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As fatal overdoses rise, pioneering police effort evolves

The city is seeing more heroin overdoses today than it did two years ago when it introduced a unique amnesty program replicated by hundreds of police departments across the nation that encourages addicts to turn in their drugs to police without fear of arrest to get fast-tracked for treatment.

Coincidence or trend? Spokane has seen an anomalous number of carjackings this month

Since July 3, there have been four violent car robberies or carjackings in the Spokane area, three of which appear to be random. Two happened to women while they were still in their car, and another two involved violent robberies where people were either injured or held hostage before a thief escaped with their vehicle.

Friends speak out about Tim Reeves, homicide suspects

Pullman High School students and staff were still struggling to make sense of the Monday death of former PHS student and shooting victim Tim Reeves, whose body was found Wednesday in a wooded area east of Troy.

Arizona provides guidance for armed drivers

Gun-friendly Arizona is trying to avoid deadly encounters between police and people behind the wheel by teaching armed drivers how they should handle themselves when they are pulled over.

3 years after police chokehold death, U.S. probe grinds on

When federal prosecutors asked to meet last month with Eric Garner’s family, it stoked speculation that their investigation into his death was finally nearing a resolution three years after his last words – “I can’t breathe” – became a rallying cry for protests over police killings of black men.

1 dead, 9 wounded in Chicago shootings

One person was shot dead and at least nine other people, including a Chicago police officer, were wounded in separate attacks within an 11-hour period Friday.