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Man commits suicide after Spokane Valley standoff

A man was found dead after a five-hour standoff with Spokane County sheriff’s deputies on Sunday night. The medical examiner’s office is conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Trading cards theft draws collectors’ aid

When Alan Bisson hobbled on crutches into his Spokane Valley Sportscards trading shop following knee surgery in March and discovered his windows broken and collectibles missing, it was immediately apparent the culprit was a regular. “They knew what they wanted, and they got it,” Bisson said.

Spokane sheriff’s deputies tase alleged burglar

A 28-year-old man who is suspected of burglarizing several homes in Spokane Valley is in the hospital after sheriff’s deputies tased him early Tuesday morning.

Two people seen fleeing suspicious Spokane Valley fire

The Spokane Valley Fire Department is investigating a suspicious fire that damaged a vacant duplex Monday night.

CHAS Valley clinic robbed

The Spokane Valley CHAS clinic was robbed this morning.

Two ATMs targeted for thefts in past two days

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two commercial break-ins involving ATMs in the last two days.

Police investigating apparent accidental drowning in Spokane Valley

An accidental drowning was reported in Spokane Valley on Friday afternoon.

Two escape house fire in Spokane Valley

Two people escaped a fire that caused $50,000 in damage to a Spokane Valley home Wednesday night.

Suspected robber tracked to drug rehab facility

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputies tracked a suspected robber on a bicycle back to a Spokane Valley drug rehab facility on Saturday. An employee at Divine’s Gas Station near Pines Road and Mission Avenue told deputies a man stabbed him in the neck with a pen and took money from the cash register around 7:40 p.m. Saturday, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. The robber rode away from the scene on a bike, and deputies found a matching bike abandoned behind American Behavioral Health Services at 12715 E. Mission Ave.

Robber was drug rehab resident, police say

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputies tracked a suspected robber on a bicycle back to a Spokane Valley drug rehabilitation facility on Saturday.

Spokane Valley mayor plans run for state House

Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey has announced plans to run for the Washington State House of Representatives 4th District seat if it’s vacated by the retirement of longtime Republican legislator Larry Crouse. Towey’s term on the Spokane Valley City Council expires Dec. 31, and he will not accept donations or begin campaigning until January, Towey said.

Married couple named in meth-ring indictment

A married couple is suspected of conspiring in the same methamphetamine ring as a man arrested in Spokane Valley Tuesday, according to court records.

Then and Now photos: Spokane Valley

When white immigrants began settling permanently in the Spokane area in the 1870s, it was a particularly hardscrabble group who chose the rural Spokane Valley to eke out a meager subsistence raising vegetables, cattle, tree fruit and wheat. Land was cheap, but the tiny settlements like Dishman, Opportunity, Veradale, Greenacres and Otis Orchards were isolated far from the city lights of Spokane. Erma Seehorn, whose family moved to the Valley in 1912, remembers that she could see only two lights in the Valley at night.

Two sent to hospital after Valley house fire

Two people were treated for smoke inhalation after a fire ripped through a Spokane Valley house early this morning.

Spokane Valley celebrates 10th birthday

Only a handful of cities have sprouted in Washington during the past decade and Spokane Valley is one of them – this month it celebrates 10 years as a city. About 51 percent of voters approved the incorporation initiative in 2002, and on March 31, 2003, Spokane Valley became the largest city ever to incorporate in Washington.

Spokane Valley home robbery likely not random

The Spokane County sheriff’s office is investigating a report of an armed robbery of a home in Spokane Valley this morning.

Getting There: Officials seek input on plans for trail

For more than 30 years, the eastern section of an old railroad right of way in the heart of Spokane Valley has sat unused. Spokane County bought the land in 1980 for a major sewer interceptor.

Gang shooting suspect identified

Investigators have identified 26-year-old Terrance R. Jones as a suspect in a possibly gang-related shooting in Spokane Valley last week.

City insists E. Sprague adult shop a nuisance

East Sprague Avenue in Spokane Valley isn’t zoned to allow adult entertainment businesses and never has been, attorney Ken Harper argued Friday in a hearing on whether an adult retail store there is a public nuisance. Harper, who represented Spokane Valley, faced off with attorney Gilbert Levy, representing the owner of Hollywood Erotic Boutique in front of Spokane County Superior Court Judge Annette Plese.

Spokane deputies investigating fatal assault

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man involved in a fight outside a Spokane Valley restaurant that left one man dead.