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Thursday, January 24, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Crime suspect held – again

A career criminal released from jail in August because charges weren’t filed in a burglary case is accused of a Wednesday night burglary that cleaned out a Spokane car stereo …


Police say man’s cellmate penned anonymous notes

A man charged with witness-tampering in his attempted murder case enlisted the help of a teen murder suspect with neat handwriting, court documents allege. David E. Epley, 36, pleaded not …


Discovery crew filming at jail

A crew for the Discovery Channel has been filming in the Spokane County Jail. An episode of the hour-long show “Behind Bars” will explore life at the jail, follow jail …


Patient with violent past escapes at fair

The day after a mental hospital patient who brutally killed an elderly woman 22 years ago escaped from a group outing to the Spokane County Interstate Fair, local officials still …


Commission delays jail site decision

Spokane County commissioners delayed until next year the decision of where to build a new jail, saying they want to consider more options and get a better idea of costs. …


Sheriff seeks jail site alternatives

The decision to expand Spokane County’s jail near downtown may be rescinded in the face of growing cost projections. Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich on Wednesday asked county commissioners to rethink their …


Sheriff urges reconsideration of downtown jail

The decision to expand Spokane County’s jail near downtown may be reversed in the face of growing cost projections.


Valley man arrested in death of girlfriend

Neighbors on North Bowman Road in Spokane Valley were shocked by a homicide that happened in their midst Saturday evening when a 33-year-old pregnant woman was killed, allegedly by her …


County faces series of hurdles before fall vote on new jail

Spokane County faces a series of deadlines for decisions on a new jail. One is Aug. 11, which is the last day county commissioners can decide to put measures on …


In brief: Inmate’s death triggers afternoon lockdown at jail

The Spokane County Jail was locked down for five hours Friday afternoon after an inmate apparently committed suicide. “He was in a cell all by himself,” said Sgt. Joe Peterson …


Jail inmate commits suicide

The Spokane County Jail was locked down for five hours Friday afternoon after an inmate apparently committed suicide. “He was in a cell all by himself,” said Sgt. Joe Peterson …


County jail commander retiring

Welds on a jail cell door were a reminder to Spokane County Jail Capt. Jerry Brady of the inmate who kicked it so hard, over and over, it finally fell …


Jail visiting hours curtailed

Spokane jail inmates’ time to visit with friends and family will be limited to daytime hours starting next month because jail staffing is down. While visiting hours will be extended …


Eddie Ray’s civic contributions can’t be overlooked

I fear I’m getting a reputation. Some of you out there are beginning to see repeat offender Eddie Ray Hall and yours truly as some sort of perpetual comedy duo.


Deputy hurt in fight with escapee

An escapee from Eastern State Hospital was found west of Spokane Saturday afternoon and brought to the Spokane County Jail, where he attacked and injured a sheriff’s deputy, according to …