Stories tagged: public safety
UPDATED: Sun., July 22, 2018, 7:24 p.m.
Fire officials say a small wildfire that sparked near Valleyford on Saturday afternoon is unlikely to grow in size.
UPDATED: Sat., July 21, 2018, 11:08 p.m.
A brush fire broke out near Valleyford, on Belmont Road, and both local and state resources are responding.
UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 8:45 p.m.
The Lisa Brown campaign accused U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of desperation and “scare tactics” in a new attack ad questioning the Democrat’s record in the state House of Representatives …
UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 8:57 p.m.
A Kootenai Behavioral Health therapist is under investigation on allegations of repeated sexual encounters with a teenage client.
UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 5:45 p.m.
Former Mead High School teacher Wesley Perez, accused of having relationship with minor student, out of jail on bond
A former Mead High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with one of his students is out of custody after posting bail.
UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 9:22 p.m.
Former school board member accused of hitting bicyclist while driving drunk pleads guilty to lesser charge
A former Spokane school board member accused of vehicular assault after hitting a bicyclist while driving drunk last year recently pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of failure to remain …
UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 5:45 p.m.
A person died in a collision involving a motorcycle and a semitruck at Trent Avenue and Evergreen Road in Spokane Valley, according to the Washington State Patrol.
UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 8:50 p.m.
The woman was crossing Monroe Street at Sprague Avenue when a pickup truck made a left turn and hit her at about noon, police said. The truck initially stopped but …
Mon., July 16, 2018, 7:57 p.m.
The unanimous panel granted themselves approval authority over any additional steps to combine dispatch duties for emergency responders. The council had previously grilled members of Mayor David Condon’s administration about …
Mon., July 16, 2018, 6 p.m.
A pair of Spokane-area massage parlors employing only Chinese workers is under investigation for promoting prostitution, human trafficking, practicing without a license and money laundering.
Mon., July 16, 2018, 10 a.m.
A motorcyclist was killed Sunday in a head-on collision in Ferry County.
UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 6:06 p.m.
Two people were injured in a three-vehicle collision near Royal City on Friday.
UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
A motorcyclist is seriously injured after striking a deer near Ritzville.
UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 6:02 p.m.
Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies say a man drowned in the Spokane River Saturday afternoon.
UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 5:58 p.m.
Non-fatal shooting investigation on Spokane’s South Hill handed over to Spokane County Sheriff’s office
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is taking over a shooting investigation that began Saturday when police say a man was likely shot by his brother.
UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 8:24 p.m.
A 1,000 acre fire prompted a Level 3 evacuation from an area north Soap Lake Saturday afternoon.
UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 8:20 p.m.
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said deputies arrested three people early Wednesday after discovering heroin, methamphetamine and a large amount of cash, as well as evidence of stolen property and …
UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 11:59 a.m.
The driver who was killed when she failed to yield to a semitruck at an Otis Orchards intersection early Wednesday morning was just 16-years-old, Washington State Troopers said
UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 8:06 p.m.
A Rathdrum man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter in connection with a crash that killed a 23-year-old woman last month.
Tue., July 10, 2018, 5 a.m.
As the region enters the hottest, driest season, southern Stevens County has two new fire stations to help keep on top of danger.
UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 9:54 a.m.
Man who made multiple violent threats, sparking Alert Spokane phone notification, arrested in manhunt
Spokane police late Monday arrested a man accused of making violent threats in multiple locations and calling 911 numerous times threatening to kill police.
UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018, 4:13 p.m.
A man drowned Sunday afternoon when Spokane police say he entered the river and was not able to stay afloat.
Sun., July 8, 2018, 3:22 p.m.
A body was discovered on the east end of Downtown Spokane Sunday afternoon.
Sun., July 8, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
The body of a Garfield County man missing since July 2 was located Saturday in the Snake River in Whitman County.
UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018, 3:40 p.m.
A man was shot and killed in north Spokane early Sunday morning.
UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 10:03 p.m.
The city of Spokane has installed flashing lights at crosswalks near a cluster of downtown social service providers in an effort to reduce collisions and injuries to pedestrians.
UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 7:41 p.m.
Police arrested a man Wednesday accused of stealing a vehicle from a Spokane car lot, ramming it into police cruisers and leading officers to a remote area in Pend Oreille …
UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 10:02 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene entrepreneur Nicholas R. Smoot, who has gained attention for his work in bringing an internet startup culture to North Idaho, was arrested Wednesday under suspicion of domestic battery.
UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 10:01 p.m.
An early-morning house fire in north Spokane that displaced 11 people is being investigated as arson.
Thu., July 5, 2018, 6 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Domestic violence is one of Spokane’s biggest public health problems. Time to end the silence.
Hundreds of times every month, someone in Spokane County picks up the phone and calls police to report violence in their home. A husband beat a wife, or a wife …