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News >  Spokane

Moss Adams employees try out Olynyk’s hairstyle

If Gonzaga men’s basketball center Kelly Olynyk has practical reasons for keeping his long locks out of a ponytail while he plays, no one at the Spokane office of accounting firm Moss Adams has been able to figure them out. That doesn’t mean they didn’t try.

News >  Health

Teens are smoking and drinking less, but plenty use pot

One in six Washington youth ages 12 to 17 has seriously considered suicide, and 8 percent of students in eighth and 10th grades have attempted suicide in the past year, according to a state Department of Health survey. The figures are the result of an October 2012 survey. The survey included about 200,000 students from across the state and addressed sexual activity, drug and alcohol use, depression and commitment to school.
News >  Spokane

Alleged machete attack leads to standoff, man’s arrest

A standoff ended peacefully Wednesday morning after police say a man attacked his neighbor with a machete then holed himself up in a skate shop, at times using a mannequin to make them believe he wasn’t alone. After detectives served a search warrant, SWAT officers went inside Hillyard Skate Shop to apprehend the alleged attacker, 39-year-old Glen M. Fisher, just before 10 a.m.
News >  Spokane

Washington prison program shows signs of cutting crime

A pilot program to correct the behavior of violent prison inmates at a cognitive level is helping keep the peace in one pod of the Airway Heights Corrections Center. The program graduated its first 60 members Friday in the wake of the state releasing results showing a dramatic decline in violence among the test group.
News >  Spokane

Suspect, dead man have same last name

The suspect in last week’s shooting at an east Spokane home has the same last name as the man who was found dead in front of the residence earlier that day. Spokane police arrested William G. Anderson, 39, at a home in the 1600 block of North Stone Street just after 2 p.m. Monday.
News >  Spokane

Wife survives attempted murder

An Idaho State Patrol officer who came across a vehicle flashing its emergency lights on state Highway 3 early Sunday morning found a woman with her throat slit, prompting a hunt for her husband, who was found dead of an apparent suicide. Benewah County Sheriff Dave Resser said Mary McGreal, 44, was bleeding profusely from her neck in the front seat of the vehicle but was alive and able to speak to the patrol officer. She was taken to Benewah Community Hospital and eventually flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
News >  Spokane

A family affair

Mac Mills and Jim Leifer might as well have a photographic memory for the State B basketball tournament. They remember how their tallest guy one year was only 6-foot-3. How one player scored more points than their whole team. How lumpy the floor was in the old Coliseum.
News >  Spokane

Helicopter used to arrest fleeing DUI driver

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office used its Air 1 helicopter to catch a man who deputies said was intoxicated and fled after he fell asleep at an intersection with his vehicle running and in gear early this morning.
News >  Spokane

Woman charged with stealing $10,000 from neighbor

A Spokane Valley woman has been charged with forcing a 91-year-old neighbor to give her power of attorney, and then stealing $10,000 from the elderly woman’s bank account. Jody Scotece, 53, was charged with first-degree theft, obtaining a signature under duress and money laundering, according to a news release from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.
News >  Spokane

Father seeks answers about his son’s death

Robert Dressel has no idea how or why his son died. “We want to know what happened all right,” Dressel said from his home Wednesday, a day after 48-year-old Michael Dressel was found dead near Evergreen Elementary School.
News >  Spokane

Medical examiner identifies body found near school

A man whose body was found Tuesday morning north of Spokane may have been killed by a car. Evergreen Elementary School went into a modified lockdown as law enforcement investigated the scene at West Eddy Avenue and North Weipert Drive, Spokane County sheriff’s Lt. Steve Barbieri said.
News >  Spokane

Spokane music venue punished following shootings

Owners of the Knitting Factory said they are working with police to fight gang violence in the wake of two shootings Monday. The gunfire prompted Spokane police Chief Frank Straub to suspend the popular concert venue’s entertainment license after several fights spilled into downtown streets in the past year.
News >  Spokane

Rising against abuse

One in three women will be abused in her lifetime. Sarah Foley said that statistic shocks a lot of people.
News >  Health

Eastern State Hospital passes review

Eastern State Hospital has passed its latest review and will be recommended for reaccreditation by the The Joint Commission. A final decision on the Medical Lake psychiatric hospital could be made as early as next month, said John Wiley, spokesman for the Department of Social and Health Services, which oversees the hospital.