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UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

Former school board member accused of hitting bicyclist while driving drunk pleads guilty to lesser charge

A former Spokane school board member accused of vehicular assault after hitting a bicyclist while driving drunk last year recently pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of failure to remain …


Spokane massage parlors under investigation for prostitution, human trafficking

A pair of Spokane-area massage parlors employing only Chinese workers is under investigation for promoting prostitution, human trafficking, practicing without a license and money laundering.


UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 6:06 p.m.

Three-vehicle collision injures two; one airlifted

Two people were injured in a three-vehicle collision near Royal City on Friday.


UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 5:58 p.m.

Non-fatal shooting investigation on Spokane’s South Hill handed over to Spokane County Sheriff’s office

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is taking over a shooting investigation that began Saturday when police say a man was likely shot by his brother.


An ‘inside’ look at food: Industrial-scale production in Washington’s prison system

Since 2003, food production within Washington’s Department of Corrections has shifted towards larger, industrial-scale operations. But while the move has generated cost savings, some inmates and their advocates also see …


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

Police investigating North Idaho woman wanted for grand theft now a suspect in husband’s death

A missing North Idaho woman who is wanted on grand theft charges is now a suspect in her husband’s death.


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 8:21 p.m.

Spokane Valley deputy administers opioid overdose medicine to unconscious man found in basement

A Spokane Sheriff’s deputy administered opioid overdose reversing drug to an unconscious person found in a Spokane Valley home Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Medical Examiner’s identify North Spokane shooting victim, rule death as homicide

The Spokane Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim of a shooting in North Spokane and ruled his death a homicide.


UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018, 3:40 p.m.

One dead after early morning shooting in north Spokane

A man was shot and killed in north Spokane early Sunday morning.


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Police searching for north Spokane bank robbery suspect

Police are searching for a suspect alleged to have robbed the Washington Trust Bank in North Spokane late Friday afternoon.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 8:36 p.m.

Husband charged with killing of Christine Lott, Priest River woman who disappeared in 2004

A man suspected of killing his wife 14 years ago was charged with first-degree murder in Bonner County Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

Citing recent collisions, city installs flashing lights near downtown social service providers

The city of Spokane has installed flashing lights at crosswalks near a cluster of downtown social service providers in an effort to reduce collisions and injuries to pedestrians.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 7:41 p.m.

GPS leads police to car stolen from Spokane dealership; suspects arrested

Police arrested a man Wednesday accused of stealing a vehicle from a Spokane car lot, ramming it into police cruisers and leading officers to a remote area in Pend Oreille …


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 10:02 p.m.

North Idaho entrepreneur Nicholas Smoot arrested under suspicion of domestic battery

Coeur d’Alene entrepreneur Nicholas R. Smoot, who has gained attention for his work in bringing an internet startup culture to North Idaho, was arrested Wednesday under suspicion of domestic battery.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

11 people, multiple pets escape house fire near Gonzaga; arson investigation underway

An early-morning house fire in north Spokane that displaced 11 people is being investigated as arson.


Shawn Vestal: Domestic violence is one of Spokane’s biggest public health problems. Time to end the silence.

Hundreds of times every month, someone in Spokane County picks up the phone and calls police to report violence in their home. A husband beat a wife, or a wife …


Police arrest man suspected in at least three home burglaries in North Central

Police arrested a man Saturday evening who may be linked to several burglaries in Northeast Spokane.


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 10:07 a.m.

Path of a gun: Weapon used in Chicago shooting traced back to Hayden pawn shop

The story of a gun, purchased in Hayden and used in a Chicago shooting, illustrates how, at alarming speed, guns can move into the black market, over state borders, into …


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 6:32 p.m.

Valley firefighters rescue woman trapped in duplex

Spokane Valley Fire Department personnel succeeded in rescuing a woman from a duplex fire Saturday morning.


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Body found in overturned kayak on Long Lake

A marine unit and dive team members of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office discovered the body of a deceased kayaker on Long Lake in the area of the Nine Mile …


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

Stolen car catches fire during north Spokane County pursuit

A stolen vehicle caught fire on Hazard Road while the driver was attempting to evade a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy this morning.


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 10:11 p.m.

Browne’s Addition neighbors band together to catch robbery suspect

Several Browne’s Addition neighbors worked together with Spokane police Tuesday afternoon to catch an armed robbery suspect.


Caleb Tipton, grandson of the late jazz singer Billy Tipton, suffered sudden, violent end to a complicated life

Like the dozens of snapshots hanging from a large picture frame on their dining room wall, Roberta and Eric “Sven” Svenonius can see memories of their son Caleb Tipton wherever …


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 1:46 p.m.

Spokane Valley woman accused of killing husband in vehicular homicide

A Spokane Valley woman who told deputies her husband jumped onto her car was arrested with second-degree murder after detectives claimed her story didn’t match the evidence and she could …


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Spokane man convicted of attempted-murder after five years and two trials

Stafone Fuentes, 33, was convicted Tuesday of first-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault.


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Bail set at $100,000 for man accused of kidnap near T.J. Meenach Bridge

A man accused of trying to abduct a woman as she walked home near the T.J. Meenach Bridge early Sunday morning had bail set at $100,000 Monday afternoon.


Suspect in fatal stabbing of Manito Tap House employee claims self defense

The man suspected of fatally stabbing an employee of Manito Tap House said he acted in self defense during a fight. Police are investigating and not made an arrest.


North Idaho teen hospitalized after accidental shotgun blast to the face

A 13-year-old was hospitalized Friday after Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies say he was accidentally shot in the face with a shotgun.


UPDATED: Sun., June 24, 2018, 8:40 p.m.

Woman fights off late-night attacker near TJ Meenach Bridge

A woman successfully fought off a man who accosted her and held her a gunpoint near the TJ Meenach Bridge early Sunday morning, according to police.


UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

Idaho Driver arrested for drug possession and a DUI after highway crash

Idaho State Police arrested a driver after a crash on U.S. Highway 95 on charges of possession of