Stories tagged: public safety
Fri., April 15, 2016, 4:54 p.m.
Police arrested a man suspected of threatening to kill a woman and her daughter if the daughter testified against his step-son in a sexual assault case.
Fri., April 15, 2016, 12:20 p.m.
A skull found by a man walking his dog near the Downriver Golf Course Thursday morning is human, said Cpl. Jordan Ferguson of the Spokane Police Department.
Fri., April 15, 2016, 8:08 a.m.
Police arrested a man in Spokane Valley Thursday night after chasing him there from Post Falls on Interstate 90.
Thu., April 14, 2016, 7 p.m.
Community forum attendees continued their call this week for a more independent body to oversee the workings of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office in the wake of several high-profile use …
Thu., April 14, 2016, 4:43 p.m.
A federal judge threw out Craig Morgenstern’s request for a new trial Thursday after questioning jurors the former Veteran Affairs surgeon said were inattentive and biased during his February trial.
Thu., April 14, 2016, 12:45 p.m.
More than 20 people were found inside a nuisance home in Spokane Valley Thursday morning when it was raided by Spokane Valley Deputies. Five people, including the homeowner, were arrested.
Thu., April 14, 2016, 9:27 a.m.
King County officials say four children have been struck by a pickup truck at a school bus stop in Maple Valley.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 7:55 p.m.
Governor Jay Inslee traveled to Spokane on Wednesday to celebrate vaisakhi, the holiest Sikh festival.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 3:34 p.m.
A federal review says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is failing to protect drinking-water reserves from oilfield contamination.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 2:48 p.m.
A Spokane parking enforcement officer reported being assaulted Tuesday after he and his partner put a parking boot on an SUV parked in the 100 block of East Sinto.
Wed., April 13, 2016, noon
An early morning Spokane Valley apartment fire was extinguished with no injuries, thanks to a working smoke detector that quickly alerted residents.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 10:43 a.m.
Sheriff’s detectives investigating a theft in Spokane Valley are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men who walked out out of a store without paying for two security …
Wed., April 13, 2016, 10:38 a.m.
Spokane County Jail receives an additional $1.75 million from MacArthur Foundation to reduce overcrowding
Criminal Justice Adminstrator Jacqueline van Wormer informed stakeholders at the city and county level Wednesday afternoon the national nonprofit had selected Spokane County as one of 11 sites to receive …
Wed., April 13, 2016, 10:18 a.m.
Spokane police are investigating a shooting after a man was dropped off at a hospital emergency room early Wednesday morning. Detectives have information that the shooting happened in the area …
Tue., April 12, 2016, 7 p.m.
Witnesses interviewed by Spokane Community College investigators claim allegedly sexist PowerPoint slides used in a criminal justice class were intended as jokes and teaching points.
Tue., April 12, 2016, 4:24 p.m.
Police dog Gunnar may like playing and lounging in the grass during his off time, but he was all business Friday night when he and his handler, Spokane County Deputy …
Tue., April 12, 2016, 12:17 p.m.
Triple-murder suspect Roy Murry will stand trial in May for allegedly shooting his in-laws and their son, then burning their bodies at their home in Colbert.
UPDATED: Wed., April 13, 2016, 11:07 a.m.
A man who died when his pickup truck rolled early Saturday morning near Rathdrum was identified Tuesday as Brian L. Messerly, 37, of Rathdrum. His son, Kevin L. Messerly, 13, …
Mon., April 11, 2016, 7:17 p.m.
Kathryn Olson, who headed civilian oversight of the Seattle Police Department from 2007 to 2012, will hold a community forum on policing Tuesday night with Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and other …
Mon., April 11, 2016, 5:28 p.m.
The 28-year-old who escaped custody at Western State Hospital last week and was found in the hills above Spokane Valley said nothing during a brief court appearance Monday. He’ll remain …
Mon., April 11, 2016, 5:19 p.m.
A new study says many jails across Washington routinely fail to screen inmates properly for disabilities, delay access to medication and inappropriately place disabled inmates in solitary confinement. The study, …
Mon., April 11, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
The Idaho State Police is trying to learn how a 19-year-old Sandpoint man was seriously injured and left in a roadway early Monday morning. Jordan T. Williams was found unresponsive …
Mon., April 11, 2016, 3:43 p.m.
A Coeur d’Alene sex offender accused of assaulting and trying to kidnap a woman he worked with last fall may plead guilty next week. Jason A. Edwards, 45, who worked …
Mon., April 11, 2016, 3:12 p.m.
A convicted felon released from jail two weeks ago is now suspected of stabbing a West Central man.
Mon., April 11, 2016
Lucky Leaf opened on First Avenue last month, and a proposed store at the corner of Lincoln and Second Avenue seems primed for downtown Spokane’s second legal pot shop. The …
Sat., April 9, 2016, 4:45 p.m.
A police call around noon Saturday that started with a report of a man breaking out windows with a hammer at a home in Indian Trail ended with an arrest …
Sat., April 9, 2016, 2:04 p.m.
A man died and a juvenile was seriously injured early Saturday when their car crashed and rolled several times in the area of East Chilco road and North Hope Valley …
Fri., April 8, 2016, 5:19 p.m.
Eastern Washington University police arrested a man Thursday who reportedly threatened to burn down the EWU bookstore.
Fri., April 8, 2016, 4:50 p.m.
A man previously banned from Holy Family Hospital for disruptive behavior got in a brawl with hospital security guards Thursday night as he tried to force his way inside.
Fri., April 8, 2016, 4:48 p.m.
A neighbor held a man armed with a metal pole at gunpoint Thursday afternoon after he spotted the man trying to break down the back door of the woman who …