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UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 17, 2019, 1:54 p.m.

Safety officer assaulted with handcuff key at River Park Square mall

The safety officer and suspect were sent to the hospital with minor injuries and released.


Spokane police officer who tampered with evidence retires before possible termination

A Spokane police officer who pleaded guilty in August to covering for his daughter after she assaulted and kidnapped a woman was going to be fired this year by the …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

Police searching for man who stabbed woman at north Spokane Albertsons

A woman in her 70s was stabbed in north Spokane, and police are searching for the suspect. The woman was sent to a hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according …


Police raid felon’s hotel room, catch him painting shotgun to look like a toy

Police caught a felon painting a shotgun to look like a toy in a Spokane motel room Monday, according to Spokane Police Department in a news release.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 6:46 p.m.

Spokane police officer found not guilty of misdemeanor domestic assault

A Spokane police officer accused in 2017 of hitting his girlfriend was found not guilty Monday of four counts of misdemeanor domestic assault.


The Spokane City Council wants you to support tax to maintain 30 firefighters and hire 20 new police officers. The mayor doesn’t.

Spokane voters will decide on a $5.8 million a year levy to pay for fire department and police staffing, a tax that six of the seven members of the City …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 8:27 p.m.

SFCC student reports she was raped on campus

The student told Spokane police she was raped by a male student, whom she knows, at about noon Monday in a first-floor restroom in the school’s gymnasium building, according to …


Spokane Police name two officers who shot knife-wielding man on Jan. 23

The Spokane Police Department on Tuesday named Tyler Fisher and Jordan Orrell as the officers who shot and killed Dwight D. Steward on Jan. 23 after he reportedly refused commands …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

Homicide suspect declares she is innocent of killing her child’s grandmother

Appearing confused and agitated, homicide suspect Ashley Horning repeatedly referred to herself as Gypsy – rather than her legal first name – and told a judge directly that she didn’t …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 10:40 p.m.

Police release body camera footage of December 2017 shooting of 36-year-old robbery suspect

Spokane police have released body camera footage of the December 2017 officer-involved shooting of Joshua P. Spotted Horse after concluding the use of deadly force fell within department policy.


Police say man not attacked after being found injured, halfway in Spokane River

Police determined that a man was not attacked after he was found injured and halfway submerged in the Spokane River on Wednesday. Michele Anderson, spokesperson for the Spokane Police Department, …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 5:45 p.m.

Franklin Elementary placed under brief lockdown on reports of man with a gun in the area

Franklin Elementary School on the South Hill was put under a brief and partial lockdown Thursday morning.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Bremerton man accused of injuring Spokane police officers, endangering children

A man from Bremerton with three children in his back seat was arrested Tuesday night after getting into a brawl with several Spokane police officers.


Man hospitalized early Wednesday after being pulled from Spokane River

A man was hospitalized early Wednesday morning with serious injuries after a jogger found him partially submerged in the Spokane River.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 10:52 p.m.

Shadle Park High School under brief lockdown following student’s threats

A Shadle Park High School student was arrested inside a classroom Wednesday after Spokane police say he threatened to shoot up the school.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 9:21 p.m.

2 injured in scissors attack at downtown Spokane shelter

Two Guardians Foundation employees were injured Wednesday morning after a homeless woman attacked them with scissors at Westminster Congregational warming center.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 9:28 p.m.

Man trapped in car for an hour after 5-car crash in North Spokane

It took firefighters more than 60 minutes in below-freezing temperatures to extricate a man trapped in his truck after a five-car collision early Tuesday night in north Spokane that sent …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 8:43 p.m.

Officer who shot Spokane man was decorated Army captain

The officer who shot and killed a Spokane man on Jan. 7 has been identified as Brandon Rankin.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 9:08 p.m.

Family of man killed in north Spokane officer-involved shooting releases statement

The family of David M. Novak, the Spokane man killed in an officer-involved shooting last Monday, released a statement Saturday thanking their community for support and asking authorities for answers.


Decades-old bomb disposal robot presents challenge for Sacajawea engineering class

A public-service appeal came Thursday morning from Spokane Police Officer Toby Bryer, who told an advanced engineering class at Sacajawea Middle School that the public could use their help.


Could podcast on mysterious killing of Zachary Lamb help solve Spokane cold case?

The podcast begins where Zachary Lamb’s life ended – on the historic streets of the lower South Hill, just outside of his apartment at 10th Avenue and Elm Street.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 8:10 p.m.

Police arrest man accused of drive-by shooting in downtown Spokane

Police arrested a man early Friday morning accused of drive-by shooting in downtown Spokane.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 30, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Spokane police investigating suspicious death of 62-year-old man in Sunset Hill area

Officers found Richard White’s body facedown on the floor of his kitchen, with a pool of blood under his torso. His housemate “either truly believed, or acted like, he did …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

Medical examiner identifies man killed by train near downtown Spokane; death ruled an accident

The Spokane County Medical Examiner has identified a man who was hit and killed by a train in Browne’s Addition Christmas evening as 31-year-old Ryan E. Poyner.


Family in limbo after suspected arson in Logan neighborhood leaves home in ruins

Two months after a fire tore through her home, Devan Howe-Kizzar is still unsure how to move on from that night. With no cash, renter’s insurance or assets, she’s unsure …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 25, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Displaced family focuses on silver lining after Christmas morning house fire in Logan Neighborhood

P.J. Farrell had a lot to look forward to on Christmas morning. Getting home, waking up his kids, seeing the excitement wash away the tired in their eyes, and watching …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Police search for suspect in Lincoln Heights gas station robbery

Police are searching for a man who allegedly robbed a gas station at knifepoint in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood on Wednesday night and fled with stolen money.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 4:36 p.m.

Woman arrested for allegedly attacking boyfriend with broken kitchen knife

Police arrested a woman Tuesday evening accused of stabbing a man with a broken kitchen knife inside their North Spokane home.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 8:20 p.m.

Woman accused of stabbing boyfriend with broken knife in Logan neighborhood

Spokane police said a woman was arrested Tuesday night after she stabbed her boyfriend and locked herself in a home with four small children.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 7:01 p.m.

North Spokane stabbing suspect has history of violent attacks

Corey A. Taylor, 23, appeared in court Friday after police say he stabbed a man in north Spokane.