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Stories tagged: public safety

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 …

Coeur d’Alene boy will serve at least 20 years for killing father, brother

The mother of Eldon Gale Samuel III asked a judge to give her 16-year-old son a second chance during a sentencing hearing Monday morning, urging him to consider the abusive …

Oregon standoff shed light on ‘constitutional’ sheriffs movement

The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association is a group that bills itself as “the last line of defense” against a federal government they contend overreaches on gun control and …

Three-car accident sends four to hospital

Four people are in the hospital after a three car crash, Saturday.

One killed, one injured in collision near Sandpoint

A man was killed in a head-on collision, Friday.

SPD property evidence facility broken into

The Spokane Property Evidence Facility was broken into Friday night.

Man narrowly escapes from basement of burning home

Firefighters rescued a man trapped in the basement of a burning home, early Saturday afternoon.

‘Elderly’ kayakers rescued from Spokane River

Two elderly kayakers were rescued Friday after overturning in the Spokane River between Flora and Sullivan Roads.

Trial will go ahead for ex-Pasco police officer charged with killing prostitute

The ex-Pasco police officer accused of killing a Spokane prostitute in 1986 will proceed to trial after a judge ruled Friday against his attorney’s motion to drop charges.

Judge tosses charges against police union president accused of tipping off fellow officer suspected of rape

A judge threw out two criminal charges that the president of the Spokane Police Guild tipped off a fellow officer suspected of sexually assaulting another officer during a booze-fueled party …

Cold case murder hearing Friday to determine ex-cop’s alibi defense

Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell says the ex-Pasco police officer charged in the cold case murder of a Spokane prostitute was stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base when the killing …

Spokane Valley police chief to retire

Spokane Valley Police Chief Rick VanLeuven will retire in June after 35 years with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

Ride the Ducks vehicle collides with car in Seattle

A Ride the Ducks vehicle and a car crashed in Seattle’s Lower Queen Anne, the first reported collision involving one of the amphibious vehicles since September’s deadly collision on the …

Scammers impersonate closed Spokane car dealership

Scammers are impersonating a Spokane car dealership that closed in 2011, according to a news release from the Better Business Bureau.

Rock wielding vandal chases deputy

A man was arrested for allegedly throwing a garden gnome through a window and then chasing a police officer with a large rock, early Thursday morning.

Bonner County sheriffs continue search for murder suspect

Bonner County Sheriff Deputies continue to search for two fugitives wanted for murder in southern Idaho.

Newspaper carrier, teacher earn Carnegie Medal for heroism

A Bellingham Herald carrier has been awarded a Carnegie Medal for heroism for rescuing a co-worker from raging floodwaters. A teacher from Lacey, Washington, was also honored for tackling and …

Felon who accidently shot himself after killing man sentenced to 28 years

A Spokane man with thirteen prior felony convictions will spend about 28 years in prison for shooting a man in the head.

Japan regulators OK costly ice wall at Fukushima plant

Japanese regulators on Wednesday approved the use of a giant refrigeration system to create an unprecedented underground frozen barrier around buildings at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant in an attempt …

Man accused of sending explicit images, texts to 10-year-old

A 41-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly sending sexually explicit photos and text messages to a 10-year-old girl.

UPDATED: Wed., March 30, 2016, 12:02 p.m.

Investigators working to find cause of Studio K fire

An early morning fire destroyed a vacant South Hill business building along the busy 29th Avenue corridor early Wednesday morning. There were no reports of injuries as firefighters continued to …

Oregon farm regulators eye ‘stop work’ authority

Food manufacturers and pesticide applicators could be subject to “stop work” orders under new regulatory authority being considered by Oregon’s farm regulators.