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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 …


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.