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UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10:10 p.m.

Family of bat-wielding victim in officer-involved shooting picket outside courthouse, seek answers

The family of a man shot and killed by police in January picketed Thursday outside of the Spokane County Courthouse to raise awareness about what they call an unjust police …


Pasco man is guilty of trying to kill 3 police officers

A jury found Edwin Espejo guilty Tuesday afternoon of trying to kill three police officers.


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 7:52 p.m.

Counterterror police examine 3 explosive devices in London

Three small explosive devices in plastic mailing bags arrived at offices for two London airports and at a train station Tuesday, and Irish police said they were helping British counterterrorism …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 11:19 a.m.

Seattle officials to consider $15K hiring bonuses for police

Seattle officials will consider a measure that offers hiring bonuses of up to $15,000 to experienced officers who join the city’s police department.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 11:56 a.m.

‘Are you gay, though?’ Man records alleged assault, prompting police investigation.

It was closing time Saturday, and Sal Trejo waited for a car to pick up him and a group of friends in the Salt Lake City night. An unidentified man …


Vancouver police officer files suit alleging sex discrimination

Another gender discrimination lawsuit was filed against the city of Vancouver last month, this time by a police officer, alleging discrimination based on sex, harassment and retaliation.


Police: Man travels to have sex with underage girl

An Oregon man potentially faces a 15-year prison sentence after authorities said he traveled 365 miles to have a sex with a teenage girl.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 9:16 p.m.

Central Washington University given ‘all clear’ after active shooter report, lockdown

A report of a shooter at Central Washington University turned out to be a false alarm after the school went into lockdown and police searched and cleared the campus’ buildings.


Call for political action after Laquan McDonald cases

Activists and others who were disappointed by the outcome of two historic cases involving the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white Chicago police officer see a way …


Detectives: Burglar in closed police substation left ID

To identify the burglary suspect who broke into a closed Florida police substation and ate an officer’s chicken dinner, detectives didn’t need to lift fingerprints or get DNA from the …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 9:43 a.m.

Idaho police: 3 adults dead, 2 children safe after standoff

Three adults are dead and three children are safe after a standoff at a home in Meridian, Idaho on Sunday afternoon.


Police fatally shoot man after early-morning pursuit

Authorities say a hit-and-run suspect was shot and killed by Kent police after a brief pursuit.


Cop nabs DUI driver on way to DUI award ceremony

East Wenatchee Police Officer Josh Virnig was driving to city hall on Dec. 14 to receive an award for proactive traffic enforcement when he saw a motorist swerving across the …


Police block Chinese court where rights lawyer to be tried

Reporters, foreign diplomats and supporters were prevented from approaching the municipal court in Tianjin city where lawyer Wang Quanzhang was to be tried.


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 …