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  • Sheriff offers condolences, withholds details in shooting

    Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich extended condolences Friday to the family of slain pastor Wayne Scott Creach and asked for the community to be patient as investigators determine why he …


  • Valley officer kills pastor at nursery

    A pastor and widely recognized Spokane Valley businessman, concerned that a prowler was on his property late Wednesday, got out of bed, apparently armed himself with a pistol and headed …


  • Officer shoots, kills nursery owner, pastor

    A Southern Baptist pastor and owner of a Spokane Valley plant nursery was shot and killed by a Spokane Valley police officer late Wednesday, police said.


  • Swastika found on sign at synagogue

    A swastika was painted on a sign outside a Spokane Valley synagogue last weekend. The congregational leader at the Kehilat HaMashiach, David D’Auria, discovered the swastika painted in red on …


  • Spokane Valley bicyclist injured in hit-and-run

    Spokane Valley police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck a bicyclist early Sunday near the intersection of Sprague Avenue and Dearborn Street.


  • Serial assailant suspected in Valley sex attacks

    New evidence shows one man is responsible for three sexual assaults in Spokane Valley in December 2008 and September 2009, police announced today.


  • Employee robbed while depositing car wash’s cash

    A car wash employee making a cash deposit at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday was robbed at knifepoint, with a 4- to 6-inch blade held to his throat.


  • Girl’s hair on fire leads to arrest

    A student set another student’s hair on fire with a cigarette lighter at East Valley High School on Tuesday, police said Wednesday. The 17-year-old suspect was arrested after staff called …


  • Police: Student lit girl’s hair on fire

    A student set another student’s hair on fire with a cigarette lighter at East Valley High School on Tuesday, police said.


  • Man accused of ramming car charged with six felonies

    A felon with a history of fleeing police is accused of ramming a couple’s car in Spokane Valley before briefly escaping inside an apartment.


  • Pair arrested in drug raid

    An ongoing investigation into OxyContin distribution in Spokane has led to at least four arrests and raids at several Spokane Valley apartments this month. Suspects Kevin D. Miles, 28, and …


  • OxyContin busts piling up

    An ongoing investigation into OxyContin distribution in Spokane has led to at least four arrests and raids at several Valley apartments this month. Suspects Kevin D. Miles, 28, and Tashina …


  • Spokane Valley couple suspected of dealing OxyContin

    Two Spokane Valley residents suspected of dealing OxyContin were arrested during a raid at their apartment Wednesday.


  • West Valley High truants expelled over stolen firearms

    Two high school truants accused of burglarizing Spokane Valley homes were expelled from West Valley High School after officials say they packed stolen firearms near the school on Wednesday.


  • Man cut during fight at transient camp

    A 47-year-old man was cut on the throat Monday evening in a drunken dispute at a Spokane Valley transient camp.


  • Teen hit by truck crossing Sullivan

    A teenager was injured when she was struck by a pickup truck as she ran across Sullivan Road in the Spokane Valley at 6:45 Monday morning. The 15-year-old girl suffered …


  • Spokane region accidents cause death, injuries

    Law enforcement officers and medics responded to three accidents in the Spokane area today, including a fatal accident involving a motorcyclist south of the city.


  • Prosecutor’s office: Police shooting justified

    Spokane Valley police officers were justified when they shot a man reported to be suicidal in December, the Spokane County Prosecutors Office has ruled.


  • Device helps police recover stolen cars

    A Spokane Valley police officer recovered three stolen cars in less than four hours Sunday.


  • Body found along train tracks in Spokane Valley

    A train ran over a Spokane Valley man who was reported missing this morning.


  • Two arrested after fiery crash in Spokane Valley

    A man accused of a shooting in which a bullet landed near a sleeping toddler was arrested Friday night after a fiery car crash.


  • Man shot by Spokane Valley officers enters not guilty plea

    A Spokane Valley man shot by police pleaded not guilty Wednesday to two counts of second-degree assault. Michael E. Young, 55, is accused of pointing a handgun at Spokane Valley …


  • Suspect denies leading fraud ring

    A convicted methamphetamine maker accused of masterminding a multistate check fraud ring that bilked Spokane businesses out of thousands of dollars strongly denies the allegations. “I understand what they’re accusing …


  • Massive check fraud ring uncovered in Valley

    A multi-state check fraud ring police say was masterminded by a convicted methamphetamine maker led to the SWAT-team arrest of the suspect Thursday night.


  • Police chief wants top aide

    Spokane Valley Police Chief Rick Van Leuven discussed his need for a precinct commander to be his second in command. The position was recommended in the law enforcement study performed …


  • Teen startles leotard-wearing burglar, police say

    A burglar dressed in skin-tight leotards and a red bandana went screaming from a Spokane Valley home this morning after being surprised by a 14-year-old occupant, police said.


  • Valley man shot by police is recovering at hospital

    A man shot by Spokane Valley police last week is recovering from surgery at a downtown hospital, family members said Monday. Michael E. Young, 55, suffered gunshot wounds to his …


  • Jaywalker arrested on wallet theft charge

    A quick-acting Spokane Valley police officer arrested a man Monday afternoon in connection with the theft of a wallet from the Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. First Ave., which occurred …


  • Region in brief: Police say man was suicidal

    Spokane Valley police shot and wounded a man they described as suicidal following a standoff Sunday. The 55-year-old, whose name has not been released, was taken to a hospital with …


  • Man shot by police in Spokane Valley

    Spokane Valley police shot a man they described as suicidal following a standoff this afternoon.


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