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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.


Paraglider pilot killed after crashing onto highway east of Chelan

A man operating a paraglider was killed Sunday when he crashed onto a highway just east of Chelan, according to Washington State Patrol.


UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 9:08 a.m.

Fire near Spokane dies down, but conditions remain primed for more activity this week

Fire officials say a small wildfire that sparked near Valleyford on Saturday afternoon is unlikely to grow in size.


UPDATED: Sat., July 21, 2018, 11:08 p.m.

Fast-moving brush fire continues to burn close to Valleyford

A brush fire broke out near Valleyford, on Belmont Road, and both local and state resources are responding.


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Ad watch: Cathy McMorris Rodgers spot revives attack on Lisa Brown regarding sex offenders

The Lisa Brown campaign accused U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of desperation and “scare tactics” in a new attack ad questioning the Democrat’s record in the state House of Representatives …


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 8:57 p.m.

Kootenai Behavioral Health therapist accused of sexual abuse and exploitation of client

A Kootenai Behavioral Health therapist is under investigation on allegations of repeated sexual encounters with a teenage client.


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 5:45 p.m.

Former Mead High School teacher Wesley Perez, accused of having relationship with minor student, out of jail on bond

A former Mead High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with one of his students is out of custody after posting bail.


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

Former school board member accused of hitting bicyclist while driving drunk pleads guilty to lesser charge

A former Spokane school board member accused of vehicular assault after hitting a bicyclist while driving drunk last year recently pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of failure to remain …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 5:45 p.m.

Motorcyclist killed in crash with semitruck in Spokane Valley

A person died in a collision involving a motorcycle and a semitruck at Trent Avenue and Evergreen Road in Spokane Valley, according to the Washington State Patrol.


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

Spokane police looking for driver in hit-and-run collision that injured pedestrian

The woman was crossing Monroe Street at Sprague Avenue when a pickup truck made a left turn and hit her at about noon, police said. The truck initially stopped but …


Spokane City Council steps in to slow push toward combined 911 center

The unanimous panel granted themselves approval authority over any additional steps to combine dispatch duties for emergency responders. The council had previously grilled members of Mayor David Condon’s administration about …


Spokane massage parlors under investigation for prostitution, human trafficking

A pair of Spokane-area massage parlors employing only Chinese workers is under investigation for promoting prostitution, human trafficking, practicing without a license and money laundering.


Motorcyclist killed in Ferry County crash

A motorcyclist was killed Sunday in a head-on collision in Ferry County.


UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 6:06 p.m.

Three-vehicle collision injures two; one airlifted

Two people were injured in a three-vehicle collision near Royal City on Friday.


UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 6:03 p.m.

Motorcyclist seriously injured after striking deer near Ritzville

A motorcyclist is seriously injured after striking a deer near Ritzville.


UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 6:02 p.m.

Man dies on Spokane River near Post Falls after falling from inner tube

Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies say a man drowned in the Spokane River Saturday afternoon.


UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 5:58 p.m.

Non-fatal shooting investigation on Spokane’s South Hill handed over to Spokane County Sheriff’s office

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is taking over a shooting investigation that began Saturday when police say a man was likely shot by his brother.


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

1,000 acre brush fire prompts evacuations north of Soap Lake

A 1,000 acre fire prompted a Level 3 evacuation from an area north Soap Lake Saturday afternoon.


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 8:20 p.m.

Deputies arrest three people after finding drugs and cash in house north of Spokane

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said deputies arrested three people early Wednesday after discovering heroin, methamphetamine and a large amount of cash, as well as evidence of stolen property and …


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 11:59 a.m.

Teenager killed in Otis Orchards crash; sister critically injured

The driver who was killed when she failed to yield to a semitruck at an Otis Orchards intersection early Wednesday morning was just 16-years-old, Washington State Troopers said


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 8:06 p.m.

Rathdrum man charged with vehicular manslaughter in June crash that killed 23-year-old

A Rathdrum man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter in connection with a crash that killed a 23-year-old woman last month.


Stevens County Fire District 1 says two new stations are reducing response times

As the region enters the hottest, driest season, southern Stevens County has two new fire stations to help keep on top of danger.


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 9:54 a.m.

Man who made multiple violent threats, sparking Alert Spokane phone notification, arrested in manhunt

Spokane police late Monday arrested a man accused of making violent threats in multiple locations and calling 911 numerous times threatening to kill police.


UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018, 4:13 p.m.

Man drowns in Spokane River Sunday

A man drowned Sunday afternoon when Spokane police say he entered the river and was not able to stay afloat.


Body discovered Sunday afternoon on eastern edge of downtown Spokane

A body was discovered on the east end of Downtown Spokane Sunday afternoon.


Body of man missing since July 2 recovered from Snake River

The body of a Garfield County man missing since July 2 was located Saturday in the Snake River in Whitman County.


UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018, 3:40 p.m.

One dead after early morning shooting in north Spokane

A man was shot and killed in north Spokane early Sunday morning.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

Citing recent collisions, city installs flashing lights near downtown social service providers

The city of Spokane has installed flashing lights at crosswalks near a cluster of downtown social service providers in an effort to reduce collisions and injuries to pedestrians.