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Wednesday, January 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Barefoot Bandit mulling plea deal on state charges

COUPEVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A prosecutor says lawyers are completing a plea deal for the man known as the Barefoot Bandit that could give him about nine years in prison …


Some shoplifting suspects escape in Liberty Lake

The Liberty Lake Police Department had a busy week from Nov. 7 to Nov. 14, making several arrests and responding to four shoplifting calls. A driver not wearing his seat …


Break-ins irk South Perry businesses

The vintage and jewelry boutique Veda Lux, 1106 S. Perry St., was burglarized for the first time on the night of Sept. 28. Crooks made off with vintage wares, jewelry …


Domestic dispute prompts several 911 calls in Liberty Lake

The Liberty Lake Police Department received a flurry of 911 calls at 12:15 p.m. on Nov. 2 reporting that a man had dragged a woman across Appleway Avenue and forced …


Spokane man eschews plea deal, gets 184 years

A man sentenced to 184 1/2 years in prison for a shooting that injured one person declined a plea deal that would have given him 10 to 12 years in …


Foul play suspected in case of missing Bellevue boy

Police in Washington state said today they suspect a crime in the disappearance of a 2-year-old boy whose mother claimed he disappeared when she left him alone in a car …


Public input sought in attempted bombing case

The Spokane Crime Victim Service Center is seeking public input regarding the attempted bombing of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march by Kevin Harpham earlier this year.


Alleged drunk driver crashes into school bus

A driver is in custody for allegedly hitting a school bus while driving under the influence on Highway 395 three miles north of Colville today. Details surrounding the 4:17 p.m. …


Police investigate check, card misuse in Liberty Lake

It was a week for fraud and theft in Liberty Lake from Oct. 24 to Monday. Liberty Lake Police responded to two calls regarding stolen checks and debit cards. The …


Robber holds up grocery store at knife point

A masked man robbed several cashiers at knife point at the Safeway on Northwest Boulevard this evening. Witnesses said the man put a knife to at least two cashiers’ throats …


Liberty Lake woman discovers burglar in her apartment

A Liberty Lake woman surprised a burglar inside her apartment when she returned home one day last week. The man fled when confronted and was arrested later the same day …


Two people arrested as drive-by accomplices

Two more suspects were arrested Wednesday in connection with the 2007 shooting death of Daniel Burgess. Jaleesa D. Anderson, 22, and Marc A. Anderson, 20, were arrested on a charge …


Brazen burglars

Jim Smith returned to his Post Falls home late one night last week to find his side door ajar. In the bedroom, he found jewelry scattered on the floor and …


Street race ends with car crashed into Garry Middle School

A street race between a Camaro and a Subaru on Friday night ended with one ckl of the cars crashed into Garry Middle School.


Moses Lake man accused of kidnapping

A Moses Lake man was arrested for allegedly kidnapping his roommate’s two children.


Kootenai County residents see spike in burglaries

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a spike in burglaries over the past couple months.


Traffic stops lead to other charges in Liberty Lake

A couple of routine traffic stops turned into something else during the week of Oct. 10-Monday in Liberty Lake, resulting in several arrests. A car spotted going 51 miles per …


Authorities identify alleged burglar shot in Moses Lake

The Grant County Sheriff’s office today identified the man shot to death while allegedly attempting to burglarize a medical marijuana patient.


Bicycle Bandit gets 17 years in federal prison

The “bicycle bandit,” who committed nine armed bank robberies in Spokane from which he fled on a bike, has been sentenced to 17 years in federal prison.


Liberty Lake officer gets assist from Good Samaritan

A citizen came to the rescue of Liberty Lake Police Officer Brad Deines Saturday while Deines was fighting with a man who did not want to be arrested and was …


FBI: 3-year-old witnessed triple slaying in Mont.

A 3-year-old child witnessed the killing of three people in a remote area of Montana’s Crow Indian Reservation and named a family member as the shooter, according to an FBI …


COPS holds crime-prevention event

About 40 people joined Mayor Mary Verner, Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick, neighborhood resource officers, COPS representatives and crime specialists, at a COPS-sponsored community crime prevention forum at Northeast Community Center …


Mayhem eases in Liberty Lake as weather cools

The end of summer weather seems to have calmed things down in Liberty Lake, where police officers made only four arrests during the week of Sept. 26 to Oct. 3, …


Man robs North Side bank branch

A man robbed the Chase bank branch at 5508 N. Division St. this afternoon, and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.


Juvenile detained for overnight arsons

A juvenile faces arson and theft charges for allegedly setting fires in Spokane Valley and stealing a bicycle.


Dog stabbed in family argument in Liberty Lake

Liberty Lake police officers discovered a dog that had been stabbed when they were called to assist the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office in the 19000 block of East Buckeye Avenue …


Quincy shooting leaves one dead

A shooting last night in Quincy has left one man dead. Authorities say the shooter is still at large.


Valley police make arrest in string of car prowls

Spokane Valley police arrested a man today in connection with a string of car prowls targeting Fords.


3 indicted in sophisticated Washington hacking scheme

Soon after his office was burglarized — twice — Jeff Eby walked in and found a payroll report sitting on his printer. He hadn’t printed it, and as his company’s …


Liberty Lake Police make several arrests for pot

Liberty Lake Police Department officers dealt with everything from marijuana arrests to burglary calls to a young boy determined to run away from home during the week of Sept. 12 …