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UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 15, 2019

Man taken into custody after SWAT standoff overnight Saturday in West Central

Layth Fuller, 53, faces charges of felony harassment and first-degree assault after threating to stab multiple people, including his significant other, police said.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

Father named in statewide Amber Alert arrested Wednesday morning

After Washington State Patrol interviewed and released two parents in Spokane County Tuesday evening in relation to an Amber Alert issued from Seattle, troopers arrested the father, Nicholas Antonie, around …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 7, 2019

Spokane police arrest suspect after standoff at South Hill apartment complex

Spokane police arrested a man with a warrant related to a Friday night domestic violence incident on Saturday afternoon, after an hourslong a standoff at a South Hill apartment complex.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

More women report inappropriate interactions with Spokane police officer accused of rape

A Spokane police officer accused of sexually assaulting the victim of a domestic violence incident he was investigating had a “common practice” of giving out his personal cell phone number …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019

Coeur d’Alene Tribe member sentenced to prison for assault on Colville Reservation

A federal judge sentenced a member of the Coeur d’Alene Indian Tribe to more than three years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to attacking his girlfriend on the …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 23, 2019

Milan hospital displays X-rays of women attacked by men

A Milan hospital is exhibiting X-rays of women attacked by men to highlight what one doctor calls the “daily horror” of violence against women.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

French women demand action amid high domestic violence rate

France has one of Europe’s highest domestic violence rates, and now that’s getting highlighted with a wildcat graffiti campaign in Paris and elsewhere


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Man charged with bringing rifle, stun gun to fight pleads not guilty to separate charges

A 21-year-old man charged with bringing a stun gun and rifle to a brawl at Meadow Ridge Elementary School earlier this summer pleaded not guilty to separate domestic violence assault …


Police: Oklahoma double-murder suicide was domestic-related

A man confronted his ex-wife and another man in an Oklahoma Walmart parking lot, shot and killed them both through the windshield of a car then turned the gun on …


Spike in domestic violence cases prompts new system to improve protection for victims

A new initiative is spotlighting the high rate of Spokane County domestic violence, a trend that’s also increased the workload for processing protection orders. About a year ago, the Spokane …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019

Spokane man gets three months for shooting woman in knee

A Spokane man, who shot a woman in the knee after she punched him and cracked his tooth, was sentenced Friday to three months in prison after pleading guilty to …


State, Spokane County struggle with far-reaching health impacts of domestic violence, homelessness

Washington state fell six spots in the 2019 America’s Health Rankings for Women and Children


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019

Documentary to shed light on Spokane area’s domestic violence problem

The documentary “End the Violence” will air Monday at 7 p.m. on almost every local news station in the Spokane area. The film details how local law enforcement, social service …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019

Spokane police say five vehicles damaged, several officers injured in weekend pursuits

The first chase began at about 2 p.m. Saturday when a car salesman called to report that a woman was refusing to stop or let him out of a vehicle …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019

Dodgers’ Julio Urias to serve 20-game domestic violence penalty

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias has accepted a 20-game suspension by MLB for a domestic violence incident and is expected to return in September. The league gave him credit …


Diggin in, digging out: Deborah Grenehalghe turned her hands toward soil to find peace

When domestic violence brought chaos, Deborah Grenehalghe turned her hands toward soil to find moments of peace. She wants to help other battered women experience quiet healing around growing plants …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019

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 …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 4, 2019

Man arrested after early Sunday standoff with police near South Perry district

Jeremy Barkus, 39, is suspected of assaulting a family member with a knife before the standoff began around 6:30 a.m. He was taken into custody without incident about four hours …


Man accused of posing as twin after allegedly threatening mother with machete

Jeremy Dixon verbally accosted his mother July 6 for not purchasing him a car to drive and threatened to cut her head off while he had a machete in his …


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019

Spokane Public Schools’ new security chief resigns after abuse claims surface

The man recently hired to oversee all security issues for more than 30,000 students who attend Spokane Public Schools resigned Wednesday after he was confronted with allegations made last year …


Storm’s Natasha Howard denies abusing her wife

Natasha Howard denies allegations she abused her wife in a statement provided by her lawyer. The Seattle Storm All-Star was accused by her wife on social media Saturday of physically …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019

Mark Rypien admitted to hitting his wife despite couple’s insistence he didn’t commit domestic violence, police say

According to arresting officer Todd Brownlee’s report of the incident, Rypien acknowledged hitting his wife Danielle Rypien on Sunday, June 30, near Maple Street and Garland Avenue in his car …


Florida woman who took husband’s guns faces misdemeanor

A Florida woman who took her estranged husband’s guns after his arrest and turned them over to the police will be charged with misdemeanor trespassing instead of theft and burglary, …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019

Rypien, wife say he didn’t commit domestic violence assault; CTE medication not to blame

Former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien, who was arrested Sunday on suspicion of domestic violence, wrote in a joint statement with his wife that he didn’t commit a crime.


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019

Rypien released from jail after domestic violence arrest

A court commissioner released former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien from jail Monday at the behest of his wife, named in court records as a victim of domestic violence.


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019

Former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien accused of domestic violence Sunday night

Former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien was arrested on a charge of domestic violence Sunday night, after an incident in North Spokane.


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019

Florida woman charged after giving husband’s guns to police

A Florida woman’s effort to protect herself from domestic violence has become a flashpoint in the debate over gun rights and victims’ safety.


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

Police department fires officer after investigation of 2017 domestic violence assault

The Spokane Police Department fired an officer Thursday after concluding an internal affairs investigation of a domestic violence assault in 2017. Nicholas J. Spolski has been on paid administrative leave …


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019

L.A. city attorney defers prosecution of Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias

Los Angeles city prosecutors have decided to defer prosecution of Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias for a May 13 domestic violence arrest. The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office says Urias will …


Pullman teen lit trailer home on fire, killed dog and cat, police say

Pullman police arrested a teenager suspected of lighting a trailer home on fire last week, killing a dog and cat.