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100 years ago in Spokane: Mayor says increasing population would save streetcar system

Instead of raising fares, Spokane Mayor C.M. Fassett said that increased ridership might soon solve the financial woes of Spokane streetcar companies.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 10:31 p.m.

Man arrested after SWAT presence in north Spokane

A SWAT team was called to a north Spokane residence Tuesday to help defuse a domestic situation in which a man was arrested for allegedly assaulting his roommate while her …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 6:46 p.m.

Spokane police officer found not guilty of misdemeanor domestic assault

A Spokane police officer accused in 2017 of hitting his girlfriend was found not guilty Monday of four counts of misdemeanor domestic assault.


100 years ago in Seattle: Every union member prepares to strike in support of shipyard workers

Last-minute attempts to avoid a general strike in Seattle failed, and the city was bracing for the worst.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:15 p.m.

Woman arrested after fatal shooting in east Spokane

A 25-year-old woman is accused of shooting and killing a person in a home in east Spokane before running to a nearby shopping area, where she was arrested Thursday morning. …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 1:44 p.m.

Redskins’ Reuben Foster has domestic violence charge dropped

Prosecutors have decided not to pursue a domestic violence charge against Washington Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster, though the NFL continues to review the matter. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says the …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 4:36 p.m.

Woman arrested for allegedly attacking boyfriend with broken kitchen knife

Police arrested a woman Tuesday evening accused of stabbing a man with a broken kitchen knife inside their North Spokane home.


Ray Rice: ‘I’m done with football,’ talks domestic violence

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice says he’s not speaking out against domestic violence as a way to rejoin the NFL.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 8:56 a.m.

Kareem Hunt video just latest case of NFL’s inconsistent discipline

The NFL’s handling of violence accusations against Kareem Hunt shows the league still reacts heavily based on public perception.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 5:13 p.m.

Man arrested for domestic violence and pointing gun at police

Police arrested a man early Monday on suspicion that he assaulted his fiance and pointed a gun at officers. No shots were fired.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 10:34 a.m.

Chiefs cut Kareem Hunt after running back lands on NFL exempt list

The Kansas City Chiefs released running back Kareem Hunt on Friday night after video surfaced that showed the NFL’s reigning rushing champion knocking over and kicking a woman in a …


Idaho Legal Aid to help rural domestic violence victims

In September, Idaho Legal Aid Service, Inc. was awarded a federal grant of $480,014 from the Office on Violence Against Women’s Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking …


Belarus president: Belting a ‘useful’ way to punish children

The authoritarian president of Belarus has rejected a prospective law against domestic violence as Western “nonsense,” saying that physical punishment could be “useful” in raising children.


Her husband was arrested. In 2 weeks, she was dead. Would protection order have helped?

On Aug. 29, a magistrate judge declined a Canyon County prosecutor’s request to put a no-contact order in place between Philip Butler and his wife. Two weeks later, police believe …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 9:59 a.m.

Bellingham K-9 suffers injured leg but still helps police arrest suspect

Bellingham Police K-9 officer Danek was left with an injured leg and a limp after helping apprehend a 40-year-old man suspected of trying to force his way into a house …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

7 law enforcement officers recognized for domestic violence work by Spokane YWCA

Several YWCA legal advocates recognized area law enforcement Thursday morning at the fifth annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Breakfast at the facility’s West Central building on Monroe Street.


Ex-Bellevue cop arrested again in domestic violence case

A former Bellevue police officer has been arrested again in a domestic violence case.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Police arrest Spokane man suspected of killing infant son

Police arrested a Spokane man accused of causing the death of his 3-week-old son by abusing him.


She took the baby and left. He showed up with a machete and killed her.

Kym Larsen is one of at least 10 domestic violence fatalities in Idaho so far this year, according the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence.


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 2:50 p.m.

Police had previously responded to Bills star LeSean McCoy’s home

Police reports show officers responded to several nonviolent disputes at the home where Buffalo Bills star LeSean McCoy was attempting to evict his former girlfriend before an unidentified man bloodied …


Five killed in domestic violence incidents in one day

Thursday was a particularly tragic day in regard to domestic violence in Idaho with five people being fatally shot throughout the state, including two couples who died in separate murder-suicides.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 10:02 p.m.

North Idaho entrepreneur Nicholas Smoot arrested under suspicion of domestic battery

Coeur d’Alene entrepreneur Nicholas R. Smoot, who has gained attention for his work in bringing an internet startup culture to North Idaho, was arrested Wednesday under suspicion of domestic battery.


Shawn Vestal: Domestic violence is one of Spokane’s biggest public health problems. Time to end the silence.

Hundreds of times every month, someone in Spokane County picks up the phone and calls police to report violence in their home. A husband beat a wife, or a wife …


UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 10:35 p.m.

SWAT team uses robot and flash-bang grenades in Spokane Valley standoff

A three-hour armed standoff Monday evening in Spokane Valley led the the arrest of one man


UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 7:04 p.m.

Man arrested after domestic violence call leads to house fire

Police arrested a man Saturday evening who is under suspicion of deliberately setting his house on fire during a violent altercation with his girlfriend.


UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 9:11 p.m.

Newman Lake man sentenced 16 years in killing of girlfriend

A Newman Lake man accused of beating his girlfriend to death in November was sentenced to 16 years in prison earlier this month.


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 3:02 p.m.

Sessions excludes domestic, gang violence from asylum claims

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says domestic and gang violence will generally not be considered grounds for asylum.


San Diego Padres pitcher Jose Torres suspended after domestic violence charges

San Diego Padres pitcher Jose Torres has accepted a suspension without pay for the rest of the year by Major League Baseball after his December arrest on domestic violence charges.


Idaho woman, shot during domestic violence, dies of injuries

Idaho authorities say a woman who was shot during a domestic violence situation near Caldwell on Monday has died.


Wilder senior project tackles domestic and dating violence

This year, two Wilder girls decided to use their senior project as a chance to address the issue of dating and domestic violence.