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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 6:41 p.m.

Illinois patient’s death may be first in U.S. tied to vaping

Health officials said Friday that an Illinois patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping has died, and that they consider it the first death in the United States …


Federal New York lockup draws new scrutiny in Epstein death

The apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein has brought new scrutiny to a federal jail in New York that, despite chronic understaffing, houses some of the highest-security inmates in the country.


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 2:44 p.m.

Medical examiner rules Richard Coffee died of drowning; family still seeks answers in mysterious death

A 56-year-old man whose body was found floating in the Spokane River near the Division Street Bridge after spending weeks in the water died of drowning, the Spokane County Medical …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 11:49 p.m.

Spokane anesthesiologist’s death was accident from alcohol, drug complications, medical examiner says

A Spokane anesthesiologist who was found dismembered and burned in his backyard in the Dishman Hills area in April died as a result of an accident, according to the Spokane …


Family, police seek answers about the mysterious end of Richard Coffee’s complex life

Late Saturday, May 11 – a day before Mother’s Day – he departed the Walmart store on Colton Street in north Spokane headed somewhere. Perhaps headed home, or maybe to …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 11:44 a.m.

Cheney man accused of killing wife with poisoned ice cream faces new charges

A man accused of killing his wife by lacing her ice cream with a lethal dose of his pain medication in October will appear in court next week after prosecutors …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 6:06 p.m.

Tributes to Michael Jackson flow on 10th death anniversary

Michael Jackson’s estate paid tribute to his artistry and charity Tuesday as fans began gathering to celebrate his memory on the 10th anniversary of the King of Pop’s death.


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 6:54 p.m.

Missing Vietnamese woman died from drowning, medical examiner says

Five months after her body was found floating in the Spokane River, investigators are able to say Loc Nguyen died from drowning.


Case of Idaho woman killed in seed plant goes back to court

The family of an Idaho woman who died after her hair got caught in machinery at a seed plant has taken a lawsuit back to the state Supreme Court after …


Motorcyclist killed in Sunday collision

A motorcycle rider died Sunday night when he collided with a vehicle in north Spokane, according to police.


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 3:40 p.m.

Body pulled from Spokane River on Tuesday is young woman reported missing earlier this week

A young woman whose body was pulled from the Spokane River downtown early Tuesday morning was reported missing earlier this week by friends and family.


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Human composting to be legal in Washington

Human composting to become legal next year.


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 6:50 p.m.

Body pulled from Spokane River downtown Tuesday morning

Avista Utilities workers pulled a body from the Spokane River early Tuesday morning.


Delays in Washington drug testing after death leaves some families without life insurance benefits

A process that used to take several weeks is now taking several months, due to a backlog of needed blood tests at the state’s lone laboratory in Seattle. While the …



Man who collapsed, died at Riverfront Park ID’d

Spokane County Medical Examiners identified a man who collapsed and died at Riverfront Park on Tuesday as Jeffrey D. Sausser, 47.


Juliaetta man dies in Lewiston hospital after baseball bat attack

A man died earlier this week in a Lewiston hospital from injuries received after being attacked with a baseball bat last week.


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 9:29 p.m.

Deputies make arrest in suspicious death investigation involving woman found dead inside Spokane Valley apartment complex

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man on charges of allegedly murdering his girlfriend. He reportedly barricaded himself inside an apartment and refused to leave. Her body was discovered …


Reputed Gambino crime boss shot to death in New York City

The reputed boss of New York’s Gambino crime family was gunned down outside his home, dying a virtual unknown compared with his swaggering 1980s-era predecessor, the custom-tailored tabloid regular John …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 9:49 a.m.

Warmbier’s parents blame North Korea ‘evil regime’ in son’s death

The parents of an American college student who died following months of detention in North Korea rebuked President Donald Trump on Friday, saying Kim Jong Un “and his evil regime” …


Woman dies in Soap Lake fire

A woman died in a house fire near Soap Lake early Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 4:21 p.m.

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway

Longtime Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man standing along an interstate late Wednesday night as he tried to avoid hitting the man’s disabled vehicle, police say.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:24 p.m.

Flypast honors US bomber crew who died saving British kids

Tony Foulds has a routine when he visits the memorial for 10 American airmen – one of whom was from Idaho Falls –killed in World War II.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:13 p.m.

New trial scheduled for Idaho man accused in baby’s death

A second trial date for a 28-year-old Orofino man charged in connection with the death of his 1-month-old daughter has been set for June 10.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 4:44 p.m.

2-year-old dies in Sandpoint house fire

A 2-year-old boy died in a house fire in Sandpoint early Saturday morning.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 3:57 p.m.

U.S. cancer death rate hits milestone: 25 years of decline

The U.S. cancer death rate has hit a milestone: It’s been falling for at least 25 years, according to a new report.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 4:34 p.m.

U.S. confirms death of militant involved in USS Cole bombing

A U.S. military spokesman confirms that an American airstrike killed an al-Qaida operative accused of involvement in the attack nearly two decades ago on the USS Cole that killed 17 …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

Records reveal Russian asylum-seeker who died in Tacoma claimed to be a shaman fleeing prison torture

Records obtained through the Freedom of Immigration Act reveal new details about a man who died after trying to hang himself in the Northwest Detention Center. A source of mystery …


U.S. soldier charged in wife’s killing flees to Thailand

A 21-year-old U.S. soldier is accused of flying to Indianapolis from Colorado to kill his estranged wife, then dumping her body in a trash bin and fleeing to Thailand.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 2:27 p.m.

Two former Spokane Valley fire captains died in December. In both cases, long-term exposure to toxins may be to blame.

For the second time in less than a week, the Spokane Valley Fire Department has announced the death of a former fire captain, and again, work-related exposure to toxins is …