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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 …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 30, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Spokane police investigating suspicious death of 62-year-old man in Sunset Hill area

Officers found Richard White’s body facedown on the floor of his kitchen, with a pool of blood under his torso. His housemate “either truly believed, or acted like, he did …


Family, friends mourn Wapato woman who long sought answers in sister’s 1971 disappearance

For most of her life, Trudi Lee Clark wondered what happened to her sister, Janice Marie Hannigan. Lee Clark, whose search for her missing sister intensified after her parents passed …


Providing comfort and a connection as the end draws near

The growing interest in the topic is seen in death cafes, death doulas, the “death positive” movement, hospice work and even the End-of-Life University. There are special decks of cards …


U.S. says 2nd Guatemalan child dies in immigration custody

An 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died in government custody in New Mexico early Tuesday, U.S. immigration authorities said, marking the second death of an immigrant child in detention this month.


Warmbiers win $500 million for son’s torture in North Korea

A federal judge in Washington awarded $500 million in damages to the family of Otto Warmbier, an Ohio student who died after being detained in North Korea for more than …


Neighbor who died in October left stash of Christmas gifts for their child

Owen Williams and his wife befriended their octogenarian neighbor, Ken Watson, when they moved into their home in Wales three years ago. Watson became a grandfather figure to their daughter. …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, 8:41 p.m.

Body found in wooded area near Hayden Walmart

Kootenai County sheriff’s deputies discovered a body Monday morning in a wooded area near the Walmart in Hayden.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Senate rebukes Trump, Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war

In back-to-back votes against Saudi Arabia, the Senate delivered an unusual rebuke of President Donald Trump’s response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and signaled new skepticism from Capitol …


Lapwai mayor dies in crash near casino

The mayor of Lapwai was the victim of a fatal crash that occurred near the south entrance of the Clearwater River Casino & Lodge Monday afternoon.


Sheriff’s Office investigating assault, death at jail as a homicide

The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Yakima County Jail inmate early Monday morning as a homicide, according to a news release.


Life after death: Recompose, a soil-based alternative to burial and cremation, moves closer to reality

Today, Recompose – which would convert human remains to soil – is still just a concept. But it’s approaching reality, with scientific testing done at Washington State University and legislative …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

Pedestrian dies in hospital after being struck by car

A pedestrian died in the hospital Friday after being hit by a car in the vicinity of the 2600 block of 29 Avenue, according to a Spokane Police Department news …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

Remains of decomposed body found near Interstate 90’s Medical Lake exit

Washington State Department of Transportation workers found a decomposed body Thursday morning near the Medical Lake off ramp of Interstate 90, on the south side of the freeway.


Soldier killed in training incident, Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 7th Infantry confirms

A soldier was killed Sunday in a local training incident, Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 7th Infantry Division confirmed Monday.


One flu death reported in Spokane County

A woman’s death from the flu this week is the first in Spokane County this year, according to Spokane Regional Health District. She was in her 70s and had an …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 10:11 p.m.

Venice floodwaters ease; Italian storms kill 2 more people

Wearing colorful disposable boots, tourists enjoyed outdoor cafes Thursday in St. Mark’s Square in Venice as waters receded from an exceptional high tide.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Drop in adult flu vaccinations was likely a factor in last season’s record-breaking deaths, illnesses

Fewer than four out of 10 adults in the United States got flu shots last winter, the lowest rate in seven seasons and one likely reason why the 2017-2018 season …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 11:45 a.m.

Two die after falling from overlook in Yosemite National Park

Two visitors died in a fall from a popular overlook at Yosemite National Park, an official said.


Migrants pause to honor dead man, rest, still far from U.S.

Still more than 1,000 miles from their goal of reaching the United States, a caravan of Central American migrants briefly halted their arduous journey Tuesday to mourn a fellow traveler …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 5:20 p.m.

Trump suggests ‘rogue killers’ murdered journalist Khashoggi

President Donald Trump said Monday that “rogue killers” could be responsible for a Saudi journalist’s disappearance after a personal phone call in which Trump said Saudi Arabia’s King Salman strongly …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

‘I’m sure he was trying to come home’: Former Shock player Ellison dies on side of road in California

A former starting linebacker and defensive back for Spokane Shock arena football team died last Thursday due to unknown causes on the freeway in San Fernando Valley, according to the …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 6:08 p.m.

Body found on South Hill; police say foul play not suspected

A body was discovered Friday afternoon near the Rockwood Retirement community on the South Hill.


Investigation finds Maryland culpable in death of football player Jordan McNair

An independent investigation into the death of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair has determined that trainers on the scene did not follow proper procedures after he collapsed on …


Lawyer: Dallas cop who killed man at home should be charged

The lawyer for the family of a man who was gunned down at his home by a Dallas police officer is calling for her to be arrested and charged, saying …


Death and Disappearance: Haunting stories behind missing posters of Native women

These women are a few of the faces of the death and disappearances of Native American women.


Death, understaffing claims prompt another investigation of Idaho state treatment center

The watchdog arm of the Idaho Legislature is looking into complaints about mistreatment of people with severe disabilities who live at the Southwest Idaho Treatment Center in Nampa.


U.S. service member killed, another wounded in Afghanistan

A U.S. service member has been killed and another wounded in an apparent insider attack in eastern Afghanistan, according to a statement Monday from the NATO-led Resolute Support mission.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 9:56 p.m.

Mollie Tibbetts’ dad: Don’t use her death to push ‘views she believed were profoundly racist’

Rob Tibbetts said his family still needs time to mourn, and he asked for continued privacy. But he said he felt compelled to speak because politicians were using his daughter’s …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

Spokane County Jail records eighth inmate death in 14 months

A woman inmate at the Spokane County Jail was pronounced dead at a local hospital Saturday evening after being found unresponsive in her cell.