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  • One injured in West Central drive-by shooting

    One man was shot in the leg Wednesday night after a reported drive-by shooting in the 2200 block of West Broadway Avenue.

  • Man shot in stomach by known intruder

    A man was shot in the stomach after someone he knew burst into his home at 2104 East Heroy Avenue this morning.

  • Man arrested in toddler death

    Spokane police arrested 23-year-old Joshua Burnett on Friday on suspicion that he killed his girlfriend’s toddler last month. Rylee Castner, 18 months, died March 31 from blunt force trauma to …

  • Toddler’s death declared a homicide

    The death of a toddler last week has been ruled a homicide. Rylee J. Castner, an 18-month-old boy, died March 31 of blunt force trauma to the head, according to …

  • In brief: Amtrak passengers, crew safe after slide derails train

    SEATTLE – Mud, trees and rocks hit an Amtrak passenger train traveling through Washington Sunday morning, causing several cars to derail, according to a railway spokesman. There were no injuries …

  • Police recommend assault charges against USC players

    Spokane Police are recommending two counts of second-degree assault for each of the two University of Southern California players involved in a downtown Spokane brawl last month.

  • Widowed grandmother detains intruder at gunpoint

    A widowed grandmother who was awoken by someone kicking in her back door held the intruder at gunpoint until police arrived at her North Spokane home early Wednesday morning.

  • Woman critical after early Sunday stabbing

    A woman suffered life-threatening stab wounds Sunday morning during a dispute with another woman outside a West Central four-plex in what a friend described as a love triangle.

  • Alleged car thief shot, dies nearby

    Spokane County prosecutors will have to decide whether to file charges against a homeowner who shot and killed a man allegedly stealing his vehicle Monday morning near East Mission Avenue …

  • Downtown police patrol arrests burglary suspect

    Spokane Police arrested a burglary suspect with outstanding warrants after a chase through downtown this morning.

  • Police confirm USC players involved in downtown brawls

    Spokane Police have confirmed two University of Southern California basketball players were involved in a series of fights that left four people hospitalized last week.

  • Reckless driver causes damage to police vehicle

    A driver fleeing from police in a stolen vehicle caused damage to a parked car and a police squad car early this morning.

  • Man, nephew face murder charges

    Handcuffed and terrified, 20-year-old Heather Cassel broke free from her abductor early Monday morning and ran toward an apartment complex screaming for help when bullets ended the chase. One bullet …

  • Woman killed near SFCC

    Spokane police want help identifying a woman found shot to death early Monday at apartments near Spokane Falls Community College. Officers responded about 4:30 a.m. to reports of a gunshot …

  • USC suspends athletes post-fight

    The University of Southern California has suspended two basketball players indefinitely following allegations of their involvement in a melee in downtown Spokane early Sunday. Spokane police continue to investigate a …

  • Spokane officer injured in fight with suspect

    SPOKANE — Spokane police say an officer suffered a broken collar bone in a fight with a car theft suspect who also was injured during his arrest.

  • Man shot in the chest ‘told me he was dying’

    Kim Blackmore stood shivering in the cold Thursday, describing how her estranged boyfriend – the father of her unborn child – had forced his way through a dog door into …

  • Police: Suspected pipe bomb was actually drug device

    Spokane Police investigated a report today of a possible pipe bomb found in an alley behind 112 E. Wellesley Ave.

  • Police and SWAT execute drug search warrants

    Police and SWAT teams arrested at least one person in drug-related search warrants this morning.

  • Bust near school nets drugs, guns

    A nine-time convicted felon and reputed white supremacist got a wake-up call Friday morning from the Spokane police SWAT team, which took him into custody after finding drugs, guns, counterfeit …

  • Spokane Police urge greater use of tip line

    The Spokane Police Department wants people to use its tip line.

  • Double shooting followed gang attacks

    Spokane Police continue to investigate what they have called a gang-related shooting Saturday morning in which two victims were shot and two more victims had blunt-force trauma to the head.

  • Second arrest made in Friday shooting

    Spokane police made a second arrest in a Friday night shooting on East Liberty Avenue, police said today.

  • Rapist no longer needs to register

    A former Spokane police sergeant convicted in 1994 of raping a deaf developmentally disabled woman no longer must register as a sex offender. William A. Gentry, 67, told a Spokane …

  • Thompson restitution challenged

    Former Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr.’s attorneys argued Friday that Thompson shouldn’t have to pay restitution stemming from his criminal conviction for using excessive force against Otto Zehm. …

  • River proves too much for theft suspect

    An auto theft suspect trying to outrun police at midday Tuesday jumped into the Spokane River briefly before the icy water forced him back to shore and into the custody …

  • Shootings leave one dead, two wounded

    One person died and two others were injured in a pair of unrelated north Spokane shootings that kept police busy on New Year’s Eve and into Tuesday. In the first …

  • Car theft suspect runs, jumps into icy Spokane River

    An auto theft suspect trying to outrun police at midday today jumped into the Spokane River briefly before the icy water forced him back to shore and into the arms …

  • Police face reorganization

    The Spokane Police Department, hoping to restore public confidence, will embark on a major reorganization next month designed to make existing resources more efficient at achieving the ultimate goal of …

  • Commission seeks list of changes for SPD

    The long-awaited draft report by the independent City of Spokane Use of Force Commission was released today and it calls the Spokane Police Department to change how it polices itself …



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