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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.


UPDATED: Sun., June 3, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

One dead, two injured in vehicle collision near Nine Mile Falls

One person is dead and two are injured after deputies say a car in northern Spokane County hit a tree while attempting to pass another vehicle.


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Felony charges expected against student accused of threatening to shoot up Lewis and Clark High School

Spokane police will seek criminal charges against an LC student suspected of making threats of a school shooting that gripped the downtown high school this week.


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Suspect identified in connection with Lewis and Clark High School threats; nearly 1,000 students stay home Wednesday

Police have detained and interviewed a suspect in connection with threats of a school shooting at Lewis and Clark High School.


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

Domestic violence victim recounts beating that nearly left her dead as judge sentences ex-boyfriend

A Spokane woman nearly beaten by her partner last year spoke about how she and her 11-year-old son continue to struggle with the memories and consequences domestic violence.


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 5:43 p.m.

Spokane County deputies arrest man accused of killing, mutilating horse to get back at ex-girlfriend

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies say a man killed and mutilated one of his horses because his ex-girlfriend didn’t want to be with him anymore.


UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

Woman accused of tying up, robbing her ex-boyfriend’s grandma in Spokane Valley

Authorities say a 22-year-old woman tied up and robbed her ex-boyfriend’s grandmother inside the victim’s home in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Former Spokane police Sgt. Gordon Ennis to be sentenced in June in rape case

A new sentencing date is set for former Spokane police Sgt. Gordon Ennis, who was convicted in March of raping a fellow police officer.


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

Knezovich critic changes legal name to DumpOzzie Dot Com ahead of campaign for sheriff’s office

Scott Maclay, a frequent critic of Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, has legally changed his name to DumpOzzie Dot Com and said he plans to run against Knezovich in this …


UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 10:46 p.m.

Former Harlan Douglass assistant must pay $1 million in damages; criminal trial pending

The civil side of a bizarre case involving prominent Spokane developer Harlan Douglass and one of his closest employees came to a close Wednesday afternoon, when 26-year-old Bryan Reilly was …


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

Former Spokane police sergeant convicted of rape drops attorney; sentencing postponed

A sentencing hearing for former police Sgt. Gordon Ennis – convicted in March of sexually assaulting another officer – was delayed Wednesday.


Man surrenders to deputy’s dog after three-hour hunt in north Spokane County

A burglary suspect led authorities on a three-hour manhunt and surrendered when a sheriff’s deputy threatened to unleash his canine partner last week in north Spokane County, the sheriff’s office …


UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 11:52 a.m.

Extra set of eyes: SCOPE volunteers help Spokane County Sheriff’s Office stay on track

Sheriff Community Oriented Policing Effort stations have opened and closed in recent years but one thing has remained the same - there are hundreds of volunteers dedicated to helping the …


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 3:56 p.m.

Student in Liberty School District accused of posting threatening video on Snapchat

For the second time in about a week, a minor was arrested and charged with a felony after threatening classmates over social media.


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

Two arrested after SWAT standoff in Five Mile

An hours-long SWAT negotiation Tuesday evening in the Five Mile neighborhood ended in the arrest of two convicted felons.


Deputies say man prohibited from owning firearms accidentally shot himself in the leg

A man who is legally not allowed to own a gun was arrested Tuesday morning after deputies say he accidentally shot himself in the leg.


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Deputies searching for Geiger Corrections Center inmate who walked away from work detail

Deputies are searching for a Geiger Corrections Center inmate who walked away from his assigned work detail Thursday afternoon.


UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 11:13 p.m.

Attorney claims Spokane County deputy showed up at wrong house, pointed gun at his wife

A local attorney is suing the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, alleging a deputy pointed a gun at his wife while responding to the wrong address for a home burglary alarm …


UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 10:31 p.m.

Teens arrested for shooting BB gun at home and SUV

Four teenagers – two who are 18 along with a 16-year-old and 15-year-old – were arrested Monday under suspicion of drive-by shooting a home and a vehicle with a BB …


SWAT team raids Spokane Valley home deemed a trafficking hub for meth, stolen motorcycles

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team raided a home in Spokane Valley early Thursday after investigators determined it was a trafficking hub for stolen motorcycles and methamphetamine.


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 9:07 p.m.

Jurors hear opening arguments, testimony in murder-for-hire case

A woman charged with plotting to kill her husband was brought before a Spokane County jury Tuesday as attorneys delivered opening arguments in a case webbed in hired guns and …


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 7:09 p.m.

Four more arrested in connection with Spokane Valley Red Top Motel raid

Four people were recently arrested with ties to the Red Top Motel in Spokane Valley, which was raided last month under suspicion of harboring illegal activity.


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 7:08 p.m.

After chasing a man with a baseball bat, Spokane Valley deputies seized his swords and throwing stars, sheriff’s office says

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that deputies seized a rifle, ammunition, methamphetamine and a large collection of swords, knives and throwing stars from a Spokane Valley apartment belonging …


Man accused of threatening deputy with a baseball bat in Spokane Valley

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said deputies chased and arrested a 58-year-old man after he threatened to attack one deputy with a baseball bat Sunday morning in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 5:50 p.m.

Eviction attempt leads to officer-involved shooting in Hillyard

An attempt by Spokane Police and Sheriff’s deputies to evict someone from a Hillyard apartment complex ended with one person shot and wounded Monday morning.


UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 10:54 p.m.

Former Spokane Police Sgt. Gordon Ennis found guilty of rape in assault of another police officer

A jury on Wednesday found Spokane Police Sgt. Gordon Ennis guilty of sexually assaulting another police officer.


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 10:26 p.m.

Ennis takes stand and tells jurors that sexual contact with young woman officer was consensual

Former police Sgt. Gordon Ennis testified in his own defense Tuesday that he did not sexually assault another police officer during a drunken party. He told jurors that the sexual …


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 8:13 p.m.

Police shows like ‘Live PD’ would get more restrictions under new Spokane law

The Spokane City Council is set to vote on a measure Monday night that would require “reality-based police shows” to obtain a business license and consent from the people they …


Car chase suspect had $18,000 worth of meth, says Spokane County Sheriff’s Office

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says deputies used a Taser to stop a suspect who led them on a car chase while in possession of more than half a pound …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 12:35 p.m.

2017 saw highest number of officer-involved shootings in more than two decades

Last year saw the highest number of officer-involved shootings in more than two decades. Eight people were shot by county law enforcement officers in 2017, and seven were shot by …