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  • Spokane man stabbed in fight over woman

    Police say an argument between two men over a woman led to a stabbing Monday night in Spokane.


  • Grant will go to police firing range

    City leaders on Monday agreed to spend a federal grant on a firing range rather than divert it to prevent officer layoffs. Police officials have long argued that the city’s …


  • Crash between bike, minivan closes downtown streets

    A crash between a bicyclist and a minivan has closed the intersection of 4th Avenue and Lincoln Street.


  • Officer acquitted of threat against wife is suing city

    A case that was settled in criminal court two years ago is still percolating in the Spokane Police Department, with a detective suing the city for defamation and his boss, …


  • Spokane store clerk stabbed in beer battle

    A Spokane convenience store clerk was stabbed when he tried to stop a man from walking away with an 18-pack of beer.


  • Boyfriend arrested after baby found dead

    A 22-year-old Spokane man already under investigation for abusing a baby girl was arrested late Tuesday after his girlfriend’s 1-year-old son was found beaten to death in their Hillyard apartment. …


  • Suspect in child’s death faces $1 million bond

    A 22-year-old Spokane man already under investigation for abusing a baby girl was arrested late Tuesday after his girlfriend’s 1-year-old son was found beaten to death in their Hillyard apartment. …


  • Creach son questions Valley police contract

    The son of pastor Wayne Scott Creach, killed by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy last month, urged the Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday to change its police services contract …


  • Man fled cops, left child, police say

    A Spokane man ditched his car with his small child inside, leading officers on a foot chase through downtown on Tuesday, police said.


  • Man ditches child to flee Spokane police

    A Spokane man ditched his car with his small child inside then led officers on a foot chase through downtown this afternoon, police said.


  • Police: Rape suspect posed as cop

    A man accused of raping a 19-year-old woman in a Spokane park early Saturday claimed to be a police officer, then told her he would take her to jail for …


  • Report: Rape suspect posed as police officer

    A man accused of raping a 19-year-old woman in a Spokane park early Saturday claimed to be a police officer, then told her he would take her to jail for …


  • Man in custody on rape, kidnapping charges

    A suspected rapist is in custody after authorities were alerted to a sexual assault early Sunday in north Spokane. Christopher Michael Clough, 29, was apprehended in connection with the 1:27 …


  • Vestal: Alleged givebacks are a cop-out

    Give it back. This is the terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad mantra of this recession. Give back your job. Give back some salary. Give back your raise. Give back a …


  • Deputies no longer assert that suspect fired first

    Deputies who initially said an armed assault suspect fired on them before they shot back, wounding him last week, now say they’re unsure if the man shot at them at …


  • Guild, city of Spokane spar over layoffs

    Spokane Police Guild leaders this week sent a strong message to Mayor Mary Verner: We dare you. In a letter received by Verner on Thursday, Guild President Ernie Wuthrich warned …


  • Spokane man dies after altercation with caretaker

    Spokane police detectives are investigating the death of a 50-year-old man at an assisted living center early Monday.


  • No conclusion in probe of deputy-involved shooting

    Investigators have not determined if a man shot by Spokane County sheriff’s deputies initiated the gunfire that sent him to the hospital last week, according to court documents released Tuesday. …


  • City layoff list puts 120 workers at risk

    Spokane administrators next week will inform about 120 workers that they will lose their jobs by the end of the year. Some could be demoted but remain on the city …


  • Child care center worker accused of sex abuse

    A 64-year-old man is accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl at a Spokane child care center last summer.


  • Sheriff releases tapes of dispatches after pastor’s shooting

    The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office released the 911 and police dispatch tapes Monday documenting Deputy Brian Hirzel’s transmissions surrounding his fatal shooting of Spokane Valley pastor Wayne Scott Creach. The …


  • Police report details pastor’s shooting

    Deputy Brian Hirzel told investigators that he feared for his life before he fired the shot that killed Pastor Wayne Scott Creach. The 733-page investigative file released Thursday by the …


  • Prosecutors reviewing Creach shooting probe

    The investigation into last month’s police shooting of a Spokane Valley pastor and businessman has been completed and turned over to county prosecutors for review, authorities said today. Investigators have …


  • Sheriff’s Office looks at Hirzel’s role in online sex toy business

    Deputy Brian Hirzel, already under investigation for fatally shooting a Spokane Valley pastor, now is the subject of a new probe. Hirzel failed to disclose, as required under Sheriff’s Office …


  • Gang murder suspect arrested in Compton

    A suspect in the murder of a rival gang member outside a party last January is due back in Spokane on murder charges after being arrested Thursday near Compton, Calif.


  • Woman found after downtown Spokane search

    Spokane police have located a 23-year-old woman after her purse and cellphone were found in Riverfront Park and her car was found parked a block away.


  • Pellet gun incidents increase

    A rash of vandalism in Spokane has involved people wielding BB and pellet guns, and police say they’re taking the problem seriously. From about Aug. 18 through the end of …


  • Police chase of stolen car ends with felon’s arrest

    A Spokane man convicted of car theft last week is back in jail after police say he led them on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle late Wednesday.


  • ‘Scruffy’ man robs pharmacy of OxyContin

    Around 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, a robber stormed through the Fifth and Browne Pharmacy with a knife, demanding OxyContin, police said.


  • Officer involved in shooting identified

    The deputy who fatally shot a Spokane Valley pastor and business owner last week was identified Monday as Brian Hirzel, a two-year veteran of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office who …


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