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UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 3:59 p.m.

Police find missing 12-year-old

Police say they have located a 12-year-old who was reported missing Friday afternoon.


UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 4:59 p.m.

Spokane Police search neighborhood north of town following shooting Saturday

One man is in the hospital with injuries that aren’t life-threatening, police said Saturday afternoon. A police dog was searching for a man near the intersection of Addison Street and …


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Woman hijacks car, pushes passenger out, flees with victim’s dog and crashes on I-90

Spokane police officers arrested a woman Friday after she allegedly hijacked an idling car, pushed a passenger out and drove off with a dog in the car. The suspect crashed …


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 5:56 p.m.

Mother of Otto Zehm leaves legacy of police reform after her death

Anna A. Zehm never sought exposure. But her fierce crusade for justice following the unlawful arrest, beating and death of her son, Otto, became a yearslong public campaign for better …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:15 p.m.

Woman arrested after fatal shooting in east Spokane

A 25-year-old woman is accused of shooting and killing a person in a home in east Spokane before running to a nearby shopping area, where she was arrested Thursday morning. …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

Confrontation in north Spokane leads to drive-by shooting arrests

Spokane police arrested two men accused of participating in a drive-by shooting early Sunday in north Spokane.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

Thousands turn out for Spokane march honoring MLK

Two-and-a-half-year-old Aveline Jones plodded in her yellow shoes, pink pants and black coat with her hand firmly in her mother’s grasp Monday as they joined about 3,000 other marchers to …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

Two officers injured during altercation with domestic violence suspect

One police officer was hospitalized and another injured during an attempt to take a domestic violence suspect into custody Sunday morning in West Central Spokane.


Spokane Police charge third suspect in fatal drive-by shooting from July

A Pierce County juvenile, who was linked by witnesses and fingerprints to a fatal drive-by shooting that occurred last summer in Spokane, appeared in court on Monday on the charge …


Man arrested, accused of brandishing knife, harassing people near Kendall Yards

Police arrested a 19-year-old man Tuesday for allegedly brandishing a knife and threatening to kill people in the Kendall Yards area.


Everything is copy: Finding harder truths along the harder route

During the mediation, the officer said that while he had a slightly different memory of the exchange, his hasty words didn’t reflect what he’d meant, didn’t represent him. He wanted …


Shawn Vestal: Police union again undermines independent oversight by ombudsman

The ongoing battle to achieve independent oversight over the Spokane Police Department – a value that voters in this city have supported overwhelmingly – is again being thwarted by the …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

Man accused of downtown Spokane hit-and-run crash claims he was drugged

A man accused of a downtown hit-and-run crash early Thursday morning told police he believed he had been drugged.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 6:21 a.m.

Proposal would stop Spokane police from auctioning rifles

Police would be required to destroy rifles and shotguns that have been seized or abandoned rather than selling them to firearms dealers under a proposal being considered by the Spokane …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

Law enforcement sponsors prescription drug ‘Take Back Day’ on Saturday

Local and federal law enforcement agencies are helping sponsor National Prescription Drug “Take Back Day,” which will be held Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


Spokane police officer finds second family from father’s past through DNA testing

Twenty years after her father’s death, Spokane Police Officer Teresa Fuller used DNA testing and public records to uncover her father’s second identity and find her older sister.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Bad drug batch in Spokane suspected in Tuesday death and hallucinogenic behavior

One person is dead and perhaps 20 others have been hurt and affected by what Spokane Police are warning could be a bad batch of drugs coursing through the city.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 8:18 p.m.

Police seize firearms and drugs after tip leads to East Central home

Spokane Police arrested three felons and seized multiple firearms out of a nuisance residence on Wednesday in East Central Spokane.


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 9:54 a.m.

Man who made multiple violent threats, sparking Alert Spokane phone notification, arrested in manhunt

Spokane police late Monday arrested a man accused of making violent threats in multiple locations and calling 911 numerous times threatening to kill police.


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Man wounded by gunfire after midnight Wednesday

Police are searching for a shooting suspect who wounded a man early Wednesday morning in north Spokane.


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 2:01 p.m.

After chase through central Spokane, police arrest men in car that was carjacked

Spokane police arrested two men late Thursday in a car stolen during a carjacking.


100 years ago in Spokane: Police captain investigates death of nephew in car crash

Spokane police captain George C. Miles was in police headquarters when a car brought in a deceased victim of an East Sprague car accident. Capt. Miles helped search through the …


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 1:54 p.m.

Man arrested after allegedly firing shotgun in South Hill neighborhood

Reports of a man discharged a firearm in the vicinity of the 4100 block of South Altamont Street drew a heavy police presence Friday night.


Woman reports attempted abduction on Centennial Trial

A woman walking along the Centennial Trail near the Monroe Street Bridge told Spokane Police on Monday that an unknown male came up from behind her and tried to abduct …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 8 p.m.

Murder suspect crashed into deputy’s car in Spokane Valley

William Bost was arrested on suspicion of killing his wife early Saturday, hours after crashing into a deputy’s patrol car in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 10:33 p.m.

Spokane police say South Hill apartment shooting may have been motivated by eviction notice

A woman accused of gunning down a South Hill apartment complex owner and manager last week may have done so because her father was facing eviction, according to police.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 7:40 p.m.

Spokane Police investigating after man found dead in car on South Hill

A man was found dead in a car near 18th Avenue and Arthur Street in the Rockwood neighborhood on Sunday afternoon.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 8:16 p.m.

Spokane Police officer’s use of force justified in September shooting

Spokane police Officer Tucker Seitz was justified in shooting Antonio Davis in September, according to the Spokane County prosecutor’s office. Davis, 25, was shot in the arm after police say …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 8:18 p.m.

Police identify officers who shot and killed suspect in Hillyard shootout

Officers David Stone and Brent Armstrong shot 59-year-old Jim Danforth after the man opened fire on the two officers in their patrol car,


DUI suspect crashes car into Spokane police vehicle

A drunk driver collided with a Spokane police vehicle Tuesday evening, sending the officer to the hospital, according to police reports.