Stories tagged: public safety
Fri., Sept. 14, 2018
With new text reminders, Spokane County criminal justice officials hope to curtail rise in jail population
While county officials wrestle with how best to lower the jail population with the help of a $1.75 million grant, a new system that sends defendants text reminders for upcoming …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 5:46 p.m.
A body was found Thursday afternoon near the Centennial Trail at Mission Park.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 11:02 p.m.
Spokane pet owners can breathe a collective sigh of relief on rumors of cat serial killer stalking the city, though a critter of interest is still at large.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 9:59 p.m.
City officials say the man was dumped into a Sunshine Disposal and Recycling truck at about 5 a.m. unbeknownst to the driver.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 8:58 p.m.
Chauncy “The Hillyard Hammer” Welliver may soon have another accolade to add to his belt after Spokane County sheriff’s deputies say he intervened in a domestic violence assault, saving a …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 11 p.m.
A man appeared in court Friday afternoon following a Thursday night shooting in North Central that left a woman seriously injured.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 8:17 a.m.
Multiple people were injured after an altercation Thursday night in north Spokane.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 10:59 p.m.
A Spokane man who was arrested for repeatedly hitting a police officer with a Bible last year was convicted of assault and resisting arrest in Clarkston Tuesday.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 5:54 p.m.
For the second time this year, a woman accused of killing two people with her car and injuring a third is back in jail after failing to follow court mandated …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 7:37 p.m.
Quick response from firefighters stopped a Spokane Valley gas station from going up in smoke Monday morning.
Mon., Sept. 3, 2018
Health care is now available at Blessings Under the Bridge, a weekly event that provides food and basic care items to Spokane’s homeless population.
Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 5:39 p.m.
A driver was killed early Sunday morning southeast of Cheney when he crashed and was ejected him from the vehicle.
Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 3:15 p.m.
The body of man missing since late last month was recovered Friday evening in Soap Lake.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 8:39 p.m.
Michael C. Painter’s driver didn’t use her turn signal last January. The traffic stop ended up costing Painter 20 years in federal prison.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
A Spokane area man sustained burns to 30 percent of his body Tuesday after he lit a cigarette while transporting open containers of gasoline in front of the Multicare Valley …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 8:55 p.m.
A mother making a stop at a Spokane Valley gas station Wednesday morning returned to find her car – and child – missing.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 7:33 p.m.
A motor home was destroyed and a pet killed Tuesday night in a fire west of Cheney.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 6:05 p.m.
Spokane police arrested two people Monday morning suspected of manufacturing hash oil at their Logan neighborhood home.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 6:08 p.m.
A leaky trailer full of grease turned a busy intersection into a messy, smelly slip ‘n’ slide Tuesday afternoon, forcing the closure of parts of Broadway Avenue and Fancher Road …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Prosecutors have again delayed a hearing to determine whether suspected Freeman High School shooter Caleb Sharpe will be tried as a juvenile or adult.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 10:06 p.m.
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.
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.
A woman inmate at the Spokane County Jail was pronounced dead at a local hospital Saturday evening after being found unresponsive in her cell.
Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 9:13 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A man shot by a group of Spokane County Sheriff’s SWAT team members Sunday in Spokane Valley has been identified as Bryan Bayne.
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018
The last moments of Daniel Craven’s life were as brief as they were dramatic.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 9:11 p.m.
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.