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  • South Perry market out in the cold again

    Things didn’t go quite as planned last week, when the South Perry Farmers’ Market was supposed to move indoors for the winter at the Emmanuel Family Life Center on South …


  • Battalion chiefs’ pay soars with overtime

    A plan aimed at cutting city spending to help balance the budget has become an unexpected windfall for some Spokane firefighters. Most of the Spokane Fire Department’s nine battalion chiefs …


  • Man jumps to his death from Riverfront Park bridge

    A man climbed on top of the Howard Street Bridge in Riverfront Park about 2 p.m. Saturday and jumped into the Spokane River to his death.


  • Spokane fire chiefs’ overtime soars

    A plan aimed at cutting city spending to help balance the budget has become an unexpected windfall for some Spokane firefighters. Most of the Spokane Fire Department’s nine battalion chiefs …


  • Candle apparently caused Halloween apartment fire

    An unattended candle left burning in a second-floor unit of Houston House Apartments may have caused a fire that led to evacuation of 54 residents of the northeast Spokane complex.


  • Police: Man in standoff was suicidal and arguing with family

    A police standoff with an unstable, armed man ended peacefully near Westview Elementary School in northwest Spokane on Thursday morning. The school canceled classes for the day. Police cordoned off …


  • Dangerous fire in Spokane apartment garage stopped

    It took 28 firefighters and extra work to lay a hose line by hand before Spokane firefighters could stop a dangerous fire that started in an apartment garage and nearly …


  • Neighbors alert one another to apartment fire

    At least a couple dozen people lost their homes Sunday night when a devastating fire destroyed much of an apartment building in north Spokane. Spokane Fire Chief Bobby Williams said …


  • Burning apartment building evacuated

    At least a couple dozen people lost their homes Sunday night when a devastating fire destroyed much of an apartment building in north Spokane.


  • Spokane firefighter gets another last chance

    A Spokane firefighter who was caught skipping work in 2007 to teach high school will get another “second chance” and 60-day suspension after violating sick leave policy earlier this year.


  • Fire destroys northeast Spokane home

    Spokane fire investigators today were sifting through rubble of a northeast Spokane home destroyed by fire on Thursday night, fire officials said.


  • House heavily damaged in fire

    An electrical fire Wednesday left a West Broadway Avenue home badly damaged.


  • Firefighters douse burning garage; four cars destroyed

    Firefighters responded to a structure fire in Browne’s Addition at 3:38 p.m. Tuesday. Crews saw flames and thick, black smoke billowing out of a two-story, eight-car garage when they arrived …


  • Van falls on two men working on it

    Two men were injured in northeast Spokane on Tuesday morning when a vehicle they were working on dropped onto them, fire officials said.


  • Firefighters tackle Browne’s Addition fire

    Firefighters responded to a working structure fire in Browne’s Addition at 3:38 p.m. Tuesday. Crews saw flames and thick black smoke billowing out of a two-story, eight-car garage when they …


  • Vestal: Alleged givebacks are a cop-out

    Give it back. This is the terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad mantra of this recession. Give back your job. Give back some salary. Give back your raise. Give back a …


  • City layoff list puts 120 workers at risk

    Spokane administrators next week will inform about 120 workers that they will lose their jobs by the end of the year. Some could be demoted but remain on the city …


  • Spokane fire crews respond to two house fires

    The Spokane Fire Department responded to two house fires within about an hour of each other Monday.


  • Cooking grease may have started apartment fire

    A south Spokane apartment sustained $20,000 in damage Thursday caused by what fire officials believe may have been a grease fire. Spokane Fire Department crews responded to the Regal Ridge …


  • BNSF Railway fire sends up dark smoke

    Spokane firefighters on Wednesday extinguished a stubborn fire that broke out in a pile of railway ties at the BNSF Railway yard in east Spokane. The fire broke out before …


  • Man killed in fire with dogs identified

    A man found dead with his dogs after a house fire early Sunday in Spokane has been identified as James L. Stowell, 46.


  • Man found dead in house fire identified

    A man found dead with his dogs after a house fire early Sunday has been identified. James L. Stowell, 46, died from smoke inhalation, although toxicology reports are still pending, …


  • Chism, an ex-firefighter, pleads not guilty to DUI

    Former Spokane firefighter Todd Chism pleaded not guilty Monday to driving while intoxicated, just four months after he was charged with assaulting two Washington State Patrol troopers who were investigating …


  • Overnight house fire likely arson, investigators say

    Spokane Fire investigators are saying a house fire at Pacific and Helena just east of downtown is likely an arson. The fire broke out Sunday night just before midnight.


  • Former Spokane firefighter Chism arrested

    Former Spokane firefighter Todd Chism was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Chism was stopped about 2 a.m. Saturday after he allegedly drove the wrong way on …


  • North Side crash leaves five hurt

    A collision shortly before 11 p.m. Friday at North Nevada Street and East Sharpsburg Avenue sent five people to hospitals. Witnesses told Spokane police they saw a northbound Honda Civic …


  • Fire destroys school play structure

    A fire early today in the playground at Regal Elementary School at 2702 E. Rich Ave., destroyed a playground structure.


  • Abandoned home catches fire again

    An abandoned home at 2217 E. Sprague Ave. caught fire Saturday for the second time this year.


  • Motel fire death deemed accidental

    A fire that killed a 49-year-old woman at the Bel-Air 7 Motel in Spokane on Tuesday morning was caused by smoking in bed, officials said today.


  • Woman found dead in motel room

    A woman was found dead in a smoke-filled motel room on East Sprague Avenue in Spokane on Tuesday morning.


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