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  • UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2012, 5:43 p.m.

    Homicide victim found in West Central alley

    A man’s body was found in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood about 9 a.m. today by a resident taking garbage into an alley.


  • Elderly man killed wife and himself, police said

    An elderly man at a northwest Spokane home called 911 this morning saying he had shot and killed his terminally ill wife and was planning his own death, police said.


  • Man arrested for attempted West Central arson

    A man accused of setting fire to his West Central home earlier this month has been arrested by Spokane Fire investigators.


  • Police seek help locating missing Spokane girl

    Spokane police need help locating a missing 10-year-old in north Spokane.


  • Police say man had knife at STA Plaza

    A man is accused of threatening to kill a woman and her baby at the Spokane Transit Authority Plaza and lunging at them with a large knife. Police eventually deployed …


  • Injured motorcyclist identified, still critical

    A motorcyclist hit by a pickup truck in downtown Spokane during the Monday night rush hour commute remains in critical condition, says Sacred Heart officials.


  • Man arrested for stabbing dog

    A Spokane man who reportedly stabbed his own dog in the throat was arrested early this morning in the 3700 block of North Regal.


  • Drive-by shooting at Swaxx’s Bar

    Witnesses said two black men fired handguns while yelling their gang affiliation outside Swaxx’s Bar in north Spokane shortly after 1:30 a.m. today. The men were in an older black …


  • City considering COPS reform

    Spokane’s relationship with nonprofit Community Oriented Policing Services was jolted this month as the city considers program changes at the neighborhood centers it funds. COPS board Chairman Jack Brucick sent …


  • Police arrest man suspected in stabbing

    Police arrested a man this morning who is accused of stabbing a man in the ear.


  • Jobs stymie budget action

    Spokane Mayor David Condon’s plan to approve a budget without increasing property taxes is on hold as the City Council struggles with further cuts to police and fire services. The …


  • Spokane man may face arson charges

    Arson investigators with the Spokane Fire Department may charge a West Central resident with arson after he threw a Molotov cocktail through a window there. Nobody was injured in the …


  • Police investigating attempted arson in West Central

    A West Central neighborhood home was the target of an attempted arson on Monday morning.


  • Woman suspected of multiple Spokane robberies

    A woman who led police on a pursuit after fleeing from a salon robbery on Thursday evening is also suspected of robbing a South Hill Tully’s Coffee that same morning.


  • Hit-and-run causes power outage

    An early morning hit-and-run knocked out power temporarily for north Spokane residents after a power pole was toppled near the Crestline Street and Lincoln Road roundabout.


  • Doug Clark: Straub, pay attention to avoid repeating history

    I’m hoping the man we just hired to put our broken Spokane Police Department back together is a newspaper reader. Or at least I hope Frank Straub was reading on …


  • Spokane’s first police ombudsman’s term extended

    Spokane’s first police ombudsman will keep his job for another year. Mayor David Condon decided in August against renewing Ombudsman Tim Burns’ three-year contract. The move angered some City Council …


  • Police investigate suspicious luggage near Kardong Trail

    An unattended suitcase near the Kardong Bridge caught the attention of passing pedestrians on Monday morning who reported the luggage to police as suspicious.


  • Officer took gun safety class before daughter shot herself

    Two weeks before Spokane police Officer Barry O’Connell’s daughter accidently shot herself Easter Sunday with her father’s department-issued pistol, O’Connell had completed a gun safety refresher course stressing the importance …


  • Documents: McGill’s daughter described as uncooperative

    Before a troubled teenager emerged as the prime suspect in a Spokane woman’s brutal riverbank slaying earlier this year, detectives had begun to suspect that the victim’s own daughter might …


  • Guild blames former officials for bungled detective firing

    Spokane Police Guild officials say the blame for the botched firing of a detective lies with officials no longer in city government. The Spokane City Council on Monday approved a …


  • Spokane city leaders settle with detective, apologize

    City leaders have apologized to a police detective fired last year for what officials described as a “troubled work history.” The Spokane City Council voted 5-1 on Monday to approve …


  • City apologizes to fired detective

    City leaders on Monday issued an apology to a police detective fired for what officials described as a “troubled work history.”


  • Council to weigh payout to fired, rehired detective

    The Spokane City Council on Monday will consider paying a fired and rehired police detective $350,000. Former police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick fired Detective Jeff Harvey in July 2011, citing what …


  • Council to consider $350,000 firing settlement

    The Spokane City Council on Monday will consider paying a fired and rehired police detective $350,000. Former Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick fired Detective Jeff Harvey in July 2011, citing what …


  • Doug Clark: So begins Straub’s grace period

    Frank Straub has taken the oath to become Spokane’s new police chief, and already the department is running like a stolen Rolex. No innocent civilians have been shot, shocked or …


  • Police honor Spokane man with Chief’s Citizen Award

    The Spokane Police Department honored a man hailed by many in the community as a hero for helping capture an accused killer. Joshua Gahl received the Chief’s Citizen Award Monday.


  • New chief takes oath

    Frank Straub was sworn in Monday as Spokane’s new police chief. Public officials gathered to witness the ceremony, which came a week after he began work in his new job.


  • Burglary, assault suspect arrested

    Spokane police arrested a man suspected of throwing a 62-year-old woman down a flight of stairs during a burglary last month. The man, David J. Bassford, 38, was arrested in …


  • In brief: Super Nails owner faces felony charges

    Spokane police arrested a local business owner Monday on charges of attempted trafficking in stolen property. According to a release, Tien M. Le, 40, owner of Super Nails at 1500 …