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UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 7:38 p.m.

Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office investigating death of girl in Hayden

Kootenai County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a girl in Hayden.


Fatal shooting in East Central was a gunfight, not drive-by shooting, court records say

Spokane police say the 35-year-old victim in the April 28 fatal East Central shooting exchanged rounds of gunfire with unidentified shooter before collapsing near a porch.


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 7:45 p.m.

Questions swirl around Sunday’s fatal drive-by shooting

The Spokane County Medical Examiner has confirmed the identity of a man killed Sunday night in a drive-by shooting in East Central as Jason Allison, 35, who died from multiple …


UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019, 10:18 p.m.

Man killed in drive-by shooting in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood

Spokane police are investigating a fatal drive-by shooting that erupted Sunday evening in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood.


100 years ago in Spokane: Washington Water Power says it will buy bankrupt downtown steam plant; chewing gum craze arrives

The Washington Water Power Co, announced that it was ready to purchase the property of the bankrupt Spokane Heat, Light and Power Co. – which we know today as the …


UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 6:15 p.m.

Cheney police officers won’t face charges in death of man who investigators say was attempting suicide-by-cop

Spokane County prosecutors have elected not to file criminal charges against three Cheney police officers who shot and killed a man late last year during an alleged suicide by cop.


100 years ago in Spokane: Mayor says increasing population would save streetcar system

Instead of raising fares, Spokane Mayor C.M. Fassett said that increased ridership might soon solve the financial woes of Spokane streetcar companies.


Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies say murder-suicide a possibility in unattended deaths of Newport couple

While Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies say murder-suicide is a possibility in the death of a Newport-area elderly couple, they don’t yet know how they died.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

Second suspect pleads guilty in Airway Heights baseball-bat beating death

The second suspect in the 2017 baseball-bat beating death of an Airway Heights man pleaded guilty last week to first-degree manslaughter.


Police: New Orleans crash driver spoke of ‘drinking problem’

A driver suspected of killing two people and injuring seven others, most of them on bikes, as large crowds gathered in New Orleans for Mardi Gras told police after the …


Benton County homicides reach 10-year high

Police and sheriff’s deputies investigated more homicides last year than in the past 10 years. The Benton County Coroner’s Office said seven people died by homicide in 2018, including two …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 7:37 p.m.

Border Patrol agents arrest former Mexican cop in Othello

According to a news release, the man entered the United States legally in 2013, but shortly afterward authorities learned he had been arrested in Mexico in 2008 and 2009 on …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

Homicide suspect declares she is innocent of killing her child’s grandmother

Appearing confused and agitated, homicide suspect Ashley Horning repeatedly referred to herself as Gypsy – rather than her legal first name – and told a judge directly that she didn’t …


Clallam Sheriff’s Office makes arrest in connection with triple homicide

Nearly a month after three people were found shot and killed east of Port Angeles, the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the triple homicide that left …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:15 p.m.

Woman arrested after fatal shooting in east Spokane

A 25-year-old woman is accused of shooting and killing a person in a home in east Spokane before running to a nearby shopping area, where she was arrested Thursday morning. …


His family says he stopped using heroin. Then he relapsed in the Grant County Jail.

Derek Batton had pretty much beaten a heroin addiction by the time he was booked into the Grant County Jail, according to his family. Inside, though, things took a turn …


Suspect in 24-year-old unsolved Boise homicide arrested for cold case homicide in Washington

A Boise man was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder Wednesday night in connection with a homicide in Washington from 1992.


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 …


100 years ago in Spokane: Suitors remain focus of investigation into woman’s death from strychnine

The “sensational developments” in the Rosa Kempf strychnine poisoning case, promised by the Spokane Daily Chronicle a day earlier, turned out to merely deepen the mystery.


100 years ago in Spokane: Investigators raise doubts that strychnine death was suicide

The mystery surrounding the strychnine death of Rosa Kempf, 22, continued to baffle investigators.


100 years ago in Spokane: Strychnine poisoning case grows compilcated as second ‘sweetheart’ shows up

An autopsy revealed that Rosa Kempf died of strychnine poisoning.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 6:56 a.m.

Son suspected in mother’s fatal stabbing in Garland

A woman stabbed late Sunday in her north Spokane apartment later died from her injuries.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

Police arrest suspect accused of killing man, trying to kill estranged wife

A man is dead and a woman is in hospital care with life-threatening injuries after the woman’s estranged husband allegedly broke into her northeast Spokane home Tuesday evening and shot …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 7:05 p.m.

Man pleads guilty in Airway Heights baseball-bat beating death

A 20-year-old defendant implicated in the 2017 baseball-bat beating death of an Airway Heights resident pleaded guilty earlier this month to manslaughter.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

Spokane police investigating death of man shot during sex

Spokane police are investigating the death of a man who reportedly shot himself in the head during sex.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 9:24 p.m.

Police arrest suspect in downtown stabbing

Police arrested a man suspected of stabbing and killing another man early Tuesday at a downtown Spokane 7-Eleven after a fight broke out in the parking lot.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Cheney man appears in court for alleged killing of wife with laced ice cream

A Cheney man appeared before a judge Thursday to face charges that he allegedly killed his wife by lacing her ice cream with a lethal dose of pain medication in …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Candlelight vigil planned for Lewis and Clark student killed in downtown shooting

The victim of Wednesday’s fatal shooting in downtown Spokane has been identified as Eddie Daniels III, a 15-year-old student at Lewis and Clark High School.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 9:40 a.m.

Teen killed in downtown shooting; police arrest suspect

Spokane police late Wednesday arrested a man suspected of shooting a teenager who later died from his injuries.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 7:45 p.m.

Fatal shooting in Bonner County reported as self-defense

The Bonner County Sheriff’s Office said the fatal shooting of a 39-year-old man on Friday afternoon appears to have been an act of self-defense.