Stories tagged: public safety
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 11:03 P.M.
Man accused of burning down Bonners Ferry church released to his mother’s home
The man accused of burning down a Catholic church in Bonners Ferry in April will be released, but remain under strict monitoring, according to an Idaho federal judge.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 6:55 P.M.
Teen walking on highway injured when struck by car near Cheney
A pedestrian was injured Tuesday evening when he was struck by a car on a state highway three miles east of Cheney. A teen walking on state Route 904 at …
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 8:05 P.M.
Man loses pieces of truck, crashes while trying to escape Sheriff’s deputy
A man led a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy on a chase through North Spokane County early Tuesday evening, losing his trailer, tires and tailgate before crashing his truck near the …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 9:11 P.M.
Family says twin brothers fought before one accidentally stabbed and killed the other in Coulee City
One of the first things Grant County Sheriff’s deputies heard when they entered the home in Coulee City early Sunday morning was “it was an accident.” One of the first …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 3:45 P.M.
Missing woman has been found
Police are asking for help searching for a missing woman who failed to show up for work Tuesday.
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 1:04 P.M.
17-year-old Coulee City stabbing victim identified
The victim of Sunday’s stabbing in Coulee City, Washington has been identified as 17-year-old Shane C. Wachter.
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 9:36 P.M.
Man apprehended by K-9 Laslo after dropping gun in police chase in East Central Spokane
A man driving a stolen Jeep hauling a stolen trailer led police on a chase early this morning, ending near Liberty Park where he was apprehended by a corporal’s K9, …
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 7:19 P.M.
Spokane Valley family escapes burning home thanks to smoke alarm
A Spokane Valley family safely evacuated their home early this morning after a small house fire ravaged parts of the attic.
UPDATED: SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017, 4:53 P.M.
17-year-old accused of stabbing twin brother to death in Coulee City
A 17-year-old boy was apparently stabbed and killed by his twin brother early Sunday morning in Coulee City.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 5:13 P.M.
Fire marshal clarifies occupancy limit at McMorris Rodgers’ Spokane office
The two-person limit on visitors to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ office applies only to the public waiting space at the front of the suite, Spokane Fire Marshal Mike Miller said …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 5:33 P.M.
Resident, two dogs saved from burning Spokane Valley home
One person was injured in an early morning kitchen fire Saturday but two dogs were rescued from the home unharmed.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 4:58 P.M.
Missing Oregon couple found safe by Kootenai County search and rescue
An Oregon couple reported missing near Coeur d’Alene Friday evening was found unharmed but stuck in the snow Saturday morning by the Kootenai Count Sheriff’s Office search and rescue team.
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 4:41 P.M.
Highway 2 near Bear Lake back open after serious crash
A serious crash closed both directions of Highway 2 near Bear Lake for several hours Friday afternoon.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 9:31 P.M.
Water level falls on Latah Creek, but many Spokane County roads closed by flooding
For Neil Jordan, 6 inches would have made all the difference. “We’re talking 6 inches lower and I wouldn’t have a problem,” said the Colbert resident Friday, while gesturing toward …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 4:13 P.M.
Yik Yak user gives EWU student, police a scare with threat of Valentine’s Day massacre
A former Eastern Washington University student gave a current student and the EWU police quite a scare when he threatened a Valentine’s Day massacre via an anonymous social media application.
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 3:58 P.M.
Cheney woman charged with embezzling $14,000 from memorial benefit fund
Spokane County deputies arrested a Cheney businesswoman suspected of stealing money from a memorial fund set up to aid the families of two men killed in a July boating accident …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 6:55 P.M.
Man jumps in Spokane River while fleeing police, Gonzaga University security
A man was fished out of the Spokane River on the Gonzaga University campus Wednesday night after he jumped in during an attempt to flee police.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 6:05 P.M.
Mudslide on Interstate 90 near Issaquah blocks all westbound lanes for several hours
All lanes of westbound Interstate 90 were blocked for several hours Thursday morning after a mudslide trapped 13 cars on the freeway.
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 5:45 A.M.
Study: Idaho a safe place to date online, Washington less so
Online dating applications often are a staple of single people’s phones. Apps like Tinder, Bumble, OkCupid, Match.com, Grindr, or Christian Mingle, host millions of users all looking to meet that …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 5:45 P.M.
Babysitter accused of raping young girls
A man hired to babysit two 5-year-old girls is now accused of raping and molesting them repeatedly.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 6:35 P.M.
Road open after serious crash on 32nd Avenue in Spokane Valley
A serious injury crash shut down 32nd Avenue between Highway 27 and Clinton in Spokane Valley for several hours Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 4:48 P.M.
Ex-con tortured by gang members asked for protection by the state and instead nearly lost his fingers
The first time that convicted felon Ahmet Hopovac asked the Department of Corrections to let him leave Grant County for Idaho was in January 2011. He argued he was homeless …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 6:01 P.M.
Freezing rain moves into Spokane; flood watch issued
Freezing rain has made roads slippery overnight, causing some rural school districts to delay or cancel classes on Wednesday. The Washington State Patrol reported slide-off crashes Wednesday morning on U.S. …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 5:17 P.M.
Man stabbed in Shadle Library fled from medical help because he had a warrant for his arrest
A young man who was stabbed Tuesday in the Shadle Branch Library fled from police officers because of an arrest warrant.
MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2017, 5:52 P.M.
Pedestrian killed on Division Street identified
The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the pedestrian killed by a pickup truck Saturday as Craig K. Rust, 60. Rust was attempting to cross Division Street at Euclid …
MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2017, 5:24 P.M.
Colville-area student convicted of plotting a school shooting as a 5th-grader is heading back to juvenile detention
COLVILLE - A teenager convicted of plotting to kill a fellow fifth-grade student in 2013 is headed back to juvenile detention for an alleged kidnapping plot. The Stevens County deputy …
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2017, 7:34 P.M.
House fire injures man squatting in vacant northwest Spokane home
A man was seriously injured in a house fire started by squatters at an abandoned northwest Spokane home Monday morning.
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017, 3 A.M.
NaphCare and Spokane County Jail both have had issues with medical care for inmates
There were problems with Spokane County Jail’s health care long before a private contractor, NaphCare Inc., took over. Yet NaphCare’s history in facilities the company contracts with around the country …
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2017, 7:12 P.M.
Former staff and inmates raise concern about medical care provided by private contractor at Spokane County Jail.
Late last year, Bryan Monnin spent 40 days in the Spokane County Jail begging nurses to do something about his broken elbow. His case highlights concerns about treatment delays at …
SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017, 10:03 P.M.
Pedestrian dies after he was hit while crossing Division Street
A man attempting to cross Division Street at Euclid Avenue was struck by a pickup Saturday evening and later died of his injuries.