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Sunday, December 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Police seek witnesses to fight outside Lucky’s Irish Pub

Spokane Police are looking for witnesses to a fight outside Lucky’s Irish Pub early Sunday morning that left a man in critical condition.


Trial in killing of Coeur d’Alene officer set for 2017

The murder trial of the man accused of killing a Coeur d’Alene police officer last year has been pushed back to Feb. 6, 2017. The trial, which could last a …


Two dead, two hurt in Grant County car crash

Two people were killed in a Tuesday morning car crash near the central Washington town of Royal City. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office said two other people were hurt when …


Man who tried to escape from Spokane County Jail using a rope made of bedsheets sentenced

The cell mate of convicted killer James Henrikson was sentenced to 41 months in prison Friday for an escape attempt from the Spokane County Jail that involved a broken window …


State seeks to civilly commit Spokane sex offender

The state of Washington is trying to have a sex offender arrested on multiple child sex charges in Spokane in 1999 civilly committed as a sexually violent predator.


Public helps identify man found in the Spokane River

Tips from the public have allowed the Spokane County Medical Examiner to identify a man found in the Spokane River Saturday.


New credit union robbed

Police are searching for a man who robbed a bank inside the Safeway store at Mission Avenue and Hamilton Street just before noon Friday.


Spokane police to get new, high-def body cameras

Spokane police will soon have brand-new body cameras that can record high-definition video. Most of the department’s 220 cameras have only been on the streets about a year - patrol …


Frequent felon ‘Strollin’ Nolan’ receives 4-year sentence for 2013 mail theft

Fred Nolan has already served more than three years of the four year federal prison sentence handed down Tuesday by U.S. District Court Judge Lonny Suko. Nolan pleaded guilty to …


Officer body camera rollout begins in Boise

BOISE – The Boise Police Department is providing officers with body cameras. KTVB-TV reported the department issued its first 30 cameras to supervisors and the night police team on Wednesday. …


Spokane offers chance to dismiss misdemeanor arrest warrants

Community Court went mobile Thursday for Warrant Fest, setting up shop in three downtown Spokane locations to give people a chance to get their arrest warrants revoked without fear of …


Coeur d’Alene cyclist died in crash near Spokane River, police say

A man found dead near the Spokane River in Coeur d’Alene apparently died from a bicycle crash, police said Thursday. Ronald Scott Winkler, 74, of Coeur d’Alene, was found dead …


Pedestrian hurt badly after apparently falling off semi

A pedestrian was hospitalized after being struck by a semi truck early Thursday in downtown Spokane, the Spokane Police Department said.


Girl struck by SUV still in critical condition

A 7-year-old girl was still hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday morning, a full day after she was struck by an SUV while crossing a street in Mead, an official said.


Body found along Spokane River in Coeur d’Alene

Coeur d’Alene Police are investigating a body found on the banks of the Spokane River near the Highway 95 bridge around noon Tuesday.


Caught in the act, alleged thief released without bond

A thief caught in the act last week by Sheriff’s deputies has been released from jail without bond, which has investigators feeling frustrated.


Spokane airport undertakes mock crash exercise

Emergency responders are going to practice their skills in a mock airplane crash on Thursday at Spokane International Airport


Man carrying meth leads deputy on foot chase, police say

A bicyclist carrying a container of methamphetamine ditched his bike and led a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy on a foot chase Saturday night in Spokane Valley.


Police think they have prolific vehicle prowler in custody

Police believe a man they arrested May 25 is responsible for a long list of vehicle prowls that took place last month in Spokane and Spokane Valley.


Former Spokane police chief Kirkpatrick to lead Chicago police reform

Former Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick has landed a job in Chicago leading police reform, the Chicago Tribue reported this morning. Kirkpatrick was named a finalist for Chicago police chief …


Watch: Spokane County Sheriff’s helicopter assists in rescuing stranded fishermen

Two men – one in his 70s, the other in his 80s – walked along several miles of shoreline while pulling the boat, but they eventually became too exhausted and …


Man who struck, killed great-grandmother on Spokane sidewalk sentenced to prison

A man will spend more than four years in prison for striking and killing a great-grandmother with an SUV last summer.


Man dangling from I-90 overpass taken into custody

A man found hanging Saturday night from the Thor Street overpass on Interstate 90 was taken into protective custody. Traffic on the freeway was stopped in both directions while Spokane …


Pastor shot 6 times returns to church: ‘It’s good to be home’

Tim Remington walked briskly into The Altar Church on Sunday morning, his right arm in a sling and his left hand clutching his Bible. He didn’t pause to look at …


Body found in Spokane River

A body was recovered from the Spokane River west of the Maple Street Bridge early Saturday afternoon.


Deputies catch thief in the act

Spokane Valley Sheriff’s deputies conducting surveillance on a man they suspected was a prolific thief arrested him Friday after they watched him leave a store with a stolen item and …


Thieves steal marijuana from North Spokane store

Police have confirmed a break-in at the marijuana store Royal’s Cannabis at 7115 N. Division Street early Thursday morning but are releasing few details.


North side home declared a nuisance, boarded up

The Spokane Police Department shut down a North Spokane home recently after it was declared a chronic nuisance by a judge.


Sheriff names finalists for Valley police chief job

Spokane Valley will pick new police chief among candidates selected by Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich


Reckless driver leads police, deputies on high speed chase

A man led police and Sheriff’s deputies on a wild high speed chase late Wednesday, much of it after two of his tires had been flattened by spike strips.