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Monday, February 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 18, 2019, 4:02 p.m.

Snowblower fight sends neighbor to jail

Two neighbors fighting over where to pile snow put one man in the hospital and another in jail.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 18, 2019, 10:21 p.m.

Spokane Valley paint store destroyed in Sunday night fire

A Spokane Valley paint store was completely destroyed Sunday night in a fire.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

Troopers investigate possible suicide in case of man found dead after pickup crashes on I-90 in Spokane

Washington State troopers are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man who was found dead Monday night in his vehicle after causing a three-car collision on Interstate 90 near downtown Spokane.


Spokane police investigate East Sixth Avenue shooting

Spokane police are investigating a shooting Thursday afternoon that resulted in a man being taken to a local hospital.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 11:39 a.m.

Northbound lanes of Maple Street Bridge closed after vehicle crashes, lands on its top

Emergency crews are working to reopen the northbound lanes of the Maple Street Bridge after a vehicle crashed and landed on its top


Spokane police officer who tampered with evidence retires before possible termination

A Spokane police officer who pleaded guilty in August to covering for his daughter after she assaulted and kidnapped a woman was going to be fired this year by the …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Despite advice from mayor, Spokane voters approve tax for police and firefighters

Ignoring the advice of Spokane’s mayor, 64 percent of voters approved a $5.8 million-a-year tax that will pay for 20 new police officers and help maintain 30 recently-hired firefighters.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Woman accused of injuring Washington State Patrol trooper in I-90 crash was driving drunk, authorities say

A woman accused of injuring a Washington State Patrol trooper after striking his vehicle Sunday evening on Interstate 90 in Spokane Valley may have been driving drunk.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 10:59 p.m.

Multiple businesses destroyed in downtown Sandpoint fire

Five businesses were destroyed Monday morning after a fire tore through a historic brick building in downtown Sandpoint.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 10:49 p.m.

New DNA evidence tied to Bret Snow disappearance delays Spokane murder trial

New DNA evidence has emerged in the 2015 disappearance of Bret Snow, a 32-year-old drug courier believed to be murdered by at least four people at a Newman Lake drug …


Firefighters credit child’s quick action for saving family in Spokane Valley apartment fire

A family of three was displaced Wednesday evening after a fire tore through their Spokane Valley apartment.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 10:23 p.m.

Two injured in Grant County crash involving semi truck and two cars

A Mead woman was injured Monday afternoon in a Grant County crash on Interstate 90.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 6:46 p.m.

Spokane police officer found not guilty of misdemeanor domestic assault

A Spokane police officer accused in 2017 of hitting his girlfriend was found not guilty Monday of four counts of misdemeanor domestic assault.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 9:37 p.m.

Man driving wrong way hits deputy’s car head-on in Spokane Valley; no serious injuries

Sgt. Jerad Kiehn had been driving east on Appleway Boulevard – a one-way road – when an SUV traveling the wrong direction slammed into his patrol car, the sheriff’s office …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 9:39 p.m.

Spokane County Jail staff locate drugs, cellphone in cell of inmates with extensive criminal record

Drugs and a cellphone were found Thursday in the jail cell of two inmates with extensive criminal history – one an admitted gang member with a recent conviction of attempted …


The Spokane City Council wants you to support tax to maintain 30 firefighters and hire 20 new police officers. The mayor doesn’t.

Spokane voters will decide on a $5.8 million a year levy to pay for fire department and police staffing, a tax that six of the seven members of the City …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 9:18 p.m.

Spokane woman accused of producing child porn may have sent pictures to more than 100 people

A Spokane woman told investigators she may have sent child pornography of family members to more than 100 different people.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 12:01 p.m.

Spokane woman arrested in connection with producing and sharing child pornography depicting family member

A Spokane woman is accused of producing child pornography depicting a family member and sharing it with a man in Los Angeles.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 8:55 p.m.

Spokane cold cases solved: Detectives planned to arrest sheriff’s deputy for 1967 killings. He died last week.

A former Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy was under investigation for the cold case murders of three women – two of them believed to be pregnant – in the summer of …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

Homicide suspect declares she is innocent of killing her child’s grandmother

Appearing confused and agitated, homicide suspect Ashley Horning repeatedly referred to herself as Gypsy – rather than her legal first name – and told a judge directly that she didn’t …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 10:40 p.m.

Police release body camera footage of December 2017 shooting of 36-year-old robbery suspect

Spokane police have released body camera footage of the December 2017 officer-involved shooting of Joshua P. Spotted Horse after concluding the use of deadly force fell within department policy.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

Two officers injured during altercation with domestic violence suspect

One police officer was hospitalized and another injured during an attempt to take a domestic violence suspect into custody Sunday morning in West Central Spokane.


City to resume sit-lie enforcement in February

Now that Spokane’s shelter capacity has increased by 275, the city will resume enforcing a law that bars people from sitting, sleeping or lying on the streets of downtown Spokane …


Police say man not attacked after being found injured, halfway in Spokane River

Police determined that a man was not attacked after he was found injured and halfway submerged in the Spokane River on Wednesday. Michele Anderson, spokesperson for the Spokane Police Department, …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 5:45 p.m.

Franklin Elementary placed under brief lockdown on reports of man with a gun in the area

Franklin Elementary School on the South Hill was put under a brief and partial lockdown Thursday morning.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Bremerton man accused of injuring Spokane police officers, endangering children

A man from Bremerton with three children in his back seat was arrested Tuesday night after getting into a brawl with several Spokane police officers.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 10:34 p.m.

Three firefighters hospitalized after encountering bug bombs in apartment

Three Spokane Valley Fire Fighters were hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after being exposed to chemicals from a bug bomb.


Man hospitalized early Wednesday after being pulled from Spokane River

A man was hospitalized early Wednesday morning with serious injuries after a jogger found him partially submerged in the Spokane River.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 10:52 p.m.

Shadle Park High School under brief lockdown following student’s threats

A Shadle Park High School student was arrested inside a classroom Wednesday after Spokane police say he threatened to shoot up the school.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 9:21 p.m.

2 injured in scissors attack at downtown Spokane shelter

Two Guardians Foundation employees were injured Wednesday morning after a homeless woman attacked them with scissors at Westminster Congregational warming center.