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Local astronaut Anne McClain, filmmaker José Franciso Salgado give Spokane Symphony audience a view of the starsNov. 17, 2019, 7:51 p.m.
Anne McClain, Spokane native and visitor to the International Space Station, helped introduce films of the moon and planets this weekend to sold-out Spokane Symphony shows. McClain later spoke with church youth groups about the importance of inspiration and perseverance.
Nov. 15, 2019, 7 p.m.
Earlier this week, members of the Rogers High School boys cross country team and head coach Ken Bell were scrambling to figure out travel and lodging arrangements for Saturday’s NXR Regional Championships in Boise. Then they found out an anonymous donor was giving them $10,000.
Comstock neighborhood schools temporarily locked down after man jumps Sacajawea fence, makes threatsNov. 14, 2019, 2:30 p.m.
Several schools and day cares in the Comstock neighborhood area were on lockdown Thursday afternoon while Spokane police searched for a man who reportedly was yelling threats and jumped a fence at Sacajawea Middle School.
Spokane police investigating man’s death following rap battle, fistfight; victim was withdrawing rape pleaNov. 14, 2019, 11:15 a.m.
Witnesses told police Robert R. Ellison, 37, and another man competed in a rap battle that resulted in an argument and punches being thrown, according to court documents. One of the punches knocked Ellison to the ground, causing him to hit his head and die from his injuries.
Nov. 13, 2019, 3:03 p.m.
The search for a Colville pilot who went missing Monday after what was expected to be a one-hour flight continued into Wednesday afternoon as crews grappled with poor weather conditions and narrowed down a search area.
Nov. 13, 2019, 2:26 p.m.
Mason J. Bolton, 20, who was originally facing more than 11 years in prison for the shooting of another man in Harmon Park in August, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge Wednesday after police did not locate a gun and were unable to conduct follow-up interviews with the victim.
Nov. 13, 2019, 4 a.m.
Baidar Hammad was an interpreter for U.S. Army Special Forces from 2010 to 2014. He immigrated to the U.S. in 2014 and became a citizen Tuesday.
Nov. 11, 2019, 5:17 p.m.
More than 200 veterans and family members gathered at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on Monday, Veterans Day, to celebrate the sacrifices of military service members.
Nov. 11, 2019, 4:52 p.m.
For Veterans Day the Spokane chapter of Veterans For Peace, part of an international organization that advocates for peaceful foreign policy and nuclear disarmament, discussed renaming the holiday Armistice Day, a celebration of peace and the end of World War I.
Nov. 11, 2019, 5 a.m.
Spokane veteran Austin Waggoner is engraving the faces of fallen military veterans and their commendations on sheets of aluminum, then giving them to their loved ones at no cost through his Honor the Fallen Project initiative.
Nov. 7, 2019, 7:19 p.m.
Officer Dan Lesser received one day of unpaid suspension for shouting vulgar death threats and failing to immediately activate his body camera during a February arrest in which he released a police dog into a suspect’s vehicle.
Nov. 7, 2019, 3:34 p.m.
Anthony J. Gibson, who escaped from a Spokane work release facility in Februrary and aided in a robbery and assault two weeks later, was sentenced in Spokane County Superior Court Thursday.
Nov. 6, 2019, 7:53 p.m.
Jessica H. Fisk, 21, who is accused of seriously injuring a family during a car crash in north Spokane in April, did not appear for a hearing in Spokane County Superior Court Wednesday because she is jailed in Chelan County in an unrelated case.
Nov. 5, 2019, 4:32 p.m.
A 22-year-old man suspected of sexually assaulting his girlfriend and abusing her and her dog during two separate incidents in October is being held on $1 million bond while he awaits a trial scheduled for December.
Nov. 3, 2019, 1:53 p.m.
Cars started lining up at the Popeyes in Post Falls during breakfast time to get first dibs on the fast-food chain’s popular chicken sandwich that returned to the menu permanently Sunday morning.
Spokane officer resigned from K-9 unit one day after controversial arrest; U.S. marshal raised concernsNov. 1, 2019, 10:18 p.m.
“There should be nothing off the record” in an internal investigation, the police ombudsman said. “Thankfully we don’t have these kinds of cases a lot. But when we do, it seems critical to have all of these things happen aboveboard.”
Oct. 31, 2019, 9:02 p.m.
Nikki Lockwood first had the idea for the flash mob set to “Thriller” on Halloween after Michael Jackson died in June 2009. The tradition turned 10 this year, with some of the original group still among the mob.
‘I’m going to put a bullet in your brain’: Graphic video shows Spokane officer threatening wanted man before hoisting police dog into truckOct. 30, 2019, 3:02 p.m.
The Spokane Police Department on Wednesday released graphic body camera footage of a February incident in which an officer shouted “I will f***ing kill you” and “I’m going to put a bullet in your brain” before hoisting a police dog into the cab of a pickup truck to subdue a man.
Oct. 29, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
The man who fired a gun outside Borracho Tacos & Tequileria while dozens of people were on the sidewalk just after midnight Saturday faces a felony harassment with a weapon charge.
Oct. 29, 2019, 8:29 p.m.
The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office lodged more serious criminal charges against the brother and sister accused of shooting two people in Spokane’s downtown bar district Saturday night after a fight with another group of people.
Oct. 29, 2019, 6:27 p.m.
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Spokane police officer who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman while responding to a report that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend.
Oct. 28, 2019, 10:07 p.m.
Washington State Patrol troopers were busy across the region Monday evening after icy conditions caused close to two dozen crashes before 10 p.m.
Oct. 28, 2019, 10:06 p.m.
At the first stop on Tom Mueller’s national tour for his book “Crisis of Conscience: whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud” in his hometown of Spokane, the author discussed tracing the history of whistleblowing from America’s Founding Fathers to people like Edward Snowden today.
Oct. 28, 2019, 10:03 p.m.
Many of Spokane’s homeless shelters were operating at or above capacity Monday as a cold front brought the coldest temperatures of the year to the area and temporary warming shelters were not operational.
Oct. 27, 2019, 5 a.m.
Investigators say the Hope, Idaho, murder wouldn’t have been solved for many years, if ever, without the use of a federal database that collects millions of high-definition images of bullet casings collected from crime scenes or test fired from guns used in crimes. And law enforcement agencies hope success stories like this will cement it among routine investigative techniques.