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Wednesday, June 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Spokane mayoral campaign pushes community to question, defend safety of downtown library

Spokane police are called much more often to the STA Plaza and other public locations downtown than the library. But a social media conversation started by mayoral candidate Nadine Woodward …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 8:17 p.m.

Spokane woman killed in crash north of Newport; husband faces charge of vehicular homicide

A woman from Spokane was killed Monday afternoon when a car she was in rolled down a steep embankment north of Newport in Pend Oreille County.


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 10:54 p.m.

Man accused of breaking into Glover Middle School on Wednesday has history of vandalizing local schools

A man was arrested early Wednesday after police say he broke into Glover Middle School and began rifling through students’ desks.


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 10:51 p.m.

Thieves pretending to need help flag down driver and steal her car in downtown Spokane, police say

Spokane police say a woman could only watch as a pair of alleged thieves drove away in her car early Wednesday morning after feigning a need for help.


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 6:27 p.m.

Arrest warrant issued for Afghan immigrant suspected of killing wife in Spokane

Investigators are seeking to arrest Wahid Kashify, an Afghan immigrant suspected of killing his wife and hiding her body in a freezer last month. He has fled the country.


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 10:26 p.m.

Okanogan County sheriff’s deputies make arrest Monday in alleged Malott matricide

A man accused of killing his mother with a knife was arrested Monday afternoon by Okanogan County sheriff’s deputies.


Friends recall slain Afghan woman Arezu Kashify as ‘loving, curious’

Arezu Kashify loved many things – cooking, carnival games, roller coasters, lounging by a lake with her friends and family. But perhaps more than anything, she loved to learn.


UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

Vodder guilty of murder in case of Bret Snow killing

A second suspect in the 2015 disappearance and killing of Bret Snow was found guilty Monday afternoon.


Gunman could have been arrested rather than ticketed before killing neighbor in Bigelow Gulch incident

Hours before he shot and killed a 29-year-old father of two, 61-year-old Dave Cholewinski pointed the same weapon at a group of people during a heated argument.


UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 12:16 p.m.

Detectives find body, believed to be missing Afghan woman, under false bottom of freezer

Spokane County sheriff’s detectives on Tuesday found the body believed to be that of 24-year-old Arezu Kashify hidden beneath the false bottom of a chest freezer inside the apartment she …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 9:20 p.m.

Man in critical condition after being stabbed multiple times in Logan neighborhood

A 38-year-old man is in critical condition after Spokane police say he was stabbed multiple times after getting into an argument with a homeowner while he waited for a tow …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

Bronze medallions stolen from Centennial Trail recovered

It was time for 82-year-old Ed Stretch to take his annual to the Centennial Trail to polish his father Pat Stretch’s bronze medallion tucked away on the side of the …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 10:24 p.m.

Detectives find body believed to be missing Afghan woman in her apartment

Investigators found the body believed to be a missing Afghan woman after searching an apartment she shared with her husband and children. He left the country on a one-way plane …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 2:21 p.m.

Motorcyclist killed in crash near Kettle Falls

A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday morning after colliding with a dump truck northwest of Kettle Falls.


Motorcyclist killed in Sunday collision

A motorcycle rider died Sunday night when he collided with a vehicle in north Spokane, according to police.


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

Firefighters put out attic fire in South Hill home

Spokane firefighters extinguished a small house fire Monday on the South Hill.


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 10:15 p.m.

Body pulled from Spokane River on Saturday is man reported missing in May

A body pulled from the Spokane River over the weekend near Division Street is that of Richard G. Coffee, a 56-year-old man reported missing in May, the Spokane County Medical …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 2:16 p.m.

Detectives find car of missing woman at airport where husband left country with one-way ticket

The car of an Afghan immigrant reported missing Saturday was discovered at the Spokane International Airport over the weekend – the same airport where her husband hopped on a plane …


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Fund for family of victim in last week’s fatal shooting near Orchard Prairie raises more than $29,000

Benjamin Grosser, a 29-year-old father of two, was shot and killed by his neighbor David Cholewinski, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office reported.


UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019, 2:50 p.m.

Men arrested after owner follows stolen truck in downtown Spokane

Spokane police say they found drugs, a stolen gun and counterfeit money inside a stolen truck after the owner reported he spotted the vehicle on Division Street.


Spokane City Council members seek arrest footage, reject nondisclosure agreement

Members of the Spokane City Council will not sign a nondisclosure agreement requested by the Spokane Police Guild before they review footage of an arrest in February that the agency’s …


UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 10:26 p.m.

Investigators: Shooter had road rage, referenced victim’s workers as ‘likely illegals”

A shooting near Orchard Prairie that left one man dead and another in critical condition was an attempted murder-suicide, deputies said Friday.


Man charged with raping woman as she slept outside near Division and Mission

A man is facing accusations that he raped a woman as she slept outside near the parking lot of a Division Street strip mall.


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 9:04 p.m.

Man arrested after police chase through Spokane has 26 convictions, police say

A man is in custody after leading area law enforcement on a high-speed chase that snaked west from Spokane Valley to north Spokane, ending in a short foot pursuit.


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 8:57 p.m.

Former assistant principal at Spokane Public Schools under investigation for child pornography

A former administrator at a Spokane Public Schools elementary school is under investigation for allegedly sending and receiving nude photos from a Craigslist user who identified themselves as a 15-year-old …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 10:12 a.m.

Two hospitalized after crash in Pend Oreille County

A 56-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man were hospitalized Tuesday morning after the teen failed to yield at a highway intersection near Cusick in Pend Oreille County.


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 8:38 p.m.

Two girls found after leaving Ponderosa Elementary School during recess

After five girls walked away from recess at Ponderosa Elementary School, three were quickly found, but two girls, age 11 and 12, went missing for hours while a helicopter searched …


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 3:40 p.m.

Body pulled from Spokane River on Tuesday is young woman reported missing earlier this week

A young woman whose body was pulled from the Spokane River downtown early Tuesday morning was reported missing earlier this week by friends and family.


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 1:40 p.m.

Spokane woman who survived stabbing by husband thanks emergency personnel, ADT security workers who responded to attack

One month to the day after Melissa Robertson’s husband, Justin Robertson, stabbed her multiple times before abducting their 5-year-old son, and later killed himself by a self-inflicted gunshot wound, she …


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 9:24 p.m.

Man who died bicycling on Mica Peak identified; cause of death is natural

The Spokane County Medical Examiner has identified a man who died while bicycling in the Mica Peak Conservation Area Sunday.