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Driver jailed after car hit store

A suspected intoxicated driver whom deputies believe had heroin inside his car was arrested after crashing into a convenience store Wednesday night.


Fired Spokane County deputy gets arbitration

An arbitrator is reviewing the case of a Spokane County corrections deputy fired after sheriff’s officials determined he used excessive force on an inmate. Wayne Green was fired last summer …


Spokane County corrections deputy’s firing under review

An arbitrator is reviewing the case of a Spokane County corrections deputy fired after sheriff’s officials determined he used excessive force on an inmate.


Event urges kids to learn safety

An educational event, Take 25, will offer ways to keep children safe during a day of activities today at the Spokane Valley Mall.


Spokane County jail unions still weighing merger

Local unions for two groups of Spokane County corrections deputies will go ahead with county-requested merger discussions despite layoffs, a spokesman said Wednesday. Tuesday’s announcement that 57 of their members …


Spokane County lays off jail workers

Spokane County will lay off 57 jail employees next month to offset a big drop in the number of inmates. The employees were notified Tuesday evening, and formal layoff notices …


Suspect sought in bank robbery

Authorities were searching Tuesday for a man who robbed a south Spokane bank, holding a bank employee to the ground at gunpoint. The man walked into the Chase Bank branch …


Pair accused of mail theft

An investigation into stolen mail led detectives to an identity theft scheme allegedly orchestrated by a Spokane woman they say was “kind of relieved” when she was arrested. “She told …


Spokane County officials looking for owner of seized wire

Detectives are trying to locate the owner of a large amount of copper and aluminum wire seized from a longtime felon last week. Metal has been increasingly targeted by thieves …


Deputy bruises ribs in car chase with teens

A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy suffered minor injuries early today when two teens rammed his patrol car with a stolen Jeep after sideswiping a house, authorities say.


Spokane County still mulling jail options

Spokane County commissioners are still exploring options as they prepare to take final testimony on proposed jail sites. A public hearing Wednesday will focus on a study that says, if …


Arrests made in Spokane Valley church theft ring

Spokane Valley detectives made arrests Thursday in a string of thefts at nearly 40 area churches where suspects stole credit cards used to purchase goods that were then traded for …


Spokane County deputies offer boater classes

Spokane County sheriff’s marine deputies will offer free boater education classes beginning this weekend.


Spokane Valley police bust church robbery ring

Spokane Valley detectives made arrests today in what they call a ring of thefts at more than 40 area churches where suspects stole credit cards used to purchase goods that …


Former Sheriff Mark Sterk considers run for old job

Former Spokane County Sheriff Mark Sterk may give his successor, Ozzie Knezovich, a run for his money. It’s a daunting prospect, Sterk acknowledges, because state Public Disclosure Commission records show …


Two firefighters’ action honored

The Spokane Valley Fire Department recognized two Spokane Valley police officers for their efforts in saving a man who suffered a heart attack. The award was given to officers Dale …


Homicide suspect left jail 2 days before murder

A Spokane transient was arrested Wednesday for the murder of a man found beaten to death in the Dishman Hills Natural Area on Friday. Roland E. Benton, 34, was booked …


Homicide victim hoped for fresh start

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 …


Funds needed to run new jail

A new Spokane County jail may require two public votes: one for bonds to build it and another for a sales tax increase to operate it. “I think we have …


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 …