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UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 10:22 p.m.

Sandpoint homicide suspect appears in court weeks after sitting in jail on unrelated charges

A man in custody since March on allegations of giving false information to police has been officially charged in connection with the shooting death of 26-year-old Robert H. Wohali.


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 8:32 p.m.

Police: No new charges against suspect in Monday’s SWAT standoff

A man who allegedly stabbed himself after a SWAT standoff in a downtown motel on Monday appeared in Spokane County Superior Court on Tuesday.


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UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Man stabs himself after standoff with police at downtown Spokane motel

A four-hour police standoff at a downtown Spokane motel ended Monday evening when the suspect emerged onto a second-floor balcony while repeatedly stabbing himself with a knife. SWAT officers fired …


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 7:05 a.m.

Cowlitz County deputy killed in line of duty was WSU graduate

Officials have identified a deputy who was fatally shot near Kalama late Saturday as Justin DeRosier. He was shot while responding to a report of a disabled vehicle.


Arizona man says he’s trapped in Coeur d’Alene fighting an illegal search that landed him in prison for marijuana trafficking

Wylie Hunter was stopped with a drug smuggling partner outside of Coeur d’Alene with 75 pounds of marijuana in his trunk. Now out on parole, Hunter is bringing a legal …


Spokane Valley Krispy Kreme robbed with gun; suspect not found

A Spokane Valley Krispy Kreme was robbed at gunpoint on Friday night, and the culprit remains at large. Spokane County sheriff’s deputies responded to the reported robbery at about 11 …


Man arrested after standoff in West Central Spokane

A SWAT team standoff in West Central neighborhood on Friday night led to the arrest of a man accused of domestic violence assault.


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 10:24 a.m.

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UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019, 9:15 a.m.

Backyard shed damaged in Friday night fire

A backyard shed caught fire Friday in east Spokane and fire investigators are looking into what caused it. No one was injured.


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 10:48 p.m.

Judge sentences man to nearly 6 years in prison in baseball bat beating case

A 20-year-old man was sentenced to nearly six in prison for manslaughter after an emotional appearance in court Wednesday that ended with family members yelling and swearing in the hallway …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 9:33 p.m.

February Sandpoint fire that destroyed five businesses ruled accidental

The Feb. 11 fire that destroyed five Sandpoint businesses and affected two others, totaling more than $4 million in damages, was ruled an accident Friday by Idaho State Fire Marshal.


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 7:46 p.m.

U.S. 95 southbound lanes blocked for over an hour after 5-vehicle crash

Two people were taken to the hospital after a 5-car crash on U.S. Highway 95, near the intersection of Dalton Avenue in Coeur d’Alene.


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 10:12 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene judge gives Spokane man 30 days for lewd conduct with 15-year-old girl

A 20-year-old Spokane man, who faced up to life in prison for having sex with a 15-year-old girl in a Coeur d’Alene public bathroom, was instead sentenced last week to …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 4:47 p.m.

Man arrested on suspicion of slashing another man with box cutter on STA bus

A man was arrested Friday morning under suspicion of cutting another man’s throat while on a Spokane Transit Authority bus in Spokane Valley.


Mead-area home partially destroyed in small landslide on private property

A northern Spokane County home on private property was partially destroyed in a small land slide this week.


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 4:45 p.m.

Police seeking community’s help identifying Apple thief

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies would like some help nabbing an Apple thief.


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UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 8:28 p.m.

Spokane man found not guilty in assault of 2-year-old girl due to lack of evidence

A known gang member suspected of assaulting a child under his care in 2016 was found not guilty Thursday, wrapping up a trial that saw testimony from doctors, nurses, a …


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 10:52 p.m.

Man accused of breaking into elderly woman’s north Spokane home by shattering window and sitting with her

An elderly woman told Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies she sat fearfully in her living room for about an hour early Thursday morning after a man broke into her home to …


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UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

Possible ATM bombing suspect leads police on chase that ends in Tumwater

Police are investigating whether the suspect in Tuesday’s ATM bombing in Tacoma was behind similar incidents, including one in Lacey last week.


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 8:42 p.m.

Spokane man gets 3 years in federal prison in Idaho sex sting

A Spokane man was sentenced this week to three years in federal prison after he was convicted for traveling to Idaho with intent to engage with sex with a minor.


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 6:01 p.m.

Asotin County judge arrested for alleged sexual misconduct

Washington State Patrol announced Wednesday that troopers arrested an Asotin County judge suspected of criminal sexual misconduct.


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 6:43 p.m.

Murder trial for killing of Sen. Jon Tester’s nephew begins in Spokane

After crawling into the bed with her dad, as she often did, the 8-year-old girl awoke to the sound of her father screaming. She looked up to see an unknown …


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 3:56 p.m.

Firefighters respond to ‘suspicious package’ call at county courthouse. Turns out to be envelope filled with medication.

A report of a suspicious package at the Spokane County Courthouse on Wednesday afternoon led to a large response from city firefighters.


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UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

Retired Spokane anesthesiologist’s body found dismembered, burned in backyard

Detectives are investigating the death of a retired Spokane anesthesiologist whose body was found dismembered and burned in the backyard of his Dishman Hills area home.


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

Police investigate possible rubber bullet shooting on the lower South Hill

A man was shot with what police are describing as a rubber projectile after a fight broke out at a lower South Hill apartment complex early Tuesday morning.