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His family says he stopped using heroin. Then he relapsed in the Grant County Jail.

Derek Batton had pretty much beaten a heroin addiction by the time he was booked into the Grant County Jail, according to his family. Inside, though, things took a turn …


Suspect in 24-year-old unsolved Boise homicide arrested for cold case homicide in Washington

A Boise man was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder Wednesday night in connection with a homicide in Washington from 1992.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 30, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Spokane police investigating suspicious death of 62-year-old man in Sunset Hill area

Officers found Richard White’s body facedown on the floor of his kitchen, with a pool of blood under his torso. His housemate “either truly believed, or acted like, he did …


100 years ago in Spokane: Suitors remain focus of investigation into woman’s death from strychnine

The “sensational developments” in the Rosa Kempf strychnine poisoning case, promised by the Spokane Daily Chronicle a day earlier, turned out to merely deepen the mystery.


100 years ago in Spokane: Investigators raise doubts that strychnine death was suicide

The mystery surrounding the strychnine death of Rosa Kempf, 22, continued to baffle investigators.


100 years ago in Spokane: Strychnine poisoning case grows compilcated as second ‘sweetheart’ shows up

An autopsy revealed that Rosa Kempf died of strychnine poisoning.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 6:56 a.m.

Son suspected in mother’s fatal stabbing in Garland

A woman stabbed late Sunday in her north Spokane apartment later died from her injuries.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

Police arrest suspect accused of killing man, trying to kill estranged wife

A man is dead and a woman is in hospital care with life-threatening injuries after the woman’s estranged husband allegedly broke into her northeast Spokane home Tuesday evening and shot …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 7:05 p.m.

Man pleads guilty in Airway Heights baseball-bat beating death

A 20-year-old defendant implicated in the 2017 baseball-bat beating death of an Airway Heights resident pleaded guilty earlier this month to manslaughter.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

Spokane police investigating death of man shot during sex

Spokane police are investigating the death of a man who reportedly shot himself in the head during sex.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 9:24 p.m.

Police arrest suspect in downtown stabbing

Police arrested a man suspected of stabbing and killing another man early Tuesday at a downtown Spokane 7-Eleven after a fight broke out in the parking lot.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Cheney man appears in court for alleged killing of wife with laced ice cream

A Cheney man appeared before a judge Thursday to face charges that he allegedly killed his wife by lacing her ice cream with a lethal dose of pain medication in …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Candlelight vigil planned for Lewis and Clark student killed in downtown shooting

The victim of Wednesday’s fatal shooting in downtown Spokane has been identified as Eddie Daniels III, a 15-year-old student at Lewis and Clark High School.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 9:40 a.m.

Teen killed in downtown shooting; police arrest suspect

Spokane police late Wednesday arrested a man suspected of shooting a teenager who later died from his injuries.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 7:45 p.m.

Fatal shooting in Bonner County reported as self-defense

The Bonner County Sheriff’s Office said the fatal shooting of a 39-year-old man on Friday afternoon appears to have been an act of self-defense.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 10:44 p.m.

Judge orders Spokane killing suspect to undergo more psychological treatment

A judge ordered a man investigators say killed his ex-girlfriend outside of her Spokane Valley home late last year to undergo a third round of competency restoration treatment at Eastern …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

Remains found in Lakeview identified as Mirissa Serrano; case ruled a homicide

The remains of a woman found last month near Lakeview, Idaho, have been identified as those of Mirissa Serrano, and the case has been labeled a homicide by the Bonner …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 10:15 p.m.

Woman connected to Colfax homicide appears in court

Whitman County Superior Court Judge Gary Libey imposed a $1 million surety bond Monday for Ashley Myers, the 30-year-old woman arrested on Colfax Airport Road on Friday night in connection …


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

Officer charged with homicide in fatal shooting of teen

A white police officer was charged Wednesday with homicide in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager who was hit in the back while fleeing a traffic stop, a death …


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 8:02 p.m.

Spokane Valley mother accused of killing her 6-month-old baby

A Spokane Valley mother has been arrested for killing her 6-month-old baby girl after initially telling detectives Monday that she had tripped and dropped the infant.


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 9:34 p.m.

Man dies after stabbing in north Spokane

A man was killed late Wednesday in a fight in north Spokane.


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 9:55 p.m.

Police investigating Thursday night fatal stabbing

Police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday near the 2400 block of West Cleveland Avenue in northwest Spokane, according to a news release. …


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 10:04 p.m.

Rathdrum man charged with killing 7-month-old girl

A Rathdrum man has been charged with first-degree murder in the November death of a 7-month-old girl.


UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018, 7:01 p.m.

Second man pleads guilty to North Idaho road rage murder

An Idaho man pleaded guilty Monday to murder and robbery in the killing of a man that was sparked by road rage in 2016. Justin Roy Booth now faces life …


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 6:32 a.m.

Woman found dead at Spokane recycling plant had been estranged from family for years

A woman found dead at a Spokane recycling plant earlier this month had been isolated for years, according to her family.


Assassin who killed a Spokane Daily Chronicle editor in the newsroom believed he was defamed in Titanic reports

The Titanic disaster was the spark that led a Russian lumberjack to shoot a Spokane Daily Chronicle editor dead in the newsroom on a Wednesday morning in late April 1912.


Witnesses say man killed himself playing Russian Roulette. His friends and family want more answers.

Spokane police are continuing to investigate a February shooting death near Chief Garry Park that was originally chalked up as an accident after a deadly game of Russian roulette.


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 10:31 p.m.

Body found at Spokane recycling center leads police to home near Roosevelt Elementary School

Questions about a body discovered last week at a west Spokane recycling center have led police to a home on the lower South Hill.


UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 6:39 a.m.

Spokane police say man shot, killed woman during domestic dispute

A 49-year-old man is suspected of killing a woman Saturday evening during a domestic dispute in their bedroom in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood.


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 2:59 p.m.

U.K. calls death of Russian businessman Glushkov a homicide

British police said Friday they have launched a murder investigation into the death of London-based Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov after an autopsy revealed that he died from compression to the …