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Monday, December 9, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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

Spokane police stop driver suspected of DUI in Vinegar Flats neighborhood Sunday

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

Post Falls woman dies in Saturday evening crash near Seltice Way and I-90

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.


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: Wed., July 17, 2019

Spokane County hosting two more public forums on jail facilities

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

Man in custody in Missoula after death at Spokane house

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

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

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

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

Newport woman was airlifted after suspected DUI crash

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

Coeur d’Alene police name 8 officers involved in Fourth of July shooting response

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

Suspect arrested, charged for May fatal hit-and-run in Airway Heights

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

Commissioners pick Mike Sparber to continue running Spokane County’s jail facilities

Sparber has served as interim director of Spokane County Detention Services since February, when


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019

Stolen purse may be motivation in weekend’s fatal drive-by shooting in Wandermere

A stolen purse could be the motivation behind this weekend’s fatal drive-by shooting in the Wandermere area.


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 …


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019

Motorcyclist hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after crash in Hillyard

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

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

Arrest made in connection with Sunday’s fatal drive-by shooting in Wandermere

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

Reports of gunfire prompt SWAT standoff at Coeur d’Alene apartment; no one injured

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

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

Officer shoots at, arrests fleeing suspect in lower South Hill; no injuries

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.


Family, police seek answers about the mysterious end of Richard Coffee’s complex life

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

Arrest helps Whitman County woman fight meth, heroin addiction that started at 14

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

Flatbed truck crashes, burns on I-90 near Medical Lake; no injuries reported

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

Police say man shot as he breaks into neighbor’s home in southwest Spokane

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

Rypien, wife say he didn’t commit domestic violence assault; CTE medication not to blame

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

Man’s body found near T.J. Meenach Bridge after report of missing tuber

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

Woman riding Lime scooter injured in north Spokane crash

Spokane police say a woman riding a Lime electric scooter was injured Tuesday afternoon in a collision with a vehicle.


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019

Rypien released from jail after domestic violence arrest

A court commissioner released former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien from jail Monday at the behest of his wife, named in court records as a victim of domestic violence.


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019

Witnesses say Hoopfest kidnapping suspect yelled ‘Amber Alert’ as he grabbed child

A man accused of trying to kidnap an 11-year-old child during Hoopfest on Sunday was yelling “Amber Alert! Amber Alert!” court records say.