Stories tagged: public safety
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 6:53 p.m.
A man shot in an apparently random road rage incident Thursday afternoon near Nine Mile Falls punched the shooter in the face and threatened him before the trigger was pulled, …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 8:48 p.m.
After eluding police officers earlier in the day, a 20-year-old man was arrested for allegedly causing a crash on Sunset Boulevard and running away.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 8:23 p.m.
One man was hospitalized after a driver traveled across a lane of traffic, over a boulder, through a chain-link fence and into the front of a Spokane Valley home.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 5:55 p.m.
A man who murdered two siblings in Spokane Valley in 2016 was sentenced to 36 years in prison on Friday and will not be eligible for release until after his …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 2, 2019, 9:06 p.m.
Christian Johnson was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Sunday evening after receiving extensive second- and third-degree burns while battling a 142-acre wildfire southwest of Okanogan.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 2, 2019, 9:05 p.m.
Spokane police urge public not to drink and drive after several dangerous crashes over Labor Day weekend
One crash involved a 23-foot pontoon boat being towed by a truck near Spokane Community College, police reported.
Sat., Aug. 31, 2019, 5 a.m.
Crash video from ‘Cops’ captured Spokane sheriff’s chase that spurred investigations and county settlement
Austen Sullivan ended up unconscious and jailed after his bicycle and a Spokane sheriff deputy’s cruiser collided. Video from that night captured a controversy that spurred investigations and a county …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 9:40 p.m.
Chemical tests so far have revealed no contamination, but officials are waiting for the results of a final asbestos test before declaring the city’s water safe to drink. Bottled water …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
The first chase began at about 2 p.m. Saturday when a car salesman called to report that a woman was refusing to stop or let him out of a vehicle …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 9:04 p.m.
Avery K. Francis and Anthony J. Carell were both booked into Spokane County Jail on Thursday, facing charges of attempted first-degree murder and drive-by shooting tied to the July 13 …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 11:20 a.m.
David D. Kendall, 45, was driving west on Idaho State Highway 58 when he hit a hole in the road on a gravel turnout, according to the Idaho State Police. …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 8:13 p.m.
An apparent jilted ex-boyfriend is suspected of firing multiple rounds Friday morning at a Spokane Valley business park before two officers arrived and shot the suspect, who then crashed into …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 7:38 a.m.
Mayor of Harrison, Idaho, resigns, citing fears for family’s safety and disagreement over development
Kayleen Walker, who’s served as mayor of the small vacation town of roughly 200 people since 2017, resigned Aug. 6 after vandalism of her home near downtown. Walker said she …
Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 5 a.m.
When Amelia Clark, the new administrator for the Spokane Regional Health District, compares Spokane and her home state of Indiana, the landscape differs, but the problems are similar.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 6:09 p.m.
The woman, whose name was not released, wore a life vest and held on to a gasoline can for flotation, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. She was taken …
Mon., Aug. 12, 2019
D.R. Wolfe was arrested with $500 worth of cocaine, morphine and other drugs in his hotel room. Police said it was unequivocal evidence that a drug ring in Seattle had …
Sun., Aug. 11, 2019, 6:25 p.m.
Howard Coates was discovered with injuries not thought to be life-threatening by a family riding dirt bikes on a trail near Athol. Authorities had been searching for Coates since Thursday …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 11, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Man arrested after allegedly burglarizing Corbin Park residence Saturday night while residents were home
After the homeowner said she was calling the police, Stephen R. Brown, 37, allegedly fled the north Spokane residence and was later arrested on a residential burglary charge, according to …
Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 3:54 p.m.
Anthony L. Williams was terminated from his job after an arrest earlier this year on multiple felony charges of delivering a controlled substance. He has pleaded not guilty to the …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 9:16 p.m.
Pullman was ranked the 15th safest college town in the nation by Safewise, a website that analyzes and evaluates security products, on Wednesday.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 11:25 p.m.
Spokane voters overwhelmingly chose Tuesday to renew
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 11:09 a.m.
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office could have access to live camera feeds for 10 area school districts’ security systems during a mass shooting or other emergencies as soon as this …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 9:18 p.m.
The Washington State Patrol reported the death of Alvera Quaschnick on Monday.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 8:46 p.m.
Spokane police say they arrested four people and recovered hundreds of dollars’ worth of stolen merchandise after responding to an alarm at the Arc of Spokane thrift store late Sunday, …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
The officer was transported to Prosser Memorial Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, the city of Prosser said in a news release. The suspect had not been arrested as …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 4, 2019, 12:10 p.m.
Jeremy Barkus, 39, is suspected of assaulting a family member with a knife before the standoff began around 6:30 a.m. He was taken into custody without incident about four hours …
Sun., Aug. 4, 2019, 11:38 a.m.
Two women are in custody after fleeing law enforcement in a stolen Prius, according to the WSP. An investigation into the incident, and the officer-involved shooting, is continuing Sunday.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 10:53 p.m.
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said anyone who recognizes the pair should call Detective Kirk Keyser at (509) 477-6611.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 7:56 p.m.
Spokane County sheriff’s deputies on Thursday pulled a man’s body from the Spokane River near Barker Road, north of Greenacres.
Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 4:50 p.m.
Jackie Baker, 51, of Moses Lake, was pronounced dead at the scene.