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Two men sought in Spokane pharmacy robbery

Two Deer Park men have been identified as suspects in a pharmacy robbery police linked to a 20-year-old woman.


Hayden grocery store robbed at gunpoint

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who robbed a Hayden grocery store at gunpoint early Saturday morning.


Police investigating reported rape on GU campus

Spokane police said today they are investigating a complaint by a Gonzaga University student that she was raped in a residence hall room at the university over the weekend.


Valley coffee stand robbed at knife point

A man robbed a Spokane Valley coffee stand at knife point Saturday.


Video: Police seek woman in Fred Meyer purse snatching

Police are asking for helping finding a woman who robbed an elderly woman in a grocery store bathroom.


Suspect at large after shooting

The shooting deaths of two men in Spokane on Saturday may have been sparked by little more than a dispute over two run-down cars, witnesses say. Jack Lamere and a …


Grim cases overshadow new evidence in another

BOISE – Idaho’s capital city’s been rocked recently by horrifying crime news, from the first-degree murder arrests of the mother and mother’s boyfriend in the case of an 8-year-old boy, …


In brief: Rape suspect arrested

Within minutes of receiving a report early Saturday of a burglary and rape in the Whitman neighborhood in north Spokane, a Spokane police K-9 tracked down the suspect. A resident …


Sentenced to 4 years, robber cites addiction

A 24-year-old convicted robber told a judge Thursday how he went from living with his girlfriend and their 7-year-old daughter to putting a knife to a man’s throat to get …


Former S-R security chief pleads guilty to sex crimes

The former security supervisor for The Spokesman-Review pleaded guilty Thursday to three sexual assault charges that could keep him in prison for life.


Marijuana plants found in cornfield near Reardan

Nearly 2,000 marijuana plants averaging 5 feet tall were uprooted from an irrigated cornfield north of Reardan, the Lincoln County sheriff said Thursday. Three suspects were arrested, including an undocumented …


Authorities target Web prostitution

Detectives didn’t doubt the prostitute’s story. They found her bloody and crying in an upscale home overlooking Hayden Lake, claiming she’d likely killed a man who’d attacked her. The man, …


Woman robbed of prescriptions in her home

Two men burst into a Spokane woman’s apartment this morning and stole OxyContin and hydrocodone. A 54-year-old woman answered her apartment door about 5:45 a.m. in the 3100 block of …


Without fanfare, man helps Crime Stoppers thrive

Some volunteers work on the front lines, visible to the community. Everyone knows their names and positions. But another kind of volunteer spends hours behind the scenes.


Suspected shoplifter pulls knife at NorthTown Mall

Police are asking for help finding a man who robbed a Northtown Mall store at knifepoint Tuesday night.


Family waits for word on stolen moving truck

A family that lost nearly everything when their rented moving truck was stolen from a Spokane Valley motel parking lot stayed an extra day as police continued searching for their …


Stabbing is Spokane’s fifth homicide this year

Spokane police are looking for three people after a man was stabbed to death Monday, the fifth homicide this year in the city and the third fatal stabbing.


Crime falls in Idaho, especially in north

BOISE – Crime is down in Idaho, continuing a multiyear trend, and it’s down even more in North Idaho. Both the number of serious crimes committed and the area’s crime …


Man gets 7 years in killing

Benjamin R. Howard, 24, pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree manslaughter in connection with the June 3, 2008, stabbing death of Kenneth P. Jordan. Howard received a sentence of about seven …


Man hospitalized after swallowing meth

A man who handed police a bag of methamphetamine before swallowing another was hospitalized Monday.


Separate OxyContin cases send two men to prison

His troubles started with family. But Edward A. Saner’s problems spiraled from typical to debilitating as he dabbled more in OxyContin, leading to a string of pharmacy robberies last summer, …


Bank robbery reported in Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley Police are investigating the robbery of the Banner Bank branch located at 1521 N. Argonne Road.


Police: CdA robberies connected; photos released

Additional photos have been released of a man police believe is responsible for a robbery and attempted robbery in Coeur d’Alene Tuesday evening.


Halloween shooting ends up in plea deal

Just as his murder trial was set to begin, Matthew R. Jones pleaded guilty in connection with a shooting on Halloween night that killed a 22-year-old man who was trying …


Police: Ex-retirement home employee stole from residents

A former Cooper George retirement home employee was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing from several elderly residents. Police say Melody D. Roper, 38, stole non-prescription medication, a collector coin and …


In brief: Lost meth found; suspect arrested

A Spokane man got some good news and some bad news this weekend from police. The good news: Ziggy’s employees found the item he apparently lost while shopping at the …


Lost meth lands man in jail

A Spokane man got some good news and some bad news this weekend from police. The good news: Ziggy’s employees found the item he apparently lost while shopping at the …


Acapulco shootout leaves 18 dead

MEXICO CITY – As if Mexican tourism needed more bad news, a weekend shootout left 18 gunmen and soldiers dead in Acapulco, the iconic if faded beach resort that recently …


Newborn dies after mother’s body found

PORTLAND – A pregnant 21-year-old found dead with her baby no longer in her womb befriended the woman charged with killing her through Craigslist, her mother said Sunday. Police said …


In brief: Handgun incident leads to arrest

A northwest Spokane man was arrested after allegedly pointing a handgun at another man and four children late Saturday. Spokane police responded to a 10:15 p.m. call that a man …