Stories tagged: public safety
UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Medical examiner rules Richard Coffee died of drowning; family still seeks answers in mysterious death
A 56-year-old man whose body was found floating in the Spokane River near the Division Street Bridge after spending weeks in the water died of drowning, the Spokane County Medical …
UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 9:16 p.m.
Less than three weeks after it launched on July 1, the Spokane Regional Emergency Communications announced it has hired a new leader to replace outgoing Executive Director Steve Reinke.
Tue., July 23, 2019
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.”
UPDATED: Sun., July 21, 2019, 5:34 p.m.
Spokane Police stopped an SUV that was driving erratically in the Vinegar Flats neighborhood late Sunday morning. No one was injured, but Inland Empire Way between 14th and 15th avenues …
UPDATED: Sun., July 21, 2019, 5:37 p.m.
A Post Falls woman died Saturday evening after failing to stop at a stop sign on an off-ramp to Seltice Way, according to Idaho State Police.
Fri., July 19, 2019, 5 a.m.
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: Wed., July 17, 2019, 9:20 p.m.
Spokane County officials plan to host two additional public forums to gather feedback as talks continue about the size of the county’s jail facilities.
UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 10:43 p.m.
A 19-year-old man was jailed in Missoula after a suspected killing Wednesday afternoon in the Emerson-Garfield neighborhood.
UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 9:45 p.m.
Spokane Valley police investigating reported shooting at apartment complex; woman suffers minor injuries
Spokane Valley Police are investigating a reported shooting in a Spokane Valley parking lot.
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: Thu., July 11, 2019, 10:02 p.m.
Mark Rypien admitted to hitting his wife despite couple’s insistence he didn’t commit domestic violence, police say
According to arresting officer Todd Brownlee’s report of the incident, Rypien acknowledged hitting his wife Danielle Rypien on Sunday, June 30, near Maple Street and Garland Avenue in his car …
UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 8:28 p.m.
A 32-year-old Newport woman was airlifted to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane early Thursday morning following a suspected DUI crash.
UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
The department identified the officers as Justin Bangs, Jacob Brazle, Kyle Cannon, Matthew Edward, Ryan Germain, Nathan Herbig, Jacob Proctor and Casey Ziegler.
UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 7:54 p.m.
Trevor J. Stephan, 24, was arrested Tuesday for the May 16 hit-and-run in Airway Heights that left Jackson Lawless dead.
UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 9:45 p.m.
Sparber has served as interim director of Spokane County Detention Services since February, when
UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 9:08 p.m.
A stolen purse could be the motivation behind this weekend’s fatal drive-by shooting in the Wandermere area.
Tue., July 9, 2019
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 10:44 p.m.
First responders were called to the crash at Market Street and Bismark Avenue at 7:23 p.m. The man on the motorcycle was taken to a hospital. The driver of the …
UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene police tight-lipped about 18-year-old’s medical condition after officer-involved shooting
Police officials on Monday refused to disclose the medical condition of Tyler Rambo, the 18-year-old who was shot by Coeur d’Alene officers after allegedly firing a gun in a crowd …
UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 12:20 p.m.
Witnesses said police used a pursuit intervention technique, or PIT maneuver, to stop the suspect’s Ford Expedition after a high-speed chase Monday evening. The vehicle crashed in a yard at …
UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
A SWAT team including Coeur d’Alene police officers and Kootenai County sheriff’s deputies responded to the apartment after 4 p.m. and cordoned off the area near Fourth Street and Wallace …
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.
UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
A Spokane police officer shot at but did not hit a wanted person on the lower South Hill on Saturday afternoon. No one was hurt and the suspect was arrested.
Sat., July 6, 2019, 5 a.m.
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: Fri., July 5, 2019, 6:19 p.m.
Brianna McCabe, 24, spent the past year in a jail cell after an arrest on drug charges. Amid skyrocketing opioid use on the Palouse, she says her time behind bars …
UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019, 7:54 p.m.
A Washington State Patrol dispatcher said the crash was reported about 3:45 p.m. The truck was westbound when it veered off the roadway near the Salnave Road exit.
UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 2:03 p.m.
Spokane police say a man barged into his neighbor’s home this weekend armed with “large kitchen style knives” in each hand – and was then shot in the chest by …
UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 10:24 a.m.
Former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien, who was arrested Sunday on suspicion of domestic violence, wrote in a joint statement with his wife that he didn’t commit a crime.
UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 9:28 p.m.
The body of a man was found Tuesday afternoon on the bank of the Spokane River just south of the T.J. Meenach Bridge following reports of a missing inner-tuber. He …
UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 9:04 p.m.
Spokane police say a woman riding a Lime electric scooter was injured Tuesday afternoon in a collision with a vehicle.