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Young man believed to have drowned at Palouse Falls

A 22-year-old man is thought to have drowned at Palouse Falls Sunday, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says.


Wanted domestic violence suspect arrested

Spokane police arrested domestic violence suspect Aaron W. Strom late Sunday night outside Cheney.


Spokane police on lookout for domestic violence suspect

The Spokane Police Department is asking the public to be on the lookout for a wanted domestic violence suspect thought to be in the Indian Trail area. He may be …


Coeur d’Alene pastor shot multiple times recounts the ‘miracle’ of his survival

He forgives the man alleged to have shot him six times outside his Coeur d’Alene church – a gesture of grace that should surprise no one who knows Pastor Tim …


Police confirm a person jumped from suspension bridge in Riverfront Park Thursday

Police confirmed that one person jumped from a suspension bridge in Riverfront Park on Thursday afternoon.


West Spokane stabbing suspect arrested

A man is in critical condition after being stabbed Friday afternoon at the West Wynn Motel on Sunset Boulevard.


Man shot in Spokane bank robbery recounts attack

At first, when he heard the command, “everybody get down,” he thought it was a joke. Luke, who asked that his last name not be used, was depositing a check …


Bank robber shoots man at Wells Fargo in North Spokane

Spokane Police are searching for one suspected bank shooter Thursday near the Wells Fargo on North Division.


Grand Coulee elementary school administrator accused of sex crimes released from jail

Nate Piturachsatit must remain on electronic monitoring and is barred from being with children, including his own, without supervision, a U.S. magistrate judge ruled this week. Piturachsatit is not in …


Spokane Police Department’s new bloodhound will track missing children

Daisy, a 14-month-old bloodhound, is the newest member of the Spokane Police Department’s K9 unit. She was brought on specifically to track missing children and vulnerable adults.


Six more Tacoma schools with lead in water, tests show

Tacoma school officials says a review of previous water quality tests has found six more public elementary schools with unsafe amounts of lead in scattered sources of drinking water.


Suicides, drug overdoses peak in Spokane County

Suicides and accidental drug overdoses hit their highest levels since 2009 in Spokane County, mirroring sharp national increases in both types of death over the past several years.


Police warn of increased car theft at Spokane Valley Mall

Police have seen an increase in vehicle prowling at the Spokane Valley Mall.


Police suspect boyfriend of assaulting woman found dead

Spokane police arrested the boyfriend of a woman found dead in a North Spokane home last week, but have not charged him with murder.


Spokane man arrested after allegedly sending neighbor 382 texts

A Spokane man faces a felony harassment charge after allegedly sending his neighbor 382 text messages over a three-day period, some of which contained death threats.


Make-A-Wish Foundation grants child’s wish to be police officer for a day

A 7-year-old Post Falls girl got the chance to be a Spokane police officer for a day on Wednesday through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.


Interim ombudsman asks community for police oversight goals

Police ombudsman Bart Logue wants Spokane residents to give him a goal. Speaking to about 15 people at a Tuesday night forum, Logue said he wanted to hear ideas about …


Spokane man stabbed during argument while watching the news

Police arrested a Spokane man on suspicion of assault Monday night after he allegedly cut a friend with a knife during an argument that erupted while the two were watching …


Grand Coulee school official pleads not guilty to child pornography charge

Nate Piturachsatit, 37, faces a mandatory minimum 15-year federal prison sentence if found guilty of soliciting explicit pictures from a Wisconsin teenager via Instagram.


Spokane woman accused of breaking 80 wine bottles while assaulting bar owner

The ex-girlfriend of a Spokane wine bar owner is accused of smashing dozens of wine bottles and damaging furniture and paintings at his business.


Bond set at $10,000 for woman accused of ramming police car

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Spokane woman accused of slashing man’s chest

A Spokane woman is accused of slashing a man across the chest with a box cutter after he sprayed her with a garden hose to get her off his property.


North Spokane home gutted by fire

A small house was gutted by fire Saturday evening in North Spokane amid worries that the man who lived there may have been trapped inside.


Woman arrested for reportedly ramming patrol car

A woman was arrested Saturday afternoon after she allegedly rammed the stolen truck she was driving into a police car, crumpling its front end and pushing it backward several car …


Sexual harassment lawsuit involving popular restaurant settled

A sexual harassment lawsuit filed against The Wandering Table restaurant has been settled and the chef accused of the harassment has quit his job, though the chef said his decision …


Spokane seeks a ‘stabilizing’ police chief

Spokane seeks a police chief who can be a “stabilizing leader” for a challenging department, according to a job description posted this week.


Man shot in bathroom of downtown bar

A man was shot in the knee late Thursday as he was urinating in the bathroom of a downtown bar.


Body of man found on train tracks near Intermodal Center

A man’s body was found on the train tracks next to the Intermodel Center, a train and bus station in downtown Spokane, Thursday evening.


Skull found near golf course belongs to man who died in 1919

The skull found near the Downriver Golf Course on April 14 has been matched to the body of a man who was buried in 1919, according to the Spokane County …


Judge to decide where man accused of attempted murder will be locked up

During closing arguments, attorneys for Avery Latham say the 24-year-old should be found not guilty of attempted murder by reason of insanity.