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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.

UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019

Phillies OF Odubel Herrera arrested in domestic case, put on leave

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera was placed on administrative leave Tuesday by Major League Baseball, a day after his arrest in a domestic violence case at an Atlantic City, New …

Sue Lani Madsen: How are the children?

“How are the children,” Victor Rivas Rivers asked, quoting a traditional Masai greeting. It’s a measure of the health of the community. When children grow up experiencing abuse first or …

UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019

Dodgers’ Julio Urias reinstated from administrative leave

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias was reinstated from administrative leave by Major League Baseball. Urias was placed on leave while MLB officials looked into his May 13 arrest for …

UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019

Dodgers’ Julio Urias arrested in domestic battery case

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias has been placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball following his arrest for investigation of misdemeanor domestic battery. Los Angeles police say Urias …

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Addison Russell rejoins Cubs after 40-game MLB domestic violence ban

Shortstop Addison Russell is rejoining the Chicago Cubs after completing a 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy and then spending extra time in the minors to …

Domestic violence expert: Wait and see with Addison Russell

The Chicago Cubs got help from a local domestic violence organization in the wake of Addison Russell’s suspension, rekindling a decades-old relationship. Family Rescue provided domestic violence training for the …

UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019

Chiefs’ addition of Frank Clark another controversial decision

The Kansas City Chiefs have made a habit of inciting controversy during the NFL draft in the Andy Reid era by acquiring players that have a history of off-the-field issues. …

Man arrested on arson, domestic violence charges after Saturday night standoff

A standoff ended with the arrest of a man on domestic violence and arson charges Saturday night near the Bowl and Pitcher area of Riverside State Park.

Man arrested after standoff in West Central Spokane

A SWAT team standoff in West Central neighborhood on Friday night led to the arrest of a man accused of domestic violence assault.