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Thursday, January 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 6:22 a.m.

North Spokane Walmart evacuated after reports of suspicious substance

A Walmart in north Spokane was closed for several hours Sunday after employees discovered what they described as “white powder” on money passed over the counter. Reports of the substance …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 7:49 p.m.

Fire crews suppress structure fire in north Spokane

Multiple fire crews responded to a structure fire in an under-construction home in north Spokane Sunday night.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 7:26 p.m.

Cheney apartment fire damages two residences, displaces residents

Residents of an apartment complex in Cheney were displaced after the wall between two units caught fire Sunday afternoon.


Mead teacher charged with sexual misconduct with student remains on payroll

A Mead High School teacher, who is charged with felony sexual misconduct with one of his students, remains on the school district’s payroll and will likely receive a full year’s …


His family says he stopped using heroin. Then he relapsed in the Grant County Jail.

Derek Batton had pretty much beaten a heroin addiction by the time he was booked into the Grant County Jail, according to his family. Inside, though, things took a turn …


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Woman, 72, dies in crash with semi near Sagle

A 72-year-old Bonners Ferry woman dies in a car crash on Friday near Sagle, Idaho.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 8:37 p.m.

Sandpoint man killed Friday in single-vehicle crash near Dover

A 67-year-old man was killed near Dover, Idaho, early Friday morning when his vehicle hit a tree.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 8:10 p.m.

Police arrest man accused of drive-by shooting in downtown Spokane

Police arrested a man early Friday morning accused of drive-by shooting in downtown Spokane.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 6:53 p.m.

Alleged Moses Lake bomb builder had wrong type of fertilizer

Ryan S. Palmer, 39, stole a urea-based fertilizer from the Nutrien Ag Solutions facility in Moses Lake – not an ammonium nitrate formulation that could have been mixed with diesel …


After setbacks, Spokane County abandons custom criminal justice algorithm in favor of simpler tool

The Spokane Assessment for Evaluation of Risk, known as the SAFER tool, was touted as a cornerstone of local efforts to reduce jail overcrowding and eliminate racial disparities in the …


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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 10:51 p.m.

Suspected murderer of grandfather has bond reduced

A man suspected of shooting and killing his grandfather in December appeared in Spokane County Superior Court on Thursday and received a reduction in his bond.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 7:23 p.m.

Abandoned house along Bloomsday route burns from suspected transient warming fire

A suspected transient lit a fire in an abandon house along the Bloomsday trail on Thursday. No one was injured.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 10:31 p.m.

Freeman shooting suspect has court hearing delayed again as judge declares: ‘This will be the last’

Caleb Sharpe turns 18 in October. But in July – 22 months after the then 15-year-old sophomore allegedly opened fire at Freeman High School – a court will decide whether …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 6:19 p.m.

Man gets 40 years in prison for killing Spokane cab driver in North Idaho

Shortly before Jacob Coleman was handed a four decade to life sentence for the murder of a Spokane cab driver, he tried to run out of a courtroom after shouting …


Spokane County Commissioner Al French seeks consensus on new jail

“The goal is to have something concrete, defined, this year,” said French, who also chairs the Spokane Regional Law and Justice Council and its facilities committee. “This can has been …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 2:27 p.m.

Two former Spokane Valley fire captains died in December. In both cases, long-term exposure to toxins may be to blame.

For the second time in less than a week, the Spokane Valley Fire Department has announced the death of a former fire captain, and again, work-related exposure to toxins is …


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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 7:25 p.m.

Investigators use social media posts and multiple witnesses to track Cheney shooting suspects

Multiple confidential witnesses – and posts on social media app Snapchat – helped Spokane County sheriff’s detectives track down three people believed to be involved in the October shooting of …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 9:51 p.m.

No charges for 7 deputies involved in fatal Spokane Valley shooting in August

Seven Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies involved in the fatal shooting of a man in Spokane Valley last summer were justified in their use of lethal and nonlethal force, the Spokane …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 5:58 p.m.

Adult film actress from Post Falls pleads not guilty to murder-for-hire charges

An adult film actress from Post Falls made her first appearance in federal court in Coeur d’Alene on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty charges that she tried to hire someone …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 5:24 p.m.

One person hospitalized, suspect in custody after north Spokane shooting

One person has been hospitalized and two others detained after a shooting in north Spokane Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 6:46 p.m.

Impairment suspected in fatal Palouse Highway crash

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies believe impairment was a factor in a Wednesday morning fatal crash on East Palouse Highway and Bruna Road.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 7:33 a.m.

Missing woman’s phone found by Spokane River

Since Loc Nguyen, 24, went missing on Dec. 3, detectives have traced her steps and found no evidence of anyone with her the night of her disappearance.


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UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 30, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Spokane police investigating suspicious death of 62-year-old man in Sunset Hill area

Officers found Richard White’s body facedown on the floor of his kitchen, with a pool of blood under his torso. His housemate “either truly believed, or acted like, he did …


Chris Brown charged with monkey-related misdemeanors

Chris Brown has been charged with monkey-related misdemeanors.


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UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Ridpath building downtown evacuated due to smoking heating unit

The Ridpath building downtown was evacuated after a heater in an apartment began smoking at about 4 p.m. Friday.