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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 4:11 p.m.

Four injured after military vehicle drives over small cliff in Kittitas County

A military vehicle that fell 25 feet down a cliff led to four people being hospitalized near Interstate 90 in Kittitas County early Saturday morning.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 5:31 p.m.

Fire early Saturday morning razes a shop north of Airway Heights

Flames were reported by a neighbor in the 19400 block of W. Bowie Road, according to fire officials. They were able to contain the damage to the shop, and there …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 6:08 p.m.

Body found on South Hill; police say foul play not suspected

A body was discovered Friday afternoon near the Rockwood Retirement community on the South Hill.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

Body cam footage shows suspect fired on officers before he was shot

The last seconds of James C. Danforth’s life, captured on Spokane police body camera footage and 911 recordings last November in Hillyard, were released to the public Wednesday morning. Danforth, …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 5:06 p.m.

Man facing battery of charges after stealing van, kidnapping passenger

A man has been arrested after stealing a van and kidnapping its occupant Saturday morning.


Body found in Spokane River

A body was found in the Spokane River east of Harvard Road Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 3:42 p.m.

‘Last Lockdown’ statue unveiled in Spokane, one of 10 in cities around the country

A statue of a terrified, wide-eyed schoolgirl crouched beneathe a desk – an image meant as a stark reminder of ongoing school gun violence – was unveiled at the Shadle/Spokane …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 10:18 p.m.

Spokane Police investigating an allegation of anti-Muslim comments by officer

The Spokane Police Department has opened an internal investigation into an allegation of anti-Muslim comments by an officer.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 5:33 p.m.

Airway Heights police looking for man suspected of child luring

Airway Heights police are looking for a man suspected of child luring after an elementary student reported she was stalked by a 20-to-30-year-old in a white truck.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 9:18 p.m.

Driver flees troopers at 115 mph, crashes at downtown Spokane exit

A freeway traffic stop turned into a Hollywood-style vehicle crash Friday morning when a car took out a tree, traffic sign and power pole before jumping several feet into the …


With new text reminders, Spokane County criminal justice officials hope to curtail rise in jail population

While county officials wrestle with how best to lower the jail population with the help of a $1.75 million grant, a new system that sends defendants text reminders for upcoming …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 5:46 p.m.

Body discovered near Mission Park along Centennial Trail

A body was found Thursday afternoon near the Centennial Trail at Mission Park.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 11:02 p.m.

SCRAPS says wild animal to blame for recent string of cat deaths on the South Hill

Spokane pet owners can breathe a collective sigh of relief on rumors of cat serial killer stalking the city, though a critter of interest is still at large.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

Man sleeping in dumpster injured when dumped into recycling truck in downtown Spokane

City officials say the man was dumped into a Sunshine Disposal and Recycling truck at about 5 a.m. unbeknownst to the driver.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

The ‘Hillyard Hammer’ stops domestic violence attack and earns award nomination

Chauncy “The Hillyard Hammer” Welliver may soon have another accolade to add to his belt after Spokane County sheriff’s deputies say he intervened in a domestic violence assault, saving a …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 11 p.m.

Suspect appears in court following North Spokane shooting

A man appeared in court Friday afternoon following a Thursday night shooting in North Central that left a woman seriously injured.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 8:17 a.m.

Gunshots fired, multiple people injured in north Spokane fight

Multiple people were injured after an altercation Thursday night in north Spokane.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 10:59 p.m.

Man convicted of assault after hitting officer with Bible

A Spokane man who was arrested for repeatedly hitting a police officer with a Bible last year was convicted of assault and resisting arrest in Clarkston Tuesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 5:54 p.m.

Woman charged with vehicular homicide jailed on shoplifting, bail jumping charges

For the second time this year, a woman accused of killing two people with her car and injuring a third is back in jail after failing to follow court mandated …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 7:37 p.m.

Firefighters extinguish car fire at Spokane Valley gas station before flames can reach pump

Quick response from firefighters stopped a Spokane Valley gas station from going up in smoke Monday morning.


Care on wheels: Mobile health clinic to serve Blessings Under the Bridge patrons

Health care is now available at Blessings Under the Bridge, a weekly event that provides food and basic care items to Spokane’s homeless population.


Driver killed after being ejected from van in crash southeast of Cheney

A driver was killed early Sunday morning southeast of Cheney when he crashed and was ejected him from the vehicle.


Body of missing Colville tribal member located Friday in Soap Lake

The body of man missing since late last month was recovered Friday evening in Soap Lake.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 8:39 p.m.

Turn signal infraction leads to felon’s 20-year sentence in federal prison

Michael C. Painter’s driver didn’t use her turn signal last January. The traffic stop ended up costing Painter 20 years in federal prison.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 5:36 p.m.

Driver injured after car catches fire in front of Multicare Valley Hospital

A Spokane area man sustained burns to 30 percent of his body Tuesday after he lit a cigarette while transporting open containers of gasoline in front of the Multicare Valley …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

Child safe, vehicle located after both stolen in Spokane Valley Wednesday morning

A mother making a stop at a Spokane Valley gas station Wednesday morning returned to find her car – and child – missing.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Dog dead, resident arrested after motor home fire near Cheney

A motor home was destroyed and a pet killed Tuesday night in a fire west of Cheney.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 6:05 p.m.

Police make pair of arrests in Logan neighborhood hash oil manufacture

Spokane police arrested two people Monday morning suspected of manufacturing hash oil at their Logan neighborhood home.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 6:08 p.m.

Grease leak forces road closures in Spokane Valley

A leaky trailer full of grease turned a busy intersection into a messy, smelly slip ‘n’ slide Tuesday afternoon, forcing the closure of parts of Broadway Avenue and Fancher Road …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

Hearing to decide if alleged Freeman High School shooter will be tried as adult pushed to November

Prosecutors have again delayed a hearing to determine whether suspected Freeman High School shooter Caleb Sharpe will be tried as a juvenile or adult.