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  • THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2012, 8:44 P.M.

    Driver hits woman and her two children

    A driver struck a woman and her two children with his car in downtown Spokane this evening. Paramedics transported the woman to Deaconess Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2012, 5:02 P.M.

    1,600 Beanie Babies donated to Spokane police

    Thanks to a donor, Spokane police officers now have fresh toys to use to comfort children in traumatic situations.


  • Police step up march presence

    Spokane police have a message for anyone considering participating in the Martin Luther King Jr. Unity March on Monday: “The bad guys aren’t going to win, and they need to …


  • Police ratcheting up security for MLK march

    Spokane police have a message for anyone considering participating in the Martin Luther King Jr. Unity March on Monday: “The bad guys aren’t going to win, and they need to …


  • MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2012, 3:02 P.M.

    Spokane police investigate assault of 3-month-old girl

    Police are investigating after a 3-month-old Spokane girl was treated for a broken bone, skull fractures and bruises Friday.


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2012

    Suicide standoff ends peacefully

    A suicidal man prompted a SWAT standoff in Spokane County on Saturday. A few minutes before noon, a couple called police after finding a bloody man in a truck parked …


  • SATURDAY, JAN. 7, 2012, 5:17 P.M.

    Suicidal soldier prompts SWAT standoff

    A suicidal soldier prompted a SWAT standoff in Spokane County this afternoon. A few minutes before noon, a couple called police after finding a bloody man in a truck parked …


  • FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2012, 6:14 P.M.

    Downtown bank robbed, suspect in custody

    Spokane police arrested a man for robbing a downtown Spokane bank this evening. Donnie Snow, 45, was booked into Spokane County Jail for first-degree robbery. Police responded to Banner Bank …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2012

    Doug Clark: Hopefully, Condon won’t stop the insanity

    First real day on the job and Mayor David Condon makes noises about fulfilling his campaign promise to restore the public’s faith in the Spokane Police Department. Folks, I’m worried.


  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2012

    Mayor vows to restore confidence in police

    A 26-year veteran of the Spokane Police Department will lead the troubled agency, at least for the next few months. On his first business day as Spokane’s mayor, David Condon …


  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2012

    Interim chief has spent career with Spokane Police Department

    Scott Stephens grew up in Spokane and graduated from Gonzaga Preparatory School in 1979. He attended Eastern Washington University but never earned a degree. He was recently accepted to the …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2012, 11:18 A.M.

    Police major will serve as interim Spokane chief

    The Spokane police force is expected to get a new chief today, at least temporarily.


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2011, 7:53 P.M.

    Armed robber makes off with prescription pills

    Spokane police are looking for a man who robbed a pharmacy packed with customers at gunpoint today. The man entered the Spokane Falls Clinic at 120 W. Mission Avenue, brandished …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2011

    Police say arrests end alleged ring

    Police on Wednesday arrested the last of eight people suspected in a monthslong residential burglary spree that traumatized victims stretching from Spokane to North Idaho. Beginning in August, authorities across …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2011

    Verner looks back at trials, triumphs

    Spokane Mayor Mary Verner will leave office at the end of the week as the city’s longest serving strong mayor of the four who have served in that capacity. But …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2011

    Nine charged in killing of rapper

    Nine men have been charged for their alleged roles in a fatal shooting involving two rappers at a Spokane hotel. Spokane police detectives are looking for six men on second-degree …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2011, 4:26 P.M.

    Police seek six in deadly November shooting

    Nine men have been charged for their alleged roles in a fatal shooting involving two aspiring rappers at a Spokane hotel.


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2011

    Drunken fight in park ends life of friend

    A Spokane man accused of killing his friend in Riverfront Park after a night of drinking told police he was so intoxicated that he didn’t realize who he was assaulting …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2011, 4:24 P.M.

    Murder suspect says he doesn’t know how friend died

    A Spokane man accused of killing his friend in Riverfront Park told police he was so intoxicated that he didn’t realize who he was assaulting until he saw his shoes, …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2011, 2:30 P.M.

    Murder arrest made in missing man’s death

    Divers have recovered a body from the Spokane River that may be that of a 21-year-old man last seen early Saturday.


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2011

    Judge rejects Thompson request

    A federal judge ruled again Monday that government prosecutors provided enough evidence to allow a jury to convict former Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. of using excessive force …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 18, 2011

    Violent crime declines in Spokane County

    The last three weeks have been among the deadliest in Spokane this year. But the three people killed in what investigators ruled were homicides are an exception to a trend …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 2011, 2:50 P.M.

    Man with steak knife leads to standoff

    A man brandishing a steak knife was taken into custody after a standoff with Spokane police that began about 11:40 a.m. today.


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2011

    Armed man slips police after threat

    A drug addict wanted for car theft pointed a gun at Spokane police officers and pulled the trigger, but the gun did not fire, police said Tuesday. Police say Chase …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2011, 9:47 A.M.

    Police: Felony suspect at large after trying to shoot officer

    A man wanted for car theft pointed a gun at a Spokane police officers and pulled the trigger, but the gun did not fire, police said this morning.


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2011

    Shooting suspect recalls chaos

    A Spokane woman accused of shooting her neighbor to death in a fight late Wednesday told police she didn’t mean to pull the trigger. Melinda R. Barrera, 31, said she …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2011, 6 P.M.

    Woman says she accidentally shot W. Central neighbor

    A Spokane woman accused of shooting her neighbor to death in a fight late Wednesday told police she didn’t mean to pull the trigger.


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2011

    Gunshot victim found dead

    A Spokane man shot in what detectives believe was a dispute with two neighbors called 911 and asked for help just before he died, police said Thursday. The man was …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011, 3:37 P.M.

    Two arrested in late-night homicide

    Spokane Police have arrested two people in connection with a homicide in which the victim called to report that he’d been shot. When police arrived minutes later, the man was …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011

    Clark: Van-Tastic decision takes load off for Team Otto

    Everyone snap to attention. Please click your heels together as we offer an SPD-worthy salute to U.S. District Judge Fred Van Sickle.


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