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Year-round boxing, mentorship program puts Spokane police, gym owner in at-risk youths’ corner

The Spokane Police Department and Spokane Boxing Club are teaming up to mentor at-risk youth by providing a local version of a year-round boxing program created by the Police Athletic …


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:27 p.m.

Spokane police investigating woman accused of stealing nearly $200,000 from SNAP

Spokane police believe a former property manager in charge of multiple SNAP properties stole nearly $200,000 from the nonprofit over a four-year period.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 7:57 p.m.

Police searching for person of interest in Wednesday evening shooting in north Spokane

A man was taken to the hospital Wednesday evening with life-threatening injuries after Spokane police say he was shot near North Central High School.


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:46 p.m.

Washington gets $750,000 grant to test backlogged rape kits

The attorney general’s office estimated the Washington State Patrol, which runs the state’s two crime laboratories, will be able to test about 1,150 kits with the grant from the U.S. …


UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 5:59 p.m.

North Spokane shooting suspect still at large

Spokane Police are still searching for a man suspected of shooting another man in the Nevada/Lidgerwood neighborhood Saturday afternoon.


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 9:55 p.m.

Police arrest suspected South Hill package theft who reportedly drew knife on neighbor

Police arrested a suspected package thief Wednesday who’s accused of drawing a knife on a South Hill resident.


Spokane police release body camera footage of officer-involved shooting of schizophrenic man during an eviction

Spokane police released body camera video footage of the officer-involved shooting of Ronald Acre – a rifle-wielding man with severe mental health issues who was injured a year ago in …


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 2:41 p.m.

Investigation of attack on attorney intern in Public Safety Building continues; victim calls for better surveillance

Surveillance cameras in a lobby of the Public Safety Building were not working, preventing investigators from identifying a suspect.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

Police suspect man awaiting trial on child rape charges has impregnated another girl

A 45-year-old man is under investigation for raping and impregnating his girlfriend’s 13-year-old daughter while he was out of jail on a charge of raping a 7-year-old.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 10:31 p.m.

Suspect in Lewis and Clark High School threats case is released again on bond

After a weekend in jail, 18-year-old Ryan Lee – the former student accused three separate times of threatening to shoot students at Lewis and Clark High School – is again …


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 7:04 p.m.

North Spokane homeowner accused of setting home on fire had history of arson

A 52-year-old woman under investigation for intentionally starting a fire in her north Spokane home March 2 has a history of similar actions, court documents allege.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 6:49 p.m.

Spokane police investigating assault of prosecuting intern in Public Safety Building restroom

Spokane police say an intern in the city prosecutor’s office was assaulted Tuesday morning in a women’s restroom in the Public Safety Building.


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 10:15 p.m.

Detectives search Facebook records of woman whose body was found in Spokane River

Detectives are searching through the Facebook messaging records of a woman who


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 3:08 p.m.

City takes control of drug house in West Central after neighbors complain

City officials took control of a notorious drug house in West Central on Monday morning after frightened and frustrated neighbors called Spokane police to the home about 50 times in …


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 6 p.m.

Northpointe Plaza Walmart closed briefly as Spokane police investigate explosive device in motor home

Northpointe Walmart in north Spokane was closed Friday morning after Spokane police found an explosive device in a motor home in the store’s parking lot.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 7:46 a.m.

Suspect in social media threats against Lewis and Clark out of jail as parents post $100,000 cash bond; attorney claims no evidence of wrongdoing

Ryan Lee, accused twice of making social media threats against students at Lewis and Clark High School out of jail, His attorney claims police arrested the wrong guy.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 10:26 p.m.

Body found Jan. 30 in Spokane River at Upriver Dam confirmed to be 24-year-old woman missing since December

A body discovered Jan. 30 in the Spokane River at Upriver Dam was confirmed to be Loc Nguyen – a 24-year-old woman who’s been missing since December.


As Spokane beefs up efforts to catch car thieves, some – including prolific one who targets Subarus – won’t stop

In the time it takes to tidy your bed, floss your teeth or microwave a bowl of rice, 19-year-old Christian Normand can steal your car. If it’s an early-’90s-to-2000s Subaru, …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 11:04 a.m.

Shooting in northeast Spokane sends one to the hospital; no reports of arrests

A man was taken to the hospital from an apparent gun shot wound Friday night in northeast Spokane and police are seeking the community’s help in identifying a suspect.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:15 p.m.

Providence Sacred Heart goes into lockdown after bomb threat

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center went into a lockdown Tuesday night after an alleged bomb threat.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:14 p.m.

Woman wakes up to find alleged burglar sleeping on bedroom floor

Police arrested a man after he was found sleeping on a woman’s bedroom floor Tuesday morning, according to a news release from the Spokane Police Department.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:20 p.m.

Safety officer assaulted with handcuff key at River Park Square mall

The safety officer and suspect were sent to the hospital with minor injuries and released.


Spokane police officer who tampered with evidence retires before possible termination

A Spokane police officer who pleaded guilty in August to covering for his daughter after she assaulted and kidnapped a woman was going to be fired this year by the …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

Police searching for man who stabbed woman at north Spokane Albertsons

A woman in her 70s was stabbed in north Spokane, and police are searching for the suspect. The woman was sent to a hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according …


Police raid felon’s hotel room, catch him painting shotgun to look like a toy

Police caught a felon painting a shotgun to look like a toy in a Spokane motel room Monday, according to Spokane Police Department in a news release.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 6:46 p.m.

Spokane police officer found not guilty of misdemeanor domestic assault

A Spokane police officer accused in 2017 of hitting his girlfriend was found not guilty Monday of four counts of misdemeanor domestic assault.


The Spokane City Council wants you to support tax to maintain 30 firefighters and hire 20 new police officers. The mayor doesn’t.

Spokane voters will decide on a $5.8 million a year levy to pay for fire department and police staffing, a tax that six of the seven members of the City …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 8:27 p.m.

SFCC student reports she was raped on campus

The student told Spokane police she was raped by a male student, whom she knows, at about noon Monday in a first-floor restroom in the school’s gymnasium building, according to …


Spokane Police name two officers who shot knife-wielding man on Jan. 23

The Spokane Police Department on Tuesday named Tyler Fisher and Jordan Orrell as the officers who shot and killed Dwight D. Steward on Jan. 23 after he reportedly refused commands …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

Homicide suspect declares she is innocent of killing her child’s grandmother

Appearing confused and agitated, homicide suspect Ashley Horning repeatedly referred to herself as Gypsy – rather than her legal first name – and told a judge directly that she didn’t …