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Wednesday, January 22, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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.

Marijuana business broken into twice

A marijuana producer and processor in the 1800 block of North Langley has been robbed twice since March and police are looking for help in identifying the suspects.

Judge declines to lower bond for defendant in shooting of church pastor

Kyle Odom’s attorney asked a judge Thursday to lower the bond for the man charged with shooting Pastor Tim Remington six times outside a Coeur d’Alene church. The bond, set …

Woman says she was imprisoned, drugged, repeatedly raped in Spokane storage unit

A homeless woman told Spokane police she was drugged and repeatedly raped while being held for several days in a storage unit in the Chief Garry Park neighborhood.

Boy dies, baby seriously injured in head-on crash in Grant County

An 11-year-old boy was killed and a 1-year-old boy seriously injured in a head-on car crash Wednesday afternoon near Royal City, the Granty County Sheriff’s Office reported. Josue L. Amenta …

Downtown Spokane bank robbed

The Banner Bank at 508 W. Third Avenue was robbed Wednesday afternoon, the third bank robbery in the area in the last week. The initial description of the suspect is …

Wood chip hopper catches fire at Spokane Valley business

Wood chips in a large steel hopper caught fire Wednesday afternoon at The Pallet Place at 10315 E. Buckeye Lane in Spokane Valley.

Key witness in Doug Carlile contract killing receives 22-year prison sentence

Robert Delao, 41, has previously served time in prison on a manslaughter charge and other crimes tied to gang activity. He apologized to the families of the victims in James …

Hillyard police shooting ruled justified

Spokane police officers were justified in shooting Jason M. Smith in his father’s Hillyard driveway in October, the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office has ruled.

Lincoln County fire grows to 100 acres

Crews are battling a 100-acre wildfire in steep terrain in Lincoln County. Firefighters were called to an area northeast of Fort Spokane and west of Lilienthal Mountain about 3:10 p.m. …

Wildfire burning in Grant County does not threaten Sasquatch Music Festival

Two wildfires erupted Sunday afternoon in Eastern Washington. The first is burning across rugged terrain in Grant County, where smoke can be seen by the crowds attending the Sasquatch Music …

Former principal Todd Bender sentenced in child molestation case

Former Ferris High School assistant principal Todd Bender will spend 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to child molestation, Spokane County Superior Court Judge Harold Clarke III ruled Friday …

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

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