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News >  Spokane
Sept. 18, 2013, midnight
NEW YORK – A smile sparkled on Cami Bradley’s face as she finished her last performance on “America’s Got Talent.” And then judge Howard Stern called her a hillbilly from Spokane. But despite the gibe, he also called her a “home run in every area.”

News >  Spokane
May 19, 2013, midnight
The sun sets on the Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade, but the community lights up the streets of Spokane – a local tradition for 75 years. A police motorcade revved up at the head of the procession, and the cool air smelled of lilacs as the Lilac Royal Court took their places. The namesake flowers are in bloom along Washington Street and Spokane Falls Boulevard.

News >  Spokane
May 19, 2013, midnight
Federal agents searched a Spokane apartment Saturday morning in connection with ricin-laced letters intercepted last week at a Spokane post office processing facility. Neighbors woke up to the sound of doors slamming as Spokane police officers blocked off streets in Browne’s Addition. Federal agents wearing gas masks stormed the second floor of the Osmun Apartments along First Avenue near Oak Street about 7 a.m.

News >  Spokane
May 18, 2013, midnight
A homicide suspect shot and killed by Spokane police officers Thursday died in front of his home after running from officers. The investigation of an earlier fatal shooting led officers to 22007 W. Charles Road, the home of Justin A. Cairns, 21, where officers found his truck and spotted him in a field behind the Nine Mile Falls home.

News >  Spokane
May 18, 2013, midnight
A Spokane County sheriff’s detective faces felony charges of domestic violence and second-degree assault after allegedly using a flashlight to hit his girlfriend and another man at a drunken party Sunday near Odessa. Detective Dale T. Toliver, 46, had been drinking around a campfire at a barn party when he saw his girlfriend get into a pickup truck with another man, according to court documents filed in Lincoln County. Toliver allegedly opened the driver’s side door and hit his girlfriend with the 13-inch, heavy-duty flashlight.

News >  Spokane
May 18, 2013, midnight
A Spokane police officer is on administrative leave following criminal allegations of stalking and harassment. A search warrant details a messy break-up and accusations of harassment between Officer Jeff Graves and a woman he had an affair with, as he told Spokane County Sheriff’s Office detectives. The investigation prompted the Spokane Police Department to remove Graves from patrol May 9, according to police spokeswoman Monique Cotton.

News >  Spokane
May 17, 2013, 7:10 p.m.
Details emerged about Thursday morning’s fatal shootings today, describing a fast-unfolding situation in which a homicide suspect was shot by Spokane police officers.

News >  Spokane
May 17, 2013, 1:51 p.m.
Two Spokane-area law enforcement officers, both facing potential criminal charges in unrelated cases, are on administrative leave.

News >  Spokane
May 17, 2013, midnight
A man who fled sentencing on federal child pornography charges shot himself at a Nevada motel while on the lam, according to sheriff’s officials in Eureka County, Nev. Federal agents sought Daniel L. Camp, 33, for nearly a month after he skipped his sentencing hearing in Spokane federal court. He pleaded guilty to sharing and possessing child pornography last year.

News >  Spokane
May 16, 2013, 11:07 a.m.
A man convicted of federal child pornography charges shot himself at a Nevada motel while on the lam from authorities, according to Eureka County Sheriff’s Office.

News >  Spokane
May 16, 2013, 11:02 a.m.
Spokane Police, tracking a “dangerous individual” who they believed had killed a person in the city of Spokane less than an hour earlier, shot and killed the man in Spokane County early Thursday morning. The Spokane County Medical Examiner identified the first man killed as Cyrus Jones, 33. Police said that shooting occurred at about 1:30 a.m. at 1428 W. Grace Ave.

News >  Spokane
May 16, 2013, midnight
A Stevens County Superior Court judge sentenced a 10-year-old Colville boy to a minimum of three years in juvenile detention for conspiring to kill a classmate. The boy cried when he told the judge: “I know that this is a bad thing that I’ve done.”

News >  Spokane
May 16, 2013, midnight
Airway Heights Corrections Center is investigating a second woman on staff accused of having sex with an inmate. The employee, identified in court documents as Siri A. Crain, had sex with a convicted murderer in a staff bathroom, those documents say. The encounter was reported to the prison by an anonymous tipster.

News >  Spokane
May 15, 2013, 3:17 p.m.
Spokane police have arrested three people for selling drugs out of a Perry Business District auto repair shop.

News >  Spokane
May 15, 2013, midnight
Pullman police are recommending felony charges against four people connected to an assault on Washington State University instructor David Warner. Police also want prosecutors to charge the instructor’s friend, Lawrence J. McDonald, with a misdemeanor for his part in the March 30 melee.

News >  Spokane
May 15, 2013, midnight
More than a dozen bars used to wet the whistles of Mullan steelworkers in the heyday of mining – now there is one. A fire burned the rickety Silver Dollar Bar to the ground early Tuesday morning, taking an old miners union hall and railroad car with it.

May 14, 2013, 12:08 p.m.
Pullman Police investigators are recommending charges against five individuals connected to the assault of a WSU instructor.

News >  Spokane
May 12, 2013, midnight
The sun shone on blaring clarinets and slide trombones as drum majors led the way for the annual Spokane Junior Lilac Parade Saturday. Dressed as zombies, fish and beach-goers, elementary and middle-school students bused downtown from nearly 40 schools throughout the region. They soaked up the attention as parade-goers lined the route waiting for their children, alma mater or favorite tune to come by.

News >  Spokane
May 12, 2013, midnight
If you kept up with the news last week – or even if you didn’t – you could be a winner in our weekly news quiz. Test your memory with our newspaper version, then go online to spokesman.com/ newsquiz to take the interactive quiz. Top entries go into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries go into a drawing for two movie tickets. 1. What’s delaying the restoration of a 1950 Mercury at a Post Falls car restoration shop?

News >  Spokane
May 11, 2013, 7 p.m.
The sun shone on clarinets and trombones as drum majors led the way for the annual Spokane Junior Lilac Parade on Saturday.

News >  Spokane
May 11, 2013, midnight
A sweatshirt and coveralls stained with grease and sweat sit on a work table at Felts Field exactly where Capt. Tyler Voss left them. He bought his Van’s RV-8 kit aircraft two years ago. Now it waits for a new plastic canopy in a hangar for the Experimental Aircraft Association. The wings are still speckled with bugs from prior flights.

News >  Spokane
May 9, 2013, 9:29 p.m.
A Hillyard woman allegedly attacked a grocery store employee Thursday evening after stealing a bottle of cheap rosé wine.

News >  Spokane
May 9, 2013, 4:58 p.m.
Flames are burning across a weed-filled slope southwest of Spokane, sending smoke billowing across Interstate 90.

News >  Spokane
May 9, 2013, midnight
A fire destroyed a century-old home Wednesday afternoon, and three Spokane firefighters suffered heat exhaustion from fighting the blaze. The sound of crackling alarmed resident Nick Peraud as he relaxed during a sweltering afternoon at his home at 1208 E. Nora Ave. He saw nothing out of the ordinary when he walked through the back door, he said, but moments later, around 3:30 p.m., he saw a wall of fire.

News >  Spokane
May 9, 2013, midnight
A man suspected of killing another man at a north Spokane home last week was arrested Wednesday. Joshua T. Tillery, 33, was located at 2012 N. Ruby St., according to the Spokane Police Department. He’s accused of fatally shooting 33-year-old Devon Mack in the head Friday.