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Stories tagged: public safety

Plea change set in Coeur d’Alene kidnapping case

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 …

Felon released from jail two weeks ago suspected in stabbing

A convicted felon released from jail two weeks ago is now suspected of stabbing a West Central man.

Legal marijuana’s arrival in downtown Spokane prompts desire to re-evaluate laws

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 …

Barricaded man surrenders to police after standoff

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 …

One dead, one injured in crash near Rathdrum

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 …

EWU bookstore staff threatened

Eastern Washington University police arrested a man Thursday who reportedly threatened to burn down the EWU bookstore.

Man injures Holy Family Hospital security guard in brawl

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.

Man holds would-be burglar at gunpoint

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 …

UPDATED: Fri., April 8, 2016, 10:33 p.m.

Escaped psychiatric patient captured near Mount Spokane

Sheriff’s deputies captured psychiatric hospital escapee Anthony Garver on Friday night after two hectic days of searching for the killer in the Mount Spokane foothills.

Bank robbery suspect quickly arrested in Kootenai County

A bank robbery suspect was captured and arrested as he reportedly fled the scene Thursday in North Idaho.

Former Ferris assistant principal pleads guilty to child molestation to avoid long prison term

Former Ferris High School assistant principal Todd Bender pleaded guilty to child molestation charges Thursday in order to avoid an additional three years in prison if an additional charge had …

Washington Supreme Court: Make names of low-level sex offenders public

A split Washington Supreme Court ruled the names of low-level sex offenders should be released to the public upon request, but defense attorneys say the decision could hinder efforts to …

Girlfriend says Spokane man tried to scalp her, cut fingers off

Police arrested a Spokane man Wednesday evening after his girlfriend said tried to scalp her with a knife and cut her fingers off.

Local, federal law enforcement end search for escaped mental patient for the day

LAKEWOOD, Wash. – Two men, including one with Spokane ties who was accused of a violent murder but found not competent to stand trial, have escaped from a psychiatric facility …

Sheriff offers three nominees for Spokane Valley police chief

Spokane Valley Police Chief Rick VanLeuven is retiring in June. Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich announces three candidates for job.

PowerPoint slides corroborate allegations of sexism in SCC program

PowerPoint slides from a Spokane Community College criminal justice instructor under investigation for discrimination corroborate details of the Title IX complaint.

Man accused in gas station shooting arrested

A man arrested for allegedly shooting at a man in a gas station parking lot last week refused to cooperate in court Wednesday and forced the prosecutor to reschedule his …

EWU student arrested for Snapchat video shooting threat

An Eastern Washington University student was arrested Tuesday after other students reported seeing her in a Snapchat video posing with a handgun and talking about “shooting everyone up.”

Former Ferris High School assistant principal to plead guilty to child molestation

The former assistant principal at Ferris High School will plead guilty to child molestation charges Thursday, his attorney confirmed.

Colleges raising awareness about sexual assault on campus

Communities and university campuses across the country are coming together this month for Sexual Assault Awareness Month and with the goal of breaking down those stereotypes and promoting conversation and …

Odom ordered back to Idaho to face charges in church pastor’s shooting

Kyle Odom will return to Idaho from Washington, D.C., to face charges in last month’s shooting of a Coeur d’Alene pastor outside his church. Odom, 30, was ordered by a …

Items found in shooting victim’s car in 2012 leads to 22-year prison sentence

A man shot in a gun battle on Spokane’s lower South Hill in 2012 was recently sentenced to more than 22 years in prison for the gun, drugs, explosives and …

Coeur d’Alene man gets 10 years for intimidating victim

A Coeur d’Alene man was sentenced to five to 10 years in prison for repeatedly contacting a woman he was accused of assaulting. Benjamin Arthur Annaboli, 30, was sentenced Thursday …

Idaho pastor recovering from shooting treated for blood clot

Pastor Tim Remington, shot March 6 in the parking lot of his Coeur d’Alene church, headed home from the hospital Tuesday after being treated for a blood clot in the …

Man who claimed self-defense sentenced to 10 years in West Central killing

A Spokane man who fatally stabbed a man during a fight last fall will spend a little over ten years in prison.

Man pulled from Spokane River after pickup drives over embankment

A man driving a city of Spokane pickup was rescued from the Spokane River Monday afternoon after his pickup went over a steep embankment, through a wall and across another …

Man stabbed in confrontation outside Spokane Valley restaurant with wife’s ex-boyfriend

A man was stabbed in his lower stomach after confronting a man allegedly having an affair with his wife.

Sacred Heart nurse assaulted by a patient

A nurse at Sacred Heart Medical Center was assaulted Thursday by a patient.

Former Spokane Police Guild president now on paid leave

The former Spokane Police Guild president accused of aiding a fellow officer charged with rape will remain on paid leave pending the outcome of a misdemeanor criminal case against him.

Condon, Stuckart urge commission to give interim ombudsman the permanent job

After fifteen months of uncertainty and turmoil in the police ombudsman office, Mayor David Condon and Council President Ben Stuckart think it’s time to move on. In a letter to …