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Thieves in car ram Seattle pot store

Police are searching for four thieves who rammed a Seattle marijuana shop and stole an unknown quantity of goods inside.


Man reportedly robs Exxon gas station North Freya Street

An armed man robbed an Exxon gas station on Wednesday night, according to the Spokane Police Department. Around 6:30 p.m., the suspect walked into the gas station on North Freya …


100 years ago in Spokane: Newspaper says schools should stop teaching German

The Spokane Daily Chronicle’s editorial page approved of a plan to drop the study of German in Spokane schools. Some local organizations had charged that teaching the language of an …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 12:20 p.m.

Montana woman sentenced to 40 years for Great Falls marijuana robbery

A Montana woman accused of orchestrating a marijuana robbery that led to the stabbing death of a Great Falls high school student was sentenced to 40 years in prison.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Purse snatchers drag woman by car 20 feet, breaking her pelvis, in Spokane Valley Walmart parking lot

Kathy Kohlieber, 75, was the victim of an apparently random purse snatching that quickly turned violent. Police believe her accused attackers were involved in a string of purse snatching incidents …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 11:44 p.m.

Man pleads guilty to north Spokane pot shop shooting

A man accused of shooting a north Spokane marijuana store worker in November has pleaded guilty to charges of robbery and assault. James Jordan, 42, was sentenced in late January …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

Richland Rite Aid manager accused of robbing her own store — then marrying her accomplice

The manager of the Richland Rite Aid allegedly targeted her own store for a robbery so she could give insider intel to her accomplices and open the safe. Tonya M. …


Rite Aid employee knocked unconscious by shoplifter

A worker at Rite Aid was knocked unconscious Wednesday evening by a shoplifter she was trying to stop.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 9:34 a.m.

Police dog sniffs out Spokane Valley shoplifting suspect

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says deputies used a police dog to apprehend a woman who allegedly stole from a Shopko store in Spokane Valley, assaulted employees and then trespassed …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 10:37 a.m.

Spokane man charged after holding home’s residents at gunpoint

A Spokane man has been charged with robbery, burglary, first degree kidnapping and assault in the second degree after reportedly holding a home’s residents at gunpoint and briefly abducting one …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 10:48 p.m.

Training pays off for Safeway employee held at gunpoint Tuesday

An armed robbery suspect shot and killed by Spokane police officers Tuesday morning has been identified.


Seattle police investigate jewelry store smash-and-grab

Seattle police are investigating after robbers smashed display cases and took valuable items from Ben Bridge Jeweler in downtown Seattle.


Seattle police fatally shoot robbery suspect after car chase

Authorities are investigating an armed robbery and car chase that left the suspect shot dead by Seattle police officers.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 8:41 p.m.

Second suspect in August 7-Eleven robbery arrested

Police have arrested the second suspect connected to the Aug. 29 robbery of a 7-Eleven in Millwood.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 9:52 p.m.

Police searching for two people accused of robbing convenience store in northeast Spokane

Police are looking for a man and a woman suspected of robbing a convenience store early Wednesday morning.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 7:43 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene police looking for man suspected of snatching 91-year-old’s purse

A 91-year-old woman had her purse stolen in Coeur d’Alene Sunday afternoon.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 6:17 p.m.

Post Falls police search for man accused of tying up elderly couple and robbing them

Post Falls police are searching for a man they believed tied up an elderly couple in their home and stole their SUV and other items.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:09 p.m.

FBI numbers show national increase in murders; Spokane reports spike in rapes and assaults

Violent crime in America rose for the second straight year, largely driven by a spike in killings in some major cities, but the crime numbers released Monday by the FBI …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 7:23 a.m.

Police arrest suspect in Coeur d’Alene grocery robbery

Coeur d’Alene police have arrested a man they believe robbed Jordan’s Grocery on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 7:23 a.m.

Man robs Coeur d’Alene grocery

Coeur d’Alene police are searching for a man who robbed a grocery store Wednesday night.


Entire Philippine city police sacked over killings, robbery

A Philippine official said he has ordered the relief of an entire city police force in metropolitan Manila after some of its members were suspected in the gruesome killings of …


Two men arrested for assaulting, stealing person’s prosthetic leg on Spokane’s South Hill

Two men were arrested Saturday afternoon for assaulting and robbing a person on Spokane’s South Hill, including stealing the victim’s prosthetic leg.


Trial set for ‘AK-47 bandit’ suspect

A federal trial has been scheduled in Nebraska for a man suspected of being the “AK-47 bandit,” who investigators believe robbed banks in five states.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 9:38 a.m.

Sour grapes: Robbers empty Paris cellar of vintage wines

A Paris wine collector returned from holiday this week to a nasty surprise, finding a hole in his cellar and emptiness where his valuable collection of vintage wines had been.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

Two troopers wounded in robbery investigation; suspect killed

A Pennsylvania state trooper was critically injured when he was shot by a suspect in a robbery investigation before officers returned fire killing the shooter, state police said Saturday.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 10:13 p.m.

Man accused of assaulting ‘Deadliest Catch’ cast member sought for fleeing from Spokane County deputy

Jorel Fultz, the man accused of robbing and assaulting former “Deadliest Catch” cast member Jake Harris late last year, is back under the spotlight of local law enforcement after he …


100 years ago in Butte, Montana: Wobbly lynched by masked mob

The anti-Wobbly sentiment in the Northwest took a murderous turn. Frank Little, an official of the Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies), was kidnapped from his Butte boarding house by …


UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 5:53 p.m.

‘The Juice’ will be loose: O.J. Simpson is granted parole

O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing …


UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 3:08 p.m.

O.J. Simpson to face Nevada parole board with freedom in sight

O.J. Simpson will plead for release from the Nevada prison where he’s spent more than eight years for armed robbery and assault with a weapon.


100 years ago in Spokane: Robber impersonating police officer tries to assault woman at Manito Park

William Crampton approached a couple seated on a bench at Manito Park, flashed his policeman’s star, and ordered the man to leave at once. The man, a soldier, did as …