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6 police shot in standoff that ‘could have been far worse’

A gunman barricaded himself inside a Philadelphia rowhouse for 7


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 10:41 p.m.

Man in Spokane standoff taken into custody without incident

A man wanted by Spokane police barricaded himself in a multifamily home Wednesday afternoon, but was later taken into custody without incident.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 7:51 a.m.

Man suspected of shooting at police says he thought he was being robbed

A felon is accused of causing a crash with a police officer in an unmarked car on the South Hill early Tuesday morning and then shooting at him. .


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 8:38 p.m.

Commission renews Spokane Police Ombudsman Bart Logue’s contract

With glowing praise, the Office of the Police Ombudsman Commission unanimously voted on Tuesday to renew Bart Logue’s contract to serve as the civilian watchdog of the Spokane Police Department …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 8:47 p.m.

Naked man holding tree branches arrested in downtown Spokane

Police arrested a naked man Tuesday morning who appeared high and was holding tree branches in both hands while fleeing in downtown Spokane.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019, 12:28 p.m.

Man shot, hospitalized after domestic dispute in north Spokane on Friday night, police say

A man was hospitalized in critical condition on Saturday morning after he was shot Friday night in North Spokane.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 10:20 a.m.

Jerry Gardner, longtime Cheney police chief who inspired a novel, dies at 78

Gardner started his law enforcement career as a patrol officer in Southern California in the 1960s, confronting gang violence and riots against police. So the small town of Cheney might …


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 9:05 p.m.

Man charged with multiple felonies after allegedly firing rifle from two trucks at people in High Bridge Park

Doyle Miracle, 54, allegedly fired rounds from two different trucks within minutes of each other at the park around 1 p.m., according to a news release. No one was injured, …


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

Russian police arrest more than 1,000 in Moscow protest

Russian police cracked down fiercely Saturday on demonstrators in central Moscow, beating some people and arresting more than 1,000 who were protesting the exclusion of opposition candidates from the ballot …


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 8:49 p.m.

Sheriff’s office seeks men suspected of robbing teenager, firing gun in Spokane Valley

Detectives are searching for two men suspected of robbing a teenager and firing a gun in Spokane Valley last week.


100 years ago in Spokane: Ministers declare intention to crack down on vice-riddled streets of Spokane

The head of the committee, a branch of the Spokane Ministerial Association, declared that the group “was ready to go to the bottom of vice conditions in Spokane.”


Police seek information about SUV filmed before shooting of EWU football players

The Spokane Police Department is looking for information about the occupants of a light colored SUV caught on surveillance footage at the intersection of W. Main Ave. and Division St. …


Downtown Spokane bar says it will implement new policies amid claims of drugged drinks

The Globe Bar & Kitchen posted a news release to its Facebook page to announce it is creating new policies to guard against drink tampering after claims on social media. …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 4:45 p.m.

Police officer in ‘I can’t breathe’ death won’t be charged

Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they won’t bring criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose …


Spokane man sentenced to 11 years for assault

A 39-year-old man who previously sprayed bear mace at Spokane police and himself in a confrontation two summers ago will spend more than a decade in prison after striking a …


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 5:09 p.m.

Spokane Valley deputies arrest man who allegedly shot ground near arguing couple’s feet

Deputies say the suspect fired the gun at the victim’s feet and that she was struck with debris from the shot hitting the ground.


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 7:14 p.m.

Two Eastern Washington football players seriously injured in downtown shooting

Two Eastern Washington football players were shot early Saturday in downtown Spokane’s central bar district, at the intersection of West Main Avenue and North Division Street.


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 2:26 p.m.

Texas sheriff apologizes to Patriots player, defends deputy

A Texas sheriff says he has apologized to New England Patriots player Elandon Roberts for the actions of a deputy during a March traffic stop but also defended the deputy …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 1:05 p.m.

Spokane officer who shot at man on Saturday has been involved in 4 other shootings

A Spokane police officer has been placed on paid leave after firing his gun in a Saturday arrest. The officer has come under scrutiny before for using force on the …


Witnesses: Second suspect carried pistol amid Coeur d’Alene shooting panic

Witnesses said a second man was armed with a pistol as he ran from Coeur d’Alene police officers in the chaos that followed two shooting incidents at a Fourth of …


Starbucks execs, police meet after incident in Arizona shop

Starbucks executives have met with a suburban Phoenix police department after six officers were asked to leave one of the company’s shops because a customer felt unsafe.


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 10:34 p.m.

Police arrest, book man into jail twice Tuesday morning

Police arrested a man and sent him to jail twice Tuesday. Gary A. Flett, 25, was arrested after trespassing at the House Of Charity at 7:45 a.m., according to a …


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 9:33 p.m.

Attorney: Officer attacked without warning in Costco

The off-duty officer who shot and killed a man inside a Southern California Costco last week was attacked without warning as he held his toddler son, the policeman’s attorney said …


Protesters demand firing of Utah cop who pulled gun on child

About 100 protesters gathered outside a police agency in northern Utah to demand an officer who pulled his gun on a 10-year-old child last week be fired.


Putin fires police officers involved in journalist’s case

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday dismissed two senior police officers involved in the arrest of an investigative journalist on drug charges that were later dropped for lack of evidence, …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Police department fires officer after investigation of 2017 domestic violence assault

The Spokane Police Department fired an officer Thursday after concluding an internal affairs investigation of a domestic violence assault in 2017. Nicholas J. Spolski has been on paid administrative leave …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 9:18 p.m.

Babysitter arrested for alleged assault of child

Spokane police arrested a babysitter Wednesday on suspicion of assaulting a child in her care.


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 9:59 p.m.

Spokane marijuana business owner illegally sold wax and traded hundreds of pounds of weed for new car, police say

The owner of a local marijuana growing operation is facing criminal charges for allegedly selling large quantities of “weed wax” illegally.


Anti-groping smartphone app highly popular in Japan

A smartphone app developed by Japanese police is being widely downloaded by women trying to protect themselves from gropers on packed rush-hour trains.


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 6:04 p.m.

San Francisco police chief: Journalist ‘crossed the line’

A San Francisco reporter is seeking the return of his property confiscated by police after officers with a sledgehammer raided his home and his office amid an investigation to determine …