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2 Chicago police officers hit and killed by train

Two Chicago police officers were killed Monday night when they were hit by a train while investigating a call of shots fired on the city’s Far South Side, sources said.


France: Unions urge work slowdowns by protest-weary police

After five straight weekends of disruptive and sometimes violent protests across France, police are taking a turn expressing anger at the French government.


Police respond to 3 reports of bomb threats at Boise and Garden City businesses

Police in Garden City and Boise are responding to bomb threats at three local businesses.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Police search for stabbing suspect near Costco in Spokane Valley

A man was sent to the hospital with life-threatening injuries Monday evening after being stabbed by someone he knew near the Costco in Spokane Valley. The stabbing happened under the …


Video shows NYC police pulling toddler from mother’s arms

Police are investigating after a video was posted online that shows a group of New York officers, one of them wielding a stun gun, violently yanking a toddler from his …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 3:49 p.m.

Suspect faces felony charge for attempted package theft in North Central neighborhood

A 20-year-old man who was caught stealing a package from the front porch of a home in Spokane’s North Central neighborhood said he did it because he was bored, according …


Exam: Black man killed by officer shot 3 times in back

A forensic examination shows a black man was shot three times in the back side of his body when an Alabama police officer mistook him for the shooter after gunfire …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 6:14 p.m.

Israeli police recommend indicting Netanyahu in telecom case

Israeli police on Sunday recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on bribery charges related to a corruption case involving Israel’s telecom giant, prompting immediate calls for his resignation.


Kirkland police apologize for helping yogurt shop owner expel African-American social worker; investigation ongoing

On Nov. 7, the owner of a Menchie’s frozen yogurt shop in Kirkland called police about Byron Ragland, a 31-year-old black man who was in the store supervising an outing …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

Police chief in tiny Republic says he won’t enforce new gun law

The police chief of Republic, a tiny town in northeastern Washington, doesn’t think much of I-1639, the strict gun law state voters approved Nov. 6. Loren Culp won’t enforce it, …


Boise gay bar set to become police station, will reopen in new location

Even though the building that currently houses one of Boise’s two gay bars has been sold, the business will continue to operate.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 10:47 a.m.

‘Trump … blinked, Seattle won,’ Durkan says as police get federal funds despite ‘sanctuary city’ threats

The Trump administration, after threatening to withhold funds for Seattle in retaliation for the city’s immigration policies, has agreed to hand over the money, according to Mayor Jenny Durkan and …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 6:58 p.m.

Houston firefighters take battle over pay to voters

Houston firefighters who have been in a bitter battle with the city for higher wages are taking their case to voters.


Lynnwood pays $1.75M to family of man shot by police officer

An attorney for the man’s family called on Snohomish County authorities to re-examine the fatal shooting of Jeremy Dowell. Though Lynnwood paid the settlement, the officer who shot Dowell had …


Washington state counts more than 6K sexual assault kits

The attorney general’s office says there are 6,460 sexual assault kits that have not yet been submitted for lab testing by law enforcement agencies in Washington state.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 1:22 p.m.

Catalan separatists clash with police as tensions mount

Clashes between Catalan separatists and police in Barcelona left 14 people injured and led to six arrests Saturday as tensions boiled over days before the anniversary of the Spanish region’s …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

VIDEO: Yakima officer under investigation for kicking teen at fair

Yakima Police say an officer who used pepper spray on a teen and knocked him down while breaking up a fight has been placed on desk duty pending an investigation.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 10:36 a.m.

Senior Wapato police officers warn city residents about actions that forced their resignations

Three senior Wapato police officers have resigned, citing “personal ethical standards and conscience.”


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

WSU Spokane researcher Lois James’ study of police bias helps earn her YWCA recognition as a Woman of Achievement

For her study of police bias and nurse fatigue, Lois James will be among several women honored Oct. 4 with the YWCA’s Women of Achievement award.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Police arrest West Central Spokane stabbing suspect

Spokane police arrested a suspect accused of stabbing a man over an unintentional dogfight at a park in West Central two weeks ago.


Skateboarding cop breathes life back into damaged skate park

The skate park, located off Washington Street on the Bill Heath Sports Complex, was in disarray. Pieces of the coping – the concrete ledges of the skate park – were …


Police: Suspect in fatal shooting commits suicide

Authorities say an eastern Idaho man pursued by police following a fatal shooting at a trailer park killed himself after being surrounded by law enforcement officers.


Woman tells police she’s a ‘clean, thoroughbred, white girl’

A woman seen speeding through a stop sign at 60 mph told officers they shouldn’t arrest her because she’s a “very clean, thoroughbred, white girl,” police said.


Wanted: Applicants for Yakima Police Department – recruitment officer takes to the road to find candidates

Meyers is the department’s full-time recruitment officer, a position created in April to bolster the Yakima Police Department’s ranks in a tight job market, as well as create a more …


State cannabis taxes fund new Spokane detective position

Bring up the topic of taxes at any cocktail party or the nearest water cooler, and the discussion eventually seems to turn to why all of our state’s problems haven’t …


Officers have vested interest in keeping four-legged partners safe

Yakima County sheriff’s deputies and police officers say they make sure that their canine partners have as much protection as possible when they leap into harm’s way, both with body …


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

Ancestry, 23andMe and others say they will follow these rules when giving DNA data to businesses or police

Ancestry, 23andMe and other popular companies that offer genetic testing pledged on Tuesday to be upfront when they share users’ DNA data with researchers, hand it over to police or …


UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 11:11 a.m.

Prosecutor: Minneapolis cops justified in shooting black man

Two Minneapolis police officers who shot and killed a black man were justified in using deadly force, a prosecutor announced Monday, saying the man was fleeing police and had turned …


Mass stabbing suspect summoned Boise police to jail before his attorneys intervened

The man accused of murdering a 3-year-old child and wounding eight others in a stabbing attack at a Boise apartment complex asked police to come to the Ada County Jail …


16-year-old charged with murder as community mourns Kent police officer

Emiliano Garcia, 16, was charged as an adult with second-degree felony murder, accused of causing the death of Kent Police Officer Diego Moreno, 35, by leading police on a dangerous, …