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Fire Roundup: Facility for disabled adults a total loss after fire

A duplex that was a supported living facility for adults with intellectual disabilities appears to be a total loss after an attic fire on June 30.


Suspect in Spokane Valley credit union robbery is arrested; was apparently shot

An armed robbery suspect who was shot by a bystander last week at the STCU Spokane Valley branch was arrested Tuesday night at a nearby hotel, the Spokane County Sheriff’s …


Plea deal for Kyle Odom to be explored in Pastor Remington shooting

Prosecutors and defense lawyers for Kyle Odom, the man accused of shooting a Coeur d’Alene church pastor in March, will meet with a senior district judge to discuss a possible …


Traffic stop leads to arrests in connection with drugs, child injury

Two North Dakota residents were arrested on drug charges and injury to a child Saturday night in Post Falls.


Spokane Valley man dies from apparent drowning in Spokane River

A Spokane Valley man died from an apparent drowning Saturday evening in the Spokane River in Post Falls. Michael Williams, 25, was pronounced dead at Kootenai Health.


Pickup truck driver dies in west Spokane County crash

One person died early Sunday morning in a pickup truck crash in the area of South Betz and South Granite Lake Road in west Spokane County.


Woman struck, killed by car in Spokane Valley

An elderly woman struck by a car Sunday morning in Spokane Valley died at the hospital, the Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Department said. The woman was crossing Barker Road as she …


In Cape Horn fire, band of residents helped save neighborhood

The Cape Horn Fire near Bayview, Idaho, was sparked one year ago this week and quickly blew up into a dangerous and fast-moving wildfire. With smoke and flames bearing down …


After yearlong probe, answers expected soon in cause of Cape Horn fire

The residents of Bayview and homeowners along Cape Horn Road have waited a year for answers to what nearly was a catastrophic wildfire for the community on the south end …


Idaho woman dies of injuries from June ATV crash

A fatal ATV crash in Shoshone County on June 25 has claimed a second victim who died of her injuries Saturday.


Man sentenced for human trafficking of teen

A man who coerced a 16-year-old runaway into prostitution and sent her threatening letters from jail instructing her on how much she should earn each day was recently sentenced to …


Local firefighters, forest officials tout wildfire preparedness but say more funding needed

At a roundtable discussion in Spokane on Friday, firefighting officials told Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers they’ve made great strides in preparing for this summer’s wildfire season, but more Congressional action …


Man accused of trying to burn down Spokane Valley apartment building

A man was arrested for arson Thursday after reportedly setting fire to his apartment in Opportunity House at 10506 E. 10th Avenue.


Residents of Spokane Valley supported living facility escape fire unharmed

Residents of a supported living facility were able to get out of a duplex that caught fire at 16402 E. Broadway just before 3:30 p.m. Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., June 30, 2016

Truck strikes 2 Litehouse employees near Sandpoint, killing one

Two employees of Litehouse Foods near Sandpoint were struck by a pickup truck while on a lunchtime walk Thursday. One was killed and one was critically injured, the Idaho State …


UPDATED: Thu., June 30, 2016

Bank robbery attempt ends in gunfire at Spokane Valley STCU branch, suspect reportedly wounded

Deputies are searching for the suspect, who may have been shot during the robbery attempt and fled on foot.


Judge sets bond at over $1 million for suspected identity thief

Spokane County Superior Court Judge Greg Sypolt set Reuteler’s unusually high bond amount last week. On Tuesday, however, the Sheriff’s Office


Police seek woman who robbed elderly man downtown

Spokane Police are looking for help identifying a woman who assaulted and robbed an elderly man as he withdrew cash from a downtown ATM.


Four teens arrested for assault, robbery attempt at Spokane Valley Zip Trip

Tips from the public have led to the arrest of four people suspected of assaulting a customer who tried to intervene in a robbery attempt at the Zip Trip at …


Detectives arrest suspected habitual thief recently released from jail

A Sheriff’s Office detective nabbed a prolific thief in the act again Monday, only three weeks after he was arrested on five felony theft charges and released from jail on …


Police arrest suspected Cathedral vandal

Spokane police arrested a 27-year-old man Saturday suspected of vandalizing Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral. James Meier has been charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct after he entered the …


Spirit Lake woman hurt in highway collision near Boise

A family from Spirit Lake was involved in a highway collision Sunday that killed a motorcyclist near Horseshoe Bend north of Boise.


Spokane man survives plane crash in Hayden Lake

A 75-year-old Spokane man survived a plane crash in Hayden Lake on Sunday.


Spokane man dies from injuries in Idaho car crash

A Spokane man died after a fiery car crash Saturday night near Bear Lake in southeastern Idaho. Dalton Parrish, 26, died at a hospital in Salt Lake City, the Idaho …


Two men killed in speeding car crash along I-90 in Post Falls

A Bonners Ferry man and a Florida man were killed early Sunday morning when their speeding car crashed and rolled on an Interstate 90 off ramp on the east end …


Paradiso festival at the Gorge ends with fewer hospitalizations, more arrests

Fewer people were taken to the hospital this year at the Paradiso music festival in Central Washington, officials said.


Cheney man killed in ATV crash in North Idaho

A Cheney man died Saturday afternoon in an ATV crash near Kingston, Idaho. Thomas C. Schwartzenberger, 51, the driver of the 2012 Polaris, was killed when he failed to negotiate …


Spokane man found dead in Kootenai County plane wreckage

A Spokane man was found dead in the wreckage of an airplane crash discovered Saturday in a thickly forested area east of Coeur d’Alene, officials said. A Kootenai County Sheriff’s …


Suspected burglar nabbed in traffic stop

Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies recovered stolen property and arrested a man suspected of multiple burglaries after a traffic stop early Saturday morning.


Coeur d’Alene teen dies in crash near Ritzville

A Coeur D’Alene teenager died in a single car crash on Interstate 90 a mile east of Ritzville Friday night.