Stories tagged: domestic violence
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
Kalispel Tribal Police chief accused of domestic violence
The Kalispel Tribal Police chief is accused of assaulting his wife during an hourslong argument over the weekend.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 7:29 p.m.
Court docs: Spokane police officer accused of assaulting girlfriend had history of domestic violence
The girlfriend of a Spokane Police Officer charged with assault alleges the officer had a history of abuse, including at one point passing a firearm across a table and telling …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 7:50 p.m.
Domestic violence, death at Newman Lake home on Thanksgiving leave family devastated
Clutching a framed photograph of Tina Stewart to his chest, Don Estus struggled to put into words just how much she meant to him.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
Boyfriend arrested, charged with murder after woman found dead in Newman Lake home
A woman was found dead in a Newman Lake home Friday morning and her boyfriend has been arrested, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 2:27 p.m.
Woman arrested Saturday in north Spokane domestic violence shooting
A woman is in jail after police say she shot her boyfriend in the leg in north Spokane.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 11:04 p.m.
Prosecutors won’t file charges against Spokane police officer suspected of domestic violence
The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office has elected not to file charges against a Spokane police officer suspected of assaulting his wife.
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017
Amy Goodman: Domestic violence connected to mass shootings
“The majority of mass shootings are connected to domestic violence or family violence in some way,” Sarah Tofte, research director at Everytown for Gun Safety, told us on the “Democracy …
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017
Outside View: Enforcing gun laws would be progress
The goal must be to find out what went wrong in order make corrections to ensure the federal law is followed. No, it won’t prevent all mass shootings, but it …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
Questions of child custody follow fatal Spokane Valley stabbing
What happens to the child of a homicide victim when the suspected killer is the father? It’s a question most families don’t expect to have to answer.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 6:58 p.m.
Spokane Police end multi-agency manhunt by arresting suspect in fatal stabbing
Following a several-hour manhunt by multiple agencies, Spokane Police officers arrested a man Tuesday who is suspected of stabbing a woman to death earlier in the day in Spokane Valley.
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017
Housing for abuse survivors reopening
More than a year after Spokane lost a significant chunk of its housing for domestic violence survivors, four more apartments will be open to women and children rebuilding their lives …
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017
Domestic Violence Action Month draws attention to underreported problem
The first time Aida Ortiz expressed concerns about her marriage, her mostly Catholic family encouraged her to keep it together. But her husband’s fits of rage became more frequent, and …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 10:25 p.m.
Deputy hurt in off-duty brawl sues insurer for cutting disability payments
A former Spokane County Sheriff’s detective left with a brain injury and the loss of an eyeball after an off-duty brawl in 2013 is suing Cigna Health Insurance for discontinuing …
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 7 p.m.
Spokane counselor behind fight against abuse and hunger
Healing from abuse is a lifelong process. Mable C. Dunbar knows about that personally. She grew up experiencing some physical and emotional abuse. However, Dunbar said she experienced God’s healing …
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017
Alex Yablon: Video games, politics, religion don’t drive mass shooters
My experience suggests that the outsize attention paid to the shooter’s particular beliefs obscures the real connections between mass shooters. What binds them together and elevates their likelihood of killing …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 7:20 p.m.
Local actor accused of beating woman with baseball bat at north Spokane business
A Spokane man arrested for beating his girlfriend with a baseball bat Wednesday is an actor who recently appeared in an episode of “Twin Peaks” and was a regular background …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 1:37 p.m.
Seahawks sign CB Tramaine Brock to help secondary
The Seattle Seahawks have signed former San Francisco 49ers starting cornerback Tramaine Brock. The 49ers released Brock during the offseason after he was arrested and accused of hitting a woman …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:06 p.m.
Clippers’ Willie Reed arrested on domestic violence charge
New Los Angeles Clippers center Willie Reed was jailed Sunday in Miami on a battery charge.
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Vaudevillians bring more than their show to town
The touring vaudeville performers at the Pantages Theater arrived with their own special baggage car, containing all of their luggage and props.
UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
FBI: Utah man says he killed wife on cruise because she laughed at him
A Utah man killed his wife aboard an Alaska cruise and told an acquaintance who later walked into the couple’s blood-splattered room that he did it because she laughed at …
Sun., July 23, 2017
State gets tougher on DUI and domestic violence in new laws taking effect today
Tougher laws on driving under the influence, domestic violence and gun background checks take effect on Sunday, along with scores of others.
Sun., July 16, 2017, 7 p.m.
Teaching teens about dating abuse
Jenny Moeller, founder of the Spokane group Create Your Statement, has built curriculum around teaching teenagers to recognize danger signs and empower them to avoid unhealthy relationships.
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 10:24 p.m.
Spokane police officer arrested on suspicion of domestic violence; charges quickly dropped
A Spokane Police Department officer was arrested on a charge of domestic violence early Tuesday morning.
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
Armed man killed by officers on Spokane’s South Hill had history of stalking, threatening ex-girlfriend, police say
A man who was
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
Police responding to domestic violence call shoot man in south Spokane
A man was shot and killed early Monday by police officers responding to a domestic violence incident just south of Spokane.
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
EWU football player arrested on domestic violence charge has been removed from the team
An Eastern Washington University football player arrested on a domestic violence charge last week has been dismissed from the team.
Mon., May 8, 2017, 2:19 p.m.
Domestic violence hotline: Immigration-linked calls increase
The nation’s most prominent domestic violence hotline reports a sharp increase in calls from abuse victims struggling with issues related to their immigration status.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 6:26 p.m.
Parents say boy shot at California school is recovering
A 9-year-old boy wounded by a gunman who opened fire and killed his estranged wife at a California elementary school was recovering Wednesday and in good spirits, his family said.
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 8:20 p.m.
Spokane man accused of assaulting girlfriend is now accused of hiring hit men to kill her
A man in the Spokane County Jail since July accused of assaulting his then-girlfriend is now suspected of trying to hire at least two hit men to kill her.
Fri., March 17, 2017, 12:07 p.m.
Former Michigan player Jourdan Lewis charged with domestic violence
Former Michigan cornerback and NFL prospect Jourdan Lewis has been charged with misdemeanor domestic violence after authorities say he assaulted his girlfriend. Lewis was arraigned Thursday in 15th District Court …