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Driver fleeing police causes head-on crash

A Spokane Valley man fleeing police in his Volvo crashed head-on into a car on Sullivan Road Sunday evening, injuring two people.


Authorities: Fatal police shooting justified

Two Post Falls police officers and an Idaho State Police corporal were justified when they shot a fugitive to death in March during a chase that ended in a cul-de-sac …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2012

Police justified in Idaho shooting; video released

Two Post Falls police officers and and Idaho State Police corporal were justified when they shot a fugitive to death in March during a chase that ended in a cul-de-sac …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2012

Police: Felon fleeing officers injures 2 in crash

Spokane police arrested a repeat offender Thursday night for driving recklessly, eluding police and causing a collision that blocked a northside intersection for hours.


Chronic eluder arrested for second time in three weeks

A Spokane man arrested at gunpoint after a police chase three weeks ago was picked up again Tuesday morning after another chase with law enforcement. A profusely sweaty Michael S. …


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2012

2 Spokane officers injured arresting DUI suspect

Two Spokane police officers suffered minor injuries Monday night in a chase with a suspected drunken driver.


Police chase ends with river rescue

A man driving a stolen car fled in the vehicle and then jumped into the Spokane River before being pulled out by police this morning, authorities say. Douglas Baker, 23, …


Fatal end to police chase captured on home video

A homeowner says his surveillance video brings into question the official account of why law enforcement shot and killed a North Idaho fugitive three weeks ago, though police warn against …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2012

3 officers who shot N. Idaho fugitive identified

Two Post Falls police officers and an Idaho State Police corporal fired shots at a fugitive early Monday after a chase, investigators announced today.


Multiple officers shot at North Idaho fugitive

Investigators said today that more than one officer fired at a North Idaho fugitive early Monday, killing him.


Idaho man shot, killed after hitting trooper with car

A North Idaho man with an extensive criminal history was shot and killed by a Post Falls police officer early Monday after striking a state trooper with his car, police …


UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2012

Man killed by Post Falls police identified

A North Idaho man with an extensive criminal history was shot and killed by a Post Falls police officer early today after striking a state trooper with his car, police …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2012

Spokane fugitive found dead in West Side lake ID’d

A Spokane fugitive found dead in a Western Washington lake has been identified as Seth Brian Brandley, 28.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 1, 2012

Assault suspect out on bond kills self during police chase

A North Idaho man out of jail on bond for allegedly trying to light his wife on fire shot himself to death late Saturday during a police chase.


No charges for deputies in crash that killed diabetic man

Prosecutors have declined to pursue criminal charges against two Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies involved in a fatal crash with a diabetic man in June.


Suspected bank robber arrested in Spokane River

A convicted child rapist and suspected bank robber was pulled from the Spokane River today after leading police on a chase into a cemetery.


Idaho trooper cleared in shooting that left fugitive dead

An Idaho State Police trooper who shot a fugitive to death during a pursuit north of Coeur d’Alene in February will not face charges. Trooper Dan Howard was justified when …


Driver suffered from diabetes

A driver who crashed into a log truck and died while being chased by sheriff’s deputies was a Post Falls man with severe diabetes, friends say. Authorities identified Daniel James …


Driver who died in cop chase was diabetic, friends say

A driver who crashed into a log truck and died while being chased by sheriff’s deputies was a Post Falls man with severe diabetes, friends say.


UPDATED: Mon., June 20, 2011

Driver pursued by Spokane deputies dies in crash

A driver being pursued by Spokane County sheriff’s deputies crashed head-on into a semi-truck and died Monday after driving for about a mile with a flat tire caused by law …


Driver shocked with Taser after Valley police chase

An intoxicated driver was shocked with a Taser this morning after a high-speed police chase that ended with his SUV slamming through an iron fence and striking a carport at …


Officer-involved shooting reported in North Idaho

A police pursuit erupted in gunfire north of Coeur d’Alene Monday in what investigators are calling an officer-involved shooting.


Driver of stolen Honda arrested on East Empire

A level 3 sex offender who hasn’t checked in with authorities recently was arrested Sunday evening after he allegedly crashed into another car while fleeing Spokane police in a stolen …


Police chase of stolen car ends with felon’s arrest

A Spokane man convicted of car theft last week is back in jail after police say he led them on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle late Wednesday.


Spokane officer hurt in crash goes home

A Spokane police officer injured while driving to a robbery and stabbing was released from a hospital today and is recovering at home.


OxyContin robbery suspect dies of self-inflicted gunshot

A man who shot himself after a police chase Tuesday has died. Nicholas T. “Niko” Burden, 31, worked as a car salesman and lived with his girlfriend and baby daughter …


Officials: Spokane man skips court, crashes into home

A man accused of crashing his car into a northwest Spokane home early today was scheduled to plead guilty Monday to a charge related to a Cheney shooting, but he …


Felon found with hatchet after Spokane police chase

Spokane police found a several weapons - including a hatchet and meat cleaver - in a stolen car after a chase through the lower South Hill this morning.


Burglary ring suspect arrested after Hico break-in

A man suspected in a string of burglaries in February is back in jail after police say he broke into a convenience store then fled officers e early today.


Escapee in custody after chase

A Spokane man who triggered a weeks-long federal manhunt last summer, then escaped from a halfway house this week, was arrested in Montana on Wednesday. Anthony E. Burke, 22, was …