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Nov. 27, 2012, midnight
Police say alcohol was a factor in another incident at Washington State University, where a student fell two stories early Sunday from a fraternity balcony. Griffin E. Healey, 19, was unconscious but breathing when Pullman police arrived at the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, 910 N.E. Colorado St., just after 1 a.m. Sunday.
Nov. 26, 2012, 11:35 a.m.
Firefighters say there’s minor damage to a Spokane Fire engine from Station 4 after it was hit by a courier delivery van outside Deaconess Medical Center.
Nov. 23, 2012, 10:46 a.m.
The startled homeowners who hurriedly evacuated their burning Nine Mile Falls home this morning braved the cold in nothing but their pajamas.
Nov. 22, 2012, midnight
Deep-frying a turkey may be one way to impress the taste buds of holiday guests, but Spokane fire officials warn the method poses a danger. Thanksgiving “marks the day in the U.S. with the most cooking-related home fires,” the Spokane Fire Department said in a news release Wednesday.
Nov. 21, 2012, midnight
A female patient at Eastern State Hospital is suspected of murder after a male patient was found dead early Tuesday. Investigators with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office have identified 30-year-old Amber I. Roberts as the suspect. She was booked into Spokane County Jail on a charge of murder in the first degree.
Nov. 20, 2012, midnight
Marijuana use becomes legal in Washington on Dec. 6, but Spokane police aren’t saying how their enforcement will change, despite a push from the Spokane City Council to start the dialogue. Police Chief Frank Straub said his department already treats possession of small amounts of marijuana as an ancillary charge, but is waiting on what the federal government says about the approved initiative before deciding on a new course of action.
Nov. 19, 2012, 5:28 p.m.
Marijuana use becomes legal in Washington on Dec. 6, but Spokane Police aren’t saying how their enforcement will change, despite a push from the Spokane City Council to start the dialogue.
Nov. 19, 2012, midnight
There is likely to be rain – lots of it – in the days leading up to Thanksgiving with a mix of snow over Snoqualmie Pass through Wednesday. At lower elevations, meteorologists with the National Weather Service expect the common mix of wet and windy weather that typically brews in late November.
Nov. 16, 2012, midnight
A tripped but silent security alarm sent Shaun Pattison back to work on Wednesday night, where he found a chain saw-wielding burglar attempting to cut his way through the floor of Pattison’s family’s roller rink in north Spokane. With his family dog, Duke, by his side and a gun in his hand, Pattison shined a flashlight on the burglar. The dog’s ferocious barking brought the burglar out from the crawl space under the skate rink, at 11309 N. Mayfair St. But then a light shined on the rink’s owner from behind.
Nov. 15, 2012, midnight
Rumor has it one girl cheats on her boyfriend with older boys and a boy texts naked pictures of himself to every girl he meets. These are the tamer examples of what was posted on a Facebook page called “Spokane Whores Exposed” last week, prompting an investigation by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. The page, which included revealing photos of teens, many of whom were minors, was promptly reported to Facebook and deleted thanks to a community effort. But the scars of cyberbullying remain for more than 30 victims in the Spokane region whose names and photos were uploaded for all to see.
Nov. 14, 2012, midnight
Firefighters spent Tuesday afternoon cleaning up a fire that devastated the renovation effort in a century-old home in North Spokane. Logan Neighborhood onlookers watched flames and black smoke shoot out of the roof of the home at 728 E. Mission Ave., which had been converted to a four-unit apartment building.
Nov. 13, 2012, midnight
A man robbed of money and shot in the shoulder Sunday morning is expected to live. Sheriff’s deputies are searching for suspect Crystal L. Abad, 24, in connection with the Spokane Valley shooting that happened near South Bates Drive and Bates Court at about 11:40 a.m., according to a news release.
Nov. 13, 2012, midnight
Morning rain is expected to wash away most of Spokane’s snow as temperatures climb and fog descends in some areas today. Meteorologists with the National Weather Service expect temperatures to warm back up this week, with daytime highs in the low 40s.
Nov. 12, 2012, 6:59 a.m.
A shooting victim has non-life threatening injuries after a female acquaintance reportedly robbed him and shot him in the shoulder.
Nov. 10, 2012, midnight
Every time the dog barks, Jackie Waidelich looks out the window of her East Central home, a makeshift fortress of furniture blocking windows and recently installed surveillance waiting to catch on camera the burglars who keep trying to come back for more. Waidelich, 31, says it started Oct. 22 as she prepared to clock in at a new job at a publishing company. Around 7 a.m. she glanced out the window and was shocked to see a man jumping the fence onto their property.
Nov. 8, 2012, 8:15 a.m.
The first significant snowfall of the season is expected in lower elevations of the Inland Northwest tonight, possibly continuing through Friday afternoon.
Nov. 8, 2012, midnight
Inflammatory notes targeting a student’s sexual orientation found in a Whitworth University dormitory last month have prompted a re-evaluation of the school’s harassment policies. University spokeswoman Nancy Hines said more than one note targeting a single student was discovered in the unnamed dorm. In response, the university shut down access to the building to student residents only, a restriction that’s still in effect.