Stories tagged: public safety
Thu., Jan. 21, 2016, 7:51 a.m.
A Spokane woman was injured after a suspected drunken driver hit her car early Thursday morning in Spokane Valley.
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 5:20 p.m.
The staff and clients at the Veterans Outreach Center in Spokane Valley are reeling from the loss of beloved counselor Brenda Thurman.
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 1:03 p.m.
The father of Coeur d’Alene teenager Eldon Samuel III showed the boy how to use weapons from a young age and also trained him to prepare for a “zombie apocalypse,” …
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 6 a.m.
The Spokane Valley Fire Department and the Spokane Fire Department have been working together for more than two years when responding to emergencies near their borders. The rule is simple: …
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016
Of the many members of law enforcement buried in cemeteries in Spokane County, most have died of natural causes and some in the line of duty. And then there are …
Tue., Jan. 19, 2016, 4:41 p.m.
The man shot at a north Spokane nightclub early Monday morning has been identified as Eduardo Villagomez, 21
Tue., Jan. 19, 2016, 4:37 p.m.
Spokane police will now count neck restraints, pepper spray, tear gas and batons as uses of force and require a new Use of Force Review Board to review incidents monthly.
Tue., Jan. 19, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago The Spokane Police Department was entering a new era by hiring the first woman police officer.
Mon., Jan. 18, 2016, 1:28 p.m.
A woman was killed Monday morning in a shooting at home in Spokane Valley. A man called 911 at about 9:45 a.m. to report his wife had been shot in …
Fri., Jan. 15, 2016, 6 p.m.
Scott Brett, 54, the former chief executive of a “green” construction company and longtime Spokane resident, has been indicted on a wire fraud charge alleging he stole money from an …
Fri., Jan. 15, 2016, 3:23 p.m.
A Spokane man has been charged with murder, kidnapping and robbery in the Dec. 15 death of a man who lived in a downtown apartment building for people recovering from …
Fri., Jan. 15, 2016, 1:05 p.m.
Eldon Gale Samuel III told police detectives he had contemplated killing his younger brother Jonathan for “a while” and also said,
Thu., Jan. 14, 2016, 9:44 p.m.
Building a crude oil terminal in Vancouver, Washington, puts Spokane and other communities at risk from increased oil train traffic, without offering any local economic benefits, opponents of the project …
Thu., Jan. 14, 2016, 5:05 p.m.
The Boundary County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that media reports indicating dozens of dogs have been shot dead in the woods near Bonners Ferry are wrong.
Thu., Jan. 14, 2016, 12:41 p.m.
A woman was stabbed as she shopped inside the Goodwill thrift store at 1406 E. Front Ave. Wednesday night.
Thu., Jan. 14, 2016, 11 a.m.
Recent events within the Spokane Police Department demand more urgency to rebuild and strengthen oversight.
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016, 8:08 p.m.
A Spokane police officer has been suspended for having a sexual relationship with a women days after he took a domestic violence report from her.
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016, 6:40 p.m.
For months, Tim Schwering has been talking to Spokane’s Public Safety Committee about a worst-case scenario for the police records unit he supervises. Half of the department’s 202 patrol officers …
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016, 6:19 p.m.
Spokane police today released body camera, cellphone and surveillance video showing the Nov. 7 shooting of carjacking suspect Tyler J. Randant, 22. Body camera video from Officer Cory Lyons shows …
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016, 12:33 p.m.
The parents of Eldon Gale Samuel III were abusive drug addicts constantly on the move in California, leaving their son to care for his autistic brother 11 months his junior. …
Tue., Jan. 12, 2016, 5:27 p.m.
The home of two probation officers was burglarized twice recently, but the thief didn’t just take guns, ammunition, electronics and their duty equipment, including badges. He also stole 20 pairs …
Tue., Jan. 12, 2016, 2:33 p.m.
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich says he “can’t fathom” why Rep. Matt Shea would attend an armed protest at a wildlife refuge in Oregon over the weekend.
Tue., Jan. 12, 2016, 10:23 a.m.
Local residents will have a chance to sound off Thursday on an oil terminal proposed for the Port of Vancouver that would funnel four more oil trains daily though Sandpoint …
Tue., Jan. 12, 2016, 8:33 a.m.
A Spokane man is accused of stabbing a convenience store employee Jan. 9 in the Hillyard area.
Mon., Jan. 11, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office will not file criminal charges against the police and jail staff who handled Lorenzo Hayes, 37, on the day he died in May.
Mon., Jan. 11, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Spokane City Council members are calling for city and police leaders to show how two-week old move of the downtown police precinct will save the city money.
Sun., Jan. 10, 2016, 8:13 p.m.
Eldon Gale Samuel III goes on trial for murder this week in Coeur d’Alene. He is accused of killing his father and younger brother in March 2014.
Sun., Jan. 10, 2016, 7:07 p.m.
Fire investigators in Kootenai County say someone intentionally set fire to a large haystack on the north end of Coeur d’Alene early Sunday morning. The Coeur d’Alene and Northern Lakes …
Fri., Jan. 8, 2016, 5:14 p.m.
The 72-year-old woman who died near the Coeur d’Alene Resort Wednesday has been identified as Lois May Falcon of St. Regis, Montana.
Fri., Jan. 8, 2016, 4:21 p.m.
A fingerprint on a discarded container of salad helped lead police to a man they suspect participated in seven robberies since October.