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UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 8:16 p.m.

Providence gets new security dog to curb violence against staff, patients at Sacred Heart

Sarge, a 16-month-old German shepherd born in the Czech Republic, was hand-picked for Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and already has been deployed twice to help defuse volatile situations at …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 7:18 p.m.

K9 Laslo, a prolific police dog that helped apprehend nearly 500 suspects, died early Friday morning

Laslo, the former police dog that apprehended more than 480 suspects in four years as a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office K-9, died early Friday morning after months battling intense seizures. …

Spokane Valley K-9 catches burglary suspect

A Spokane Valley K-9 sniffed out a wanted man hiding in an apartment Friday and dragged him to his arrest. Deputies responded to a domestic violence call at an apartment …

UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

Area law enforcement remembers their fallen in Spokane ceremony

Spokane area law enforcement honors fallen officers at a ceremony Tuesday.

Pooch rescued from Oregon shelter now Washington K-9 dog

Criminals in the Tri-Cities will have a harder time trying to hide their drugs with Sawyer on duty.

Trainer turns pets into professional canine workers

MISSOULA – Fear smells different than apathy. Just ask your dog. It knows.

Trooper mistakenly kills K-9 partner during pit bull attack

GREIG, N.Y. – A state police trooper accidentally killed his K-9 partner when trying to protect it from a pit bull attack during a search of a New York residence. …

Boise police have new police dog following shooting

The Boise Police Department has a new police dog to replace a dog shot and killed by a suspect who also wounded two police officers.

Laslo, sheriff’s K-9 who helped catch nearly 500 suspects, is retiring

Spokane County sheriff’s K-9 Laslo is retiring after assisting in nearly 500 apprehensions.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 9:36 p.m.

Man apprehended by K-9 Laslo after dropping gun in police chase in East Central Spokane

A man driving a stolen Jeep hauling a stolen trailer led police on a chase early this morning, ending near Liberty Park where he was apprehended by a corporal’s K9, …

K-9s training in five-week class in Newman Lake

Two weeks ago Rebel was just an average Dutch Shepherd and Chewelah police Officer Matt Miller was just your average patrol cop, but now Rebel strains at the leash and …

Lawsuit: Police dog had teeth filed, still caused bite wound

A new federal lawsuit says Tukwila police were so concerned about a police dog’s propensity to bite suspects and officers themselves that they had the animal’s teeth filed down. Nevertheless, …

Lawsuit: Tukwila police dog had teeth filed, still caused bite wound

Tukwila police were so concerned about a police dog’s propensity to bite suspects and officers themselves that they had the animal’s teeth filed down. But just weeks later the K-9 …

Canine crime fighter to return to dog’s life

Few will have the experience of leaving their careers on top. Five-year-old Deacon, a German shepherd who has served the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office since December 2013, is among them.

Spokane police to investigate chase, shooting

The Spokane Police Department is leading the investigation into the exchange of gunfire Friday night between a man and a county deputy who was chasing him in Spokane Valley. A …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 30, 2015, 11:28 p.m.

Deputy returns fire and shoots man, incident likely captured by officer body camera

A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy shot a man tonight after the man fired at him, sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Mark Gregory said.

K-9s, handlers graduate from training

Sheriff’s dog Deacon lays close to the ground, ready to pounce. His eyes train on the “bad guy,” who stands several yards away. It only takes a few words from …

Spokane sheriff’s deputies tase alleged burglar

A 28-year-old man who is suspected of burglarizing several homes in Spokane Valley is in the hospital after sheriff’s deputies tased him early Tuesday morning.

Burglary suspect caught by pants, then by police

One burglary suspect was caught because his pants got stuck on security window bars late Friday night, police say, while a police dog tracked and cornered his accomplice.

Suspect found under trailer

Spokane police early Thursday spotted a maroon Dodge Neon believed to have been used in a robbery hours earlier and arrested two people, one in connection with the robbery.

Police seeking attacker after woman reports assault

Police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a woman Monday as she pushed her young child in a stroller though a South Hill neighborhood.

Labor department plans party at new facility in Post Falls

With more room inside, more parking outside and a central location, the Idaho Department of Labor this past week opened its new facility at 600 N. Thornton Ave., north of …

Alleged assault on K-9 prompts new charge

A Spokane man sought on a car theft warrant faces an additional felony charge for allegedly attacking a police dog. Cephas W. Parham, 34, choked Spokane police Officer Paul Gorman’s …

Drug dog, new to Liberty Lake police, making a difference

Calling J.J. energetic does not do the word justice. The Liberty Lake Police Department’s new drug dog is constantly in motion, whether he’s chewing on a tennis ball, greeting people …

Gunman takes cash at Empire Foods

A robber wearing a mask and armed with a handgun took money from a clerk about 10 p.m. Tuesday at Empire Foods, 5434 N. Nevada St., Spokane police said. The …

Empire Foods armed robber wore mask

A robber wearing a mask and armed with a handgun took money from a clerk about 10 p.m. Tuesday at Empire Foods, 5434 N. Nevada St., Spokane police said.

Spokane police K-9 Var honored after death

A Spokane police K-9 who died after surgery to remove a brain tumor was honored this week by the Washington State Police Canine Association.

Hiding pair jailed on robbery counts

Two robbery suspects were found hiding in a Spokane Valley water park Tuesday after police say their getaway truck ran out of gas.

K-9 helps catch burglary suspects

A police dog helped catch two teenagers accused of burglarizing a Spokane building supply store this morning.

Police credit alert neighbor in burglary arrests

Spokane Police this morning are crediting an alert neighbor in the Five Mile Prairie area for helping them catch two juveniles in connection with three home burglaries overnight.