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Wife of VA surgeon found in river believes husband was murdered

Dr. Suzan Marshall continues to question the police explanation for her husband’s death, five months after his body was found floating on the north shore of the Spokane River.


Passenger killed in fatal crash near Cusick identified

The second woman killed in a one-car crash Wednesday night in Pend Oreille County was 30-year-old Mindy T. Carter, the Washington State Patrol said.


Police searching for bank robber

A robbery was reported at the Banner Bank in the 4400 block of North Division shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday and police are looking for the suspect.


Ferry County man who dealt meth and heroin at mountain compound will serve 20 years in prison

Jason C. Youker, 47, was arrested in September 2014 on charges tied to the sale of drugs on his property. Investigators said he was planning on constructing a compound in …


Suspected package thief arrested

Spokane Police arrested a man Wednesday afternoon they believe is responsible for the theft of several packages taken off people’s front porches recently.


Jail inmate held on trespassing charges accused of assaulting another inmate

A man inside the Spokane County Jail on several trespassing charges is now facing a charge of first-degree assault for allegedly hitting another inmate repeatedly with a broom handle.


Daiquiri Factory owner avoids jail time, must serve community service in debit card theft

Jamie Pendleton must serve 300 hours community service and pay roughly $1,000 to the owner of a debit card he stole from a mailbox in Post Falls last summer, a …


Attempted murder charge dropped in pastor’s shooting

The man accused of shooting Coeur d’Alene Pastor Tim Remington in March no longer faces a charge of attempted murder. The Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office dropped that charge Wednesday …


K-9 Laslo back at work after alleged attack by suspect

Police dog Laslo is back on the job after a violent struggle with a domestic violence suspect Tuesday evening.


Harlan Douglass’ former assistant ordered to turn over title to truck

A judge has ordered Harlan Douglass’ former personal assistant to surrender the title to his 2015 Ford F-150 truck to his attorney after Douglass alleged in a civil lawsuit that …


Moscow man sentenced to life for shooting spree that killed 3

A Moscow man has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2015 shooting deaths of three people and the wounding of a fourth.


Coeur d’Alene man gets 15 years in prison for sexual abuse of young girl

A former high school teacher in Coeur d’Alene was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison for molesting a 5-year-old family member. Daniel Abram Taylor was sentenced by 1st District …


Several local schools locked down, evacuated after phone threats

Several schools in the Spokane-area were evacuated or locked down after receiving automated threats, Monday.


Police investigate apparent gang-related shooting in Spokane Valley

Police are investigating a Monday morning drive-by shooting in Spokane Valley that appears to be gang related.


Spokane can balance rail traffic, safety and jobs

The terminals would


Several apartments destroyed by fire in North Spokane

A 2-alarm fire destroyed several apartments in North Spokane Friday afternoon, leaving more than a dozen people without a place to stay.


Idaho man sentenced for killing Spokane woman, dumping body near Hauser Lake

A North Idaho man was sentenced to at least 15 years in prison Friday after previously pleading guilty to killing a Spokane woman and dumping her body near Hauser Lake …


Body of unidentified woman found in the Spokane River

Police found the body of a woman in the Spokane River Friday afternoon and are asking for help identifying her.


Trial for triple homicide suspect Roy Murry postponed until November

The trial for triple homicide suspect Roy Murry was moved from Monday to Nov. 9 at the request of defense attorneys in a hurriedly scheduled hearing Friday.


Widow in Carlile murder-for-hire slaying forgives killer during sentencing

Tim Suckow, 52, will serve 30 years in federal prison for killing Doug Carlile and Kristopher Clarke at the direction of James Henrikson. U.S. District Court Judge did not accept …


Charges dropped against mentally ill man accused of killing roommate

A man with a mental illness accused of killing his roommate last fall will be committed to a state mental hospital without standing trial.


SPD motorcycle officer injured in crash

A Spokane Police Department motorcycle officer was seriously injured Thursday afternoon when he collided with a car while in pursuit of two speeding cars on Crestline Street in North Spokane.


State ceremony honors Sgt. Moore, memorial planned in CdA

At the 18th annual Idaho Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony on Thursday in Meridian, the name of the late Coeur d’Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore was unveiled on the Idaho Peace …


Two teens arrested for armed robbery of Hico Village

Two people, one of them a 13-year-old boy, have been arrested for their suspected role in an armed robbery at the Hico Village on Barker Road on May 13.


Spokane County contracts with Alabama firm to provide jail medical services for $2.6 million

NaphCare, Inc., is buttressing the meager nursing staff at the aging Spokane County Jail.


Warrant issued for North Idaho doctor guilty of selling narcotics

A federal warrant has been issued for a North Idaho doctor found guilty Tuesday of selling prescriptions for narcotics, including oxycodone and hydrocodone. Rafael L. Beier, 62, an osteopathic physician …


Work release employee accused of having sex with inmate

A Spokane work release employee has been fired and may face criminal charges after she was accused of having a sexual relationship with an inmate she was supervising. Amber Sweet …


Man accused of crashing car into house, assaulting deputy

A man is in the Spokane County Jail after being arrested Monday for reportedly crashing a car and then getting into a fight with a Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy and …


Police searching for man connected to attempted carjacking in Coeur d’Alene

Police are looking for a man involved in a possible attempted carjacking in downtown Coeur d’Alene late Friday. A woman called police around 11:15 p.m. Friday to report being approached …


Second death in two months reported on railroad tracks in downtown Spokane

Police are investigating a second death on the railroad tracks in downtown Spokane in as many months.