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UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 10 p.m.

Spokane man treated for smoke inhalation after Sunday morning apartment fire

Firefighters responded about 2 a.m. to the Mt. Vernon Terrace apartments, 3106 S. Mt. Vernon St., after neighbors reported hearing the sound of smoke alarms, according to a news release.


Downtown cameras, security measures would be pushed under new plan considered by Spokane City Council

The panel is being asked to give its OK to a program that would encourage downtown businesses to put up more lighting and cameras to combat crime by giving them …


Community meeting Monday to oppose new Spokane County jail

The meeting, organized by the Spokane Community Against Racism, will take place Monday evening at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:27 p.m.

Spokane police investigating woman accused of stealing nearly $200,000 from SNAP

Spokane police believe a former property manager in charge of multiple SNAP properties stole nearly $200,000 from the nonprofit over a four-year period.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 7:57 p.m.

Police searching for person of interest in Wednesday evening shooting in north Spokane

A man was taken to the hospital Wednesday evening with life-threatening injuries after Spokane police say he was shot near North Central High School.


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 10:13 p.m.

Multiple residents displaced in downtown Spokane apartment fire

Multiple downtown Spokane residents were displaced Wednesday morning after a fire tore through several units in a century-old apartment building near Lewis and Clark High School.


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 8 p.m.

Kittitas County Sheriff’s deputy killed, officer injured during traffic stop

A sheriff’s deputy was killed and a police officer was injured after during an exchange of gunfire during an attempted traffic stop.


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:46 p.m.

Washington gets $750,000 grant to test backlogged rape kits

The attorney general’s office estimated the Washington State Patrol, which runs the state’s two crime laboratories, will be able to test about 1,150 kits with the grant from the U.S. …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:48 p.m.

Man charged with stabbing girlfriend near Colbert

A 40-year-old man was arrested Monday night after allegedly admitting to detectives he had stabbed his girlfriend in the leg during an argument at a home near Colbert. Aaron J. …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 8:24 p.m.

Spokane Valley detectives ask for help to solve stabbing case

Spokane Valley Major Crimes detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect in a Monday night stabbing at a Spokane Valley apartment complex.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 2:51 p.m.

Former California police officer sentenced in Spokane County for molesting child

A former Vernon, California, police officer was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years to life in prison after a jury convicted him on two counts of molesting a 7-year-old girl.


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 8:27 p.m.

Murder charge dropped against woman accused in 2016 death of ex-boyfriend in Spokane Valley

The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office has dismissed a charge of first-degree murder against 39-year-old Cristina Stiles, accused of killing her child’s father Cory Fowler inside his Spokane Valley apartment.


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

North Idaho 13-year-old arrested after allegedly leading deputies on 100 mph chase near Athol

A 13-year-old was arrested early Monday morning under suspicion of leading Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies on a high speed chase near Athol.


UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 5:59 p.m.

North Spokane shooting suspect still at large

Spokane Police are still searching for a man suspected of shooting another man in the Nevada/Lidgerwood neighborhood Saturday afternoon.


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 6:54 a.m.

Area law enforcement make at least three dozen drunken driving arrests of St. Patrick’s Day weekend

Nearly 40 people were arrested over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend under suspicion of drunken driving.


UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 4:59 p.m.

Spokane Police search neighborhood north of town following shooting Saturday

One man is in the hospital with injuries that aren’t life-threatening, police said Saturday afternoon. A police dog was searching for a man near the intersection of Addison Street and …


Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies say murder-suicide a possibility in unattended deaths of Newport couple

While Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies say murder-suicide is a possibility in the death of a Newport-area elderly couple, they don’t yet know how they died.


Few pot convictions thrown out in Spokane, as Washington state considers similar amnesty law

The Spokane City Council passed a measure at the end of 2015 that would allow those with misdemeanor marijuana convictions to petition the court for their record to be cleared. …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 9:55 p.m.

Police arrest suspected South Hill package theft who reportedly drew knife on neighbor

Police arrested a suspected package thief Wednesday who’s accused of drawing a knife on a South Hill resident.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 10:22 p.m.

Semitruck driver airlifted to hospital after troopers say he caused three-vehicle collision on I-90 near Ritzville

An Everett semi truck driver was airlifted to a local hospital Wednesday morning after his vehicle hit a rock embankment on Interstate 90 east of Ritzville, leading to a three-vehicle …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

Police suspect man awaiting trial on child rape charges has impregnated another girl

A 45-year-old man is under investigation for raping and impregnating his girlfriend’s 13-year-old daughter while he was out of jail on a charge of raping a 7-year-old.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 10:31 p.m.

Suspect in Lewis and Clark High School threats case is released again on bond

After a weekend in jail, 18-year-old Ryan Lee – the former student accused three separate times of threatening to shoot students at Lewis and Clark High School – is again …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 6:30 a.m.

TSA to Spokane airport passengers: Stop trying to sneak loaded guns on planes in carry-on luggage

Eight people have been arrested this year at Spokane International Airport for trying to bring a gun on an airplane.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 7:04 p.m.

North Spokane homeowner accused of setting home on fire had history of arson

A 52-year-old woman under investigation for intentionally starting a fire in her north Spokane home March 2 has a history of similar actions, court documents allege.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

Second suspect pleads guilty in Airway Heights baseball-bat beating death

The second suspect in the 2017 baseball-bat beating death of an Airway Heights man pleaded guilty last week to first-degree manslaughter.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10:20 a.m.

Auditors: Washington jails could release 4,700 inmates, save millions through pretrial services

The state auditor’s office found roughly one-third of Washington’s jail inmates are candidates for pretrial services such as electronic monitoring, mental health and substance abuse treatment, and texts and phone …


Man accused of randomly stabbing 7-year-old boy has history of undiagnosed mental health issues

A doctor at Eastern State Hospital says a man accused of randomly stabbing a young child understands the charges against him, but cannot assist in his own defense.


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 10:15 p.m.

Detectives search Facebook records of woman whose body was found in Spokane River

Detectives are searching through the Facebook messaging records of a woman who


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 11:05 p.m.

Woman guilty of Deer Park killing receives six-year prison sentence

Gloria Redmann will spend six and a half years in prison for killing her boyfriend and leaving his body wrapped in a tarp outside their Deer Park home in late …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 3:08 p.m.

City takes control of drug house in West Central after neighbors complain

City officials took control of a notorious drug house in West Central on Monday morning after frightened and frustrated neighbors called Spokane police to the home about 50 times in …