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Wednesday, May 27, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

Man with COVID-19 who exposed several Spokane police to virus ordered to self-isolate

A man with COVID-19 who exposed several Spokane police officers to the novel coronavirus during two DUI arrests last week has been ordered by County Health Officer Dr. Bob Lutz …


UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

Man suffering delusions sentenced for stabbing 7-year-old boy

A Spokane judge sentenced Bruce Landahl to 13 years in prison last week for the random stabbing of a


UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

East Central traffic stop lead to 2 narcotics arrests

When neighborhood resource officers conducted a traffic stop early Wednesday morning, Spokane police say they found the driver had a suspended license and his passenger, a felon, in possession of …


UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

Spokane County jury trials postponed again until after July 6

All civil and criminal jury trials in Spokane County have been postponed until after July 6.


UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

Two separate drive-by shootings Tuesday night in Spokane leave one injured

Two drive-by shootings late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning appear to be unconnected, according to the Spokane Police Department. A drive-by shooting was reported just before 11 p.m. at …


UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

Man killed in 3-vehcile crash north of Bigelow Gulch Road identified

The man who died in a May 11 head-on crash on Argonne Road has been identified as 44-year-old Kevin Witcher.


UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

Drive-by shooting sends person to hospital in Moses Lake

A drive-by shooting in Moses Lake Tuesday night left the victim in grave condition, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office reported.


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Citizen description helps police arrest suspected car thief

Spokane police arrested two people on outstanding warrants and suspicion of vehicle theft early Friday morning, after giving up a dangerous pursuit in downtown Spokane and receiving a report of …


Riders injured in Fourth of July Pass motorcycle crash doing well

Two of the four people injured in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 90 east of Coeur d’Alene late Monday morning have been released from the hospital. The other two riders …


UPDATED: Tue., May 26, 2020

COVID-19-positive pasta worker arrested on 2 DUIs in 1 week, leading 6 police officers and 1 inmate to quarantine

Six Spokane police officers are in coronavirus quarantine after twice arresting an infected man last week suspected of driving under the influence.


UPDATED: Tue., May 26, 2020

Spokane Valley deputy hits motorcyclist with suspected meth while pursuing another fleeing vehicle

A police chase early Tuesday morning resulted in a crash that sent one person to a hospital.


Fire destroys barn in Otis Orchards, kills chickens

A barn on North Starr Road in the Otis Orchards area was destroyed after it caught fire Monday morning, killing several chickens.


UPDATED: Mon., May 25, 2020

4 injured in motorcycle crash near Fourth of July Pass

Four people were injured in a motorcycle crash that briefly closed Interstate 90 east of Coeur d’Alene late Monday morning.


Police arrest Utah man suspected of killing his Tinder date

Police say a Utah man was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of murder after he allegedly reported the death of a 25-year-old woman he’d met on the dating app …


Police: Miami mom faked son’s abduction, faces murder charge

Officials say a Miami woman faked her son’s abduction and instead led him to a canal where he drowned.


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UPDATED: Sat., May 23, 2020

Fire in detached shop in Spokane Valley spreads to house, RV; dog dies in blaze

A fire that engulfed a detached shop in Spokane Valley early Saturday morning spread to a nearby house and an RV parked in its driveway.


Nine Mile Falls man acquitted of rape, kidnapping, burglary

A Nine Mile Falls man accused of raping a woman he met on a dating site was acquitted last year on charges of rape, kidnapping, and burglary. A mistrial was …


Idaho State Police looking for witnesses to motorcycle crash that seriously injured 51-year-old Pullman man

Idaho State Police are looking for witnesses to a motorcycle crash that occurred in Latah County on May 9 and seriously injured a 51-year-old Pullman man.


Spokane police arrest teen in relation to Spokane River crash that killed 16-year-old

Spokane police arrested a teenager on suspicion of vehicular homicide on Wednesday in relation to a crash into the Spokane River that killed another teenager in early May.


UPDATED: Thu., May 21, 2020

Police: Man beat apartment neighbor to death with frying pan; charged with first-degree murder

A 24-year-old Spokane man who confessed to a homicide at the downtown police precinct Wednesday morning is suspected of beating his apartment neighbor to death with a frying pan hours …


UPDATED: Thu., May 21, 2020

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UPDATED: Thu., May 21, 2020

Man allegedly high on meth arrested after standoff at South Hill home

After threatening a family member with a knife, a 34-year-old man naked and allegedly high on methamphetamine kept police in a standoff at a home near Manito Park.


UPDATED: Wed., May 20, 2020

Man accused of assaulting neighbor with sledge hammer in Spokane apartment

A 45-year-old Spokane man is accused of hitting another person living in his apartment building on the head with a sledge hammer, causing multiple bloody head wounds.


UPDATED: Wed., May 20, 2020

Spokane police recover body from downtown apartment after man turns himself in for homicide

Spokane police recovered the body of a man from a downtown apartment Wednesday morning after a 24-year-old man turned himself in for his involvement in a homicide.


UPDATED: Wed., May 20, 2020

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Shawn Vestal: Coronavirus and the courts mean delays, distancing and Zoom, of course

With video conferencing, courts are trying to fit an in-person process into a no-contact world and trying to balance justice with safety in unprecedented ways.


UPDATED: Tue., May 19, 2020

Car narrowly misses pedestrian before crashing into the Fox, police say

A car narrowly missed a pedestrian before crashing into the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox on Tuesday morning, according to Spokane police.


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