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Adults-only store in Spokane Valley targeted

The adult bookstore where a cross-dressing legislator first became ensnared in a career-ending extortion scandal in 2007 is being targeted by Spokane Valley City Hall. City officials have declared the Hollywood Erotic Boutique on East Sprague Avenue a public nuisance, citing group masturbation and other lewd behavior witnessed by an undercover sheriff’s detective and chronicled in numerous pages of police reports. The city wants to impose stricter regulations.

Spokane Valley DUI accident knocks out power

A hit-and-run DUI accident in Spokane Valley knocked out power and is congesting traffic.

Suspected burglar breaks into two occupied homes in Northwood area

Two people who live near each other in the Northwood area called Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies Monday to report that they heard someone in their homes. Both homeowners said they heard their front doors being pried open.

Man shoots tire in road rage incident on Dishman-Mica

A driver on Dishman-Mica shot another driver’s tire in a road-rage incident Monday, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said.

Trial begins in shooting outside Spokane Valley bar

The trial of two men charged in connection with a shooting outside a Spokane Valley bar last February got under way Wednesday. Jarrod E. Veilleux, 30, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, and Terrance D. Riley, 33, is charged with first-degree rendering criminal assistance for helping the shooter get away.

Elderly man still missing

Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies are still searching for 71-year-old Samuel H. Counts of Spokane Valley, who was reported missing Friday. Counts, who has dementia, left his home in the 4900 block of East Ninth Ave. at about 3 p.m. Friday to go to a local store.

Armed robbery suspect arrested

Spokane police arrested armed robbery suspect Crystal Abad on Saturday evening, a week after she was accused of robbing and shooting her ex-boyfriend. Police spokeswoman Jennifer DeRuwe said Monday that Abad was arrested without incident at 4900 N. Stevens St.

Sprague Avenue work includes spiffing up

The greenest grass in town can now be found along Sprague Avenue in Spokane Valley. With the majority of a $1.2 million stormwater project between Thierman and Park roads near completion, the aesthetic aspects of the project are now under way.

Then and Now: Valley schools

Education in east Spokane County began in the 1880s in one- and two-room schoolhouses dotted among the farms and settlements in the Spokane River valley. Many one-school districts merged into the West Valley, East Valley and Central Valley school districts.

Cost-conscious fashionistas rejoice

International fashion retailer H&M is opening a store at the Spokane Valley Mall next month. That scream you just heard was a collective cheer from just about every teenager across the Inland Northwest.

Doug Clark: Stunt Shea pulled far from clean campaigning

Matt Shea – the Road Rage Republican running for re-election in Spokane Valley – has his knickers in a knot over his opponent’s supposedly dirty campaign tactics. Or in other words …

Clinics ease stress on hospital ERs

The Community Health Association of Spokane is expanding services in Spokane Valley as it prepares for an influx of patients if the Affordable Care Act survives after the November elections. With a one-year, $100,000 grant from the Health Sciences and Services Authority of Spokane County, CHAS will open a new urgent care center somewhere near Valley Hospital early next year.

Drug cops raid Spokane Valley daycare

A Spokane Valley daycare operator was arrested this morning for selling marijuana to several high school students.

Body found on roadway in Valley

The body of a 25-year-old man was discovered Sunday morning in Spokane Valley, and Spokane Valley police are investigating the case as a homicide. Spokane County sheriff’s detectives believe they know the identity of the deceased man but don’t know how he died, sheriff’s spokesman Deputy David Thornburg said in a news release. Thornburg said he expects to release more details about the case today.

Spokane Valley death likely a homicide

Spokane Valley Police are investigating a body of a 25-year-old man discovered Sunday morning in Spokane Valley and are investigating the case as a homicide.

Police arrest two teens in patrol car crash

Two teens have been arrested for placing wood and rocks on Pines Road that led to a patrol car crash just after midnight on Friday, Aug. 3 in Spokane Valley.