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Police officers feared Scott Stephens’ intent

When fellow police officers heard Assistant Chief Scott Stephens say he wanted to “go home and get a rifle” after hearing of his impending demotion last December, they feared it …


Spokane mayor hires new communications director

Spokane Mayor David Condon has chosen a new chief spokesman for the city. Brian Coddington of Hill and Knowlton Strategies, a national public relations firm with offices in Spokane, is …


Injured woman says shooting was not drive-by

The 18-year-old woman who was shot Jan. 1 in what Spokane police previously described as a possible drive-by shooting told police that she believes she was shot twice by someone …


Armed robbery suspect arrested

Spokane police arrested armed robbery suspect Crystal Abad on Saturday evening, a week after she was accused of robbing and shooting her ex-boyfriend. Police spokeswoman Jennifer DeRuwe said Monday that …


Local, national crime rates drop again

Federal crime statistics show yet again that crime just isn’t what it used to be. National and local crime numbers reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation show a marked …


Documents: McGill’s daughter described as uncooperative

Before a troubled teenager emerged as the prime suspect in a Spokane woman’s brutal riverbank slaying earlier this year, detectives had begun to suspect that the victim’s own daughter might …


Spokane police seek victims of unprovoked attacks

Spokane police are looking for victims of unprovoked assaults similar to one along the Centennial Trial last week.


‘I was just doing what needed to be done’

Joshua Gahl’s adrenaline took over. A woman had just been brutally attacked by a stranger with some sort of mallet as she walked down the Centennial Trail on Thursday near …


Police seek burglar after attack on woman

Spokane Police investigators need help identifying a burglary suspect who attacked a 62-year-old woman in her home last week, leaving her with serious injuries.


Police won’t say if suspect was armed

Law enforcement officials are refusing to say whether a man killed by deputies Wednesday was armed when he was gunned down in his girlfriend’s backyard in Spokane Valley, though the …


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Friend claims man shot by police was unarmed

New details are emerging from the fatal shooting in Spokane Valley including the identity of the dead man and claims from his best friend that he may not have been …


Downtown death remains under investigation

The Spokane Police Department is investigating the death of a man discovered last week in a downtown apartment following an autopsy from which the manner of death remains inconclusive.


Hate crimes or not, recent attacks are all disgusting

Are we in the midst of a wave of anti-gay violence in Spokane? A pattern with ongoing momentum? Some people think so.


Police, medics saving lives with quick response, treatment

Donald Young died in the streets of Spokane. Twice. But thanks to prompt medical attention and doctors he called simply amazing, the 57-year-old survived the gunshot wound that ripped through …


Bomb doesn’t change parade plan

Less than a week after a bomb was found along the route of the annual march commemorating Martin Luther King Jr., police are planning for another walk through downtown by …


Officer involved in Hillyard shooting

Spokane police closed a section of North Market Street and set up a command center Saturday night after an officer-involved shooting. Police spokeswoman Jennifer DeRuwe confirmed at least one officer …


Valley man shot by deputy is ID’d

The man killed Sunday night by police has been identified as 50-year-old Quentin D. Dodd, who reportedly had threatened two of his roommates with a knife before police confronted him.


Suspect arrested in phoned-in bank robbery

The request was clear: $10,000, or bombs would detonate at five Spokane elementary schools. Police say that phone call to a north Spokane bank turned out to be nothing more …


Boyfriend arrested after baby found dead

A 22-year-old Spokane man already under investigation for abusing a baby girl was arrested late Tuesday after his girlfriend’s 1-year-old son was found beaten to death in their Hillyard apartment. …


Police: Rape suspect posed as cop

A man accused of raping a 19-year-old woman in a Spokane park early Saturday claimed to be a police officer, then told her he would take her to jail for …


City layoff list puts 120 workers at risk

Spokane administrators next week will inform about 120 workers that they will lose their jobs by the end of the year. Some could be demoted but remain on the city …


Witnesses sought in Creach shooting

The Spokane Police Department announced Thursday that it is still seeking potential witnesses who may have seen or heard the encounter on Aug. 25 when Deputy Brian Hirzel shot and …


Creach interred near childhood home in Oklahoma

Wayne Scott Creach was laid to rest Thursday on a hillside cemetery in a plot that overlooks the tiny Oklahoma town and nearby farm where the pastor and Spokane Valley …


Deputy’s approved vacation stalls interview about shooting

The interview that could explain why a deputy shot and killed a Spokane Valley pastor will come Friday morning – after the deputy returns from a weeklong vacation approved by …


Son offers insight into pastor’s fatal encounter

Spokane Valley pastor Wayne Scott Creach and his wife had a prearranged system for when the business owner encountered trespassers on the couple’s sprawling nursery and greenhouse complex in Spokane …


Valley officer kills pastor at nursery

A pastor and widely recognized Spokane Valley businessman, concerned that a prowler was on his property late Wednesday, got out of bed, apparently armed himself with a pistol and headed …


Homicide suspect passed through area

A man suspected in a triple homicide in Lewis County passed through Spokane about 2:30 p.m. Saturday and possibly stopped at the Chevron gas station at Third Avenue and Monroe …


Three stabbed at Club Uno early this morning

Spokane police are investigating a melee at a downtown nightclub early this morning where three people were stabbed.


Police investigate shooting in northeast Spokane

A neighborhood dispute turned violent Thursday night, leaving one man in critical condition from a gunshot wound. The victim, who was not identified, was not expected to live, said Officer …


Missing man spotted in Portland, police say

A Spokane man missing since Tuesday has been spotted in Portland, police said Thursday.