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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, 11:53 a.m.

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, 10:31 a.m.

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, 9:03 p.m.

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, 10:53 p.m.

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, 10:43 p.m.

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, 9:58 p.m.

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, 9:08 p.m.

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, 11:04 p.m.

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, 9:10 p.m.

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, 11:05 a.m.

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, 6:27 p.m.

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, 10:26 p.m.

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, 6:37 p.m.

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.


UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 12:16 p.m.

Detectives find body, believed to be missing Afghan woman, under false bottom of freezer

Spokane County sheriff’s detectives on Tuesday found the body believed to be that of 24-year-old Arezu Kashify hidden beneath the false bottom of a chest freezer inside the apartment she …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 10:24 p.m.

Detectives find body believed to be missing Afghan woman in her apartment

Investigators found the body believed to be a missing Afghan woman after searching an apartment she shared with her husband and children. He left the country on a one-way plane …


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Fund for family of victim in last week’s fatal shooting near Orchard Prairie raises more than $29,000

Benjamin Grosser, a 29-year-old father of two, was shot and killed by his neighbor David Cholewinski, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office reported.


UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 10:26 p.m.

Investigators: Shooter had road rage, referenced victim’s workers as ‘likely illegals”

A shooting near Orchard Prairie that left one man dead and another in critical condition was an attempted murder-suicide, deputies said Friday.


100 years ago in Spokane: Soldier recently home from World War I to speak at NAACP event; prosecution develops motive in landlady murder case

Lt. Charles S. Parker, one of four black soldiers in Spokane who fought in World War I, returned back home after 10 months in France.


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 1:43 p.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: Witnesses back up landlady who shot and killed drunken man who brandished club. But she remained in jail.

Henry E. Haley succumbed to a gunshot wound he received two days earlier at the Thorslund hotel, 226 W. Riverside Ave.


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 …