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Spokane County eclipses 300 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 4 new positives, including 2 among Veterans Home employeesApril 18, 2020, 2:27 p.m.
Spokane County eclipsed 300 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Saturday with four new positive results reported. The Spokane Veterans Home – which has the largest cluster of local COVID-19 cases – also reported two new employee cases.
April 18, 2020, 11:20 a.m.
Spokane police arrested two men Friday night after they were found to be driving a stolen car involved in serious crash, which sent the other driver to the hospital with critical injuries.
On the Front Lines: Sacred Heart housekeeper plays unsung but crucial role in stopping COVID-19’s spreadApril 18, 2020, 4 a.m.
Just like health care providers, Lilly Haeger walks into the rooms of suspected and confirmed COVID-19 patients at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center wearing gloves, a gown and face protection – then a second pair of gloves. But she isn’t there to provide hands-on care.
Rapid testing site opens, local hospitals still have capacity to treat COVID-19, emergent health needsApril 17, 2020, 8:12 p.m.
Providence’s new rapid testing site in North Spokane saw its second day of operation Friday, and local hospital officials said they are encouraged by the decreasing case numbers although they encouraged people to continue adhering to social distancing measures.
April 17, 2020, 7:23 p.m.
A 36-year-old Coeur d’Alene man was involved in an armed carjacking and shooting death Thursday night that led to a pursuit and crash with an Idaho State Police trooper on Highway 97.
April 17, 2020, 3:43 p.m.
Three more employees at the Spokane Veterans Home tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, for a total of six cases. But no new results were returned for residents as of Friday afternoon.
April 17, 2020, 2:16 p.m.
A 22-year-old Rathdrum woman was arrested Thursday on suspicion she killed her newborn baby.
April 16, 2020, 10:12 p.m.
Idaho State Police were involved in the pursuit and shooting of a homicide suspect on Highway 97 Thursday night.
April 16, 2020, 9:01 p.m.
The Spokane Fire Department recovered a body from the Spokane River Thursday morning near the Upriver Dam.
COVID-19 rates aren’t higher in Spokane County communities of color. That may reflect testing inequities.April 16, 2020, 7:15 p.m.
Spokane County’s COVID-19 infection rates among communities of color don’t show the disproportionality that Health Officer Dr. Bob Lutz expected.
April 16, 2020, 5:36 p.m.
Idaho Gov. Brad Little added a new 14-day quarantine requirement for nonessential, out-of-state travelers to his extended stay-home order on Wednesday, and Kootenai County’s sheriff said he is prepared to enforce the measure through education.
April 16, 2020, 3:07 p.m.
Four more residents at the Spokane Veterans Home tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, for a total of 23 confirmed resident cases – including one death – in the county’s largest cluster of the disease.
April 15, 2020, 5:14 p.m.
Seven more residents and one additional employee at the Spokane Veterans Home tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases at the nursing home to 21.
April 15, 2020, 2:02 p.m.
Idaho Gov. Brad Little extended the state’s stay-home order through April 30 on Wednesday, the day it was set to expire, as Kootenai County confirmed three new cases of COVID-19.
April 14, 2020, 6:52 p.m.
Ming Wah Chinese restaurant owner Kam Kwong isn’t sure how his business’s iconic neon sign fell over during the weekend, but he does know one thing: The damaged sign will go back up, one way or another.
April 11, 2020, 6:33 p.m.
Five days removed from Washington’s projected peak in daily deaths due to COVID-19, Spokane County reported 11 new cases and no additional deaths, for totals of 263 and 14.
Mission possible: Facebook group fuels effort to bring Easter festivity to 362 Spokane kids’ front doorsApril 11, 2020, 5:49 p.m.
When a group of volunteers sprang into action this week in hopes of delivering Easter festivities to families who relied on community egg hunts, organizers thought they might reach around 100 kids. But that number just kept growing.
April 11, 2020, 5:45 p.m.
Dust blowing over the roadway on Interstate 90 caused multiple crashes west of Ritzville on Saturday afternoon, according to Washington State Patrol.
10 more Spokane Veterans Home residents positive for COVID-19; largest outbreak in local long-term care facilityApril 11, 2020, 4:05 p.m.
Ten more residents of the Spokane Veterans Home tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, for a total of 12 cases and one death.
April 10, 2020, 7:55 p.m.
April snowfall helped Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies arrest a man suspected of burglarizing multiple east Spokane homes last week because his shoes left unique footprints.
April 10, 2020, 4:01 p.m.
Shopping carts formed a zigzag barricade for people waiting to go inside the Spokane Valley Costco Friday morning just after 11 a.m., as the line stretched across the front of the building and started to go around the front row of parking.
April 9, 2020, 7:39 p.m.
Five Spokane County veterans enrolled to receive care at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center have been diagnosed with COVID-19 as of Thursday.
April 9, 2020, 7:38 p.m.
Social distancing is having an impact on the spread of COVID-19, Spokane County Health Officer Dr. Bob Lutz said, based on the data he is looking at, but he warned that letting up on the brakes too quickly could lead to an increase in cases in the community.
With Ham on Regal cut short, Ferris parents find community in a new production: a home drive-in theaterApril 9, 2020, 5 a.m.
After the COVID-19 pandemic halted the 57th year of Ham on Regal at Ferris High School, the “baker’s dozen” of involved parents, as they call themselves, wanted to stay connected. Bryan Rhodes decided he could create a miniature drive-in theater behind his home near Moran Prairie Elementary.
April 8, 2020, 8:24 p.m.
A house fire in Spokane Valley displaced a family of four and injured a firefighter Wednesday afternoon.