Stories tagged: public safety
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, 9:51 p.m.
A 71-year old man was found dead in the Kootenai County Jail on Monday. The Rathdrum man was found alone and unconscious inside his cell around 4 p.m., according to …
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, 9:49 p.m.
Dr. Craig Morgenstern led a secret life as a reckless child molester who made sex videos of himself with young boys he had drugged with prescription sedatives, federal prosecutors told …
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, 4:46 p.m.
A Spokane Valley woman allegedly escaped being shot by her estranged husband when the gun he used jammed.
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, 10:29 a.m.
A Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office employee has resigned in the middle of an investigation into missing evidence.
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, 9:01 a.m.
Though it’s still months away, officials in Washington are preparing for a massive, four-day earthquake and tsunami drill in June.
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 5:03 p.m.
Two people who awoke to find a man armed with a knife in their downtown apartment building last fall say they didn’t know the U.S. Air Force airman had his …
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 10:57 a.m.
A security camera inside a suburban Chicago home recorded a hoverboard catching fire shortly after a child left the house, which was extensively damaged by the blaze.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 4:48 p.m.
Spokane Valley’s mayor stood with Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich Friday to declare that the city won’t set up its own police department, despite persistent rumors to the contrary. Joining …
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 2:26 p.m.
The Kitsap County fire marshal says a propane leak caused the powerful home explosion that killed two people in Port Orchard.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
Here’s a detailed look at recalls issued this week:
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 10:15 a.m.
Federal regulators are failing to refer serious safety violations involving freight rail shipments of crude oil and other hazardous cargo for criminal prosecution, according to a report Friday by a …
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 10:07 a.m.
Federal regulators issued an “immediate jeopardy” notice at Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital after a patient was given the wrong medication.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 7:55 a.m.
Spokane Valley fire crews responded to a commercial structure fire inside an industrial lot early Friday morning.
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 8:50 p.m.
Federal prosecutors continued Thursday to make their case against former VA emergency room doctor Craig Morgenstern, saying investigators found about 1 million pornographic images and items on electronic gear belonging …
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 5:14 p.m.
A man who works for Sodexo, a company that provides dining services to Gonzaga University, was arrested Wednesday for allegedly arranging to have sex with a 16-year-old girl in exchange …
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 4:27 p.m.
A student has been expelled and will face criminal charges after a hidden camera was found in the boys’ locker room at Newport High School earlier this month.
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 4:07 p.m.
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Thursday issued a disaster declaration for Idaho County following a landslide.
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
A Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy has been placed on administrative leave while under investigation for “inappropriate conduct” that may be criminal in nature, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 4:43 p.m.
A Richland jury on Thursday found James Henrikson guilty in the murder-for-hire killings of South Hill businessman Doug Carlile and Kristopher Clarke.
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 8:54 a.m.
Storms systems brought tornadoes to the East Coast – killing four in Virginia – heavy snow that canceled hundreds of flights in the Midwest and power outages that left hundreds …
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 8:20 a.m.
The American Civil Liberties Union plans to appeal a recent federal court ruling that citizens can sometimes be stopped from recording police officers on duty.
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 7:55 a.m.
The operator of Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear plant acknowledged Thursday it failed for two months to announce that meltdowns had occurred in the cores of three of the reactors.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 9:19 p.m.
A homeless drug user rummaging through apartment dumpsters in October 2014 found a trove of computer hard drives and DVDs that helped turn a child-rape investigation into the multi-state child …
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 4:19 p.m.
Eight Spokane schools were locked down Wednesday after they received bomb threat robo calls starting around 2:30 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 12:35 p.m.
The Spokane Police Department bomb squad is en route to Shriners Hospital for Children to respond to a bomb threat.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 12:27 p.m.
The man found dead last week in his Spokane Valley apartment died of multiple gunshot wounds, the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office said Wednesday.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 11:24 a.m.
The driver suspected of seriously injuring a teenage pedestrian in Spokane Valley last night may have been impaired, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 11:14 a.m.
The federal government is funding a new initiative with $780,000 aimed at lowering wildfire risks and improving forest health in the eastern Cascades this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture …
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 11:11 a.m.
Spokane developer Harlan Douglass will serve no additional jail time for slapping an opposing lawyer during a heated civil suit last spring.
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 8:41 p.m.
A teenage boy sustained serious injuries Tuesday evening when he was hit by a car in the 11900 block of East Mansfield in Spokane Valley.