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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 11:04 p.m.

Judge tightens release conditions of former Lewis and Clark student accused of threatening to shoot classmates

A Spokane judge tightened the restrictions on a former Lewis and Clark High School student who is accused of threatening to shoot his classmates after a witness reported they saw …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Driver flees after crashing into sedan in downtown Spokane

A woman was hospitalized and a driver is at large after a hit-and-run crash Tuesday afternoon in downtown Spokane.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Gunman at large following deadly shooting in Sandpoint, Idaho motel

Sandpoint police officers are searching for a man suspected of shooting and killing a person in a downtown Sandpoint motel Monday evening.

Spokane’s newest deputy fire chief ready to help

Coming from a county in Virginia whose eastern edge rubs against the nation’s capitol, Spokane Fire Department’s newest deputy fire chief is used to the rain. Lots of rain. And …

Arrest warrant issued for former Lewis and Clark student accused of threatening to shoot classmates

Just two months after he was released from jail after posting a $100,000 bond, prosecutors have issued a warrant for the arrest of a former student at Lewis and Clark …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 6:55 a.m.

South Hill apartment building damaged by fire

A fire in the Cliff-Cannon neighborhood of the South Hill caused heavy damage to the upper floor of a multi-unit apartment building Sunday evening.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018, 6:46 p.m.

Two Geiger inmates recaptured after brief escape

A pair of inmates were apprehended and returned to Geiger Detention Services without incident after briefly escaping Saturday morning.

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 4:16 p.m.

Angel Springs fire north of Davenport continues to grow Saturday; evacuation orders remain in place

The Angel Springs fire 7 miles northeast of Davenport continued to burn throughout Friday night, and remains active Saturday, having increased in size and claimed an additional structure.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 10:18 p.m.

One person shot, killed in deputy-involved incident north of Deer Park

A man has been shot in a confrontation with Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputies north of Deer Park.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

Recycling center employees file lawsuit over 2015 chlorine gas leak

Three more workers have filed a lawsuit over an August 2015 chlorine gas leak that left several injured and one dead.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 10:25 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene School District superintendent apologizes for late action on racist vandalism

The superintendent of Coeur d’Alene Public Schools issued a strongly-worded apology Thursday for the district’s handling of racist vandalism at Lake City High School.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 10:18 p.m.

Two killed after car flips, hits tree off Highway 231 in Stevens County

Two people were killed Wednesday afternoon in a one-car collision in southern Stevens County.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 9:07 p.m.

Oh, deer: How a deer carcass occupied one Hillyard woman’s day

The carcass of a deer killed by a police officer drew some concerns from Hillyard residents as it lay uncollected along the side of Fredrick Avenue for most of Thursday.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Colville retail worker killed Thursday morning by falling shelving

A 63-year-old retail worker in Colville was killed Thursday morning when a shelving unit fell on top of him.

UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 7:39 p.m.

Man shot and killed by deputy was suspected of kidnapping

A passenger in the van of the man shot and killed last week by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy reported earlier in the evening that she had been kidnapped.

UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

Fire destroys home in Liberty Lake; garages burn in East Central

Fire heavily damages three garages A fast-moving fire in East Central damaged three garages Sunday afternoon.

UPDATED: Sun., July 29, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

Law enforcement arrests felon who rammed deputy’s vehicle Wednesday

Spokane Valley police apprehended a wanted felon who earlier in the week had rammed a deputy’s patrol car after being stopped.

UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 7:20 p.m.

Two arrested after foot chase in north Spokane

Spokane Police arrested two felons and recovered a stolen weapon after a foot chase in north Spokane Saturday.

UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Driver in custody after multiple crashes, wrecking his vehicle; drugs suspected

A suspect is in custody after causing a number of serious crashes in Idaho and Washington and totaling his vehicle on eastbound I-90 near milepost 11, according to police.

UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 6:54 p.m.

Two attacked with rocks at Phish concert in the Gorge

Authorities are seeking witnesses to a pair of assaults that occurred at a Phish concert at the Gorge Amphitheater on Saturday, July 21.

UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 5:50 p.m.

New evidence of prostitution, sex trafficking revealed after investigators search Spokane area massage parlors

Court records say authorities found more evidence of sex trafficking and prostitution after raiding a trio of Spokane massage parlors two weeks ago.

UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Kootenai County woman charged with embezzlement and facing questions into her husband’s death turns herself in

Lori Isenberg, the woman who was charged earlier this year on suspicion of embezzling $500,000 from a North Idaho nonprofit and is a suspect in her husband’s death, has been …

UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Spokane County deputy kills driver who attempted to run him over in East Central

A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man as he attempted to run him over early Wednesday morning.

House of Charity, city of Spokane agree to end 24/7 shelter, citing health and safety concerns

Around-the-clock staffing will end Sept. 1 at the downtown emergency shelter House of Charity, which has been put on life support multiple times by city funds since opening two years …

UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

Three injured in head-on collision near Freeman High School

Three people were transported to the hospital after a head-on collision near Freeman High School late Monday night.

UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

Downed power line leads to brief bouts of chaos in downtown Spokane

A downed power line in downtown Spokane Tuesday afternoon led to brief bouts of chaos as cars navigated street-light-less roads and hospitals operated on backup generators.

Woman accused of Hillyard double vehicular homicide back out of jail after posting $50,000 bond twice

A woman accused of killing two people with her vehicle last year and then jumping bond is back out of jail after posting more money.

UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene police releases body camera video of February shooting that left suspect dead, officer wounded

Coeur d’Alene police released video Monday showing the fatal shooting of 34-year-old Curtis Ware during a February traffic stop that left a police officer shot and wounded.

UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 3:10 p.m.

Christmas in July: Festive Mayor David Condon announces new driveway gates for city’s snow plows

Spokane will bring its total of driveway-clearing gates on its snow removal vehicles to 16 this winter, which won’t completely eliminate driveway berms within city limits but should reduce their …

UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 11:28 a.m.

Bank robbery suspect arrested at Shadle Walmart

Spokane police arrested a man Sunday evening suspected of robbing two area banks.