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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

City Council seeks emergency shelters as House of Charity cuts loom

City Council voted unanimously to solicit proposals from organizations that could operate overnight shelters nightly during the winter, not just when temperatures dipped below freezing.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 7:24 p.m.

Spokane police officer pleads guilty to helping daughter in assault by hiding evidence

A Spokane police officer, accused of helping his daughter after she admittedly assaulted a woman, pleaded guilty Monday morning to rendering criminal assistance and evidence tampering.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

Spokane County Jail records eighth inmate death in 14 months

A woman inmate at the Spokane County Jail was pronounced dead at a local hospital Saturday evening after being found unresponsive in her cell.


Body found near Safeway in Hillyard; police say death not suspicious

A man was found dead in a car near Safeway near Hillyard in Spokane Friday afternoon.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 6:17 p.m.

Assistant football coach at Ferris High School arrested Friday under suspicion of child rape

An assistant football coach at Ferris High School was arrested early Friday morning under suspicion of child rape.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

7 law enforcement officers recognized for domestic violence work by Spokane YWCA

Several YWCA legal advocates recognized area law enforcement Thursday morning at the fifth annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Breakfast at the facility’s West Central building on Monroe Street.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 7:48 a.m.

Crescent Mountain fire continues to grow, spewing smoke across the state

One of Washington’s largest and longest-burning wildfires continues to grow in central Washington, forcing evacuations and spewing spires of smoke into the atmosphere.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Man shot and killed by SWAT team Sunday morning identified

A man shot by a group of Spokane County Sheriff’s SWAT team members Sunday in Spokane Valley has been identified as Bryan Bayne.


Spokane Police release video of 2017 shooting of Daniel Craven that was ruled justified

The last moments of Daniel Craven’s life were as brief as they were dramatic.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 9:11 p.m.

$1 million bond reduced to $250,000 for woman accused in 2016 Spokane Valley homicide

Bond was quartered Wednesday afternoon for Cristina Stiles, a woman suspected of killing Cory Fowler in 2016 and leaving his body for his parents to find.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 11:34 a.m.

Man shot, killed by police following Spokane Valley confrontation

A man was shot and killed by law enforcement Sunday after officials say he pointed a handgun at deputies.


Deer Park company manufactures ‘super water’ to help fight wildfires

Holding a plastic cup of cream-colored gelatinous goo, Harlan Johnson stuck his pointer finger and thumb into the mix, twirled them around, and rubbed them together. “Slippery,” the 61-year-old semi-retiree …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

Court records detail days before infant’s death as parents waited to seek care

Before 3-week-old Emmett Sherman was taken to a hospital earlier this month due to troubled breathing, police say his parents “Googled” the injuries and found them to be minor.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 10:24 p.m.

Bear captured after reportedly raiding chicken coops in North Idaho

Idaho Fish and Game captured a young grizzly bear that had raided chicken coops in North Idaho late Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 10 p.m.

Judge denies new rape trial for former Spokane police Sgt. Gordon Ennis

A judge rejected a new rape trial for a former Spokane police sergeant convicted of sexually assaulting another police officer during a heavy-drinking house party three years ago.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

Spokane Valley Denny’s manager under investigation for raping customer on restaurant property

The manager of a Denny’s in Spokane Valley is under investigation for raping a customer in an outbuilding on restaurant property.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 5:22 p.m.

Assault suspect arrested after fleeing into river

An assault suspect waded into the Spokane River after assaulting two people and running from officers, police said in a news release.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 5:18 p.m.

Lori Isenberg arraignment on grand theft charge delayed until October

Laurcene “Lori” Isenberg, the Kootenai County woman in the center of a murder investigation ofi her husband who died in February, had her arraignment delayed until October on charges of …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 7:23 p.m.

Massive Tri-City wildfire stalled but not out

Firefighters stopped the advance of an estimated 5,000-acre fire that tore through south Kennewick neighborhoods, consuming five homes and then threatening Finley.


Car tab fees would be used to pay for paving of dirt road to small, historic neighborhood near Kendall Yards

City officials and neighbors say paving a 900-foot stretch of dirt road is necessary due to the threat of uncontrollable fires and stormwater runoff. But a citizens board tasked with …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 9:52 p.m.

Police: Suspect dead after shots fired inside CdA Global Credit Union

Police say a suspect has died after exchanging fire with an armed security guard inside a Coeur d’Alene bank Saturday afternoon.


Judge’s decision on appeal for new trial in Gordon Ennis rape case delayed a week

A ruling on whether former police sergeant and convicted rapist Gordon Ennis will get a new trial was delayed a week after the trial judge unexpectedly requested more time to …


Sue Lani Madsen: Wildfire – reading between the lines

The dry reports of fire management can’t capture the flurry and swelter of the reality on the ground.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Inmate who died Thursday ID’d; had been sentenced for rape of a child

The Spokane County Medical Examiner has identified the inmate who died in Spokane County Jail Thursday as Christopher N. Luman, 56.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Deputy identified in shooting near Deer Park

The Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed a man near Deer Park last week has been identified as Daniel Middlebos.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

Grant County Sheriff’s Office searching for suspect in fatal hit and run

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a driver suspected of hitting and killing a pedestrian Friday morning between Quincy and Ephrata before speeding away.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 5:08 p.m.

Woman hit by pickup while crossing Division crosswalk in north Spokane

A woman was transported to a hospital with serious injuries after a truck hit her while she attempted to cross Division Street in North Spokane Friday morning.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 7:48 a.m.

Seventh Spokane County Jail inmate dies in 14 months

A Spokane County Jail inmate died in his cell early Wednesday morning following a fight with another cellmate.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

Cyclist killed in crash with automobile on Division

A cyclist was struck and killed while crossing Division Street Wednesday evening.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 10:58 p.m.

Gordon Ennis to argue for new trial Friday

A former Spokane police sergeant accused of raping a fellow officer at a house party in 2015 will argue Friday in court that his trial attorney Rob Cossey withheld evidence …