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Miami Police Shoot, Kill Homeless Man

A homeless man with a toy gun was shot to death by a police officer after being mistaken for a man accused of pistol-whipping his wife. Detective Roberto Soler, a …


Bulletproof Vests Offered Paving Crews

Bulletproof vests have been made available to state crews repaving a stretch of Interstate 405 after shots were fired in the vicinity of highway crews last week. No one was …


Man Charged After Shot Fired In Air

A 26-year-old man is accused of firing a shot into the air near Napa Street and First Avenue on Saturday, said Dick Cottam, Spokane Police Department spokesman. David Roland Kosola …


Four Held After Shootout In Drug Raid Idaho, Washington Police Shut Down Methamphetamine Operation

Bonner County sheriff’s investigators examine the scene of Wednesday’s shootout. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review


Birthday Celebrant Shot During Brawl

A Des Moines man celebrating his 25th birthday at a local nightclub was fatally shot during a brawl, and another young man was arrested for investigation of homicide, police said. …


Death Row Inmate Begged Wife To Shoot Him Prison Confirms Couple Killed During Botched Escape Attempt

A Death Row inmate who slashed his shackles and tried to escape with the help of his gun-toting wife became unglued when their plan went awry and begged her, “Shoot …


N.Y. Gunman’s Letter Rails At U.S., Britain, France No Evidence Of Palestinian Being Bilked Or Linked To Radical Groups, Police Say

The Palestinian gunman who opened fire on sightseers at the Empire State Building picked the landmark to express his anger against the United States, Great Britain and France and to …


Teen Shoots Self In Front Of Teammates Was Upset Over Poor Tryout For College Softball Scholarshop

1. Chambliss’ teammates console one another after her attempted suicide. Photo by Associated Press 2. Chambliss


Woman Shot When Her Gun Fires In Purse Inexpensive Pistol Accidentally Goes Off While She’s Inside Grocery Store

A woman was shot in the back Tuesday when an inexpensive, .25-caliber pistol went off inside her purse. Barbara Friend, 34, was listed in fair condition at Kootenai Medical Center’s …


Leftist Rebels Shoot From Envoy’s Home

Leftist rebels fired eight gunshots on Monday from the Japanese ambassador’s residence, where they are holding 74 hostages, a day after plans for renewing direct talks between them and the …


Police Look For Man Who Shot At Car

Sheriff’s deputies were searching Thursday for a man who shot out the windows of a car driving north on Nine Mile Road. The woman driving the car wasn’t injured, authorities …


Hair-Raising Scene Empties Mall Salon

A man who fired several shots into the ceiling of a shopping mall beauty salon and took a woman employee hostage surrendered to police Friday night after a seven-hour standoff. …


Crowd Sets Fire To Businesses, Vehicles After Police Shoot, Kill Motorist

A rock- and bottle-throwing crowd of several hundred people set fire to businesses and vehicles after police fatally shot a man during a traffic stop Thursday evening. At least 11 …


Police Trade Fire With Man During Standoff At Seattle House

Police shot and apparently wounded an armed man during a standoff at a south Seattle home Saturday night. The man retreated into the house after the shootout, and police negotiators …


Teenager Dies Shielding Sister

Nicholas Morris went with his sister to the mall so she could cash her paycheck. He gave his life shielding her from a gunbattle between an armored car guard and …


Police Open Fire On Coca Farmers, 2 Killed

Soldiers opened fire Friday on thousands of coca farmers protesting government plans to destroy their crops. Two farmers were killed, medical workers said. Another 22 people were wounded by shots …


Men May Have Been Together When Shot Near Mattawa

Grant County authorities believe two men who were shot near Mattawa, Wash., last weekend were together when they were attacked. Jose Valencia-Salgado died Sunday on a road outside Mattawa. He …


Bullet That Killed Sam Weaver Found Sheriff Says He Has Evidence Showing Which Weapon Fired The Bullet

(photo of Randall Day)


Tragedy Shows Need For Adult Involvement

One teacher died; one lived. Both of them, Leona Caires and Jon Lane, had gone to work Friday morning to show a commitment that usually gets taken for granted, at …


Students Brave Both Memories, Media Children Return To Frontier Junior High 3 Days After Deadly Attack

Returning students were met Monday by security guards, teachers and counselors. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review


Teenager May Be Tried As An Adult

Grant County Prosecutor John Knodell said he will file three counts of first-degree murder against Barry Loukaitas on Monday and possibly a charge of first-degree assault in connection with the …


Pit Bull Shot, Owner Arrested After Chase

Kootenai County sheriff’s deputies said they had to kill a pit bull terrier in order to arrest the dog’s owner in Post Falls early Tuesday. A deputy tried to stop …


Streets Closed After Shots Fired

Spokane Police blocked off several streets near the 1300 block of West Cleveland Sunday night after a man fired at least six shots from a shotgun. He fired the shots …


Sheriff’s Deputy Shot In Gunfight

Two men, one a Bonner County deputy, were wounded in a gunfight Sunday night off Samuels Road, about 14 miles north of Sandpoint. Two Bonner County deputies were responding to …


Blind Man’s Guide Dog Killed By Neighbor

A blind man says he was stunned to learn a Parker resident shot and killed his guide dog after it roamed into the man’s yard. “I didn’t realize how much …


Charges In Fatal Shootout Delayed Until Suspect Heals

Charges in the death of a popular Pierce County sheriff’s deputy likely will not be filed until his suspected assailant has completed hospital treatment for his wounds, prosecutors say. Brian …


Angry Words Preceded Bullets The Fight Stemmed From A Burglary Reported A Day Earlier.

The dead-end road A Bonner County sheriff’s detective examines the scene of a shootout that left two men dead Wednesday. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review


Man Who Shot Intruder Likely Won’t Be Charged

The Airway Heights man who shot a 34-year-old intruder Wednesday likely won’t be charged in the killing, Spokane County sheriff’s detectives said. Stan Parker, 36, was released from Deaconess Medical …


State Trooper Shot In Southern Idaho

An Idaho State Police trooper was hospitalized in good condition late Monday after being shot in the chest during a traffic stop in Fremont County. Cpl. Ismael Gonzales was wearing …


Bullets Fired Into House Misses Woman

A woman narrowly escaped being hit by one of two bullets that were fired into her house Sunday night by a man shooting from a nearby parking lot. The woman …