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UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 9:08 p.m.

Police dog helps take suspect into custody

Spokane Valley Sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday responded to 911 caller who stated a man kicked in the door of a home and went inside. At about 7:30 p.m., deputies arrived …


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 8:42 p.m.

Spokane police arrest man waving gun around, threatening to shoot people at his northeast Spokane home

A man waving a handgun at neighbors and officers was arrested Thursday night after a tense standoff with Spokane police.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Alleged marijuana buy turns into gunbattle in east Spokane

Two minors were arrested Tuesday after a drug deal devolved into a robbery, car chase, gunbattle and crash in the East Central neighborhood, Spokane police said.


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 9:33 p.m.

Latah County’s K-9 unit to start next summer if approved by commissioners

Latah County Sheriff Richie Skiles says a K-9 unit would start at the sheriff’s office next summer if the county commissioners approve the department’s request in August – when the …


UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 7:19 p.m.

New Sheriff’s Office dog helps Spokane police bust man with rifle

A new Spokane County Sheriff’s Office dog and his handler helped the Spokane Police Department catch a man who had just stolen a rifle from a home while the resident …


Review: ‘Megan Leavey’ is unique movie about war

Based on a true story, “Megan Leavey” is a unique movie about war. It’s a story of heroism, sacrifice, and connection forged on the battlefield, but it’s remarkable in how …


K-9s training in five-week class in Newman Lake

Two weeks ago Rebel was just an average Dutch Shepherd and Chewelah police Officer Matt Miller was just your average patrol cop, but now Rebel strains at the leash and …


Idaho Peace Officers Memorial considers adding K9 tribute

The Idaho Officers Memorial Board is considering adding a tribute to police dogs at the memorial’s Meridian site.


More than 1,000 gather to mourn slain police dog in Boise

There were whines, tears and even barks in Boise’s Taco Bell Area where as many as 1,500 people gathered to mourn a police dog that was killed in the line …


Lawsuit: Police dog had teeth filed, still caused bite wound

A new federal lawsuit says Tukwila police were so concerned about a police dog’s propensity to bite suspects and officers themselves that they had the animal’s teeth filed down. Nevertheless, …


Man evades police; brought down by K9 unit

A man engaged police in a high-speed pursuit through Spokane Valley before being captured with the help of a police K9 unit.


Spokane County deputy shoots dog attacking him and K9 Laslo

A Spokane County deputy shot and killed a pit bull that was attacking him and his police dog early Tuesday morning, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. Deputy …


Police: Jelly bean trail led to fleeing driver

A man arrested after he led police on a chase near Liberty Lake early Tuesday left a trail of jelly beans behind when he fled his car and tried to …


Suspect escapes from Tribal police; tracked down by K9

Multiple agencies assisted Spokane Tribal Police Tuesday to locate a suspect who escaped their custody.


Cab driver comes prepared to handle assailant

A man pulled a gun on the wrong cab driver late Friday night, police say.


Dog days? It’s a good night for Leo

Good boy! A Spokane police dog named Leonidas had a busy night on Thursday, first catching an escaped fugitive and then overtaking a man fleeing from police on a dirt …


K-9s ready to serve, protect

Rico sprang out of the police cruiser and demonstrated a takedown he’d perfected during more than 400 hours of training with the Spokane Police Department. The 3-year-old Belgian Malinois grabbed …


Honored Spokane K-9 dies due to surgery complications

A Spokane police K-9 awarded a Purple Heart for taking two bullets died Sunday morning due to complications from surgery to remove a brain tumor.


There’s a new law-dog in town

Faced with a life of police patrols, chasing suspects and drug hunts, the Spokane Police Department’s newest recruit has just one thing to do for the next few months: play. …


K9 Var awarded Purple Heart

One of the Spokane Police Department’s highest honors came with an unusual gift Monday night when it was awarded by Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick – a large bone. Kirkpatrick …