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Nov. 6, 2012, 11:41 a.m.
Spokane County sheriff’s deputies tasered a man after he allegedly became violent when deputies checked up on him for disorderly behavior along Interstate 90.
Nov. 6, 2012, midnight
Efforts to restore electricity in the storm-ravaged New York region are getting a Spokane-area boost. Several utility crews from the Bonneville Power Administration have been sent to Long Island, N.Y., to assist crews trying to get the lights back on.
Nov. 5, 2012, 1:16 p.m.
A West Central neighborhood home was the target of an attempted arson on Monday morning.
Nov. 3, 2012, midnight
Police say a woman who robbed a Tully’s coffee shop Thursday morning also is suspected in a hair salon holdup later that night. Melissa D. Tschanz, 37, of Honolulu, is accused of robbing Tully’s at 2009 E. 29th Ave. and Great Clips at 30th Avenue and Grand Boulevard.
Nov. 2, 2012, midnight
Advocates of greater police accountability are again pushing to give Spokane’s police ombudsman independent investigative authority. The Center for Justice presented a proposed ordinance during a news conference Thursday, noting that the time is right to push for the expanded authority because the city’s labor contract with the Spokane Police Guild has expired and a new one is being negotiated.
Nov. 1, 2012, 8:05 a.m.
Police are investigating a morning robbery at the Tully's at 2009 E. 29th Avenue.
Nov. 1, 2012, midnight
The woman who allegedly abandoned her two young boys along the freeway Tuesday will face felony charges, authorities said Wednesday. Shannon M. Germanton, also known as Shannon Duval, was taken into custody Tuesday night in Spokane Valley and is expected to be extradited to Kootenai County, where she faces charges of injury to a child, according to sheriff’s officials. Her sons, ages 6 and 3, had been left alone in the rain Tuesday at a construction area along Interstate 90 near the Beck Road interchange, where a worker found them at about 9 a.m. and called police.
Oct. 31, 2012, 10:56 a.m.
The woman arrested on Tuesday night after she allegedly abandoned her two young sons along Interstate 90 in Post Falls faces felony charges from Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office.
Oct. 30, 2012, 4:32 p.m.
A man was shot and killed at a home about seven miles south of Usk, Wash. on Monday afternoon.
Oct. 30, 2012, 4:09 p.m.
A defense lawyer asked Tuesday that one of two brothers accused of raping a 14-year-old girl be sent to Eastern State Hospital for a mental evaluation, while the other faces three counts of rape and a charge of unlawful imprisonment.
Oct. 30, 2012, midnight
Red Cross relief efforts in New York are being organized by an Eastern Washington retiree pressed into service because of his nearly four decades of disaster management experience. Glenn Lockwood, of Elk, was flown to New York City on Saturday, where he’s overseeing operations at nearly 90 emergency shelters.
Oct. 29, 2012, 11:55 a.m.
Red Cross relief efforts in New York are being organized by an Eastern Washington retiree pressed into service because of his nearly four decades of disaster management experience.
Oct. 27, 2012, midnight
Meteorologists on Spokane’s West Plains are taking part in a nationwide effort to better predict the strength and location of a massive storm approaching the East Coast. The National Hurricane Center is enlisting the help of weather stations in 48 states for the first time to collect the best prediction data possible. Spokane’s station is included in that list and is releasing extra weather balloons to study the current atmosphere.
Oct. 27, 2012, midnight
Thanks to an eccentric approach to job-hunting and a viral video, a young Spokane woman has landed a job on the “Ellen” show. Erica Norris, 22 and a recent advertising graduate of Washington State University, appeared on the nationally syndicated television show last week to accept her new position as a production assistant.
Oct. 26, 2012, 3:36 p.m.
Meteorologists on Spokane’s West Plains are taking part in a nationwide effort to better predict the strength and location of a massive storm approaching the East Coast.
Oct. 26, 2012, midnight
Eager fashionistas lined up early Thursday morning for the high noon opening of clothing store H&M at the Spokane Valley Mall. The international retailer based in Sweden opened its first store in Eastern Washington this week, offering its full collection of clothing for men, women and children – even maternity. The new store joins five locations in Western Washington and more than 2,600 operating globally.
Oct. 23, 2012, midnight
Deputies recovered a stolen Northwestern Trailways bus in Spokane Valley after a patient walked away from a mental evaluation Monday morning and took the bus for a joyride. Sam McDonald, 22, is in custody. He is accused of boarding the empty bus as it idled outside Spokane Intermodal Center and driving away just before 8 a.m.
Oct. 23, 2012, midnight
A homeless man who left his belongings in a suitcase tied to Kardong Bridge inadvertently caused a bomb scare Monday. “I understand this is the world we live in now,” the suitcase’s owner, 42-year-old Tony Dell, told police after finding his belongings scattered across the bridge by explosives experts.
Oct. 22, 2012, 3:58 p.m.
An unattended suitcase near the Kardong Bridge caught the attention of passing pedestrians on Monday morning who reported the luggage to police as suspicious.