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UPDATED: Fri., March 27, 2020

Spokane police investigating homicide in Emerson-Garfield after body found Wednesday

Spokane police began investigating a homicide in the Emerson-Garfield neighborhood after a body was located inside a duplex Wednesday.


Citing new evidence, prosecutors drop charge against Spokane Valley man accused in fatal beating

Deputies may have arrested the wrong man in connection with a beating in Spokane Valley that left a 40-year-old man with fatal head wounds. “We want to make sure we …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 28, 2020

Spokane Valley shooting victim dies

The victim of a shooting in Spokane Valley on Sunday has died. The 33-year-old man, who police have not identified, was shot at a home in the 11700 block of …


Police: 9 homicides in Chicago’s deadliest weekend of year

Chicago recorded nine homicides between 6 p.m. Friday and midnight Sunday, a weekend police said was the deadliest of the year for a city that had seen a recent decline …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Man killed at northeast Spokane McDonald’s was shot over missing cellphone

A 21-year-old man killed early Monday morning in a McDonald’s parking lot in northeast Spokane was shot in the head over a missing cellphone, according to court documents.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 3, 2020

Man killed in shooting in McDonald’s parking lot in northeast Spokane

The medical examiner’s office identified the victim as Christian G. Salazar, listing the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the head. Spokane police identified the shooter as 27-year-old …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 1, 2020

Man arrested and accused of killing woman found in car ablaze on South Hill

A man arrested late Friday is accused of killing a woman found dead Thursday in a burning car on Spokane’s South Hill.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Spokane man suspected of beating that killed father held on $1M bond

Police have jailed a Spokane man suspected of beating his father last Saturday, leaving him with severe injuries that he succumbed to on Monday.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 26, 2019

Man jailed on suspicion of murdering woman in Hillyard apartment

Officers responded at about 5:30 a.m. Thursday to a report of shots fired at a four-unit apartment building at 2928 E. Diamond Ave. In one unit, they found a dead …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

North Idaho murder suspect’s bond kept at $1M after lawyers argue over evidence in court

A woman accused of killing a 79-year-old grandmother in Hope, Idaho, will remain jailed on a $1 million bond while the murder case moves toward trial.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019

Man sentenced for 2016 double murder of siblings

A man who murdered two siblings in Spokane Valley in 2016 was sentenced to 36 years in prison on Friday and will not be eligible for release until after his …


100 years ago in Spokane: Circus arrives on the North Side; man says he accidentally shot and killed his neighbors

The Carl Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus set up its tent city on Mallon Avenue, near Monroe Street, to the delight of Spokane’s youth. The menagerie tent was the biggest attraction, containing “lions, …


Man accused of killing girlfriend extradited from Missoula

The suspect in the July 17 killing of Alyssa Dodd was extradited from Missoula County to Spokane Friday afternoon.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 3, 2019

Coeur d’Alene woman linked to 2017 killing of Shirley Ramey in Hope thanks to gun database

Judith Carpenter was being held in the Bonner County Jail on $1 million bail for allegedly shooting Ramey on April 5, 2017, in her home on Trestle Creek Road.


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019

Family of woman whose body was found alongside her fiance’s in the Ridpath remembers her rocky life

Police haven’t determined what happened to a woman and a man whose bodies were recently found in the Ridpath, but the woman’s family recalls her struggles to maintain her sobriety …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019

Murder suspect told Spokane police he planned to kill victim, then her sister

Bryce J. Thompson, 19, confessed to a Spokane police detective that he planned the killing of Alyssa Dodd on July 17 but didn’t go through with a plan to kill …


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019

Court documents shed new light on Wednesday killing of 20-year-old woman; suspect’s bond set at $1 million

The Spokane County Medical Examiner identified the young woman killed Wednesday in Spokane’s Emerson-Garfield neighborhood.


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019

Man in custody in Missoula after death at Spokane house

A 19-year-old man was jailed in Missoula after a suspected killing Wednesday afternoon in the Emerson-Garfield neighborhood.


100 years ago in Spokane: Prosecutors allege Babe Langer killed bouncer to avoid debt

But the 28-year-old said on the stand that her own life had been threatened before the fatal shooting.


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office investigates connection between shooting caught on video and fatal drive-by two days later in Wandermere

A home surveillance video uploaded last week by a Logan neighborhood homeowner appears to show a vehicle Spokane County sheriff’s deputies say was involved in a fatal drive-by shooting.


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019

Stolen purse may be motivation in weekend’s fatal drive-by shooting in Wandermere

A stolen purse could be the motivation behind this weekend’s fatal drive-by shooting in the Wandermere area.


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019

Man, woman found dead from gunshots in Ridpath Club apartment

Spokane police are investigating a shooting that left two dead inside the Ridpath Club Apartments, according to court records.


UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019

Woman slain in drive-by shooting in Wandermere neighborhood; deputies searching for at least one assailant

A woman was killed in a drive-by shooting Sunday afternoon in the Wandermere area north of Spokane, and authorities were still searching for one or more assailants Sunday evening.


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: Tue., June 25, 2019

Spokane police investigating 33-year-old man for homicide in the death of his mother in her downtown apartment

Police suspect man may have given his mother a lethal dose of drugs in downtown Spokane apartment.


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019

Arrest warrant issued for Afghan immigrant suspected of killing wife in Spokane

Investigators are seeking to arrest Wahid Kashify, an Afghan immigrant suspected of killing his wife and hiding her body in a freezer last month. He has fled the country.


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019

Okanogan County sheriff’s deputies make arrest Monday in alleged Malott matricide

A man accused of killing his mother with a knife was arrested Monday afternoon by Okanogan County sheriff’s deputies.


Friends recall slain Afghan woman Arezu Kashify as ‘loving, curious’

Arezu Kashify loved many things – cooking, carnival games, roller coasters, lounging by a lake with her friends and family. But perhaps more than anything, she loved to learn.


UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019

Vodder guilty of murder in case of Bret Snow killing

A second suspect in the 2015 disappearance and killing of Bret Snow was found guilty Monday afternoon.


Gunman could have been arrested rather than ticketed before killing neighbor in Bigelow Gulch incident

Hours before he shot and killed a 29-year-old father of two, 61-year-old Dave Cholewinski pointed the same weapon at a group of people during a heated argument.