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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 …


House fire injures firefighter; woman suspected of starting blaze

One firefighter was injured and a woman was detained in connection to a fire that broke out in northeast Spokane.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 9:08 p.m.

Spokane jury makes first conviction in 2015 disappearance of Bret Snow

A Spokane County Jury delivered a guilty verdict on Friday in the presumed murder of Bret Snow – the first official decision since he first went missing in late 2015.


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 6 p.m.

Northpointe Plaza Walmart closed briefly as Spokane police investigate explosive device in motor home

Northpointe Walmart in north Spokane was closed Friday morning after Spokane police found an explosive device in a motor home in the store’s parking lot.



UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

The music will go on: Jury sides with Rocket Market on free outdoor concerts

Attorney Jed Barden showed jurors a photo of Rocket Market co-owner Alan Shepherd standing next to Spokane Mayor David Condon. The two appeared to be having a jovial conversation.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 7:46 a.m.

Suspect in social media threats against Lewis and Clark out of jail as parents post $100,000 cash bond; attorney claims no evidence of wrongdoing

Ryan Lee, accused twice of making social media threats against students at Lewis and Clark High School out of jail, His attorney claims police arrested the wrong guy.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 10:26 p.m.

Body found Jan. 30 in Spokane River at Upriver Dam confirmed to be 24-year-old woman missing since December

A body discovered Jan. 30 in the Spokane River at Upriver Dam was confirmed to be Loc Nguyen – a 24-year-old woman who’s been missing since December.


City Council uses $3.2 million collected from red-light runners and school-zone speeders to build sidewalks

School-zone speeding tickets and fines collected from drivers running red lights are funding $3.2 million in new sidewalks and a series of other traffic features meant to keep pedestrians safe.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 9:48 a.m.

Deputies respond to back-to-back DUI incidents on Bigelow Gulch Road

A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Monday evening after crashing his pickup truck into a ditch along Bigelow Gulch Road. When the vehicle was removed …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 10:09 p.m.

Second trial in 2015 disappearance of Bret Snow opens in Spokane

The 2015 disappearance of then-32-year-old Bret Snow is back in front of a Spokane County jury this week – four months after a panel couldn’t decide whether the first of …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

Michael ‘Topher’ Clark, ex-pot smuggler who inspired movie ‘Kid Cannabis,’ killed in Hayden shooting

Michael “Topher” Clark – who gained notoriety in the early 2000s for his role in a Canadian marijuana smuggling ring that inspired the film “Kid Cannabis” – has been identified …


As Spokane beefs up efforts to catch car thieves, some – including prolific one who targets Subarus – won’t stop

In the time it takes to tidy your bed, floss your teeth or microwave a bowl of rice, 19-year-old Christian Normand can steal your car. If it’s an early-’90s-to-2000s Subaru, …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 7:24 p.m.

Police say man pointed laser at helicopter, facing felony charge

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday arrested a man on suspicion of shining a laser pointer at a law enforcement helicopter flying over Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 4:14 p.m.

Victim of alleged assault in fight between Spokane neighbors over snow broke 2 ribs, bone in face, court records say

A man accused of attacking his neighbor over blowing snow into each others’ properties appeared Wednesday in Spokane County Superior Court where his bond was set at $2,000.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:14 p.m.

Snowblower fight sends neighbor to jail

Two neighbors fighting over where to pile snow put one man in the hospital and another in jail.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:21 p.m.

Spokane Valley paint store destroyed in Sunday night fire

A Spokane Valley paint store was completely destroyed Sunday night in a fire.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

Troopers investigate possible suicide in case of man found dead after pickup crashes on I-90 in Spokane

Washington State troopers are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man who was found dead Monday night in his vehicle after causing a three-car collision on Interstate 90 near downtown Spokane.


Spokane police investigate East Sixth Avenue shooting

Spokane police are investigating a shooting Thursday afternoon that resulted in a man being taken to a local hospital.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 11:39 a.m.

Northbound lanes of Maple Street Bridge closed after vehicle crashes, lands on its top

Emergency crews are working to reopen the northbound lanes of the Maple Street Bridge after a vehicle crashed and landed on its top


Spokane police officer who tampered with evidence retires before possible termination

A Spokane police officer who pleaded guilty in August to covering for his daughter after she assaulted and kidnapped a woman was going to be fired this year by the …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Despite advice from mayor, Spokane voters approve tax for police and firefighters

Ignoring the advice of Spokane’s mayor, 64 percent of voters approved a $5.8 million-a-year tax that will pay for 20 new police officers and help maintain 30 recently-hired firefighters.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Woman accused of injuring Washington State Patrol trooper in I-90 crash was driving drunk, authorities say

A woman accused of injuring a Washington State Patrol trooper after striking his vehicle Sunday evening on Interstate 90 in Spokane Valley may have been driving drunk.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 10:59 p.m.

Multiple businesses destroyed in downtown Sandpoint fire

Five businesses were destroyed Monday morning after a fire tore through a historic brick building in downtown Sandpoint.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 10:49 p.m.

New DNA evidence tied to Bret Snow disappearance delays Spokane murder trial

New DNA evidence has emerged in the 2015 disappearance of Bret Snow, a 32-year-old drug courier believed to be murdered by at least four people at a Newman Lake drug …


Firefighters credit child’s quick action for saving family in Spokane Valley apartment fire

A family of three was displaced Wednesday evening after a fire tore through their Spokane Valley apartment.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 10:23 p.m.

Two injured in Grant County crash involving semi truck and two cars

A Mead woman was injured Monday afternoon in a Grant County crash on Interstate 90.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 6:46 p.m.

Spokane police officer found not guilty of misdemeanor domestic assault

A Spokane police officer accused in 2017 of hitting his girlfriend was found not guilty Monday of four counts of misdemeanor domestic assault.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 9:37 p.m.

Man driving wrong way hits deputy’s car head-on in Spokane Valley; no serious injuries

Sgt. Jerad Kiehn had been driving east on Appleway Boulevard – a one-way road – when an SUV traveling the wrong direction slammed into his patrol car, the sheriff’s office …