked his cruiser behind the SUV on East Elm Street just off …


  • Inmate who hanged himself identified

    A man accused of helping Charles Wallace, who shot two sheriff’s deputies before shooting himself to death last month, is the inmate who tried to kill himself at the Spokane …


  • Cop shooter’s alleged accomplice attempts suicide at jail

    A man accused of helping Charles Wallace, who shot two sheriff’s deputies before killing himself last month, tried to kill himself at the Spokane County Jail on Friday.


  • Recording lends insight into Wallace’s release

    Five weeks before Charles Robert Wallace shot two Spokane County sheriff’s deputies, he sat in a federal courtroom in downtown Spokane, his hand in a cast, as his lawyer told …


  • Injured deputies making progress

    Two sheriff’s deputies shot by a fugitive heroin-trafficking suspect last week continue to recover as detectives continue to investigate the crime spree that ended in the gunman’s suicide. Deputy Matt …


  • Deputies recovering as shooting probe continues

    Two sheriff’s deputies shot by a fugitive heroin trafficking suspect last week continue to recover as detectives continue to investigate the crime spree that ended in the shooter’s suicide.


  • Injured deputy checks out of Sacred Heart

    Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Spink checked out of Sacred Heart Saturday morning after beginning treatment several days ago for a gunshot wound to the leg.


  • Shooter’s alleged helper will remain behind bars

    A Spokane man accused of helping the fugitive who shot two deputies will remain jailed on $100,000 bond. Robert Lee “Bo” Ruth, 42, has seven felony convictions, 15 misdemeanor convictions …


  • Man accused of helping cop shooter to stay in jail

    A Spokane man accused of helping the fugitive who shot two deputies will remain jailed on $100,000 bond. Robert Lee “Bo” Ruth, 42, has seven felony convictions, 15 misdemeanor convictions …


  • Task force directed deputies to stop SUV

    A Spokane man shot in the leg during a home-invasion robbery last month was with a fugitive just before he opened fire on two sheriff’s deputies Tuesday. That information, contained …


  • Man arrested for helping alleged cop shooter

    A Spokane man shot in the leg during a home-invasion robbery last month was with a fugitive just before he opened fire on two sheriff’s deputies Tuesday.


  • Judicial sense might have averted Tuesday bloodshed

    Count me in as a believer in mercy and charity and all those other virtues preachers yak about on Sunday mornings. But when it comes to the serious work of …


  • Driver, passengers left suspect at shooting scene

    Details emerging from the aftermath of Tuesday’s shooting paint a picture of a frantic police search for two people who were with the gunman when he opened fire and then …


  • Sheriff: Deputies Spink, Northway the kind ‘you can count on’

    Spokane County sheriff’s deputies Matt Spink and Mike Northway have backed each other up on patrol in north Spokane County for six years, so it’s not too surprising the men …


  • Wallace’s release baffles Knezovich

    The county’s top law enforcement officer expressed outrage Wednesday that a suspected heroin dealer facing his fourth stay in prison was released from jail just weeks before shooting two deputies …


  • Car theft victim fought tenaciously

    Mary Rock, 87, moved from Los Angeles to Spokane 10 years ago to escape the high rate of crime there. But on Tuesday, she found herself in the middle of …


  • Several killed on duty in region’s recent memory

    The tense shootout that hospitalized two sheriff’s deputies Tuesday was eerily similar to a 1991 incident that also began with a traffic stop and involved a high-speed chase throughout northern …


  • Chase rips through quiet town

    Charles Wallace’s final, desperate mile ran through an ordinarily tranquil town. Chased by every cop in the area, suspected of shooting two officers and firing at those pursuing him, Wallace …


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