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  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 2, 2011

    Man accused of aiding friend’s suicide

    An acquaintance of a Spokane man whom police believe took his own life last summer is now accused of assisting in the suicide. Family members of William P. Pickard, 38, …


  • TUESDAY, FEB. 1, 2011, 6:25 P.M.

    Man charged with assisting Sunset Bridge suicide

    An acquaintance of a Spokane man whom police believe committed suicide last summer is accused of assisting in the suicide.


  • TUESDAY, FEB. 1, 2011, 2:35 P.M.

    Officer in fatal crash is 8-year veteran

    The Spokane police officer who struck a pedestrian with his patrol car Sunday night gave a voluntary blood sample and is on leave.


  • MONDAY, JAN. 31, 2011, 6:51 P.M.

    Pedestrian killed in police car crash ID’d

    A Spokane man who died after being struck by a police car has been identified as John A. Van Curler.


  • MONDAY, JAN. 31, 2011, 7:14 A.M.

    Pedestrian dies after being hit by police car

    Authorities say a police officer en route to a trouble call struck and fatally injured a pedestrian in Spokane late Sunday night.


  • SATURDAY, JAN. 29, 2011, 4:47 P.M.

    Man charges at police with baseball bat

    A man was arrested after charging at two officers with a baseball bat early Saturday morning.


  • SATURDAY, JAN. 29, 2011

    DNA database links Spokane man to teen’s 2010 rape

    A Spokane man whose DNA was entered into a national database after a felony property crime conviction in August has been linked to a rape on Jan. 1, 2010, police …


  • FRIDAY, JAN. 28, 2011, 11:29 A.M.

    DNA entry leads to arrest in year-old rape case

    A Spokane man whose DNA was entered into a state system after a felony property crime conviction in August has been linked to a rape on Jan. 1, 2010, police …


  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 26, 2011

    Bridge death, once thought to be homicide, ruled suicide

    Police now believe a Spokane man found dead and bound with a rope under the Sunset Bridge last June committed suicide. Detectives found a suicide note written by William P. …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 25, 2011, 7:26 P.M.

    Man’s death at Sunset Bridge believed to be suicide

    Police now believe a Spokane man found dead and bound with a rope under the Sunset Bridge last June committed suicide. Detectives found a suicide note written by William P. …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 25, 2011

    Long wait by armed driver also at issue

    Spokane Police Ombudsman Tim Burns also declined to certify an investigation regarding a driver who had a permit to own a handgun but was given the gun back in pieces …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 25, 2011

    Use-of-force case leaves questions

    Brian Greear remembers the sirens that prompted him to stop his car. But the 27-year-old Spokane man says he can’t remember what happened before he awoke face down in a …


  • SATURDAY, JAN. 22, 2011

    Officers in shooting named

    The police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a domestic violence suspect Sunday have been identified as Officer Chris McMurtrey and Sgt. Dave Overhoff. McMurtrey, 31, has been with …


  • FRIDAY, JAN. 21, 2011, 6:33 P.M.

    Police officers in fatal shooting identified

    The two Spokane Police Department officers involved in the fatal shooting of a domestic violence suspect Sunday morning have been identified as Officer Chris McMurtrey and Sgt. Dave Overhoff.


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 20, 2011, 5:09 P.M.

    Two calls brought officers to site of fatal shooting

    Police dispatchers received two 911 calls reporting domestic violence at the northwest Spokane home where officers shot and killed a 26-year-old man early Sunday, the Washington State Patrol announced today.


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 20, 2011, 3:21 P.M.

    Vandals strike north Spokane neighborhood

    Spokane police said a vandalism spree in North Spokane resulted in more than 50 incidents of glass and vehicle damage this week.


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 20, 2011, 12:20 P.M.

    Gunman robs North Spokane motel

    A gunman robbed a Spokane motel Wednesday night.


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 18, 2011, 8:25 P.M.

    One injured in school bus accident

    One person was injured in an accident involving a car and a school bus today about 4:16 p.m. at Perry Street and Baldwin Avenue.


  • MONDAY, JAN. 17, 2011, 5:09 P.M.

    On-scene shooting investigation concludes

    The Spokane Investigative Response Team completed its on-scene investigation into Sunday’s officer involved shooting, the response team said Monday.


  • MONDAY, JAN. 17, 2011, 3:22 P.M.

    Suspicious device forces road closures downtown

    Authorities are investigating a suspicious package found on the northeast corner of Main Avenue and Washington Street, forcing several streets to be closed or restricted.


  • MONDAY, JAN. 17, 2011

    Spokane man killed by police

    A man reportedly armed with a knife was shot to death by police in northwest Spokane early Sunday. Spokane police officers were dispatched to the home at 5726 N. Elgin …


  • MONDAY, JAN. 17, 2011

    Bystander aids officer when suspect attacks

    A Spokane police officer was attacked early Sunday by a domestic violence suspect who trapped him in a chokehold until a bystander intervened. Sgt. Kevin King said the officer, whom …


  • SATURDAY, JAN. 8, 2011

    Change in DUI law means fired cop can be rehired

    A former Spokane police sergeant fired after a drunken hit-and-run crash has been offered a spot as a detective after a change in state law lifted his driving restrictions. City …


  • FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2011

    Shooting suspect returns to Spokane

    A Spokane man suspected of the Dec. 12 shooting death of his girlfriend was transported back to Spokane Thursday after undergoing treatment at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for a …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 6, 2011, 5:07 P.M.

    Murder suspect returns to Spokane after stay at Harborview

    A Spokane man suspected of the Dec. 12 shooting death of his 20-year-old girlfriend was transported back to Spokane Thursday after undergoing treatment at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 4, 2011, 4:29 P.M.

    Man dies in walk-in cooler at Spokane Taco Bell

    A man was found dead inside a walk-in cooler at a Spokane Taco Bell on Monday, police said today.


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 4, 2011, 1:20 P.M.

    Suspect in ‘86 murder headed back to Spokane

    A murder suspect who is a person of interest in three other slayings is expected to arrive in Spokane soon.


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 31, 2010

    Man arrested after towed sled hits police car

    A Spokane father is in jail after two children he was towing on a sled behind an ATV slammed into a parked police car, sending the kids to the hospital. …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 31, 2010

    Victim’s family questions shooting accounts

    The look on the man’s face is what Jason Hartell remembers the most. He calls it an “Oh, I messed up” look. He saw it just after he shot security …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 30, 2010, 4:53 P.M.

    Sled crash that hurt 2 kids lands Spokane dad in jail

    A Spokane man is in jail after two children he was towing on a sled behind an ATV slammed into a parked police car, sending the kids to the hospital.


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