Stories tagged: public safety
UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Spokane woman who survived stabbing by husband thanks emergency personnel, ADT security workers who responded to attack
One month to the day after Melissa Robertson’s husband, Justin Robertson, stabbed her multiple times before abducting their 5-year-old son, and later killed himself by a self-inflicted gunshot wound, she …
UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 9:24 p.m.
The Spokane County Medical Examiner has identified a man who died while bicycling in the Mica Peak Conservation Area Sunday.
UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 8:52 p.m.
Police: East Central shooting victim crawled through window, was discovered by residents who’d never met him
Spokane police say a pair of East Central residents, whose apartment complex last month was the location of a deadly shooting, found Monday’s shooting victim bleeding from multiple bullet wounds …
UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Avista Utilities workers pulled a body from the Spokane River early Tuesday morning.
UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 9:29 p.m.
Three adults and one child were displaced Sunday evening after a fire tore through a north Spokane home.
Fri., May 17, 2019, 2:58 p.m.
A 17-year-old sustained minor injuries after hitting a Central Valley School District bus Friday morning.
Thu., May 16, 2019, 5 a.m.
The city of Spokane laid off more than half of its fire dispatchers Tuesday after many of the fire departments it provides services for said they would switch to a …
UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 6:26 a.m.
Spokane police arrest 2 in Safeway bicycle theft sting; here’s what happened to those arrested in previous sting
For the fourth time in at least a year, Spokane police planted a bike outside the Safeway grocery store at Mission Avenue and Hamilton Street in north Spokane, hoping to …
UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 10:11 p.m.
Deputy whose reinstatement in 2012 ‘dumbfounded’ Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich officially terminated last week following state arbitrator’s finding
A decision to fire a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy with a history of bad behavior was upheld last week by a state arbitrator, the sheriff’s office said.
UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 9:58 p.m.
Under the new law, the city would install accessible pedestrian signals with auditory instructions at every signalized intersection by 2025.
UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 10:12 p.m.
Wesley Perez, a former Mead High School teacher who had a sexual relationship with one of his students, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of sexual misconduct with a minor.
UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
A man suspected of pointing a gun at another person during a road rage incident was arrested over the weekend
UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 6:37 p.m.
Strewn about the roadway where a man is accused of crashing head-on with another car, shutting down two lanes of busy Freya Way for multiple Thursday morning, police found a …
UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 8:40 a.m.
Man in custody after stabbing roommate ‘multiple times’ during argument in Millwood area, police say
A 39-year-old who was recently released from jail was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of stabbing his roommate during an argument.
UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
The remains of a Grangeville woman missing since April 2018 were found Sunday in the Snake River near Buffalo Eddy in Idaho County.
UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 9:30 p.m.
A man was seriously injured in a crash on Freya Way that police say was caused by impaired driving and speeding.
UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
Kootenai County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a girl in Hayden.
UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 10:09 p.m.
Man charged with attempted murder, first-degree arson for allegedly setting girlfriend’s house on fire
A man suspected of setting multiple fires at his girlfriend’s home while she was still inside has been charged with attempted murder and first-degree arson.
UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 7:38 a.m.
Investigation into shooting death of homeless man by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy details a brief chase and deputy’s fear that the man was reaching into his pants for a …
UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 8:24 p.m.
A Spokane bomb squad was dispatched to Moscow on Tuesday after a suspicious device was found near a hospital and a Baptist church. Experts determined the device was not an …
Tue., May 7, 2019, 6:50 a.m.
Spokane police say the 35-year-old victim in the April 28 fatal East Central shooting exchanged rounds of gunfire with unidentified shooter before collapsing near a porch.
UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 10:44 p.m.
Pullman police began searching for an arsonist after a fire destroyed a laser tag arena on Sunday, the same day a device resembling a pipe bomb was discovered in a …
UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 10:06 p.m.
A woman faces felony charges after Washington State Troopers say she tried to run from the scene of a Spokane Valley accident she’s accused of causing.
UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 9:12 a.m.
Five people were displaced from their apartment Sunday after a fire broke out in an apartment near Spokane Falls Community College.
UPDATED: Sun., May 5, 2019, 8:23 p.m.
A bomb squad has diffused what appeared to be a pipe bomb near a park in Pullman on Sunday.
UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 3:53 p.m.
Two people – and a dog – escaped unharmed from a raging mobile home fire Friday in Spokane Valley.
UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 7:02 p.m.
Man walks away unharmed after energized electrical wire falls on his hood near busy South Hill intersection
A man was briefly trapped in his car Friday morning on the South Hill as a charged electrical wire sat on his hood.
UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 7:45 p.m.
The Spokane County Medical Examiner has confirmed the identity of a man killed Sunday night in a drive-by shooting in East Central as Jason Allison, 35, who died from multiple …
UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 9:23 p.m.
A massive fire erupted for the second time in less than two years early Wednesday at the former Tormino’s Sash and Glass in east Spokane.
UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 8:28 p.m.
Woman who successfully overturned vehicular homicide charge sues WSP, alleging false arrest and imprisonment
A woman who fought off felony vehicular homicide charges after successfully arguing that Washington State Patrol troopers made false statements to obtain search warrants is now suing the state agency …