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News >  Spokane
March 31, 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. At what bar did a robber tie up the manager on Wednesday before stealing money?

March 30, 2013, 3:46 p.m.
A man and a woman were found dead in a Cheney apartment today, and police are investigating the deaths as homicide.

News >  Spokane
March 29, 2013, 9:28 p.m.
Spokane Fire rescue crews fished a woman out of the Spokane River on Friday evening after she jumped in the water along Riverfront Park.

News >  Spokane
March 29, 2013, 7:52 p.m.
A Stevens County judge has ruled that two boys, ages 10 and 11, are competent to stand trial in juvenile court for first-degree conspiracy to murder a female classmate.

News >  Spokane
March 29, 2013, midnight
A pilot claims a Colville police officer used excessive force while arresting him in 2011 after he crash-landed his small plane on the municipal airport runway. A lawsuit filed by the pilot, George Thomas, in federal court names the city of Colville, the Colville Police Department and Officer Rex Newport, who is already on paid administrative leave from the department while sexual misconduct allegations against him are investigated.

News >  Spokane
March 28, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
A Banner Bank branch in Hillyard was held up today by a robber reportedly wearing black glasses and a straw hat.

News >  Spokane
March 27, 2013, 8:01 p.m.
A woman started a fire in a Chattaroy garage because she was not happy with her living arrangements, according to a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office news release.

News >  Spokane
March 24, 2013, midnight
A Hillyard family lost almost everything as neighbors and friends watched flames erupt from their home Friday evening. The house was a new start for the family after the Faith Baptist Church bought the home last year to house future staff members, but rented it to church member Sarah Morley and her family instead.

News >  Spokane
March 24, 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 is one way the Spokane County Jail saved about $1 million from their 2012 budget, according to Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich?

News >  Spokane
March 24, 2013, midnight
The atmosphere among Gonzaga University’s basketball fans dissolved to white noise of nail-biters chipping away as the team failed to maintain a lead over Wichita State’s Shockers on Saturday night. Fans at the north Spokane Swinging Doors restaurant and throughout Spokane watched their Zags drop from the NCAA tournament and face the return home.

News >  Spokane
March 23, 2013, midnight
The family of a man shot and killed by Spokane police officers in 2011 is suing the city of Spokane for $175,000, claiming investigators failed to protect his body as a dog desecrated the corpse. Kenneth R. Dennis, 26, was shot and killed by officers around 4 a.m. on Jan. 16, 2011, after they responded to a domestic dispute and found him armed with a knife at his home at 5726 N. Elgin St.

News >  Spokane
March 22, 2013, 10:04 p.m.
A Hillyard home is destroyed after a fire ripped through the structure and displacing a family and their pets.

News >  Spokane
March 22, 2013, 4:30 p.m.
Spokane Police apprehended a man potentially connected with an early-morning homicide in Kennewick this evening at an northeast Spokane home.

News >  Spokane
March 21, 2013, 8:16 p.m.
Police arrested a man on suspicion of violating a court order after he hid inside a north Spokane home’s attic when authorities asked him to come out, Spokane police officers said.

News >  Spokane
March 21, 2013, midnight
A former English teacher and girls’ track coach at Shadle Park High School pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of sexual misconduct with a former student. Court documents filed on March 7 include allegations of sexual contact between 44-year-old Ryan M. Murphy and a female victim who was a minor at the time.

News >  Spokane
March 20, 2013, 11:57 a.m.
A former English teacher and girls track coach at Shadle Park High School pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of sexual misconduct with a former student.

News >  Spokane
March 19, 2013, 10:11 a.m.
Medical crews took a man to a local hospital this morning after he was found sitting in a parking lot on the lower South Hill with life-threatening injuries.

News >  Spokane
March 17, 2013, midnight
The Irish spirit is alive and well in Spokane as the flag of Ireland flies above City Hall and thousands flocked to the downtown streets for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday. Families packed the sidewalks shoulder to shoulder, many dressing the part.

News >  Spokane
March 17, 2013, midnight
Only a handful of cities have sprouted in Washington during the past decade and Spokane Valley is one of them – this month it celebrates 10 years as a city. About 51 percent of voters approved the incorporation initiative in 2002, and on March 31, 2003, Spokane Valley became the largest city ever to incorporate in Washington.

News >  Spokane
March 17, 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 type of U.S. Navy aircraft crashed near Harrington, Wash., on Monday morning?

March 16, 2013, midnight
Federal investigators seized about 90 marijuana plants in Greenacres on Wednesday after detectives found a Craigslist posting advertising “extra top quality” marijuana. DEA agents believe Paul E. Ellis continued to grow marijuana at his property in the 18000 block of East Riverside Avenue despite prior investigations, according to court documents filed this week.

News >  Spokane
March 14, 2013, midnight
Gary Dressler said he came home Wednesday evening to use the bathroom but lost the urge when he found two burglars living inside his newly renovated West Central house. A large kitchen knife used to barricade the front door dropped to Dressler’s feet when he broke into his own home because the key no longer worked, he said.

News >  Spokane
March 14, 2013, midnight
A Jesuit pope gives Inland Northwest Catholics a reason to celebrate, especially with the region’s connection to the Society of Jesus through Gonzaga University. The conclave’s results surprised the Rev. Frank Case, Gonzaga’s vice president of mission, who expected another pope from Europe. He notes that the majority of the Catholic population is in the Southern Hemisphere.

News >  Spokane
March 13, 2013, 8:50 p.m.
Gary Dressler said he came home to use the bathroom, but lost the urge when he found two burglars living inside his newly renovated West Central house.

News >  Spokane
March 13, 2013, 2:58 p.m.
A Jesuit pope gives Inland Northwest Catholics a reason to celebrate, especially with the region’s connection to the Society of Jesus through Gonzaga University.