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  • UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2012, 4:47 p.m.

    Police chief finalists named

    Police officials from San Francisco, Rochester, N.Y., Indianapolis and Stockton, Calif., have been selected as finalists for police chief in Spokane, Mayor David Condon announced today.


  • Council addresses recent downtown assaults

    An ordinance that bans sitting or lying on downtown Spokane sidewalks during a 14-hour period of the day could be expanded to include more hours after a surge of assaults …


  • Police looking for alleged thief

    A man who police say was arrested leaving a suspected robber’s home with a bag of marijuana is now wanted on charges stemming from a gunpoint home-invasion robbery two days …


  • Ex-Chicago Bear hopes for return of championship memorabilia

    A former pro football player whose championship rings were stolen when his home was ransacked in Spokane says he’s hopeful he’ll see the memorabilia again. “But we’ll see,” said Stefan …


  • Man stabbed in throat in east Spokane

    A man was stabbed in his throat during a fight outside a bar today in east Spokane.


  • Clark: Abandon hope, all ye who would be our police chief

    Well, well. Time again to welcome the sad, misguided suckers who think they want to become our next Spokane police chief. Hey, I realize why any outsider would want to …


  • UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2012, 8:32 p.m.

    Standoff ends without injury in West Central

    Several blocks of West Broadway are blocked off as police try to make contact with a man wanted for 2nd degree assault. The man, who police are not naming, is …


  • Two longtime felons suspected of prowling

    A 51-time felon who was told by a judge 10 years ago that “the system’s had enough of you” is back in jail in connection with property crimes police suspect …


  • Thieves leave care bus damaged

    A bus used by Catholic Charities for emergencies and community services was broken into and vandalized Monday night. “It’s disappointing,” Executive Director Rob McCann said in an email Tuesday. “Just …


  • Mayor takes chief search to Indiana

    The embattled top law enforcement official in Indianapolis will be among those considered for Spokane’s next chief of police. Mayor David Condon confirmed to The Spokesman-Review that he asked Indianapolis …


  • UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2012, 9:18 p.m.

    Condon asked Indianapolis police administrator to apply

    Spokane Mayor David Condon has asked the public safety director in Indianapolis to apply to be Spokane chief of police.


  • Man arrested for child luring in north Spokane

    Police say a man tried to lure a 12-year-old boy into a motor home in the parking lot of a north Spokane store on Thursday.


  • Accused sex offender released on bail

    A sex offender facing a potential life sentence for allegedly molesting a girl at the NorthTown Mall is out of jail. Richard Michael Payne, 55, posted a $250,000 bond through …


  • Case could lead to life term for sex offender

    A child molester with a history of sex crimes in public places could be jailed for life after being arrested for exposing himself to a girl at NorthTown Mall in …


  • Police: Girl molested by sex offender at NorthTown

    A registered sex offender has been arrested for exposing himself to a 5-year-old girl and molesting her at the NorthTown Mall.


  • Shooter’s alleged helper will remain behind bars

    A Spokane man accused of helping the fugitive who shot two deputies will remain jailed on $100,000 bond. Robert Lee “Bo” Ruth, 42, has seven felony convictions, 15 misdemeanor convictions …


  • UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2012, 11:53 a.m.

    Man shot by police released from hospital to jail

    A man who was shot by a Spokane police officer as he confronted another man with what turned out to be a BB gun has been arrested.


  • Police: Cop shooter stole car from woman, 87

    A suspected heroin trafficker believed to have shot two sheriff’s deputies stole an 87-year-old woman’s car before he fatally shot himself during a police pursuit Tuesday.


  • Man unsure why SPD shot

    Jesse Hugh Johnson thought no one else was around when, armed with a BB gun, he confronted a suspected thief early Sunday. The 24-year-old Spokane man realized a neighbor must …


  • UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2012, 9:36 p.m.

    Man shot by police claims he was confronting thief

    Jesse Hugh Johnson says he thought no one else was around when, armed with a BB gun, he confronted a suspected thief early Sunday. The 24-year-old Spokane man realized a …


  • Officer shoots gunman in the leg

    Police shot a man in northeast Spokane early Sunday after he refused to drop a firearm he reportedly had pointed at another person. “The officer fired one time” striking the …


  • UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2012, 7:04 p.m.

    Man shot by police in Spokane expected to recover

    Police shot a man in northeast Spokane early Sunday after he refused to drop the firearm he reportedly had pointed at another person.


  • Suspect arrested in home robbery

    Spokane police on Friday arrested a suspect in a May 31 gunpoint home-invasion robbery. David F. Smith, 40, is believed to have robbed a home in the 1600 block of …


  • Suspect arrested in May 31 home invasion

    Spokane police today arrested a suspect in a May 31 gunpoint home-invasion robbery. David F. Smith, 40, is believed to have robbed a home in the 1600 block of West …


  • Chief OKs conduct probe

    A disagreement between the interim Spokane police chief and the ombudsman about how a police misconduct allegation should be investigated has been resolved after witnesses came forward with new information. …


  • Teacher accused of rape on leave

    A Glover Middle School teacher is on paid leave after a police investigation found enough evidence to support charges of six counts of first-degree child rape. Those charges were never …


  • UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2012, 3 p.m.

    Spokane woman crushed by own car identified

    A Spokane woman who died after being run over by her own car has been identified as Kaitlyn Rebstock, 22.


  • Body found in Spokane River

    The body of a man was found in the Spokane River this afternoon, and police said it appears to be a man who was reportedly distraught on Saturday evening.


  • Police testing body cameras

    If city leaders want body cameras to become a standard part of the Spokane Police Department uniform, they’ll have to first work through what the city’s top cop says could …


  • Complaint going to mayor

    A disagreement between the interim Spokane police chief and the police ombudsman about the handling of a recent complaint is getting the mayor’s attention. Ombudsman Tim Burns is asking Mayor …