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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019

CEOs speak out on gun violence, want congressional action

The CEOs of more than 100 companies are stepping into the nation’s gun debate, imploring Congress to expand background checks and enact a strong “red flag” law.


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019

Spokane Valley deputies arrest man who allegedly shot ground near arguing couple’s feet

Deputies say the suspect fired the gun at the victim’s feet and that she was struck with debris from the shot hitting the ground.


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019

Spokane officer who shot at man on Saturday has been involved in 4 other shootings

A Spokane police officer has been placed on paid leave after firing his gun in a Saturday arrest. The officer has come under scrutiny before for using force on the …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019

Man charged with illegally possessing gun used in Russian roulette death

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Protesters demand firing of Utah cop who pulled gun on child

About 100 protesters gathered outside a police agency in northern Utah to demand an officer who pulled his gun on a 10-year-old child last week be fired.


UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019

Coeur d’Alene student arrested after leaving gun in pickup

A Coeur d’Alene high school student was taken into custody Friday after another student reported a gun inside the fellow student’s vehicle, which was parked at Lake City High School.


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019

Felon convicted of carrying gun detected by TSA screeners

A felon convicted of carrying a loaded gun in Juneau has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison.


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019

Rogers High School locked down for picture of gun; no threat determined

Rogers High School went into a brief lockdown Wednesday following reports of a social media post showing a student holding a gun.


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019

Police investigate Monday shooting on Interstate 90 that stemmed from drug deal

Spokane Police Department detectives are investigating a drive-by shooting early Monday on I-90 that sent one man to the hospital.


Minor arrested for bringing stolen gun to Colville Jr. High

Colville Police arrested a minor on Friday for allegedly bringing a stolen gun to a middle school.


Spokane Valley Krispy Kreme robbed with gun; suspect not found

A Spokane Valley Krispy Kreme was robbed at gunpoint on Friday night, and the culprit remains at large. Spokane County sheriff’s deputies responded to the reported robbery at about 11 …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019

TSA to Spokane airport passengers: Stop trying to sneak loaded guns on planes in carry-on luggage

Eight people have been arrested this year at Spokane International Airport for trying to bring a gun on an airplane.


Driver arrested after allegedly flashing gun in road rage incident

Spokane Valley deputies arrested a man Thursday for allegedly flashing a gun during a road rage incident and chasing the victim.


Police raid felon’s hotel room, catch him painting shotgun to look like a toy

Police caught a felon painting a shotgun to look like a toy in a Spokane motel room Monday, according to Spokane Police Department in a news release.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019

Boy, 4, finds gun and shoots pregnant mom in the face

Authorities say a pregnant Washington state woman was shot in the face Saturday by her 4-year-old son after the boy found a loaded, unsecured gun under a mattress.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019

Police arrest two students accused in gun for marijuana swap, forcing Central Valley lockout

Central Valley High School went into a “lockout” on Wednesday after administrators received a tip that a student had a pistol.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019

Democrats push for background checks on all gun sales

Congressional Democrats on Tuesday launched a fresh push for the most significant gun control in years, unveiling legislation that would require background checks for firearm purchases.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

Fight over rent prompted Wednesday shooting in north Spokane

An argument over about rent payments spiraled into violence that left one man hospitalized Wednesday with a gunshot wound to the chest.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018

Member of motorcycle gang sentenced to 30 months in prison for illegally possessing gun

Gabriel Trinidad Lopez will spend more than two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to a firearms charge in July. Lopez is a member of the Mongols Outlaw motorcycle …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018

Two 13-year-old boys arrested after bringing airsoft gun to school, firing pellets at windows

Two 13-year-old boys allegedly brought an airsoft gun to an elementary school in Spokane Valley Friday, resulting in their arrest.


Hunter killed in Nez Perce County in accidental shooting

A North Idaho man was killed Saturday near Soldiers Meadow Lake from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018

Judge dismisses NRA lawsuit over Seattle’s new gun-storage law

A King County judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit brought by the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation against Seattle’s new gun-storage law, siding with the …


Washington’s I-1639 would implement some of the nation’s most stringent gun-control laws

Washington voters will have a chance to make the state one of the most restrictive in the country for gun purchases and ownership; proponents say I-1639 will save lives, opponents …


Soon you can 3D print your own gun at home. No background check needed.

Starting Aug. 1, all you’ll need to make your own firearm is a computer, an internet connection and a 3-D printer.


Official: Florida shooting suspect’s mom let him buy gun

A commission investigating the Florida high school massacre heard Tuesday the suspect’s late mother allowed him to buy a gun even though his mental health counselors opposed the idea and …


UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018

Gun by her side, GOP U.S. Senate candidate talks of threats

With a holstered handgun next to her on a kitchen table, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir promises in her first television ad of the campaign released Monday to stand …


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018

Vermont’s Republican governor signs new gun restrictions

Vermont on Wednesday raised the age to buy firearms, banned high-capacity magazines and made it easier to take guns from people who pose a threat – the first significant gun …


Citigroup puts restrictions on gun sales

Citigroup put new restrictions on firearm sales by its business customers, the company said Thursday, making it the first bank to announce changes to its policies in the wake of …


Victims’ families urge California to end gun investments

Families of mass shooting victims and others called Monday for the nation’s largest public pension fund to stop investing in companies that sell assault weapons and devices that allow guns …


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018

Students across Spokane area participate in nationwide school walkout

From Mead in the north to Lewis and Clark in the south and across the state line to Coeur d’Alene High School in the east, students across the region walked …