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UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 8:38 p.m.

Deputies raid Red Top Motel in Spokane Valley

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies and the SWAT team raided a Spokane Valley motel Tuesday morning.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 11:06 p.m.

Spokane Valley rape suspect charged with burglary, kidnapping

A sex offender accused of raping a Spokane Valley gas station worker in January is now facing additional felony charges.


Medical Lake man found guilty on eight counts of child sexual abuse

A jury found Milford “Bear” Butcher, 68, guilty of two counts of child rape and six counts of child molestation on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 6:28 a.m.

Sex offender accused of raping gas station clerk at gunpoint in Spokane Valley

A Level 3 sex offender accused of raping a Spokane Valley gas station worker is alleged to have done so two days after getting released from Chelan County Jail.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 10:26 p.m.

Car theft suspect found sleeping in back seat of stolen vehicle

A man was arrested Monday after falling asleep in the back seat of car he allegedly stole, according to the Spokane Sheriff’s Office.


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: 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.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 10:12 p.m.

Spokane Police shoot, kill armed robbery suspect

An armed robbery suspect was shot dead by police early Tuesday morning, according to Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 4:15 p.m.

Missing 28-year-old found dead miles away from family residence in Newman Lake

A man reported missing early Tuesday morning was found dead miles away from his family’s home.


Father accused of striking infant diagnosed with severe head injury

A man is facing felony assault charges after he told Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies he struck a 25-day-old child in the head hard enough potentially cause brain damage.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 11:52 p.m.

Law enforcement, kids take a spin through the toy aisles at annual Holidays and Heroes event

About 100 children in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene region were chauffeured around area shopping centers at this year’s Holidays and Heroes event.


Last minute volunteer training includes safety lesson at the Christmas Bureau

It’s time for the doors to open. The 2017 Christmas Bureau opens Friday morning at 10 a.m. at the Spokane County Fairgrounds for people looking for a little help at …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 6:20 a.m.

Split Spokane County Commission approves 2018 budget

Commissioners Al French and Mary Kuney voted in favor of the spending plan, which will use money set aside from the road construction budget to cover day-to-day expenses next year …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 7:29 p.m.

Court docs: Spokane police officer accused of assaulting girlfriend had history of domestic violence

The girlfriend of a Spokane Police Officer charged with assault alleges the officer had a history of abuse, including at one point passing a firearm across a table and telling …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 10:03 p.m.

North Spokane man charged with rape, unlawful imprisonment, after online date

A North Spokane County man has been charged with rape and unlawful imprisonment after a woman reported an online date turned violent.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 7:50 p.m.

Domestic violence, death at Newman Lake home on Thanksgiving leave family devastated

Clutching a framed photograph of Tina Stewart to his chest, Don Estus struggled to put into words just how much she meant to him.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

One wounded in armed carjacking at West Plains hotel

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies are investigating an armed carjacking at the Best Western Plus on South Geiger Blvd. off Interstate 90 early Thursday morning.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 4:54 p.m.

Third suspect faces charges in killing of Spokane Valley man

A third suspect now faces charges for the suspected killing of a Spokane Valley man, Bret Snow, who disappeared nearly two years ago.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 11:04 p.m.

Prosecutors won’t file charges against Spokane police officer suspected of domestic violence

The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office has elected not to file charges against a Spokane police officer suspected of assaulting his wife.


Spokane man accused of murdering father, leaving body in bathtub

A 35-year-old man is accused of murdering his father and leaving the corpse in a bathtub in the family’s home north of Spokane.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 9:47 p.m.

Man arrested in connection to man found dead in north Spokane

Matthew C. Bossard was arrested Thursday in connection with the death of a man who was found dead in his bathroom Thursday morning in north Spokane.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 9:46 p.m.

Questions of child custody follow fatal Spokane Valley stabbing

What happens to the child of a homicide victim when the suspected killer is the father? It’s a question most families don’t expect to have to answer.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 6:58 p.m.

Spokane Police end multi-agency manhunt by arresting suspect in fatal stabbing

Following a several-hour manhunt by multiple agencies, Spokane Police officers arrested a man Tuesday who is suspected of stabbing a woman to death earlier in the day in Spokane Valley.


Dog shot and killed amid neighbors’ quarrel

Neighbor shoots dog in Spokane County after concerns about aggressive behavior


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 5:17 p.m.

Woman pleads guilty to embezzling from boat victims’ fund

A Cheney business owner convicted of stealing $14,000 from a memorial fund has been ordered to pay the money back.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 10:40 p.m.

Deputies cleared in shooting of man armed with knife who allegedly set motel on fire

No criminal charges will be filed against three Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies who in June shot a man accused of setting his Spokane Valley hotel room on fire.


Incumbent Medical Lake councilwoman stands by sheriff’s contract; challenger open to forming police department

The two candidates for position 2 on the Medical Lake City Council agree the city’s fire department needs paid staff, but they disagree on how to provide law enforcement to …


Medical Lake candidates say more study is needed before changing course on law enforcement

Both candidates for position 4 on the Medical Lake City Council say more study is needed before abandoning the city’s partnership with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. Don Kennedy, a …


Police dog finds suspect hiding in recycling bin

A man hiding in a recycling bin was taken into custody early Tuesday morning at the mouth of a Spokane County Sheriff’s dog.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 5:11 p.m.

Suicide ruled in death of man whose remains were found near Brooks Road in May

The gunshot to the head that killed a man, whose bones were discovered his past May near Brooks Road in West Spokane County, apparently was self inflicted.