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Tuesday, January 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Dishman Hills homicide victim was beaten to death

When Douglas Klages last talked to his parents, he was planning for the future. The 46-year-old Spokane native struggled with alcoholism but wanted to clean up. He told his parents …


Shooting accident victim identified

A man whose identity was withheld by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office after he died from an accidental gunshot on Friday while hunting a porcupine has been identified as Gary …


Foot chase, fight end in two arrests

Two sheriff’s deputies and a Montana fugitive were injured during a foot chase through a north Spokane neighborhood that ended in a brawl early Sunday. Michael J. Daniels, 26, and …


2 sheriff’s deputies injured in fight with fugitive

Two sheriff’s deputies and a Montana fugitive were injured during a foot chase through a north Spokane neighborhood that ended in a brawl early Sunday.


New job, same beat

The Spokane Valley Police Precinct has a new second in command, but Lt. Matt Lyons didn’t have to go far to take his new position. He just had to switch …


Man looking for porcupine dies in accidental shooting

A Greenacres man who set out to kill a problem porcupine died today from what investigators believe was an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot.


Shooting review goes to prosecutor

An investigation into the fatal shooting of a gunman by a Spokane police officer last month has been sent to the Spokane County prosecutor’s office for review. Investigators found that …


Spokane County sheriff’s deputy pleads not guilty to DUI charge

A Spokane County sheriff’s deputy who refused an alcohol breath test after being stopped by Spokane Valley police pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a drunken driving charge. Darin M. Schaum, …


Sheriff’s deputy pleads not guilty to drunken driving

A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy who refused an alcohol breath test after being stopped by Spokane Valley police pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a drunken driving charge.


Craigslist child peddling deemed a hoax

An Internet ad offering a 4-year-old boy for $5,000 that launched a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office investigation and drew international attention turned out to be the work of a bored …


Deputies, agents patrolling for boating violations

Lowland lakes in Washington are expected to be busy this weekend with the opening of trout fishing season on Saturday, and Spokane sheriff’s deputies said they will be on patrol …


When it comes to cop shenanigans, answers often lacking

There’s been so much crazy cop news around here lately that it’s hard to keep track of the mayhem. So I designed today’s helpful quiz as a way to test …


Felon arrested after fleeing courtroom

A felon returned to jail Wednesday after fleeing a courtroom and falling in front of the Spokane County Elections Office.


Costs for new Spokane County jail confirmed

A new cost analysis confirmed what preliminary estimates had already shown: A new Spokane County jail would be cheaper to build on undeveloped West Plains land but would be cheaper …


Schools locked down over false gun report

A high school student skipping school Tuesday prompted a lockdown at Riverside high, middle and elementary schools in Chattaroy.


High school truant prompts school lockdown

A high school student skipping school today prompted a lockdown at Riverside high, middle and elementary schools in Chattaroy.


Spokane County deputy faces license suspension

A Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputy faces a one-year driver’s license suspension after refusing to take sobriety tests during an off-duty drunken driving arrest early Friday. Darin Schaum, a 12-year …


Sheriff’s deputy suspected of drunken driving

A Spokane County sheriff’s deputy faces a one-year driver’s license suspension after refusing to take sobriety tests during an off-duty drunken driving arrest early Friday.


Sex offender living as transient in county

A man who raped an elderly woman at knifepoint in 1995 is living as a transient in Spokane County, the Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday.


Motorcyclist killed in crash on Geiger

A 35-year-old Spokane man is dead after crashing his motorcycle in the area of Geiger Boulevard and Electric Avenue, but the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is unsure when the crash …


Crash report urges charges in Spokane 19-year-old’s death

Two teenagers involved in a crash that killed a 19-year-old Spokane woman in February should face vehicular homicide charges, detectives have concluded in an investigative recommendation sent to prosecutors Monday. …


Explosive device found in traffic stop

An explosive device was found during a traffic stop on Interstate 90 in Coeur d’Alene Sunday night. Julianne M. Lewis, of Pasco, and William F. Heavyrunner, of Browning, Mont., were …


Authorities identify Spokane officer who shot man

Law enforcement officials today released the name of the Spokane police officer who shot and killed an armed suspect last Friday.


Body found along train tracks in Spokane Valley

A train ran over a Spokane Valley man who was reported missing this morning.


Sheriff’s contract scrutinized

The law enforcement contract between the city of Spokane Valley and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office got some attention from Spokane Valley City Council members uesday as acting City Manager …


Three suspects captured in home invasion, assault

Home invasion robbers woke two north Spokane apartment residents Wednesday morning by beating them with a crowbar before stealing electronics.


Drug investigation nets suspected pornography

A drug investigation uncovered suspected child pornography at a Spokane Valley apartment this week.


Woman charged with harassing Spokane County deputy over phone

The text messages to the Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy came after a raid at a suspected marijuana grow house. “(W)ee can either b friends or enemies,” the cryptic message began, …


Texting gives pot case a bizarre twist

The text messages to the Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy came after a raid at a suspected marijuana grow house.


Gunman killed Friday assaulted cops in ’01

A gunman shot and killed by Spokane police on Friday had assaulted law enforcement in Vancouver, Wash., eight years ago. Todd E. White, 46, pleaded guilty to two counts of …