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The Spokane Valley Fire Department can count a very grateful donkey as one of its fans after the department’s technical rescue team pulled the animal from a well last week. The department received a call about the animal just before noon July 1 from a home on Sunderland Drive in the Ponderosa neighborhood. The animal had somehow fallen rump first into a well about five feet deep.
The 19-year-old woman who died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver Friday in Spokane Valley was identified today as Ashley M. Jennings. The Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office released the name after an autopsy Monday morning.
Two pedestrians were injured – one seriously – in a hit-and-run incident early today in Spokane Valley in which the vehicle driver later surrendered to officers.
A 22-year-old Spokane Valley man was reported in critical condition Monday, and another man was taken into custody after a hit-and-run Sunday night in Spokane Valley. The injured man was struck from behind while walking with a companion in the 10100 block of East Mission Avenue and was being treated for a severe head injury at a Spokane hospital, said Sgt. Dave Reagan, a spokesman for the Spokane Valley Police Department.
Four people were displaced Tuesday after an electrical fire ignited in the attic of their northwest Spokane home. The residents are unable to stay at 3914 W. Longfellow Ave. while repairs are made, Spokane fire officials said. The Red Cross is assisting the four adults with temporary accommodations.
Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a felony hit-and-run suspect wanted in a Feb. 26 incident.
Flowers, balloons and a wooden cross atop a dirty snow berm at Carlisle Avenue and Cedar Street create a makeshift memorial for the Spokane woman hit by an unknown driver and dragged a mile to her death. Students from Trinity Catholic School and church members from St. Anthony’s Catholic Church surrounded that memorial Thursday morning to honor 42-year-old Susette Werner’s memory and pray for the driver to come forward. The school and the church are within a block of where the incident began.
Flowers, balloons and a wooden cross atop a dirty snow berm at Carlisle and Cedar streets create a makeshift memorial for the Spokane woman hit by an unknown driver and dragged a mile to her death.
Idaho State Police are looking for a red Dodge pickup involved in a hit-and-run crash on Saturday. The crash occurred about 4:40 p.m. at milepost 18 on Interstate 90, police said. The pickup was pulling an aluminum boat.
A man driving a Jeep who hit a 14-year-old boy and left him to die at the side of a dark road last November pleaded guilty Thursday and was sentenced to 41 months in prison for failing to remain at the scene of the fatal accident. Prosecutors tried to build a vehicular homicide case against 26-year-old Miles L. Horn in the death of Rick Gomez, but could not prove Horn had been drinking. He was arrested on Dec. 19, 2007 – three weeks after the Nov. 24 accident – when Spokane County sheriff's deputies received an anonymous tip about the location of his girlfriend's Jeep Cherokee in a garage in Spokane Valley.
Seven months after a wheelchair-bound man was run down by a truck and left lying in the road, a Coeur d'Alene man has been charged in connection with the crime. On Friday, Coeur d'Alene prosecutors charged Terry G. Calvert, 43, with failure to give immediate notice of an injury accident, a misdemeanor crime.