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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 8:13 p.m.

Suspect dead after deputies responded to shots fired in Spokane Valley

An apparent jilted ex-boyfriend is suspected of firing multiple rounds Friday morning at a Spokane Valley business park before two officers arrived and shot the suspect, who then crashed into …


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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

Court upholds life sentence in persistent offender cases, including one for Spokane man

A Spokane man who is serving life in prison after his third serious crime shouldn’t have his sentenced reduced because he committed a previous crime as a young adult, the …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 7:07 p.m.

Man shot at two Lime scooter riders after they crashed, police say

Police arrested a man for allegedly firing a gun at two Lime scooter riders who had just crashed their scooters in Riverfront Park early Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 9:56 a.m.

Fire crews fully contain CCC fire in Cataldo

Firefighters on Thursday fully contained a 450-acre wildfire in Cataldo, Idaho, about 30 miles southeast of Coeur d’Alene, according to a news release from the Idaho Department of Lands. Burning …


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UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 10:41 p.m.

Man in Spokane standoff taken into custody without incident

A man wanted by Spokane police barricaded himself in a multifamily home Wednesday afternoon, but was later taken into custody without incident.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 9:33 p.m.

Man attempts pot shop break-in with underwear wrapped around his head, police say

A man wearing underwear wrapped around his head and socks on his hands attempted to break into Apex Cannabis in Otis Orchards Sunday morning.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 8:28 p.m.

K9 cop helps apprehend man accused of resisting arrest

A man who allegedly tried to escape a traffic stop Thursday night and led Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies on a car chase was apprehended after a sheriff’s K9 stopped the …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 7:51 a.m.

Man suspected of shooting at police says he thought he was being robbed

A felon is accused of causing a crash with a police officer in an unmarked car on the South Hill early Tuesday morning and then shooting at him. .


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 8:32 a.m.

ISP releases names of 2 critically injured when trailer detaches from semitruck on U.S. 95

A semitruck trailer came unhitched, drifted into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on into a car on U.S. Highway 95, south of Coeur d’Alene on Wednesday morning.


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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 9:07 p.m.

Police arrest alleged NorthTown Mall shoplifter who had fake gun

A shoplifting situation at NorthTown Mall escalated Tuesday evening when the suspect allegedly attempted to pull out a realistic-looking fake gun.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 7:49 a.m.

Bond set for man accused of bringing pregnant girlfriend on high-speed chase

A Spokane County Superior Court Judge set suspect Casey R. Gillette’s bond at $60,000, taking into account his alleged June burglary of a gun and a motor-vehicle theft as well …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 8:47 p.m.

Naked man holding tree branches arrested in downtown Spokane

Police arrested a naked man Tuesday morning who appeared high and was holding tree branches in both hands while fleeing in downtown Spokane.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 3:24 p.m.

Passenger ejected from roof of Jeep in north Spokane crash sustains minor injuries

Two were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a two-car crash in north Spokane that ejected a passenger from a car.


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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 6:25 a.m.

Man fires shots at Spokane police officer on South Hill

A Spokane police officer was shot at during a traffic stop but was not injured early Tuesday on the South Hill,


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 10:09 a.m.

Commission to decide if Spokane Police Ombudsman Bart Logue keeps job

The Police Ombudsman Commission will meet in executive session on Tuesday to discuss a possible contract extension for Police Ombudsman Bart Logue.


Police seek man convicted of indecent exposure

A man recently convicted of indecent exposure is wanted by the Spokane Police Department for escaping community custody.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 6:09 p.m.

Spokane woman rescued three hours after boat sinks in Potholes Reservoir

The woman, whose name was not released, wore a life vest and held on to a gasoline can for flotation, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. She was taken …


100 years ago in Spokane: Seattle visitor suspected of extending drug ring

D.R. Wolfe was arrested with $500 worth of cocaine, morphine and other drugs in his hotel room. Police said it was unequivocal evidence that a drug ring in Seattle had …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019, 4:45 p.m.

Flash Flood Watch issued for area; thunderstorms expected in Spokane

Heavy rain is coming to Spokane and the Inland Northwest Saturday and Sunday, bringing the chance of flash floods and lightning that could start wildfires despite the rain. Slow moving …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019, 12:28 p.m.

Man shot, hospitalized after domestic dispute in north Spokane on Friday night, police say

A man was hospitalized in critical condition on Saturday morning after he was shot Friday night in North Spokane.


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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 8:35 p.m.

Spokane man charged with molesting 4-year-old, failing to register as a sex offender after previous child sexual assault conviction

A 48-year-old Spokane Valley man has been charged with molesting a 4-year-old and failing to register as a sex offender. It is not the first time Joseph Haughton has been …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 9:05 p.m.

Spokane Valley man charged with assaulting woman for second time this year

A Spokane Valley man was arrested Wednesday on three felony domestic violence charges after allegedly breaking a no-contact order. It was the second time he was arrested this year for …


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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

Crews work to stop Colville Reservation fire from jumping the Columbia, prepare for the possibility it will

The main source of Spokane’s smoky air, the Williams Flats Fire, reached the shoreline of Lake Roosevelt on Thursday morning. As of noon, it had burned 34,178 acres and was …