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Deputy injured in pursuit of Spokane Valley man suspected of fleeing police, causing 5-car collisionMay 2, 2020, 12:22 p.m.
Spokane Valley police arrested a 54-year-old man on suspicion of hit-and-run, assault and eluding police on Thursday after a deputy responded to an argument where the suspect ran over his leg with an SUV and fled.
May 1, 2020, 7:57 p.m.
Dozens of cars packed full of Medical Lake High School families drove through the campus’s bus loading area Friday evening to wave to teachers and celebrate the 120 graduating seniors who hadn’t gathered since mid-March.
May 1, 2020, 6:44 p.m.
Hundreds of protesters led by far-right religious leaders and state Rep. Matt Shea converged Friday afternoon on the Spokane County Courthouse, calling for the economy to reopen.
May 1, 2020, 1:23 p.m.
A third Spokane Veterans Home resident died from COVID-19 this week after they were transferred to the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center.
Spokane Police Department fires officer who kicked handcuffed suspect in genitals; union authorizes grievance processApril 29, 2020, 5:51 p.m.
The Spokane Police Department fired an officer Tuesday who kicked a handcuffed suspect in the genitals during a July arrest. Prosecutors determined the kick appeared retaliatory, but the man did not wish to cooperate in the case.
April 29, 2020, 5:16 p.m.
Northern Quest Resort & Casino will reopen May 5 with strict social distancing and disease prevention protocols in place, according to the Kalispel Tribe of Indians.
April 29, 2020, midnight
Thirty-one Spokane Veterans Home residents who have COVID-19 are stable at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center following hospital transfers that occurred mostly between Friday and Monday in ambulances.
April 28, 2020, 8:42 p.m.
Spokane police recovered more possibly stolen property related to the investigation of the South Hill Grill burglary about two weeks ago.
Spokane County Sheriff creates task force to address rising property crime, attributes uptick to released repeat offendersApril 28, 2020, 8:29 p.m.
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich announced the creation of a property crime task force Tuesday afternoon in light of a recent spike in reports he attributed to the COVID-19-related releases of repeat offenders. Advocates say they aren’t to blame for the release process.
After months in immigration detention, worlds of Central American, African refugees collide in Spokane during quarantineApril 26, 2020, 5 a.m.
Refugees from Cameroon and Nicaragua faced long, dangerous journeys on their way to Spokane, and the outcome of their quest to escape violence in their home countries is unclear.
April 25, 2020, 5:36 p.m.
Spokane police recovered a body from the Spokane River just west of the Monroe Street Bridge near Kendall Yards Saturday morning.
April 25, 2020, 4:18 p.m.
A domestic violence incident in a Coeur d’Alene apartment led to a police standoff that lasted several hours as officers negotiated with the potentially armed suspect.
April 25, 2020, 4:05 p.m.
The Spokane Fire Department responded to NorthTown Mall in full force Saturday afternoon when a fire was reported near electrical equipment in the building’s basement. But crews from the several firetrucks that arrived found no fire.
No new COVID-19 positives at Spokane Veterans Home as hospital transfers continue; new Spokane County cases rise by 8April 25, 2020, 1:34 p.m.
The Spokane Veterans Home reported no new cases of COVID-19 Saturday as the transfer of more than a third of its residents to the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center continued.
April 24, 2020, 6:04 p.m.
While Franklin County voted to reopen its economy early this week – and quickly learned that wouldn’t fly with Gov. Jay Inslee’s office – officials in Washington’s three rural northeast found consensus on a different, more measured approach.
April 23, 2020, 5:42 p.m.
The Coeur d’Alene Casino is set to reopen May 1, according to the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council. But that won’t happen without strict safety measures.
April 23, 2020, 2:56 p.m.
The Spokane Veterans Home confirmed nine new COVID-19 cases on Thursday as it announced all residents with the disease would be transferred to the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center for care later this week.
April 23, 2020, 2:17 p.m.
Spokane County reported five new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths on Thursday, supporting indications that social distancing guidelines are working.
April 22, 2020, 6:20 p.m.
State health officials outlined key efforts they are taking to prepare a robust health response in the second phase of suppressing COVID-19 in Washington.
April 22, 2020, 6 p.m.
Spokane Valley firefighters rescued a 9-year-old boy Wednesday after he fell about 40 feet down a cliff in the Dishman Hills Conservation Area.
April 21, 2020, 8:18 p.m.
Crews from Spokane County Fire District 8 and the Spokane Valley Fire Department put out a small brush fire in the Dishman Hills Conservation Area Tuesday.
April 21, 2020, 5:01 p.m.
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center staff went into their victory formation recently when a COVID-19 patient was deemed recovered and discharged from the hospital.
April 21, 2020, 11:47 a.m.
Two more people died in Spokane County due to COVID-19 bringing the county total number of deaths to 19.
On the Front Lines: Specialist who cared for Spokane’s first AIDS patients screens VA Medical Center workers for COVID-19April 21, 2020, 5 a.m.
If not for the COVID-19 pandemic, Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center physician assistant Theresa Schimmels would be preparing to head to Seattle to receive a lifetime achievement award from MEDEX Northwest, the University of Washington School of Medicine program where she received her education.
Rathdrum police cite family for holding yard sale despite 3 warnings about stay-home order violationApril 18, 2020, 3:12 p.m.
Rathdrum police cited a family for continuing to hold a multiday yard sale on Friday after issuing them three warnings during the week about Idaho’s stay home order.