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  • Gunman killed by Spokane police identified

    A gunman shot and killed by police last week near a busy north Spokane intersection was identified Monday as Ethan A. Corporon, 29.


  • Driver of stolen Honda arrested on East Empire

    A level 3 sex offender who hasn’t checked in with authorities recently was arrested Sunday evening after he allegedly crashed into another car while fleeing Spokane police in a stolen …


  • Police reopen shooting scene

    Investigators wrapped up their search of the scene of Friday’s fatal police shooting and reopened the neighborhood about noon Saturday. The shooter, who was killed after firing shots at a …


  • Streets reopened in area of fatal shooting

    Investigators have wrapped up their search of the scene of Friday’s fatal police shooting, and reopened in the neighborhood about noon today.


  • Man firing shotgun killed by officers

    A gunman suspected of shooting at a home was shot and killed by Spokane police officers Friday after abandoning his truck outside a busy restaurant and firing at officers, witnesses …


  • Witnesses describe fatal north Spokane shooting

    A gunman suspecting of shooting at a home was shot and killed by Spokane police officers Friday after abandoning his truck outside a busy restaurant and firing at officers, witnesses …


  • Man stabbed leaving party

    One of three men walking away from a party near Standard Street and Cozza Avenue early Thursday was stabbed, Spokane police said.


  • Police describe woman’s attacker

    Spokane police on Tuesday released a description of a man who they say sexually assaulted a woman at knifepoint near Regal Street and 54th Avenue on Monday. They say a …


  • Police seek clues on armed sex assailant

    A man who sexually assaulted a woman at knife point near Regal Street and 54th Avenue on Monday is described as white and in his early 20s, 5-foot-8 and muscular …


  • Police seeking attacker after woman reports assault

    Police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a woman Monday as she pushed her young child in a stroller though a South Hill neighborhood.


  • Officers making life or death decisions in an instant

    Facing the muzzle of a gun, a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy said he had one immediate thought: death. Ryan Walter squeezed off eight rounds at the gunman, Donald J. Lafavor. …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • Sheriff’s deputy in shooting named

    The Spokane County sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed a man Sunday night in Spokane Valley was identified Wednesday as Rustin Olson. Olson, who was involved in a nonfatal police …


  • Grant to fund crime victim education

    Spokane Community Oriented Policing Services received a $40,000 federal grant for its part of the Spokane Crime Victim Service Center. Lutheran Social Services is the lead partner in this center …


  • Stabbing suspect jailed on $100k bond

    Spokane police are investigating the early morning stabbing today of a woman in northeast Spokane, and they said they have identified the assailant.


  • Man killed by deputy had been suicidal

    A man shot and killed by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy on Sunday underwent a mental evaluation after trying to commit suicide last summer. A police report obtained Tuesday said …


  • Family questions fatal-encounter with sheriff’s deputy

    Before Quentin Donald Dodd’s fatal confrontation with a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy on Sunday, his landlord said she’d had enough. “He was very aggressive and threatening, so I said, ‘You …


  • Valley man shot by deputy is ID’d

    The man killed Sunday night by police has been identified as 50-year-old Quentin D. Dodd, who reportedly had threatened two of his roommates with a knife before police confronted him.


  • Police divvy drugs to catch dealers

    Two men looking for drugs found help quickly on East Sprague Avenue in Spokane last April. A drug user eager for his next high took them to a west Spokane …


  • Suspect arrested in phoned-in bank robbery

    The request was clear: $10,000, or bombs would detonate at five Spokane elementary schools. Police say that phone call to a north Spokane bank turned out to be nothing more …


  • Bank extortion suspect leads police to doorstep

    The request was clear: $10,000, or bombs would detonate at five Spokane elementary schools. Police say that phone call to a north Spokane bank turned out to be nothing more …


  • Reports of fake cop prompt warning

    Authorities are warning of a police impostor who is targeting women near the Gonzaga University campus. After a student told police she’d been pulled over last week by a uniformed …


  • Pastor arrested in undercover drug, theft probe

    A Spokane church pastor is accused of stealing prescription medication from a parishioner.


  • 4 more women report run-ins with fake cop

    Authorities are warning of a police imposter who is targeting women near the Gonzaga University campus.


  • Man arrested for waving meat cleaver at Murray supporters

    Police arrested a man around 5 p.m. Thursday outside KSPS studios after he drove by a group of Sen. Patty Murray supporters waving a meat cleaver. Johnny J. Sieler, 50, …


  • Possible serial bank robber arrested in Spokane

    A masked gunman was arrested shortly after he robbed a north Spokane bank this afternoon, authorities say.


  • Police shooting scene examined again

    A Spokane man shot by sheriff’s deputies two weeks ago pleaded not guilty to a single assault charge this week as investigators examined his medical records and searched the shooting …


  • Prosecuter receives Creach autopsy

    The autopsy report of pastor Wayne Scott Creach has been turned over to Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker, but it does little to answer many of the family’s questions. Creach’s …


  • Suspect in baby’s death faces more charges

    A man accused of beating to death his girlfriend’s 1-year-old son has been charged with a previous assault on another child.


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