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  • Clark: Unmarked police car bill solves no one’s problems

    I’ve long held the belief that if Olympia’s electricity came from brainpower the Statehouse would be in a perpetual gloom. Even so, I’m confident there’s still enough wisdom at the …


  • Washington bill addresses unmarked patrol cars

    Two Republican lawmakers from Spokane Valley want to bar law enforcement officers from parking unmarked police cars on private property for routine matters.


  • Suspect arrested in ‘92 murder of furniture store owner

    A suspect has been arrested for the murder of a Spokane Valley furniture store owner in 1992. Patrick Kevin Gibson, 58, is accused of killing Brian Cole at his furniture …


  • Panels find Creach shooting reasonable

    Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Hirzel acted “in a reasonable manner” when he fatally shot a 74-year-old pastor last summer in Spokane Valley, two departmental reviews have concluded. “Deputy Brian …


  • Sheriff’s panels say pastor’s shooting was ‘reasonable’

    Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Hirzel acted “in a reasonable manner” when he fatally shot a 74-year-old pastor last summer in Spokane Valley, two departmental reviews have concluded.


  • Honda model chosen as troopers’ new ride

    Ninety years ago, the Washington State Patrol was formed with troopers riding Indian motorcycles. The iconic bikes were replaced in recent years with BMW motorcycles for the state’s 43 troopers …


  • New details released in Forker Road homicide

    A 19-year-old woman accused of helping murder a Cheney man reportedly told a friend she arrived at the crime scene with the victim and watched as her brother and another …


  • Four arrested in stabbing death

    Four Spokane-area residents were arrested Sunday as suspects in an early morning homicide in North Idaho. Three men and one woman are being held in Spokane County Jail on warrants …


  • Motorcyclist killed in North Side crash

    Spokane County sheriff’s deputies say a 27-year-old man died Saturday night when his motorcycle left the road near Pinewood Road and Waikiki Road in north Spokane. The driver’s identity was …


  • Arrest made in case where body found burned in auto

    A 20-year-old Spokane man with a juvenile criminal record and a February conviction for domestic violence has been arrested in connection with a burned body discovered in the trunk of …


  • Man in burned car was shot in head; suspect jailed

    A man whose body was found badly burned in the trunk of his car early Wednesday died of a gunshot wound to the head, the Spokane County Medical Examiners said …


  • Body found in trunk of burned car

    Investigators have no suspects in the death of a man whose charred body was found in the trunk of a car in Spokane Valley early Wednesday. The man, who police …


  • Victim found in burned car likely a Cheney resident

    Investigators have no suspects in the murder of a man whose charred body was found in the trunk of a car in Spokane Valley early today.


  • Slain pastor’s sons push for new laws

    The sons of slain pastor Wayne Scott Creach have taken their quest for justice to the state Legislature. Alan and Ernie Creach, and the Freedom Restoration Project, a gun rights …


  • Spokane Co. deputy arrested for drunken driving in CdA

    The lead firearms instructor for the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving last weekend in Coeur d’Alene.


  • Harpham booking photo released

    The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office has released the booking photo of domestic terrorism suspect Kevin W. Harpham.


  • Police link burglary suspect to gun used in slaying

    A suspected serial burglar tracked by police using a GPS device is believed to have stolen the gun that was later used in a gang-related murder. Robert J. Frates’ arrest …


  • Weapons report prompts elementary school lockdown

    Moran Prairie Elementary School in south Spokane was locked down for about 50 minutes this morning as sheriff’s officials responded to a report of a juvenile in the area with …


  • Six arrested in drawn-out burglary case

    Suspects in a south Spokane County burglary continued to show up after deputies were called, leading to the arrest of six people Tuesday. Blaze E. Smith, 40, and William George …


  • Law agencies see benefit of cameras

    For police agencies, cameras that record officer encounters with the public can help prove suspects are guilty and set the record straight if officers are wrongly accused of misconduct. “It …


  • Three patrol cars wrecked this week

    Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy’s patrol car was taken out of service Saturday afternoon after being involved in a non-injury collision on Highway 2. It was the third car taken out …


  • Deputy shoots suspect near Deer Lake

    A person suspected of numerous vehicle prowls in rural Stevens County is in serious condition in a Spokane hospital after being shot by a Stevens County Sherriff’s Deputy early this …


  • Police nab suspect in drugstore robberies

    A man was charged with several felonies after allegedly punching someone in the face, stealing their car, and robbing two different Walgreens pharmacies before fleeing from police Wednesday evening.


  • Police nab suspect in drugstore robberies

    A man was charged with several felonies after allegedly punching someone in the face, stealing their car, and robbing two different Walgreens pharmacies before fleeing from police Wednesday evening.


  • Man accused of impersonating cop, drugging woman may have other victims, police fear

    Detectives are worried there might be additional potential victims of a Spokane man accused of drugging one woman and falsely portraying himself as a Coeur d’Alene police officer to another. …


  • Sex offender wanted after child pornography found

    A $250,000 arrest warrant has been issued for a registered sex offender accused of molesting a young girl.


  • Police chief, sheriff open to jury inquests

    Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick endorses conducting jury inquests into cases where someone dies while in contact with law enforcement, but she cautions, “Our politics in this community does not.” …


  • Rape suspect seized in burning home

    Spokane County sheriff’s deputies entered a burning mobile home early Wednesday and pulled out a rape suspect despite threats the man made with a knife and a homemade flame thrower.


  • Spokane sheriff’s deputy fired for bad behavior

    A Spokane County sheriff’s deputy was fired Jan. 24 after multiple investigations into allegations of criminal misconduct and poor work performance revealed a pattern of bad behavior. “If you’re a …


  • Spokane sheriff’s deputy fired for bad behavior

    A Spokane County sheriff’s deputy was fired Jan. 24 after multiple investigations into allegations of criminal misconduct and poor work performance revealed a pattern of bad behavior.

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