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UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

Downed power line leads to brief bouts of chaos in downtown Spokane

A downed power line in downtown Spokane Tuesday afternoon led to brief bouts of chaos as cars navigated street-light-less roads and hospitals operated on backup generators.


Woman accused of Hillyard double vehicular homicide back out of jail after posting $50,000 bond twice

A woman accused of killing two people with her vehicle last year and then jumping bond is back out of jail after posting more money.


UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 11:28 a.m.

Bank robbery suspect arrested at Shadle Walmart

Spokane police arrested a man Sunday evening suspected of robbing two area banks.


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

Spokane police looking for driver in hit-and-run collision that injured pedestrian

The woman was crossing Monroe Street at Sprague Avenue when a pickup truck made a left turn and hit her at about noon, police said. The truck initially stopped but …


Spokane City Council steps in to slow push toward combined 911 center

The unanimous panel granted themselves approval authority over any additional steps to combine dispatch duties for emergency responders. The council had previously grilled members of Mayor David Condon’s administration about …


UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 5:58 p.m.

Non-fatal shooting investigation on Spokane’s South Hill handed over to Spokane County Sheriff’s office

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is taking over a shooting investigation that began Saturday when police say a man was likely shot by his brother.


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

Spokane police chief opposed to posting full internal investigations, body camera video online

Spokane police Chief Craig Meidl said Monday he’s opposed to an ordinance that would allow the city to post some internal affairs and officer-involved shooting investigations online, citing concern about …


UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018, 4:13 p.m.

Man drowns in Spokane River Sunday

A man drowned Sunday afternoon when Spokane police say he entered the river and was not able to stay afloat.


Body discovered Sunday afternoon on eastern edge of downtown Spokane

A body was discovered on the east end of Downtown Spokane Sunday afternoon.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 7:41 p.m.

GPS leads police to car stolen from Spokane dealership; suspects arrested

Police arrested a man Wednesday accused of stealing a vehicle from a Spokane car lot, ramming it into police cruisers and leading officers to a remote area in Pend Oreille …


Police arrest man suspected in at least three home burglaries in North Central

Police arrested a man Saturday evening who may be linked to several burglaries in Northeast Spokane.


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 10:11 p.m.

Browne’s Addition neighbors band together to catch robbery suspect

Several Browne’s Addition neighbors worked together with Spokane police Tuesday afternoon to catch an armed robbery suspect.


Caleb Tipton, grandson of the late jazz singer Billy Tipton, suffered sudden, violent end to a complicated life

Like the dozens of snapshots hanging from a large picture frame on their dining room wall, Roberta and Eric “Sven” Svenonius can see memories of their son Caleb Tipton wherever …


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Bail set at $100,000 for man accused of kidnap near T.J. Meenach Bridge

A man accused of trying to abduct a woman as she walked home near the T.J. Meenach Bridge early Sunday morning had bail set at $100,000 Monday afternoon.


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 10:49 p.m.

Spokane school zone speed cameras snare 21,500 motorists, net $4 million in fines

Ticketing speeders in school zones has been a lucrative undertaking. Since 2016, the cameras have caught 21,500 drivers speeding past Longfellow and Finch elementary schools. The fines have generated $4 …


UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 8:31 p.m.

Fatal shooting in north Spokane doesn’t appear to be homicide

A man died of a gunshot wound Monday afternoon outside a convenience store in north Spokane, but police said they were not looking for suspects, suggesting the death could have …


UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

Woman charged with killing Hillyard man

A man who was placed on life support following a Friday shooting in Hillyard has since died, prompting Spokane County prosecutors to charge his suspected killer with first-degree murder.


UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 6:13 p.m.

Man injured after leaping from moving freight train near Browne’s Addition

A man was injured Sunday afternoon when police say he jumped from a moving freight train near an overpass in Browne’s Addition.


UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 6:14 p.m.

Teen seriously injured by vehicle while crossing intersection in northwest Spokane

A teenager was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries Saturday evening after police say a vehicle hit him while he crossed Northwest Boulevard.


UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 7:04 p.m.

Man arrested after domestic violence call leads to house fire

Police arrested a man Saturday evening who is under suspicion of deliberately setting his house on fire during a violent altercation with his girlfriend.


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

Internal police investigations, body camera video could be posted online under proposed Spokane law

Spokane City Councilman Breean Beggs wants to give those requesting records on police misconduct the option of having the information posted publicly. The Spokane Police Department has voiced concerns the …


UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Police arrest student accused of threatening to shoot Lewis and Clark classmates

Police arrested 18-year-old Ryan Lee, a student at Lewis and Clark High School who sent fellow classmates and their parents in a panic when he allegedly threatened to shoot up …


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 10:18 p.m.

Suspect in fatal shooting deemed unfit for trial; treatment ordered

A woman charged with shooting two people on the lower South Hill late last year was recently ordered to undergo involuntary mental health treatment at Eastern State Hospital after a …


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 7:37 a.m.

Lewis and Clark student accused of threatening to shoot classmates allegedly sent explicit messages to 15-year-old

A Lewis and Clark High School student suspected of threatening to shoot his classmates is also accused of sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl.


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Ex-Spokane police officer convicted of rape claims another officer had sex with victim

As part of his request for a new trial, former police Sgt. Gordon Ennis alleges another officer had sexual contact with the victim the same night he was convicted of …


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 10:54 p.m.

Nine arrested Friday in dayslong online child sex sting

A dayslong child sex sting run by multiple area law enforcement agencies ended in the arrest of nine people late last week.


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

Pedestrian struck, killed by van in downtown Spokane

A woman was killed when she was struck by medical delivery van while walking across Browne Street at Second Avenue in downtown Spokane Monday afternoon.


UPDATED: Sun., June 3, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Ennis seeks new trial in rape case

A former Spokane police sergeant convicted of sexually assaulting another police officer is seeking a new trial.


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 7:26 p.m.

Driver arrested after running red light, causing three-car crash in north Spokane

A man could face vehicular assault charges after police say he sped through a busy intersection against a red light, struck two cars, injured three people and then attempted to …


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Felony charges expected against student accused of threatening to shoot up Lewis and Clark High School

Spokane police will seek criminal charges against an LC student suspected of making threats of a school shooting that gripped the downtown high school this week.