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Tuesday, February 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Second Avenue closed near Freya for fatal crash

Second Avenue is closed near Freya Street as police investigate a fatal crash involving a motorcycle rider.


Reward offered for information on Liberty Lake robbery

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest for a robbery at the U.S. Bank branch inside …


Man accepts plea deal in triple murder in Moscow last year

A Moscow, Idaho man has admitted that there’s enough evidence to convict him in a shooting spree that killed three people and injured a fourth last year.


North Idaho man sexually abused 102-year-old woman

A jury found Phillip Ray Smalley, 50, guilty of sexually abusing a 102-year-old woman Friday.


Man jailed for allegedly causing punctured lung in assault

A Wellpinit man was arrested Thursday for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend so severely that she suffered a punctured lung.


Man in custody after acting erratically, shooting a gun

Deputies in two counties worked to find a man Friday who neighbors said was driving erratically and shooting at what he believed were people in “ghillie suits,” a type of …


Teen accused of fondling sleeping woman in North Spokane may be tried as adult

A judge will decide next week whether a 16-year-old boy will be tried as an adult for allegedly breaking into an apartment and fondling a woman as she slept.


Three-hour standoff between police, armed man ends peacefully

A hostage situation in north Spokane ended peacefully after three hours of negotiation on Thursday.


Early morning head-on collision in Spokane Valley sends one to hospital

A passenger car traveling south on Argonne Road collided with a semi-truck early Friday morning, sending one person to the hospital.


Spokane child pornography suspect booked flight to Kyrgyzstan prior to arrest

Federal authorities arrested Russian national Vladimir Popov, 44, after finding child pornography on a laptop he owned and discovering he booked a flight out of Spokane after being questioned.


Three suspected drug overdose deaths under investigation

Police still don’t know the cause of Wednesday’s three deaths, although they believe they are drug-related overdoses.


Wind downs trees, cuts power in Western Washington

SEATTLE – A strong weather system brought rain and gusty winds to Washington state that knocked out power, blew over trees and flooded roadways. The U.S. Coast Guard reported on …


Airport security got alert on CdA shooting suspect after he flew out

Attempted murder suspect Kyle Andrew Odom of Coeur d’Alene was scheduled to appear Wednesday afternoon in District of Columbia Superior Court on a charge of being a fugitive from justice.


Forum brings out critics of Spokane police leader Jim McDevitt

About 100 people showed up to a community forum hosted by the city of Spokane Wednesday to talk about race relations and the Spokane Police Department.


SPD warns of ‘possible lethal batch of drugs’ following overdoses

Three people died of apparent drug overdoses in less than three hours Wednesday morning, leading law enforcement in Spokane to warn of “a possible lethal batch of drugs.”


Man gets 10 years for beating Spokane man to death

The man accused of beating a Spokane man to death in 2013 with help from two accomplices was sentenced last week to 10 years in prison. Jeffery Sankey, 49, pleaded …


Two students arrested for threatening to kill school staff

Two students at the Upper Columbia Academy were arrested for posting online threats to kill staff at the school, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said.


CdA trucker pleads guilty to molesting seven boys

A Coeur d’Alene long-haul truck driver pleaded guilty Wednesday to molesting seven boys between the ages of 8 and 14. Kevin Gerard Sloniker faces a prison term of up to …


Body discovered in Spokane River in Spokane Valley

Detectives are investigating the death of a man found Wednesday morning in the Spokane River.


Hotel cleaning crew helps nab identity theft suspect

A man was arrested for identity theft in Liberty Lake Monday largely thanks to a hotel cleaning crew.


Man rescued from Lake Coeur d’Alene after kayak flipped

A fisherman who capsized in Lake Coeur d’Alene Tuesday was rescued by another boater who was flagged down by joggers who heard the fisherman’s cries for help.


Bonner County sex crime fugitive found in Hawaii

Former Bonner County resident Stephen R. Reiling has been arrested after four years on the run from charges of lewd conduct with a minor.


Morgenstern attorney seeks new trial based on jurors’ ‘prejudicial’ behavior

The attorney defending Craig Morgenstern on more than 30 counts of child sexual assault and production of child pornography has filed for a new trial, claiming that jurors reacted to …


UPDATED: Wed., March 9, 2016

Secret Service arrests suspected shooter of CdA pastor outside White House

Kyle Odom, the alleged shooter of Coeur d’Alene Pastor Tim Remington, claimed the pastor was a martian and a member of “an ancient civilization from Mars” from a Facebook account …


Teen suspected of stabbing mom during argument about chores

A 16-year-old boy stabbed his mother after arguing about chores, Thursday.


Coeur d’Alene police chief on pastor shooting: ‘This could have been much worse’

Police continued to search Monday for the former Marine they believe shot a Coeur d’Alene pastor six times outside his church Sunday afternoon. Pastor Tim Remington of Altar Church is …


Spokane’s community court an experiment that’s paying off

Spokane’s Community Court is a 2-year-old experiment that is helping low-level criminals stay out of jail and get help with their other problems.


Police identify suspect in shooting of Coeur d’Alene pastor

A well-known Coeur d’Alene pastor was shot as he was leaving the Altar Church Sunday after services.


Man arrested after standoff allegedly used child as a shield

A man who allegedly used a small child as a human shield was arrested early Saturday after an hours-long standoff with police.


Beauty shop robbery suspect had once been sentenced to life in prison without parole

A man accused of robbing two beauty supply stores last November and tying up store employees had been given a fourth chance to live a crime-free life.