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Man killed in police shootout identified

A shootout with police early Friday killed a Spokane man who investigators say threatened family in a dispute over firearms.


Everything slips past city’s finest

Cpl. Clark returns to address your concerns about cops, courts and crime. Q: Every time I pick up the newspaper I see something about excited delirium. What the heck is …


County to pay $50,000 to settle suit in death of Trent Yohe

Spokane County commissioners approved a $50,000 settlement Tuesday in the May 2007 death of a Spokane Valley man who fought with sheriff’s deputies.


Retired teacher shows knack for reining in runaway kids

When Georgiana Sutherlin retired from teaching middle school in 2004, she didn’t want to give up working in the community. Now her volunteer job keeps her working with children as …


Officer legally drunk in crash

A Spokane County Sheriff’s lieutenant arrested after an early-morning rollover crash was legally drunk when he was driving, according to newly filed court documents. Stephen P. Jones, 53, was charged …


Speed, alcohol cited in deadly crash

A 19-year-old Spokane woman died Sunday when the car she was riding in crashed into a tree near 54th Avenue and Hatch Road on Spokane’s South Side.


Officers, deputies take to the ice for a cause

Usually, officers with the Spokane Police Department and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Department are on the same side.


Crimes target deputy’s car

When a north Spokane man awoke last weekend to the sound of his car alarm and found his window smashed, police traced fresh footprints leading from the crime scene to …


DUI suspected after child walks away from mother’s crash

A Spokane Valley mother faces criminal charges after police say her toddler walked away from a drunken car crash as she tried to free her vehicle.


Spokane County raids target stolen guns

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies, including the SWAT team, raided two homes Thursday morning searching for guns and other items stolen from a collector who was away over the holidays. A …


Deputies searching for guns, stolen items in raids

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies, including the SWAT team, raided two homes this morning searching for guns and other items stolen from a collector who was away on vacation.


Car thief targets mother in north Spokane

A woman who left her car running in north Spokane Monday while she picked up her baby returned to find the vehicle being driven away.


Wash. court upholds penalty in attempted fetus killing

A Suncrest man was properly sentenced for soliciting a hit man to kill his unborn child, the state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.


Jail deputy accused of beating wife re-arrested

A Spokane County Jail deputy accused of attacking his wife last month was arrested again today after police say he violated a court order.


Discovery of hand grenade by motorist closes streets

A hand grenade closed streets in Coeur d’Alene Monday after a man on his way to turn the device in pulled over and called authorities. The grenade was found in …


Officer crash investigated

A Spokane County sheriff’s lieutenant with 25 years on the job was arrested in a suspected drunken driving crash early Friday. Liberty Lake police responded to a 911 call about …


Sheriff’s lieutenant suspected of DUI

A Spokane County Sheriff’s lieutenant was arrested under suspicion of drunken driving early Friday after rolling his Lincoln Navigator just south of Liberty Lake and knocking down a wooden power …


Explosives removed from Valley apartment

Explosives popular among suicide bombers were removed Monday from a Spokane Valley apartment belonging to a man upset about his divorce, authorities said. John D. Raymond, 53, allowed detectives into …


Burglars smash stores with stolen vehicles

Police are trying to identify the driver of a Chevrolet pickup that smashed into a cell phone store on North Division Street early Tuesday, then hooked a steel cable to …


Sergeant in probe put on paid leave

A Spokane County sheriff’s sergeant has been placed on paid leave pending the possible filing of a misdemeanor assault charge in connection with a domestic violence dispute. David Fray was …


Sheriff’s sergeant on leave amid assault investigation

A Spokane County sheriff’s sergeant has been placed on paid leave pending the filing of a misdemeanor assault charge in connection with a domestic violence dispute.


Police-sheriff partnership working for Medical Lake

The city of Medical Lake has been contracting police services through the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office since Nov. 1. There are three new deputies residing in police headquarters, with a …


Group initiates donation request

A social service nonprofit has helped make Spokane a more humane place since 1988 by identifying and treating young victims of abuse and neglect. Now, in tough economic times, Partners …


Nonprofit seeking public donations for first time

A social service nonprofit has helped make Spokane a more humane place since 1988 by diagnosing and treating young victims of abuse and neglect.


Husband faces charges in stabbing death of wife

A Mead husband faces first-degree murder charges in connection with an attack in which is wife was killed and his son was injured.


Driver in Valley accident commits suicide, police say

A Spokane man killed himself after rear-end collision on Trent Avenue Tuesday.


Man shot by sheriff’s deputies identified

A man shot by Spokane County sheriff’s deputies Saturday has been identified as Donald J. Lafavor.


Suspect had history with assault victim

The home invasion robbery in northeast Spokane this week may have been linked to an ongoing domestic violence dispute rather than a random attack. The woman assaulted in her apartment …


Deputies kill pit bull at domestic violence scene

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a pit bull dog early today while responding to a domestic violence call at a home on Silver Lake Road.


Suspect in robbery jailed after standoff

Masked gunmen pistol-whipped a woman in her Spokane Valley apartment late Monday before forcing her into a closet as her child slept in another room. The men stole a cell …