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UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 11:19 p.m.

8-year-old stabbed multiple times in apparently random attack in Spokane Valley

A 30-year-old man faces charges of attempted murder following what authorities describe as the “random and vicious” stabbing of an 8-year-old boy in a Spokane Valley store Saturday afternoon.


Sue Lani Madsen: Child’s play – safe or sorry

Heading over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house next week will undoubtedly trigger a few family disagreements at the Thanksgiving dinner table. If not over politics, over …


Colville police officer charged with assault in alleged drunken incident at downtown bar

Michael S. Welch faces a fourth-degree assault charge, a gross misdemeanor, stemming from a confrontation caught on camera at a bar in Colville on Nov. 1.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 5:56 p.m.

Spokane Valley residents assaulted, tied and robbed in their home

Two Spokane Valley residents were assaulted, tied up and robbed in their home on Thursday morning, according to a news release from Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:50 p.m.

Search continues Thursday for Spokane man who mysteriously disappeared in Santa Clara after 49ers football game

The search continued Thursday for a Spokane man who disappeared Monday night after a San Francisco 49es football game in Santa Clara, California.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

Spokane police investigating death of man shot during sex

Spokane police are investigating the death of a man who reportedly shot himself in the head during sex.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 6:53 p.m.

Human remains found at construction site in Coeur d’Alene

The Coeur d’Alene Police Department says human remains were found Tuesday night at Eighth Avenue and Mullan Street near McEuen Park.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 6:18 p.m.

Man facing vehicular assault charges after allegedly causing head-on collision on Upriver Drive

A man faces possible vehicular assault charges after police say he crossed the center line on Upriver Drive Tuesday evening and crashed head-on into an oncoming vehicle while driving intoxicated.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 4:45 p.m.

Reardan bank robbery suspect arrested 12 hours later, 15 miles away at Airway Heights casino

Hours after an undisclosed amount of cash was taken from the U.S. Bank in Reardan, the robbery suspect was arrested at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Airway Heights


Spokane police arrest alleged thieves after victim tracks stolen goods online

A burglary victim was able to track his stolen property through an online selling app, leading to the arrest of two men over the weekend.


Police arrest man downtown after reports of gunshots

A man was arrested Monday night after multiple people reported a drive-by shooting in the area of Sprague Avenue and Browne Street in downtown Spokane.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 7:10 a.m.

Council delays vote on relaxing Spokane City Hall visiting rules amid concerns it would become daytime shelter

A proposal that some say will turn City Hall into a daytime homeless shelter has been shelved for at least a month after city employees raised concerns about safety and …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 12:24 p.m.

Could a megafire similar to those menacing California erupt in Spokane? Expert says ‘It’s just a matter of time’

Washington and the rest of the Pacific Northwest have been dealing with an increasingly extended and costly fire season – spurred by rising temperatures due to climate change. This year …


Hunter killed in Nez Perce County in accidental shooting

A North Idaho man was killed Saturday near Soldiers Meadow Lake from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound.


Stabbing suspect was released from prison 4 months ago

A man suspected of stabbing and seriously injuring a man he didn’t know in Southeast Boise was released from prison just four months ago.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 4 p.m.

Shots fired at house in West Central neighborhood early Saturday

Spokane police responded to reports early Saturday morning after multiple gunshots were fired at a house in the West Central neighborhood. No injuries were reported.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 7:08 p.m.

84-year-old woman dies in hospital from Wednesday crash near Chewelah

An 84-year-old woman died in the hospital Friday from injuries sustained in a five-car crash on Wednesday north of Chewelah.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 10:45 p.m.

Man barricades himself in West Central home while mother and children are trapped inside

Police arrested a man Friday accused of breaking into a home while on the run from officers and barricading himself inside as a woman and her young children remained trapped.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 10:55 p.m.

Man suspected of smashing downtown Spokane charity heart with stick has bail set at $20,000

A man suspected of smashing at least one public art sculpture with a stick in downtown Spokane had bond set at $20,000 Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 6:27 p.m.

Social media threat against Lewis and Clark High School targeted two female students, one who would be ‘first victim to go,’ court documents say

The latest round of social media threats against Lewis and Clark High School specifically mentioned two underage female students, one who would be the “first victim to go.”


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

Oregon man barricaded in Coeur d’Alene hotel room arrested after SWAT standoff

An Oregon man with felony arrest warrants barricaded himself in a Coeur d’Alene hotel room Thursday morning, leading to a SWAT standoff that ended with his arrest.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 8:04 p.m.

Police arrest suspect in connection with Cheney Zip’s shooting

Police arrested a suspect on Monday in connection with the Oct. 27 shooting at a Zip’s Drive-In in Cheney that left three injured.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Police arrest man suspected of smashing third heart sculpture

Police arrested a man Wednesday suspected of smashing a third heart sculpture in downtown Spokane, part of an art project meant to raise money for charity.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 5:46 p.m.

Police dog forces surrender of suspected Spokane Valley home burglar on drug binge

A man who told Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies he hadn’t slept in four days because of to being high on meth and heroin was arrested Monday under suspicion of breaking …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 6:03 p.m.

Spokane is heartbroken after vandal knocks over pair of fiberglass sculptures meant to raise funds for charity

While millions across the nation were stirred awake on Election Day ready to partake in civic engagement, Spokane instead woke up to a broken heart. Two, in fact.


Judge: Police reports at psychiatric hospital are public

A judge has ruled that the names of people in police reports involving alleged crimes are public records even if the people are patients at a Washington state psychiatric hospital.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 5:07 p.m.

Second body found in collapsed Baltimore warehouse after tornado

Friday night’s storm system produced an EF-1 tornado that touched down in Baltimore City and County, producing winds of over 100 mph and knocking down part of an Amazon.com warehouse, …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

Police arrest woman who slashed ex-boyfriend’s hand at Lincoln Park

Police arrested a woman Thursday after she stabbed her ex-boyfriend in his hand at Lincoln Park on the South Hill, according to Spokane police.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 8:52 p.m.

Pullman police sergeant charged with sexual misconduct propositioned fellow employee in 2016

Pullman police sergeant Jerry Daniel “Dan” Hargraves, charged this week with first-degree custodial sexual misconduct, was the focus of a 2016 internal affairs investigation at the Pullman Police Department, which …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

Man who stayed at Union Gospel Mission charged with randomly attacking three people with a knife

Police arrested an apparently homeless man from Utah Tuesday who is suspected of randomly stabbing three people, sending two to the hospital with serious injuries.