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Accused police officer to testify in his own rape trial defense

A former Spokane Police officer on trial for sexual assault intends to testify in his own defense Tuesday.


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

Former police guild president will not take stand in Gordon Ennis rape trial

Former Spokane Police Guild President John Gately will not take the stand in the rape trial against former police Sgt. Gordon Ennis. Speaking through his attorney Mark Vovos, Gatley told …


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

Machete-wielding man taken into custody in North Spokane

A man with a machete drew a sizable police presence to north Spokane Sunday evening.


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

DNA evidence presented, events explored in detail at third day of Ennis trial

In trial Thursday – the third day of the


100 years ago in Spokane: Police officer accused of keeping liquor seized from bootlegger

One Spokane police officer. E.I. Prather, was dismissed from the police force, while another, V.B. Benaway, was reinstated after a civil service hearing. Both officers had been charged with seizing …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 1:59 p.m.

Spokane police officer says she has been shunned after accusing senior officer of sexual assault

Dressed in a dark blouse, her hair pulled back in a ponytail, the Spokane police officer who accused a senior officer of sexually assaulting her described how she has been …


Car chase suspect had $18,000 worth of meth, says Spokane County Sheriff’s Office

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says deputies used a Taser to stop a suspect who led them on a car chase while in possession of more than half a pound …


First day of rape trial against former Spokane police officer focuses on heavy drinking

How much a woman had to drink was the recurring theme of the first day of testimony in the second-degree rape against former Spokane police Sgt. Gordon Ennis.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 12:35 p.m.

2017 saw highest number of officer-involved shootings in more than two decades

Last year saw the highest number of officer-involved shootings in more than two decades. Eight people were shot by county law enforcement officers in 2017, and seven were shot by …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 9:25 p.m.

Police body camera footage shows moments leading up to fatal Shadle shooting

Police released body camera footage that shows the dramatic moments leading up to a fatal police shooting at Shadle Center late last year.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Pasco killing suspect accused of rape, kidnapping in Spokane in 1999

When Theodore Milam, 54, was released from jail late last year in Spokane County, his DNA was uploaded to a nationwide law enforcement database. On Jan. 31, it found two …


Police investigating death near Wells Fargo building

Police investigated reports of a person jumping off of the Wells Fargo Center in downtown Spokane Tuesday afternoon. Spokane police closed First Avenue between Wall Street and Howard Street at …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Purse snatchers drag woman by car 20 feet, breaking her pelvis, in Spokane Valley Walmart parking lot

Kathy Kohlieber, 75, was the victim of an apparently random purse snatching that quickly turned violent. Police believe her accused attackers were involved in a string of purse snatching incidents …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Following mistrial, former police Sgt. Gordon Ennis to be back in court Tuesday

It’s been eight months since a judge declared a mistrial in the second-degree rape case against former police Sgt. Gordon Ennis. Attorneys are ready to try again.


South Hill shooting victim, now blind, focused on the positive

Michael Troy may be blind, but his future is bright. At least, that’s the way he sees things.


Police looking for person of interest in downtown Spokane shooting

Spokane police are searching for a person of interest in a downtown shooting late Monday night.


Two adults, child injured in two-car collision in Logan

Three people – including a child – were injured Monday night in a two-car collision in Spokane’s Logan neighborhood.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 7:45 p.m.

Spokane police detective placed on leave following DUI arrest

A Spokane police detective was arrested Saturday night under suspicion of driving under the influence.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 4:48 p.m.

Spokane settles federal lawsuit with family of man killed by police in 2013

The family of Danny Jones, a 40-year-old man shot and killed inside his truck outside the Salvation Army housing complex on Indiana Avenue following a road rage incident in August …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 11:44 p.m.

Two students arrested after high school fight hurts assistant principal

Two students at Rogers High School in Hillyard were arrested Monday after a brawl that at one point involved an assistant principal.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 11:06 p.m.

Man charged with raping teenage girl behind convenience store in north Spokane

Spokane police arrested a man Wednesday accused of raping a minor behind a convenience store in north Spokane.


100 years ago in Spokane: City’s heaviest cop down in pounds; paper cites wartime austerity

The Spokane Daily Chronicle took a break from war news to write a tongue-in-cheek story about Dan Phelan, “one of Spokane’s heaviest cops.”


Carjacking victim shot five times is not actually dead; prosecutor apologizes for error

“Hey man, I saw you’re dead. I read it in the newspaper.” So began the first of many frustrating phone calls that Kerry Arnold received on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 8:23 p.m.

Two teens charged as adults in connection with drug-related shooting in Hillyard

Police have made two more arrests in a shooting last week over a duffel bag full of marijuana that left one teenager hospitalized.


Traffic stop nets stolen weapons, jewelry box from burglary victim’s deceased wife

A suspicious vehicle stop by a Spokane police officer netted three rifles, a shotgun and a jewelry box belonging to a burglary victim’s deceased wife.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 10:38 a.m.

Prosecutor says officers were justified in fatal shooting at Shadle Center Walmart

The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office says two police officers acted appropriately when they shot and killed an armed carjacking suspect in the Shadle Center parking lot in early October.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

Police release body cam footage of September nonfatal shooting

The Spokane Police Department has released body camera footage that shows the non-fatal shooting of Nevada felony suspect Antonio Davis.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 11:06 p.m.

Hit-and-run suspect told police he was ‘having a bad trip’

A man accused of ramming six cars and attempting to jump on others in downtown Spokane Monday afternoon told police he was “having a bad trip.”


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 11:24 p.m.

Man accused of DUI after crashing into 6 vehicles in downtown Spokane

Police arrested a man Monday who they believe is responsible for crashing into six vehicles in Spokane, and climbing on top of others.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Spokane settles federal lawsuit by Mexican national who claimed he was unlawfully detained by police

The City of Spokane has settled a federal lawsuit filed by a Mexican national who alleged he was unlawfully detained by an officer following an automobile collision, that he didn’t …