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News >  Spokane
Oct. 20, 2012, midnight
Austin Rehkow has caught a glimmer of his future after kicking his way to fame Thursday night. Following three restless hours of sleep, the Central Valley High School senior awoke for interviews with “Good Morning America” and the “Today” show, sharing his story of booting a record-breaking field goal to help his team win a wild football game. His exploit was also featured on ESPN’s “SportsCenter.”

News >  Spokane
Oct. 19, 2012, midnight
The new owners of the vacant Albertsons building in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood are preparing to post no-trespassing signs to remedy neighborhood complaints and police concerns about transients. The empty grocery store property along Northwest Boulevard between Maple and Ash streets had become a problem for neighbors.

News >  Spokane
Oct. 16, 2012, 8:24 p.m.
A firefighter was injured after falling from the second story of a burning home in north Spokane this evening.

News >  Spokane
Oct. 16, 2012, 1:21 p.m.
Students and staff at Lewis and Clark High School were sent home for the day after a jug of hydrochloric acid was spilled down a stairwell this afternoon.

News >  Spokane
Oct. 16, 2012, 8:58 a.m.
Windy conditions will continue through this evening as many areas of the Inland Northwest experience power outages.

News >  Spokane
Oct. 16, 2012, 8:28 a.m.
Trentwood Water District is reporting a water contamination at their Spokane Valley facility. The emergency sent students of the nearby East Valley School District home for the day because there’s no viable water supply.

News >  Spokane
Oct. 15, 2012, 2:47 p.m.
A convicted sex offender who escaped the custody of his parents last week was arrested by Spokane Police late Sunday night.

News >  Spokane
Oct. 15, 2012, 1:22 p.m.
An inmate at Airway Heights Corrections Center was killed today south of Springdale, Wash. when he was electrocuted cutting a tree near a power line.

News >  Spokane
Oct. 15, 2012, 10:58 a.m.
A 22-year-old Washington State University student who fell 11 stories from Orton Hall last week is listed in satisfactory condition at Sacred Heart Medical Center.

News >  Spokane
Oct. 15, 2012, 8:18 a.m.
A firefighter was injured while tackling a barn and house fire on Sunday night near the Suncrest community.

News >  Spokane
Oct. 13, 2012, midnight
Idaho officials say they have made arrests connected to a daytime burglary ring that was funding a group’s drug addiction. More than 80 residential burglaries have been documented in Kootenai County since August. Some cases involved suspects kicking down doors and even squeezing through dog doors to get into homes.

News >  Spokane
Oct. 13, 2012, midnight
A convicted sex offender released into his parents’ custody for a doctor appointment escaped Wednesday and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is looking for him. An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday for 27-year-old Derrick L. Wilson, who was in custody due to a probation violation. Judge John Strohmaier granted Wilson five hours to attend a doctor appointment at Spokane Eye Clinic in the custody of his parents.

News >  Spokane
Oct. 12, 2012, 4:37 p.m.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a sex offender who molested a minor in 2007 and escaped from custody this week.

News >  Spokane
Oct. 12, 2012, 2:07 p.m.
Idaho law enforcement officials say they have made arrests connected to a daytime burglary ring that was funding a group’s drug addiction.

News >  Idaho
Oct. 12, 2012, 8:35 a.m.
A Sandpoint man is in critical condition after he was involved in a vehicle crash early this morning near Sagle, Idaho.

News >  Spokane
Oct. 12, 2012, midnight
A 22-year-old male student survived an 11-story fall from Orton Hall at Washington State University on Wednesday night. WSU spokesman Darin Watkins said the junior had extensive injuries and was flown by helicopter to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.

News >  Spokane
Oct. 12, 2012, midnight
A multiagency task force served search warrants on five Spokane County addresses Thursday, looking for suspects and evidence in an identity theft ring with more than 300 victims in several states. Many of the victims are active members of the military, said Deputy Craig Chamberlin of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

News >  Spokane
Oct. 11, 2012, 2:13 p.m.
A candidate for King County Sheriff says if he wins in November, he’ll appoint former Spokane police chief Anne Kirkpatrick as his chief deputy.

News >  Spokane
Oct. 11, 2012, 8:57 a.m.
WSU confirms a 22-year-old male student fell 11 stories from Orton Hall last night and survived.

Oct. 11, 2012, midnight
Spokane police arrested a man on charges of kidnapping and robbery at Geno’s restaurant, where they say he threatened to kill patrons Tuesday night. Travis D. Floyd, 34, is accused of trying to steal a woman’s cellphone and then trying to kidnap her as she walked in the Gonzaga University neighborhood around 8 p.m.

News >  Spokane
Oct. 10, 2012, 3:21 p.m.
South Perry Street was closed from 16th to 18th this afternoon while police processed the scene of two-car collision.

News >  Spokane
Oct. 10, 2012, 7:28 a.m.
SPOKANE — Police say a man attempted to kidnap a woman walking near Gonzaga University Tuesday night, chasing her into a bar where he then threatened to kill patrons.

News >  Spokane
Oct. 10, 2012, midnight
Police are warning of an alarming increase in daytime residential burglaries across Kootenai County. To access homes, thieves are breaking down doors and wiggling through doggy doors. Coeur d’Alene police have counted more than 70 daytime break-ins to homes during the month of September and early October. City statistics counted 61 residential burglaries last year for September and October, but that number did not exclude night burglaries.

News >  Spokane
Oct. 10, 2012, midnight
Metals were stolen from a construction site and a salvage yard in Spokane Valley this week. The thieves hit the site of Spokane’s first Dick’s Sporting Goods store Monday night. The thieves stole metal roofing, said Spokane County sheriff’s Deputy Craig Chamberlin.

News >  Spokane
Oct. 9, 2012, 1:48 p.m.
Metal thieves snagged a heavy load of semi truck wheels from a Spokane Valley salvage yard earlier this week.