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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Police arrest man suspected of smashing third heart sculpture

Police arrested a man Wednesday suspected of smashing a third heart sculpture in downtown Spokane, part of an art project meant to raise money for charity.

Man arrested in Spokane Valley for stealing from breakfast bar, swinging at deputy

Deputies arrested a man who had sneaked into a Spokane Valley hotel breakfast bar and then tried to hit a deputy Tuesday.

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Fire crews work to put out house fire; no injuries

Spokane firefighters responded to a house fire at 700 N. Altamont St. that started at about 2 p.m. Tuesday.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 5:46 p.m.

Police dog forces surrender of suspected Spokane Valley home burglar on drug binge

A man who told Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies he hadn’t slept in four days because of to being high on meth and heroin was arrested Monday under suspicion of breaking …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 6:03 p.m.

Spokane is heartbroken after vandal knocks over pair of fiberglass sculptures meant to raise funds for charity

While millions across the nation were stirred awake on Election Day ready to partake in civic engagement, Spokane instead woke up to a broken heart. Two, in fact.

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Spokane City Council votes to require Spokane Fire Fighters, Police Officers to only work with city dispatchers

The Spokane City Council unanimously approved an ordinance which would require Spokane firefighters and police officers to only work with dispatchers who are city employees during their meeting Monday night.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 3:32 p.m.

Sexual assault victims can track their kits with new system

The Washington State Patrol has rolled out a new system for sexual assault victims to easily track rape kits as they’re processed though different government agencies, similar to how a …

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

Social media threat made against Lewis and Clark High school

Police are investigating a potential threat made against Lewis and Clark High school on Instagram Saturday night.

Judge: Police reports at psychiatric hospital are public

A judge has ruled that the names of people in police reports involving alleged crimes are public records even if the people are patients at a Washington state psychiatric hospital.

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 4:21 p.m.

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UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 4:22 p.m.

Riverside Avenue shut down briefly after bomb scare

A man left a suitcase near a fire department downtown, an fearing it was a bomb, authorities evacuated the building and shut down the roads surrounding it, according to police.

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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 5:18 p.m.

Police seek jogger near Gonzaga after multiple reports of inappropriate touching

Spokane police are seeking a man who has been jogging near Gonzaga University and inappropriately touching women as he passes by.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

Former president of Freeman High fundraising group arrested on charges of theft

A former leader of a Freeman High School parent-teacher group was arrested Thursday for allegedly stealing over $6,000 from the group’s bank account for personal items.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

Police arrest woman who slashed ex-boyfriend’s hand at Lincoln Park

Police arrested a woman Thursday after she stabbed her ex-boyfriend in his hand at Lincoln Park on the South Hill, according to Spokane police.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 4:30 p.m.

Man carrying flowers hit by car downtown

A man was injured Thursday afternoon when he was struck by a car in downtown Spokane.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

Man who stayed at Union Gospel Mission charged with randomly attacking three people with a knife

Police arrested an apparently homeless man from Utah Tuesday who is suspected of randomly stabbing three people, sending two to the hospital with serious injuries.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene middle school student arrested, charged with falsely reporting school shooting threat

Coeur d’Alene police arrested a middle school student on Thursday on charges of falsely reporting that a school shooting would happen.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 5:54 p.m.

Pins found in Halloween candy in Omak

Omak Police reported two incidents of sharp pins found in Halloween candy on Thursday, according to a news release.

WSU student sues Pullman police for excessive force during arrest in restaurant

A Washington State University student is suing the Pullman Police Department alleging a pair of officers used excessive force while taking him into custody inside a Pullman Jack in the …

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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Man stabbed near North Central High

A man was attacked and stabbed in the torso near North Central High School at about 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, according to police.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 7:01 p.m.

Isenberg pleads not guilty in Coeur d’Alene to stealing funds for affordable housing

A Coeur d’Alene woman, who remains under investigation for the suspicious death of her husband, made her first appearance Wednesday in federal court and pleaded not guilty to several charges …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 8:08 p.m.

Former Freeman school district fundraising president under investigation for theft

The former president and treasurer of the Freeman school district’s nonprofit fundraising group is under investigation for first-degree theft after allegedly stealing more than $6,000 from the group’s bank account.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Jury acquits on kidnapping, is deadlocked on murder in Colby Vodder trial

After two days of deliberations a jury failed to reach a verdict against Colby Vodder, who was on trial for the 2015 killing of Bret Snow.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 7:39 p.m.

Police arrest man this week accused of October 18 nonfatal downtown shooting

Spokane police arrested a man Tuesday accused of shooting a person in the thigh near Browne Street and Pacific Avenue on October 18.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene jury finds Magner partially responsible for 2016 boating deaths

After being acquitted in an earlier criminal case, Dennis D. Magner of Spokane has been found partially responsible in the wrongful death civil suit brought by the parents of two …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 6:58 p.m.

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies on the hunt for suspected bank robbers

A pair of suspected bank robbers escaped the scene of a silent holdup at a Spokane Valley bank Wednesday morning.