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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Man who died after crash at Seven Mile ORV Park identified

Officials have identified the man who died in an off-road vehicle crash at the Seven Mile ORV Park.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020

Man dies in off-roading crash at Seven Mile ORV Park

A man died Wednesday after his truck rolled at the Seven Mile ORV Park in Nine Mile Falls.


After six years of paddling over 200 tires, kayaker, volunteers clean them up

In an afternoon, a few dozen volunteers cleaned up about 200 tires that have been trapped underwater for years.


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019

Spokane resident dies in cliff jumping accident at The Cove in Long Lake

A 22-year-old Spokane man died on Saturday after hitting a rock while cliff jumping at a popular site called The Cove at Fisk State Park property in Nine Mile Falls.


Nine Mile Falls community concerned about proposed 475-home development of former Sun Dance Golf Course

“The neighbors are upset, whether they’re golfers or not,” said one neighbor of the old golf course. “To have that green space on your back fence is special.”


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

Lakeside High senior Rachel Koolstra wrestled plenty of obstacles

A rough start made a determined fighter out of Rachel Koolstra.


Ethiopian adoptees in Nine Mile Falls learn their birth mother who has cancer, HIV is improbably alive

Adesalem and Kella Jelinek believed for years that their mother, who gave them up after contracting HIV and being diagnosed with uterine cancer, had died. Then, this spring, a nonprofit …


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019

Nine Mile Falls teenager, paintball enthusiast Brandon Burbridge to donate organs following fatal fall last week

Brandon Burbridge was airlifted to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center after falling from a moving pickup truck late last week. An avid paintball and airsoft player, his hospital room has …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019

Boy, 2, dies after falling into Spokane River

A 2-year-old boy died after falling into the Spokane River west of Nine Mile Falls in north Spokane County on Sunday afternoon.


Lakeside soccer coach placed on leave

A Lakeside High School soccer coach is on paid administrative leave pend an undisclosed investigation .


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018

Sheriff’s office names suspects in Stevens County puppy mill raids

The Stevens County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of four suspects after deputies raided two illegal dog breeding operations last week.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018

Stevens County authorities rescue 255 dogs from two illegal breeding sites

Prosecutors are preparing criminal charges after sheriff’s deputies, animal control officers and volunteers rescued 255 dogs from two illegal breeding sites in southern Stevens County.


UPDATED: Sun., June 3, 2018

One dead, two injured in vehicle collision near Nine Mile Falls

One person is dead and two are injured after deputies say a car in northern Spokane County hit a tree while attempting to pass another vehicle.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017

Dozens of new guinea pigs for Nine Mile Falls family after tiny ‘casanova’ infiltrates ranks

The mystery began earlier this summer, when the Leake family of Nine Mile Falls purchased what they believed to be their twelth female guinea pig. All was quiet on the …


Montana man captured in Nine Mile Falls convicted of killing wife, 2 others

A Montana jury has found a 40-year-old man guilty of the 2016 shooting deaths of his wife, her sister and his brother-in-law.


UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017

Prosecutors: Man used brother-in-law’s gun in triple slaying

Montana prosecutors say a man with a criminal record used his ailing brother-in-law’s gun to kill his wife, her sister and the sister’s husband before fleeing the state and later …


Montana trial with Nine Mile Falls link is set to begin Monday in 2016 triple slaying

A trial is scheduled to begin Monday in District Court in Red Lodge in a 2016 triple slaying.


Wedding anniversary: Nine Mile Falls couple mark 50th

Thomas II and Diana Gigler, of Nine Mile Falls, Washington, mark 50 years of marriage.


Suspect in triple slaying extradited to Montana

A man suspected of killing his wife, her sister and the sister’s husband in south-central Montana has been returned to the state to face charges.


UPDATED: Fri., April 8, 2016

Montana triple slaying suspect arrested in Nine Mile Falls

Police have arrested a man they believe shot three people to death in a small town in southern Montana.


County to buy parcel adjacent to Riverside State Park

Gary Trautman took a break from cleaning his late father’s ranch near Nine Mile Falls on Tuesday to watch the wind twirl wheels on a weather vane fixed to a …


Hart pleads guilty to murder in acid slaying

Jason Hart pleaded guilty Monday to strangling Regan Jolley and then attempting to dispose of her body using acid.


Nine Mile Falls teen missing after boat capsizes in Alaska

Casey Burt, a 17-year-old from Nine Mile Falls, is missing after a fishing boat overturned in Alaska on Sunday. Burt was on a 26-foot skiff with three other commercial fishermen …


Spokane defendant to help feds in ‘miracle’ elixir case

A Nine Mile Falls man implicated in the international sale of industrial bleach as a “miracle” cure for HIV, cancer and other diseases will aid federal prosecutors in the investigation …


Nine Mile Falls man implicated in sale of bleach as miracle drug

A Nine Mile Falls man implicated in the international sale of industrial bleach as a “miracle” cure for HIV, cancer and other diseases will aid federal prosecutors in the investigation …


Body of man recovered from river north of Spokane

The body of a man was pulled from the Spokane River near the Seven Mile area before 5 p.m. Monday, according to a news release.


Fancy flight

Shane Jenkins paddled to the middle of a bay on Long Lake at Nine Mile Falls. His broad shoulders rose from the surface, then his life-jacketed torso and finally the …


Wolf attack surprised even officials

NINE MILE FALLS – Two brothers were starting their morning chores when they noticed that their sheep had escaped from the pen. The flock was scattered across a field, where …


Wolf kills one sheep, injures two others in Spokane County

A wolf killed one sheep and injured two others on a small Nine Mile Falls ranch earlier this month, the state’s wildlife agency said Friday, marking the first wolf attack …


Wolf kills one sheep, injures two others in Spokane County

Biologists believe a wolf killed one sheep and injured two others on a small Nine Mile Falls ranch earlier this month, marking the first wolf attack on livestock in Spokane …