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May 8, 2013, midnight
A man’s death in a Spokane Valley motor home is being investigated as a possible homicide by Spokane County sheriff’s detectives. A friend of the man stopped by 58-year-old Timothy M. Walsh’s motor home early Saturday morning near 3800 N. Edgerton Road and knocked on the door, but nobody answered. The lights were on, he told detectives.
May 5, 2013, midnight
Flames blazed through the roof of a South Hill home Saturday afternoon, sending thick smoke through the Cliff-Cannon neighborhood. Firefighters responded around 2:45 p.m. as the fire burned through the second floor and attic at 1227 W. Sixth Ave.
May 5, 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 weekly drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries this week go into a drawing for two movie tickets. 1. What did a private study commissioned by the Spokane Tribe say about a proposed casino and resort in Airway Heights?
May 4, 2013, midnight
A Coeur d’Alene man sequestered no secrets during his 61 years of marriage – except for $10,000 cash stashed in a desk. Ellen Milow, 85, said her husband, Gunter Milow, was a frugal man. They immigrated to the United States in 1956 from Germany. Growing up during World War II, he knew how to save money, she said. She didn’t know, however, he was tucking away cash into a calculator case.
May 3, 2013, midnight
Five people are displaced after a fire burned a portion of their South Hill home on Thursday afternoon. The fire is believed to have started around 2:20 p.m. in the backyard at 1835 E. Eighth Ave. and spread to the exterior walls of the home and portions of the attic, Spokane Fire Battalion Chief Steve Sabo said.
May 2, 2013, 5:03 p.m.
Five people are displaced after a fire burned a portion of their South Hill home today.
May 2, 2013, midnight
COLFAX – Investigators suspect a graduate student studying chemistry at Washington State University tried to poison his wife with nitrogen gas to collect on her $1 million life insurance policy. Whitman County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Jacob P. Forster, 32, on Tuesday – nearly a week after his wife, Cheryl Forster, made a report.
May 1, 2013, midnight
Spokane police Chief Frank Straub said runners and spectators can expect heightened security the moment they board a bus to downtown Spokane on Sunday during the 37th Lilac Bloomsday Run. The Boston Marathon bombing that killed three and injured hundreds April 15 was a factor in creating a joint security effort among local, state and federal agencies to keep the 12-kilometer race fun and safe, Straub said at a press conference Tuesday.
April 30, 2013, 5:19 p.m.
Spokane Police detectives arrested a third woman in a suspected kidnapping plot after a female victim told police she was held captive and sexually assaulted at a north Spokane home.
April 28, 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 in the online quiz go into a weekly drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries this week go into a drawing for two movie tickets. 1. What outdoor attraction could be finished by 2014 in downtown Spokane?
April 25, 2013, 3:10 p.m.
A video containing excerpts of surveillance camera footage from the night a Washington State University instructor was assaulted was released to The Spokesman-Review by police and published on the news company’s website for several hours on Thursday. A Pullman Police records clerk mailed a disk containing 30 minutes of footage from five surveillance cameras to staff writer Nicole Hensley in response to a public records request.
April 25, 2013, midnight
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputies tracked a suspected robber on a bicycle back to a Spokane Valley drug rehab facility on Saturday. An employee at Divine’s Gas Station near Pines Road and Mission Avenue told deputies a man stabbed him in the neck with a pen and took money from the cash register around 7:40 p.m. Saturday, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. The robber rode away from the scene on a bike, and deputies found a matching bike abandoned behind American Behavioral Health Services at 12715 E. Mission Ave.
April 19, 2013, midnight
A female therapist who specialized in sexual deviancy treatment at the Airway Heights Corrections Center resigned after having an inappropriate relationship with a male sex offender, prison officials said Thursday. The employee, a therapist in the Sex Offender Treatment Program, voluntarily resigned April 11 when corrections staff discovered an offender being victimized, corrections spokeswoman Risa Klemme said.
April 19, 2013, midnight
A quick delivery brought Jeffrey Jay Baxter Jr. into the world Tuesday evening under the bright fluorescent lights of a Spokane Valley fire station. Jeffrey’s father, Jeff Baxter, a city of Spokane firefighter, could tell by the tone of his wife’s voice that she was ready to give birth to her fourth child. But their midwife was 40 minutes away in Hayden, and Fire Station 5 was closer to their Forker Road home.
April 18, 2013, 1:15 p.m.
Airway Heights Corrections Center officials confirmed today that a female employee resigned because of an inappropriate relationship with a male sex offender.