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UPDATED: Sun., June 24, 2018, 8:40 p.m.

Woman fights off late-night attacker near TJ Meenach Bridge

A woman successfully fought off a man who accosted her and held her a gunpoint near the TJ Meenach Bridge early Sunday morning, according to police.

UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 9:52 p.m.

Three charged with kidnapping, rape of 14-year-old

Three men who lived at an apartment complex that made national news in 2003 for harboring sex offenders and wards of the state are now charged with kidnapping a 14-year-old …

Children report two women tried to lure them into a car in north Spokane

Spokane police are investigating a reported kidnapping attempt in which two women tried to lure children into their car in the Nevada Heights neighborhood.

UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 7:21 p.m.

Idaho troopers use spike strips to arrest fleeing Spokane Valley kidnapping suspect

The Idaho State Police said Monday that troopers investigating a reported kidnapping pursued a Spokane Valley suspect along Interstate 90 and eventually used spike strips to flatten the tires of …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 10:49 a.m.

Egypt’s former top auditor injured in failed kidnap attempt

Egypt’s former top auditor on Saturday suffered serious injuries to his face and leg during an apparent kidnapping attempt that turned into a brawl outside his suburban Cairo home.

Three arrested in connection with assault; suspects linked to drive-by shooting last year

Three people have been arrested in connection with an attempted robbery and kidnapping in Post Falls earlier this month.

2 Americans, 2 Canadians abducted in Nigeria are freed

Two Americans and two Canadians who were kidnapped in Nigeria’s north-central Kaduna state on Tuesday have been freed and are in good condition, police said Saturday.

Two Americans, 2 Canadians kidnapped in central Nigeria

Gunmen ambushed two Americans and two Canadians traveling through Nigeria’s northern Kaduna state, kidnapping them and killing two policemen, a state police spokesman said Wednesday.

Former prison guard admits to kidnapping, killing woman

A former corrections officer pleaded guilty to kidnapping a grandmother from her home, killing the woman and leaving her body on the side of a rural road.

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 10:37 a.m.

Spokane man charged after holding home’s residents at gunpoint

A Spokane man has been charged with robbery, burglary, first degree kidnapping and assault in the second degree after reportedly holding a home’s residents at gunpoint and briefly abducting one …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 6:40 a.m.

Police say woman used complex ruse to kidnap baby in Spokane

Fern T. Littlecalf, jailed on three counts of second-degree kidnapping, had what police describe as an extensive network of fake names and aliases, all working together for one goal: to …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 9:47 p.m.

Missing homeless man located in north Spokane

A 21-year-old homeless man who was kidnapped Saturday was located by Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies Wednesday afternoon.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 4:35 p.m.

Polish death metal band members plead not guilty to charges of rape, kidnapping

All four members of the Polish death metal band Decapitated pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping and rape in court Tuesday.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 3:38 p.m.

Man accused of binding and shooting ex-girlfriend arrested in Spokane Valley

A man suspected of tying up his ex-girlfriend and shooting her in the leg was arrested Thursday in the Spokane Valley, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 10:19 p.m.

First two members of Polish death metal band ‘Decapitated’ charged with rape, kidnapping in Spokane

Wearing yellow jail suits, Waclaw Kieltyka and Michal Lysejko, members of Polish metal band Decapitated, had their first court appearance in Spokane County. They are accused of gang raping of …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 6:17 p.m.

Post Falls police search for man accused of tying up elderly couple and robbing them

Post Falls police are searching for a man they believed tied up an elderly couple in their home and stole their SUV and other items.

Armed robbery suspect faces 3 felony counts

An Orofino man accused of binding two women with rope and robbing them at gunpoint of jewelry and prescription medications has been charged with three felony counts.

O.J. Simpson: ‘Nothing has changed’ during prison stint

O.J. Simpson says “nothing has changed” in his life during the nine years he spent behind bars.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 11:09 p.m.

Kidnapped marijuana store employee found dead

The body of kidnapped marijuana store employee Cameron Smith has been found, according to reports from KHQ.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 6:50 p.m.

Pot shop kidnapping suspect captured in Goldendale

One of two people suspected of kidnapping an employee from the parking lot of a marijuana store in Cheney Sunday has been captured in Yakima.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 8:22 p.m.

Cheney marijuana store kidnapping victim’s SUV located in Airway Heights; suspects identified by police

Police have identified two of the three suspects wanted in connection with a Sunday kidnapping at a marijuana store in Cheney, and police located the SUV owned by the kidnapping …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 10:04 p.m.

Employee of Cheney marijuana shop remains missing after kidnapping Sunday afternoon

An employee of a Cheney marijuana shop remained missing Monday, a day after he was abducted at work.

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 9:54 p.m.

Members of heavy metal band Decapitated arrested for suspected kidnapping in Spokane

All four members of the Polish death metal band Decapitated were arrested in Santa Ana, California, early Saturday on suspicion of kidnapping a woman after their concert in Spokane on …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 11:59 a.m.

Minnesota girl held 29 days, tied up and raped, prosecutor says

A Minnesota teenager was held captive for 29 days, repeatedly raped, locked in a closet and bound by zip ties before she escaped and swam across a lake to safety, …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 10:30 p.m.

FBI rules Montana woman found shot dead in trunk in Spokane was an elaborate suicide

The FBI announced Thursday that its year-long investigation into the reported kidnapping of a Montana woman, who was later found shot to death in the trunk of a car located …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 11:11 p.m.

Self-described ‘mountain man’ in 1984 killing is released

Self-described “mountain man” Don Nichols was released on parole Wednesday after serving 32 years for kidnapping a world-class athlete out on a training run in 1984 and killing her would-be …

UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 7:16 p.m.

Cadaver dogs used, dirt sifted in search for 4 missing men

A busload of police cadets was brought in Tuesday to help search a large farm for four missing men believed to be victims of foul play as a prosecutor described …

Police smash bank wall; free two trapped inside with suspect

Police smashed through a bank wall Friday afternoon and freed two people trapped inside with a man who claimed to have a bomb powerful enough to “take out the room.”

UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 2:14 p.m.

Abduction suspect makes first appearance in court

Hundreds of people gathered outside a federal courthouse Monday as the suspect in the kidnapping of a Chinse scholar at the University of Illinois made his first court appearance since …

UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 6:14 p.m.

Man accused of abducting Chinese grad student had visited kidnap fetish website, feds say

Yingying Zhang sent a message to the manager of the apartment she hoped to move into: She was on her way to sign the lease but running late. But as …