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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 …


Police: Bomb threat over car repossession leads to arrest

A bomb threat at an auto dealership Thursday night led to the arrest of a Spokane Valley man, police said.


Third defendant gets 41 years for robbery

The last of three defendants was sentenced Thursday to more than 41 years in prison for a robbery and drive-by shooting that all three suspects and a key witness claim …


Spokane man pleads not guilty in Mont. robberies

MISSOULA — A 21-year-old Spokane man charged with three armed robberies at a Walgreen’s pharmacy in Missoula earlier this year has pleaded not guilty to federal charges.


Escapee suspected in store burglary

An escapee from Montana with a 30-year local criminal history has been named as a suspect in a daytime burglary caught on video at a Spokane Valley convenience store last …


SWAT team finds wanted man wedged in rafters

A Spokane County sheriff’s SWAT team busted into an apartment Wednesday night after a daylong standoff and found something unusual: a man-size hole in the bathroom ceiling. “We found him …


HIV-positive man arrested, accused of first-degree assault

An HIV-positive man has been arrested for having unprotected sex without telling his partner about his virus, and police think he may have other victims.


Photo released of would-be Walgreens robber

Detectives have released a surveillance photo of a man they say was talked out of robbing a Walgreens by an employee last week.


Spokane police search for mysterious motorcyclist

A motorcyclist eluded police at least twice recently, and officers are asking for help identifying a suspect. Police have had to end two pursuits because they were too dangerous, and …


Feds investigate counterfeit bill ring in Spokane

Two Cheney teenagers who tried to buy turtle food with a fake $100 bill could face federal charges after an investigation turned up what appears to be a counterfeit bill …


Pop Warner’s former treasurer pleads not guilty

Looks can be deceiving. While authorities call nonprofit organizations notorious targets of embezzlement, a children’s football league in Spokane had its own defense weapons: two certified accountants, one of them …


Police investigate Saturday robbery

Spokane police are investigating a robbery that occurred about 10:20 p.m. Saturday underneath the railroad trestle at First Avenue and Stevens Street.


Woman helps police snag drugstore robbery suspect

A north Spokane woman with a hankering for candy and Nicorette gum is being credited by Spokane police with stopping an armed OxyContin robber Wednesday morning. Good Samaritan Shelley Anderson, …


Bystander helps nab pharmacy robbery suspect

A north Spokane woman with a hankering for candy and Nicorette gum is being credited by Spokane police with stopping an armed OxyContin robber Wednesday morning.


Two men wanted in prescription pill burglary

An overnight prescription pill heist at a Spokane health clinic may have been solved partly because of a stolen cell phone left near a broken pharmacy door.


‘Prince of neighbors’ interrupts burglary, holds suspect at gunpoint

It pays to know your neighbors. Bob and Doris Briley learned this firsthand Friday when a neighbor armed with a gun stopped an alleged would-be thief carting off machinery from …


Watchful neighbor nabs burglar

It pays to know your neighbors. An elderly Spokane couple learned this firsthand Friday when a neighbor armed with a gun stopped a man he saw stealing items from the …


Murder-suicide leaves family dead

An accountant for a railroad operator killed his wife and their three children before fatally shooting himself in a northwest Maryland home, leaving a gruesome scene that was discovered Saturday …


Motel robbed at knifepoint; reward offered

Three men robbed a west Spokane motel after forcing an employee into a back room Thursday morning, and Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information that helps identify them.


Mother says killings meant to punish her

SEATTLE – The mother of five children killed in their Pierce County home said Monday she believes her husband killed them to punish her. Authorities believe James Harrison shot his …


Loss, revenge often drive mass murders

Mass murderers are as different as their killing fields – be it a nursing home or a suburban home – and as diverse as their reasons for killing – whether …


Sledge-wielding burglar killed by homeowner

WENATCHEE – Police say a man used a sledgehammer to break into a house in Wenatchee early Monday, shot the owner and was then shot to death. Police Chief Tom …