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Emma Epperly came to the Spokesman-Review in 2019 as an intern. She is a breaking news reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


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March 1, 2021, 5:36 p.m.
The Fourth of July of 2019 was just like any other Independence Day celebration, with thousands of people gathered at City Park in Coeur d’Alene to watch fireworks until two shootings caused all that to change, said Prosecuting Attorney Rebecca Perez to a Kootenai County courtroom on Monday.

Feb. 21, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Snoqualmie and Stevens passes will close both directions at 6 p.m. on Sunday due to heavy rains and increased avalanche danger, the Washington State Department of Transportation announced Sunday afternoon.

Feb. 21, 2021, 10:13 a.m.
Louise S. Seely, 21, of Spokane was driving east on State Route 182 northwest of Ellensburg when her car went of the road of the left side, rolling multiple times before stopping in the median, according to the Washington State Patrol. 

Feb. 21, 2021, 10 a.m.
Nalene A. Andrews, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Feb. 21, 2021, 4 a.m.
The 21 homicides in Spokane last year overwhelmed the Major Crimes Unit, requiring police officers from other units to help .

Feb. 21, 2021, 4 a.m.
Makayla Young’s favorite people were her family. She was the first to volunteer to play with her niece, tell a joke to brighten her siblings’ day or help out her parents with anything they needed.

Feb. 21, 2021, 4 a.m.
The executive director of the state agency that trains peace officers announced Wednesday she is retiring at the end of February.

Feb. 18, 2021, 2:24 p.m.
Police arrested a man Thursday morning who is suspected of defacing a Temple Beth Shalom in Spokane earlier this month.

Feb. 18, 2021, 12:56 p.m.
A man involved in a December shooting in north Spokane told a judge during his sentencing Thursday that the incident happened while he was on a relapse and was partially in self-defense.

Feb. 17, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Spokane activist Kurtis Robinson began his term as a Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commissioner Tuesday after being appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Feb. 17, 2021, 12:32 p.m.
The two men who shot then-Eastern Washington University football players Keith Moore and Dehonta Hayes in Spokane’s central bar district in 2019 pleaded guilty and received significant prison sentences earlier this year.

Feb. 16, 2021, 1:48 p.m.
An Idaho man was arrested on suspicion of drug possession Friday in Liberty Lake, only to carjack a group of teen girls in Browne’s Addition less than an hour after getting out of jail Sunday.

Feb. 16, 2021, 11:33 a.m.
A tip submitted to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children led to an investigation this summer and the recent guilty plea of a Spokane man who was found to be in possession of more than 60 images of children being sexually assaulted.

Feb. 16, 2021, 7:40 a.m.
Snow continued to fall in North Idaho and the Palouse Monday night and Tuesday morning, causing school cancellations. In Spokane, plows rumbled down frozen streets clearing snow from the storm the day before.

Feb. 15, 2021, 8 a.m.
After months of minimal snowfall, a winter storm brought about 4 inches of snow to the Spokane region.

Feb. 15, 2021, 4 a.m.
A Washington State Trooper’s 2018 death has been reclassified as occurring in the line of duty after an investigation determined the cause of her fatal cancer was exposure to toxic chemicals during an illegal auto-wrecking investigation.

Feb. 14, 2021, 10:51 a.m.
After flurries on Valentine’s Day, meteorologists expect the snowfall will pick up, with 3 to 4 inches forecast in Spokane starting Sunday night and into Monday morning.

Feb. 14, 2021, 9:36 a.m.
A West Central resident was in critical condition Sunday morning after his home caught fire, and a firefighter who responded to the blaze was also injured after falling off a ladder. 

Feb. 14, 2021, 9:02 a.m.
After a woman was carjacked in Browne's Addition Saturday night, police spent hours looking for a suspect only to discover he was a man released from jail less than a half-hour earlier. 

Feb. 11, 2021, 3:30 a.m.
When Matt and Heather Petro started dating, they would ice skate on every pond and rink they could find.

Feb. 10, 2021, 2:56 p.m.
The Small Business Administration will offer federal disaster low-interest loans to individuals and businesses affected by devastating wildfires in Washington last summer.

Feb. 10, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Three suspects were arrested last month for a series of burglaries that occurred near Gonzaga University during the school’s winter break.

Feb. 9, 2021, 2:22 p.m.
A Stevens County man who called police after shooting his friend earlier this month remains jailed on suspicion of second-degree murder.

Feb. 5, 2021, 3:30 a.m.
Calling 911 is a rare occurrence for most people. But for some, it’s the only number they know to call, even when there might be someone better out there to help.

News >  Spokane
Feb. 4, 2021, 11:15 a.m.
WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden on Thursday declared last year’s wildfires in Washington a major disaster, approving public assistance funds requested by Gov. Jay Inslee after blazes devastated communities across the state, including the towns of Malden and Pine City.