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Monday, February 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Officials, cops meet with Hillyard residents, business owners

In response to a letter sent to City Hall and the Spokane Police Department in November, a community meeting was held last week at the Outlaw Cafe on North Market …


Man faces drug charges after raid

A Spokane man was arrested Tuesday with a half-ounce of methamphetamine, $5,000 and a quantity of hydrocodone. Gerald A. Oglesbee, 41, was booked into Spokane County Jail on three counts …


Driver convicted in crash with cops

A jury on Thursday convicted a Spokane woman of three counts of vehicular assault for a crash that injured three police detectives last summer. Tonia S. Vansant, 38, faces 33 …


Two facing assault trial arrested again

Two men arrested on assault charges last summer were arrested again early Thursday after a traffic stop led to the discovery of cocaine, Ecstasy, marijuana and misdemeanor warrants.


Woman convicted in crash that injured Spokane detectives

A jury today convicted a Spokane woman of three counts of vehicular assault for a crash that injured three police detectives last summer.


Union Gospel Mission plans to expand women’s program

The last time Gigi Leger’s ex-boyfriend went to prison, she took the opportunity to flee. She packed two bags with clothes, left Western Washington and landed at a domestic violence …


U.S. moves to outlaw synthetic marijuana like ‘spice’

The government is moving to outlaw herbal and chemical blends sold as synthetic marijuana at head shops and on the Internet.


Motorists block, report DUI suspect

A 49-year-old Spokane man with a history of driving under the influence was arrested in Spokane Valley on Wednesday after concerned motorists blocked his path. James L. Crabtree, a local …


Pair charged with drug trafficking

A Spokane woman who was nine months pregnant and unarmed when she was shot by a Washington State Patrol sergeant during a drug raid has been charged with drug trafficking. …


Woman shot by trooper charged with drug trafficking

A Spokane woman who was nine months pregnant and unarmed when she was shot by a Washington State Patrol sergeant during a drug raid has been charged with drug trafficking. …


Hillyard panel seeks more police presence

North Market Street has been restored beautifully all the way through the main Hillyard business district. Planters sit neatly under the new lampposts, crosswalks are painted and parking has become …


State to change rules on dispensing Plan B

OLYMPIA – Washington’s Board of Pharmacy has voted to go ahead with changing a rule that prohibits pharmacies from refusing to dispense all legal drugs, including the morning-after contraceptive “Plan …


Police divvy drugs to catch dealers

Two men looking for drugs found help quickly on East Sprague Avenue in Spokane last April. A drug user eager for his next high took them to a west Spokane …


Alleged drug ring associate pleads not guilty to charges

A reputed Canadian gangster who authorities say is responsible for major drug distributions in Eastern Washington has arrived in Spokane to face three-year-old Ecstasy charges. Joseph P. Curry, an associate …


Pastor arrested in undercover drug, theft probe

A Spokane church pastor is accused of stealing prescription medication from a parishioner.


Pregnant woman shot in drug raid faces charges

The unarmed pregnant woman shot during a drug raid in Spokane nearly two weeks ago has been identified Keamia D. Powell, 24.


WSP names officer in shooting that wounded woman

The chief of Washington State Patrol said Tuesday he has no reason to believe last week’s shooting of an unarmed pregnant woman in Spokane was accidental. “I don’t have anything …


WSP sergeant who shot pregnant woman is 25-year vet

The Washington State Patrol sergeant who shot an unarmed pregnant woman during a drug raid in Spokane early Friday has been identified as Lee Slemp, a 25-year veteran.


State patrol officer shoots pregnant woman

A Washington State Patrol detective-sergeant shot and wounded a pregnant woman while serving a search warrant in Spokane this morning.


Deputies raid pot shop near state patrol office

A Greenacres man who operated a medical marijuana dispensary about 100 feet from a Washington State Patrol office could face felony drug charges in the latest example of Spokane County’s …


Grand jury indicts North Idaho trio on drug charges

A grand jury in northern Idaho has indicted three Bonner County residents on charges of delivering and trafficking drugs.


N. Idaho businessman caught in drug sting gets 27 months

Jerry Carlson rose quickly through the ranks of the insurance industry, opening his own office as a young man and attracting some of the biggest accounts in Kootenai County. His …


Ex-CdA school booster sentenced to prison for cocaine

A former Coeur d’Alene High School booster of the year and prominent insurance agent was sentenced today to 27 months in federal prison for cocaine.


Murder witness makes plea deal

A witness in a gang-related murder pleaded guilty to two felonies Thursday in a sealed agreement with prosecutors.


Suspected heroin dealer surrenders to SWAT team

A suspected heroin dealer surrendered to a Spokane police SWAT team after a standoff on Thursday.


Gunmen kill 15 in drug-plagued areas

MEXICO CITY – Gunmen killed 15 federal police officers Monday in separate attacks in two drug-plagued states, marking one of the bloodiest days for security forces since the government stepped …


2-day Grant County roundup targets gangs

A two-day gang sweep in Grant County that authorities said arrested violent criminals targeted mostly illegal immigrants and felons wanted for probation violations.


New Washington law encourages drug OD 911 calls

A new law that takes effect Thursday in Washington aims to encourage people to report drug overdoses.


Man held in shooting also suspect in ongoing drug case

Although a shooting in northeast Spokane on Thursday likely wasn’t gang-related, the Los Angeles man accused in the incident was arrested earlier this year in a crack cocaine investigation targeting …


Man with gang ties accused in shooting

Although a shooting in northeast Spokane Thursday likely wasn’t gang-related, the Los Angeles man accused in the incident was arrested earlier this year in a crack cocaine investigation targeting several …