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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

Murder, suicide caused death of elderly Chattaroy couple, medical examiner says

The son told police his father had dementia and had grown more paranoid after he stopped taking his medication earlier this summer.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 4, 2019

Sunday crash near Chattaroy caused by driver failing to yield on Highway 2, Washington State Patrol says

Alvera Quaschnick was travelling east in a Mercury Montego on Chattaroy Road just before noon and turned right onto southbound Highway 2 in front of a Chevy Silverado driven by …

UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

Speaking volumes through her art: Riverside senior Sandra Kunkel sometimes sees herself in her pieces

Riverside High School senior Sandra Kunkel is quiet and soft-spoken, but she doesn’t need words to make herself heard. She speaks through her art.

UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019

Man accused of robbing Spokane Valley Subway linked to Chattaroy Quick Stop robbery

A man accused of

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Deputies search for Sunday Chattaroy gas station robbery suspect

Deputies are asking for the community’s help in identifying the suspect from an alleged gas station market robbery Sunday night in Chattaroy, who was caught on camera.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018

Man loses hand and suffers other serious injuries after homemade bomb explodes in north Spokane County

A man was seriously injured Monday evening in an explosion while attempting to make a bomb, say Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies.

Two friends open Gypsy Chicks thrift store in Chattaroy

Two longtime collectors cleaned out their guest rooms and garages to open the Gypsy Chicks Thrift Boutique in Chattaroy at the end of July.

UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018

Trial opens against aunt charged with killing 5-year-old Chattaroy boy

Five-year-old Gary Blanton III either accidentally fell from his brother’s crib and fractured his skull, or the boy became the assault victim of a frustrated aunt whose nerves snapped as …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017

Voters to face decision on Riverside School District levies

Almost every school district in the area will present levies to their voters in February, and Riverside School District in Chattaroy is no exception.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017

Newport Highway icon Delbert Hodgson retires

Everyone knows Delbert Hodgson. The Riverside Service owner and operator, who sold the station and the Ram Drive In and retired at the end of August, has been greeting Newport …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017

Chattaroy man impaled by tree branch sues Spokane County

A Chattaroy man who was impaled by a fallen tree branch while driving in an intense windstorm in 2014 now is suing Spokane County, claiming county workers allowed the tree …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017

Oregon woman who regularly visits Spokane County arrested for having 44 images of child pornography on her tablet

A woman who lives in Oregon but spends weeks at a time in northern Spokane County was arrested and charged with multiple counts of possession of child pornography.

Mother, young daughter die in RV fire near Elk

A 37-year-old woman and her young daughter died in a motor home fire early Tuesday in north Spokane County. A dog, caged outside the home and unable to flee, also …

Chattaroy woman suspected of murdering 5-year-old nephew

A Chattaroy woman accused of beating her 5-year-old nephew to death in April was arrested Thursday on a second-degree murder charge.

UPDATED: Thu., June 25, 2015

Colbert woman dies in Highway 2 crash

A Colbert woman died Thursday in a two-car crash at Highway 2 and Elk Chattaroy Road north of Spokane, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Chattaroy woman dies after mobile home explosion

The female victim in last week’s mobile home explosion in Chattaroy died Sunday.

Official: Chattaroy fire suspicious

CHATTAROY – Neighbors of two people severely burned in a mobile home explosion Wednesday struggle to believe it may have been an attempted murder. They say the couple were too …

Officials identify teen found buried

Donavin Stapert’s body was stuffed in a safe for a day before it was taken 60 miles from a small Whitman County town and buried on wooded state land in …

Jury convicts bomb-maker of manslaughter

After the first jury decided 9-3 to acquit him, a second jury handed down a unanimous second-degree manslaughter conviction against the man who built a homemade bomb that killed a …

Plenty of ways to support local area for holidays

Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope you are all enjoying gathering with friends and family. Let me reiterate a plea to consider shopping locally. Rural communities like ours need to be …

Deputies say deaths may be suicides

The Chattaroy couple found dead in a trailer home Friday tried to commit suicide in mid-October by overdosing on medication, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Dave Reagan said. The …

Murder-suicide victims identified as Chattaroy couple

A man and woman found dead Friday in what detectives believe is a murder-suicide have been identified as Warren A. Fugitt, 78, and Harriet A. Fugitt, 72.

Local shops, entertainers, minimize stress of holidays

I hope you are enjoying this Christmas season! Try to relax, enjoy the beautiful snowy scenery, don’t get too caught up in the commercialism and buying hype and remember to …

So much Halloween fun planned it’s frightening

The weather has been a little dreary, but what better way to get into the Halloween spirit? The Deer Park Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Pumpkin Lane on Saturday from …

Kathi Falk Benefit Dinner shows area’s generous heart

Fall is upon us, but there is still a lot going on up here in the north country. When there is need in our community, friends and neighbors come through …

Deer Park man killed in Hwy. 2 accident

Highway 2 north of Chattaroy continues to be blocked by what Washington State Patrol is calling a fatality collision.

Schools locked down over false gun report

A high school student skipping school Tuesday prompted a lockdown at Riverside high, middle and elementary schools in Chattaroy.

Prep your garden, pick up trash, then have redneck fun

The days feel like spring is here, but the nights are still a little frigid. That scenario makes it a little tough to get the garden and plants under way. …

Month ahead offers chili and jazz

Here it is the third week in January, and it has felt like spring. Some of the plants in our yard are confused; they are already turning green! The Old …

School is starting, but the fun will continue

It is hard to believe school will be starting in less than two weeks. Having rain in July and August made the summer seem a little short. Out here on …