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UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 10:35 p.m.

Man injured in downtown Spokane hit-and-run still in serious condition

A homeless man hit by a speeding car last week at a downtown intersection remains in serious condition at Sacred Heart Medical Center.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 5:13 p.m.

Man arrested for domestic violence and pointing gun at police

Police arrested a man early Monday on suspicion that he assaulted his fiance and pointed a gun at officers. No shots were fired.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 7:05 a.m.

Here’s how to keep your Christmas packages from getting stolen this year

Mindy Simonson remembers watching a video of a thief from her front-door camera. Dressed in everyday clothing, a person she’s never seen walked up to her front door and wedged …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 8:37 p.m.

Medical examiner identifies pedestrian who died after being struck by car on 29th Avenue

Gary Theodore Williams, 80, died in a hospital shortly after he was struck by a car Friday afternoon in a crosswalk on 29th Avenue.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Attorney requests mental evaluation for man accused of shooting two in northeast Spokane

In response to questions from a judge, Donavan L. Gibson sounded brusk, almost annoyed, as he confirmed that he understood his rights. The 35-year-old murder suspect made his first appearance …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

Police arrest suspect accused of killing man, trying to kill estranged wife

A man is dead and a woman is in hospital care with life-threatening injuries after the woman’s estranged husband allegedly broke into her northeast Spokane home Tuesday evening and shot …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 9:05 p.m.

Spokane police arrest teen who threatened middle school students

The teen, whose name was not released, allegedly made the threat to several middle school students following an argument, police said in a news release.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

Spokane police investigating death of man shot during sex

Spokane police are investigating the death of a man who reportedly shot himself in the head during sex.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 6:18 p.m.

Man facing vehicular assault charges after allegedly causing head-on collision on Upriver Drive

A man faces possible vehicular assault charges after police say he crossed the center line on Upriver Drive Tuesday evening and crashed head-on into an oncoming vehicle while driving intoxicated.


Spokane to purchase new armored vehicle

The city will soon spend about $305,000 on a new armored vehicle for the Spokane Police Department, which uses money one City Council member said should be used on new …


Spokane police arrest alleged thieves after victim tracks stolen goods online

A burglary victim was able to track his stolen property through an online selling app, leading to the arrest of two men over the weekend.


Police arrest man downtown after reports of gunshots

A man was arrested Monday night after multiple people reported a drive-by shooting in the area of Sprague Avenue and Browne Street in downtown Spokane.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 10:45 p.m.

Man barricades himself in West Central home while mother and children are trapped inside

Police arrested a man Friday accused of breaking into a home while on the run from officers and barricading himself inside as a woman and her young children remained trapped.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 6:27 p.m.

Social media threat against Lewis and Clark High School targeted two female students, one who would be ‘first victim to go,’ court documents say

The latest round of social media threats against Lewis and Clark High School specifically mentioned two underage female students, one who would be the “first victim to go.”


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

Man who stayed at Union Gospel Mission charged with randomly attacking three people with a knife

Police arrested an apparently homeless man from Utah Tuesday who is suspected of randomly stabbing three people, sending two to the hospital with serious injuries.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 7:39 p.m.

Police arrest man this week accused of October 18 nonfatal downtown shooting

Spokane police arrested a man Tuesday accused of shooting a person in the thigh near Browne Street and Pacific Avenue on October 18.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 6:21 a.m.

Proposal would stop Spokane police from auctioning rifles

Police would be required to destroy rifles and shotguns that have been seized or abandoned rather than selling them to firearms dealers under a proposal being considered by the Spokane …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

Spokane police investigating East Central stabbing

A man was critically injured Sunday night in an East Central stabbing.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

Man who died after SUV fell from High Drive died from gunshot; death ruled suicide

The driver of an SUV that plunged down a High Drive embankment on Spokane’s South Hill earlier this week died by suicide.


Police investigate weekend stabbing in downtown Spokane

A man was stabbed and hospitalized for minor injuries after an altercation early Sunday morning in downtown Spokane.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 6:23 p.m.

Window washer who fell from downtown library had nearly 50 years experience cleaning Spokane’s tallest buildings

A window washer who died Wednesday after falling from the downtown Spokane Public Library was a business owner with decades of cleaning experience.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 6:06 p.m.

Window washer dead after fall from downtown library

Spokane police say a window washer fell and died while cleaning the downtown branch of the Spokane Public Library.


DOJ report on Spokane Police reform shows improvement

The Spokane Police Department released a final report on a years-long police reform initiative in partnership with the Department of Justice.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 7:52 p.m.

City Council authorizes drone use by the Spokane Police Department

The Spokane Police Department is now authorized to use drones when investigating crimes and trying to locate missing or fleeing people after the City Council approved a resolution 5-2 Monday …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 9:16 p.m.

Missing doughnut truck attracts plenty of police attention

The Great Doughnut Heist of 2018 began Monday at about 5 a.m. at Casual Friday Donuts, the popular doughnut destination at 3402 N. Division St. on the corner of Division …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 10:37 p.m.

Westboro Baptist Church members outnumbered by protesters at every stop during Spokane visit

Five women from the Westboro Baptist Church met a wave of unified opposition in Spokane as counterprotesters turned out in droves Thursday to support soldiers, environmentalists, members of the LGBT …


Washington state has nearly 6,500 untested sexual assault kits sitting in storage. The state AG says 1,340 of them are from Spokane County.

Of the nearly 6,500 sexual assault kits collecting dust in law-enforcement storage facilities across the state, Spokane County lays claim to 20 percent, according to an inventory sheet released by …


Body recovered Friday morning from the Spokane River near Peaceful Valley

A boater discovered a body Friday morning in the Spokane River.


Man critically injured when hit by car on Division Street

A man is critically injured after Spokane police say he attempted to cross a section of Division Street that is illegal for pedestrians to traverse.


100 years ago in Spokane: Police officer, former cop jailed on suspicion of bootlegging scheme

One current Spokane police officer and one ex-officer were in jail, charged with stealing whisky.