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  • Bust nets three arrests, half-pound of heroin

    A lengthy drug investigation conducted by the Spokane Police Department resulted in several arrests and the seizure of heroin today.


  • Education Notebook: Hutton principal honored for leadership

    Hutton Elementary Principal Chuck Demarest was recognized for his positive attitude, genuine thoughtfulness of his staff and students and forward thinking when he was recently named the Dick Stannard Distinguished …


  • Man arrested downtown with gun after shots fired

    Spokane police arrested two men on gun and drug charges after they heard gunshots downtown late Wednesday.


  • Edwards arrestee appeals sentence

    A Spokane methamphetamine dealer ordered to spend 15 years in federal prison is trying to get his sentence overturned, in part because it was investigated by a now-fired Spokane police …


  • Two longtime felons suspected of prowling

    A 51-time felon who was told by a judge 10 years ago that “the system’s had enough of you” is back in jail in connection with property crimes police suspect …


  • WSU combats rise in drug, sex abuse

    PULLMAN — Washington State University will do more this fall to ensure that incoming freshmen are better prepared to make healthy choices when it comes to drugs, alcohol and sex.


  • Man unsure why SPD shot

    Jesse Hugh Johnson thought no one else was around when, armed with a BB gun, he confronted a suspected thief early Sunday. The 24-year-old Spokane man realized a neighbor must …


  • Man shot by police claims he was confronting thief

    Jesse Hugh Johnson says he thought no one else was around when, armed with a BB gun, he confronted a suspected thief early Sunday. The 24-year-old Spokane man realized a …


  • Suspect arrested in home robbery

    Spokane police on Friday arrested a suspect in a May 31 gunpoint home-invasion robbery. David F. Smith, 40, is believed to have robbed a home in the 1600 block of …


  • Woman accused of stealing, using officer’s passport

    A Spokane woman is accused of stealing a federal Homeland Security officer’s passport and using it to pawn two stolen rifles. Investigators identified Amanda Wayne Macklin, 23, as a suspect …


  • Grow house search ruled illegal

    A recent court ruling that deemed a drug raid illegal has raised questions about how law enforcement in Spokane County investigate marijuana growers. Sheriff’s detectives had reason to believe marijuana …


  • Police probe possible connection in takeover robberies

    A takeover-style robbery that targeted customers and employees at a McDonald’s in south Spokane may be connected to a similar gunpoint attack at a nearby home five days later.


  • Confiscated pot stinking up Oregon courthouse

    COQUILLE, Ore. — The atmosphere at the Coos County Courthouse this spring is a bit heady. Blame it on the pot in the evidence lockers and too little ventilation.


  • Two home-invasion robberies reported

    A man was shot in the leg late Tuesday in what Spokane police are investigating as a possible home-invasion robbery. The 11 p.m. shooting in the 900 block of East …


  • Sunset Hill body ID’d; homicide likely cause

    A body found Sunday is that of a 20-year-old Spokane woman reported missing April 2. Police are investigating Kala Williams’ death as a homicide but declined to release further details …


  • Body is missing woman; police suspect homicide

    A body found Sunday is that of a 20-year-old Spokane woman reported missing April 2. Police are investigating Kala Williams’ death as a homicide but declined to release further details …


  • Routine traffic stop leads to felony drug charge

    A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy arrested a man on a felony drug charge Wednesday after a routine traffic stop. The deputy stopped Larry Marquette, 43, failing to signal near Argonne …


  • Hard to rationalize pot prohibition

    Norm Stamper’s told the story a lot: He was a rookie cop, working a “one-man car” in an affluent San Diego neighborhood, when he approached a home and smelled “burning …


  • Burglary suspect: These pants aren’t mine

    A suspected burglar caught wearing pants with methamphetamine in the pocket said the pants didn’t belong to him, police say.


  • Spokane burglary suspect is repeat offender

    A burglary suspect accused of stealing a truck and gun from a northwest Spokane home is a repeat offender with a 19-year history of property crimes, police say.


  • Crossing guard hit by truck near Stevens Elementary

    A driver was arrested on drug charges Monday after police say the truck he was driving struck a 12-year-old boy in a crosswalk near Stevens Elementary School.


  • Man stabbed on East Sprague early today

    A stabbing near East Sprague Avenue and North Altamont Street this morning may be related to prostitution or drugs, Spokane police say.


  • Fugitive goes to court, freed, rearrested

    A man who Spokane police say has 167 criminal charges in 15 years appeared for a court hearing Tuesday and was allowed to stay out of jail despite a felony …


  • Home had been hit before

    A teenager who was with the 13-year-old boy shot during a Monday burglary had stolen marijuana from the same home less than a week before. The boy who was shot …


  • Report: Homeowner who shot teen suspect had pot stolen earlier

    A teenager who was with the 13-year-old boy shot during a Monday burglary had stolen marijuana from the same home less than a week before.


  • Four accused in north Spokane burglary

    Spokane police on Saturday arrested four people suspected of stealing a loaded handgun, televisions, game systems and other property from a north Spokane home. Booked into Spokane County Jail on …


  • Inspector highlights psych drug use among elderly

    Government inspectors told lawmakers Wednesday that Medicare officials need to do more to stop doctors from prescribing powerful psychiatric drugs to nursing home patients with dementia, an unapproved practice that …


  • Washington permanently bans ‘bath salts’

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Pharmacy Board has filed a rule permanently banning so-called “bath salts” that are used as drugs to mimic the effects of cocaine, LSD, ecstasy, …


  • Man found dead in river was getting high on ‘bath salts’

    A 31-year-old man found dead in the Spokane River last month had psychological problems that were aggravated by his addiction to a hallucinogenic drug sold as “bath salts,” his family …


  • Children found at meth raid

    Two children were taken from a squalid home in Mead early Monday during a methamphetamine raid that netted two arrests. Child Protective Services took custody of a 7-year-old girl and …

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