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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 6:55 p.m.

Detectives seek help to identify woman’s body found in river in Otis Orchards

Detectives are seeking help identifying a woman whose body was found in the Spokane River on Saturday morning.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

The ‘Hillyard Hammer’ stops domestic violence attack and earns award nomination

Chauncy “The Hillyard Hammer” Welliver may soon have another accolade to add to his belt after Spokane County sheriff’s deputies say he intervened in a domestic violence assault, saving a …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 12:49 p.m.

Prosecutor deems officers justified in March shooting at Hillyard apartment building

The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office has determined two law enforcement officers were justified when they shot a man who was wielding a bolt-action rifle in a Hillyard neighborhood apartment in …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 11:26 a.m.

Scott Maclay, sheriff’s candidate who changed name to DumpOzzie Dot Com, dies in motorcycle crash near St. Maries

Michael “Scott” Maclay, the Harley-riding respiratory therapist who changed his name to DumpOzzie Dot Com as part of a conspiracy-theory-fueled campaign to unseat Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, died in …


Driver killed after being ejected from van in crash southeast of Cheney

A driver was killed early Sunday morning southeast of Cheney when he crashed and was ejected him from the vehicle.


Man died by choking on vomit in Spokane County Jail

The official, clinical-sounding cause of death – “pulmonary aspiration of gastric contents due to combined opiate and methamphetamine intoxication” – completes an agonizing image of what happened to David Good …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

Child safe, vehicle located after both stolen in Spokane Valley Wednesday morning

A mother making a stop at a Spokane Valley gas station Wednesday morning returned to find her car – and child – missing.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Dog dead, resident arrested after motor home fire near Cheney

A motor home was destroyed and a pet killed Tuesday night in a fire west of Cheney.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 6:08 p.m.

Grease leak forces road closures in Spokane Valley

A leaky trailer full of grease turned a busy intersection into a messy, smelly slip ‘n’ slide Tuesday afternoon, forcing the closure of parts of Broadway Avenue and Fancher Road …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

Spokane County Jail records eighth inmate death in 14 months

A woman inmate at the Spokane County Jail was pronounced dead at a local hospital Saturday evening after being found unresponsive in her cell.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

7 law enforcement officers recognized for domestic violence work by Spokane YWCA

Several YWCA legal advocates recognized area law enforcement Thursday morning at the fifth annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Breakfast at the facility’s West Central building on Monroe Street.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 9:11 p.m.

$1 million bond reduced to $250,000 for woman accused in 2016 Spokane Valley homicide

Bond was quartered Wednesday afternoon for Cristina Stiles, a woman suspected of killing Cory Fowler in 2016 and leaving his body for his parents to find.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 7:45 p.m.

Man strikes two deputies’ cars during chase in Spokane Valley, sheriff’s office says

A 26-year-old man led deputies on a car chase, going the wrong direction on Interstate 90 and crashing into two patrol cars, before fighting with the deputies on a steep …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

Spokane Valley Denny’s manager under investigation for raping customer on restaurant property

The manager of a Denny’s in Spokane Valley is under investigation for raping a customer in an outbuilding on restaurant property.


Judge’s decision on appeal for new trial in Gordon Ennis rape case delayed a week

A ruling on whether former police sergeant and convicted rapist Gordon Ennis will get a new trial was delayed a week after the trial judge unexpectedly requested more time to …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 10:31 p.m.

Fourth suspect charged in 2015 killing of Bret Snow

Spokane County sheriff’s investigators on Friday announced that they are pursuing first-degree murder charges against a fourth suspect they believe helped kill Brett Snow, who disappeared in December 2015 and …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 7:48 a.m.

Seventh Spokane County Jail inmate dies in 14 months

A Spokane County Jail inmate died in his cell early Wednesday morning following a fight with another cellmate.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 10:58 p.m.

Gordon Ennis to argue for new trial Friday

A former Spokane police sergeant accused of raping a fellow officer at a house party in 2015 will argue Friday in court that his trial attorney Rob Cossey withheld evidence …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 10:32 p.m.

Spokane County detectives make arrest in Florida on 2016 murder case

A woman suspected of a shooting and killing a man in 2016 was arrested Tuesday in Florida.


Man shot by deputy near Deer Park identified

A man shot and killed by a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy last week near Deer Park is identified as 31-year-old Josh A. Martin.


UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 7:39 p.m.

Man shot and killed by deputy was suspected of kidnapping

A passenger in the van of the man shot and killed last week by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy reported earlier in the evening that she had been kidnapped.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Spokane County deputy kills driver who attempted to run him over in East Central

A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man as he attempted to run him over early Wednesday morning.


UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 5:58 p.m.

Non-fatal shooting investigation on Spokane’s South Hill handed over to Spokane County Sheriff’s office

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is taking over a shooting investigation that began Saturday when police say a man was likely shot by his brother.


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 8:20 p.m.

Deputies arrest three people after finding drugs and cash in house north of Spokane

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said deputies arrested three people early Wednesday after discovering heroin, methamphetamine and a large amount of cash, as well as evidence of stolen property and …


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 6:54 p.m.

Spokane Valley man gets 15 years for child pornography blackmail scheme

A Spokane Valley man was sentenced this week to serve 15 years in federal prison after he previously pleaded guilty to posing as a teenager to convince other teens to …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

Sheriff’s office deploys helicopter to save lost hiker on Mount Spokane

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said deputies rescued a hiker who spent Monday night lost in the woods on Mount Spokane.


UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 9:11 p.m.

Newman Lake man sentenced 16 years in killing of girlfriend

A Newman Lake man accused of beating his girlfriend to death in November was sentenced to 16 years in prison earlier this month.


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Detectives seeking to identify man who stabbed teen at Colbert middle school

Spokane County sheriff’s detectives are asking for help identifying a man who stabbed a teenage boy at a middle school in Colbert last month.


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Ex-Spokane police officer convicted of rape claims another officer had sex with victim

As part of his request for a new trial, former police Sgt. Gordon Ennis alleges another officer had sexual contact with the victim the same night he was convicted of …


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 10:54 p.m.

Nine arrested Friday in dayslong online child sex sting

A dayslong child sex sting run by multiple area law enforcement agencies ended in the arrest of nine people late last week.