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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 10:20 a.m.

Jerry Gardner, longtime Cheney police chief who inspired a novel, dies at 78

Gardner started his law enforcement career as a patrol officer in Southern California in the 1960s, confronting gang violence and riots against police. So the small town of Cheney might …

UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 6:15 p.m.

Cheney police officers won’t face charges in death of man who investigators say was attempting suicide-by-cop

Spokane County prosecutors have elected not to file criminal charges against three Cheney police officers who shot and killed a man late last year during an alleged suicide by cop.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 10:14 a.m.

Man in 2017 Cheney pot shop killing sentenced to prison after plea deal

A man who murdered a pot shop employee in Cheney in 2017 signed a plea deal last month and will serve 35 years to life in prison.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 6:10 p.m.

Court records: Cheney police shooting victim called 911 on himself as part of planned suicide by cop

A knife-wielding man who was shot by three Cheney police officers in early September died as part of his plan to have police kill him, recently released court records show.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Cheney officers who shot knife-wielding man outside of grocery store identified

The Cheney Police Department has identified the three officers who shot and killed a man outside of a Cheney grocery store on Sept. 3.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 7:49 p.m.

Man fatally shot by Cheney police officers identifid as 40-year-old father of two

A knife-wielding man who reportedly moved toward officers before they shot him multiple times outside of a Cheney grocery store was identified Wednesday as 40-year-old Steve L. Anderson, a father …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 5:56 p.m.

Cheney police shoot man armed with knife in parking lot

Cheney police officers shot and killed a man late Monday after they say he moved toward them with a knife.

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 3:24 p.m.

Municipal Court candidate who lost election bid after DUI charge back at work as assistant city prosecutor

It’s been five months since Municipal Court judicial candidate Adam Papini worked as a lawyer. Today, that changed.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 6:50 p.m.

Pot shop kidnapping suspect captured in Goldendale

One of two people suspected of kidnapping an employee from the parking lot of a marijuana store in Cheney Sunday has been captured in Yakima.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 8:22 p.m.

Cheney marijuana store kidnapping victim’s SUV located in Airway Heights; suspects identified by police

Police have identified two of the three suspects wanted in connection with a Sunday kidnapping at a marijuana store in Cheney, and police located the SUV owned by the kidnapping …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 10:04 p.m.

Employee of Cheney marijuana shop remains missing after kidnapping Sunday afternoon

An employee of a Cheney marijuana shop remained missing Monday, a day after he was abducted at work.

UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 7:08 a.m.

Bleeding suspect steals decades-old trophies from Cheney High School

Cheney police are looking for a man who broke into Cheney High School, leaving behind a trail of blood.

Two sexual assaults of EWU students reported

Classes at Eastern Washington University began just this week, but two sexual assaults of students have already been reported. Police have arrested a suspect in each case.

Jefferson, Betz elementary schools receive phone threats

Telephone threats put two area elementary schools on lockdown as police swept buildings and parking lots before releasing students Tuesday afternoon. One threat was made to Jefferson Elementary School on …

Cheney robbery suspects nabbed after returning to store for cigarettes

Two alleged accomplices to an armed robbery at the Maverick Gas Station in Cheney were identified by police after one returned to the gas station on the same day to …

Cheney reserve officer turns violent after arrest, police say

A recent graduate of the Cheney Police Department’s Reserve Police Academy grew violent after his arrest on suspicion of burglarizing an ex-girlfriend’s apartment, reaching for his training officer’s gun before …

Cheney police chief will be moving on

After seven years heading the police department in Cheney, Chief Jeff Sale, 54, is leaving to become the chief of police in Bend, Ore. “I put in an application and …

Cheney police chief takes job as top cop in Bend, Ore.

After seven years heading the police department in Cheney, Chief Jeff Sale, 54, is leaving to become the chief of police in Bend, Ore. “I put in an application and …

Tracking specialist for Cheney police that barks ‘loves to work’

For a little more than a year, Officer Zeb Campbell of the Cheney Police Department has been in training and working with his new partner, Kira. Kira is a 20-month-old, …

Police dog gets badge; zoning changes approved

April the bloodhound, now known as Kira, received her official police badge Tuesday night at the Cheney City Council meeting. Police Chief Jeff Sale introduced Kira and her partner, Officer …

Cheney takes a look back at accomplishments

The city of Cheney saw a lot of changes in 2008. The past year saw the introduction of sector policing, new hires throughout the city, the introduction of Youth Court, …