Stories tagged: public safety
Mon., Feb. 15, 2016, 9:07 p.m.
Charges were filed in four insurance fraud cases in Spokane County Superior Court following investigations by Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s Special Investigations Unit.”
Mon., Feb. 15, 2016, 4:28 p.m.
Three weeks of courtroom work may be undone by text messages released Friday by prosecutors in the James Henrikson murder-for-hire trial. Defense attorneys are asking for a mistrial because they …
Sun., Feb. 14, 2016, 12:36 p.m.
Multiple law enforcement agencies in Idaho spent several hours early Saturday searching for what they had been told was a car on fire with a man trapped inside. The report …
Sat., Feb. 13, 2016, 4:56 p.m.
A man who rammed multiple cars on a downtown Spokane street Saturday had to be restrained by bystanders until police arrived and appeared “out of his mind,” according to witnesses.
Sat., Feb. 13, 2016
A Spokane plumber, 23, committed a new category of crime in Spokane. He stole “gasoline from an auto by use of a siphon.”
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 8:30 p.m.
Spokane firefighters are battling a blaze at the Hamilton Street Wash & Dry Crews were called to the laundromat at 1725 N. Hamilton at about 8 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 12:41 p.m.
A Spokane man is facing a manslaughter charge for allegedly hitting a pregnant store employee who later had a miscarriage in the stomach during a robbery.
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 12:21 p.m.
Former U.S. Attorney Jim McDevitt hasn’t started his new job running the Spokane police department, but his appointment has already ruffled some feathers on the mayor’s police leadership committee.
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 12:16 p.m.
A man arrested Thursday after he allegedly shot at an occupied motor home in south Spokane County has been charged with first-degree assault.
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 7:39 a.m.
A massive warehouse fire in central New Jersey burning out of control for more than half a day has generated enough smoke to be detected by weather radar and forced …
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 7:32 a.m.
A strong earthquake rocked eastern Indonesia on Friday, apparently knocking out communications on islands near the epicenter.
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 7:30 a.m.
A five-story building collapsed in the Turkish city of Istanbul on Friday but it appears no one was trapped inside, according to local officials.
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 8:33 p.m.
A suspicious bag that caused police to shut down streets and Interstate 90 near Deaconess Medical Center Thursday evening turned out to be full of books.
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 5:32 p.m.
A Spokane man has been sentenced to prison for murder for the second time after his first conviction was overturned on a technicality.
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 5:08 p.m.
A man is facing multiple charges after allegedly chasing a car with two women inside, refusing to get out of his car for deputies and then trying to hit two …
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 4:59 p.m.
A man was arrested Thursday afternoon after allegedly firing several gunshots at an occupied motor home before breaking inside.
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 4:52 p.m.
Police are searching for man who has been reported in multiple locations around Spokane exposing himself to children.
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 4:51 p.m.
Detectives are investigating the disappearance of Bret R. Snow, who was last seen in December and is believed to have “met with foul play.”
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 4:40 p.m.
The son of interim police Chief Rick Dobrow penned an open letter to Mayor David Condon sharply criticizing his administration for requiring the next chief to have a bachelor’s degree.
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 4:09 p.m.
Teenage brothers charged in a drug-related shooting that left two people dead and three wounded at a Seattle homeless camp have pleaded not guilty to murder charges.
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
A suicidal veteran who fired eleven shots during an encounter with police last May was found guilty Thursday of assault. Craig Burton testified during a January trial that he was …
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 3:32 p.m.
State officials say the assistant attorney general who advised Corrections officials they didn’t need to recalculate prisoners’ sentences after discovering a sentencing software error has stepped down.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 8:02 p.m.
Sovereign citizens who claim they don’t need a driver’s license isn’t a new thing for Spokane County deputies, but Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said the incidents appear to be on the …
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 7:37 p.m.
A Coeur d’Alene daycare has been shut down by police after a 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of repeated instances of lewd conduct involving children at the daycare.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 6:58 p.m.
Spokane Police are investigating a body found in North Spokane Wednesday afternoon.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 2:13 p.m.
A jury found accused killer Michael Gehrke guilty of manslaughter Tuesday for fatally stabbing another man in West Central Spokane last fall.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 1:47 p.m.
Washington State Patrol detectives are still investigating an incident in which two ferry captains were injured after a man aimed a high-powered laser into their eyes.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 10:11 a.m.
Car-locking systems have stopped more than 1.77 million people from driving drunk since states first passed laws requiring offenders to install them in 1999, Mothers Against Drunk Driving said in …
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 9:53 a.m.
Interim Spokane Police Chief Rick Dobrow announced his retirement after just months on the job, a pattern that’s becoming familiar to Spokanites.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 8:15 a.m.
A Cleveland police officer who was fired after a high-speed chase led to a 137-shot barrage that killed two unarmed black people says he wants to return to the force.