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Tuesday, December 18, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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.


Domestic violence call led to standoff, deadly explosion

A Connecticut woman’s call to police to report domestic violence led to a standoff and explosion in a barn behind her home that left one person dead and nine officers …


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 8:14 p.m.

Police arrest man suspected of shooting at girlfriend

Police arrested a Spokane man Saturday accused of shooting at his girlfriend several times with a shotgun as she drove away from a home they shared.


Bellevue officer arrested for investigation of domestic violence

Authorities said a Bellevue police officer was arrested after an allegation of domestic violence assault.


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 3:18 p.m.

49ers’ Reuben Foster charged in assault against girlfriend

Authorities say San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has been charged with felony domestic violence after being accused of attacking his girlfriend. Prosecutors say the 24-year-old Foster attacked his girlfriend …


UPDATED: Sun., April 8, 2018, 2:27 p.m.

Police investigating fatal shooting in East Central neighborhood

Police are investigating a domestic violence shooting in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 7:43 p.m.

Spokane Valley man surrenders after standoff following domestic violence call

A Spokane Valley man surrendered to a Spokane County SWAT team early Saturday morning after an hourslong standoff following a domestic violence call.


UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

Spokane Valley man accused of cutting out wife’s ‘tongue from Satan’ ruled competent to stand trial

Doctors say a Ukrainian refugee who blamed demons and voices in his head for telling him to kill his wife is competent to stand trial.


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 10:41 p.m.

New gun laws seek to protect victims of domestic violence, prevent suicide

New laws allow courts to take guns away from people who commit domestic violence harassers, voluntary surrender for people who fear they may commit suicide.