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Spokane Valley man injured after losing control of motorcycle near Worley

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.

Suspect dead after deputies responded to shots fired in Spokane Valley

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 …


Spokane Regional Health District hires new administrator

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.

Spokane woman rescued three hours after boat sinks in Potholes Reservoir

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 …


100 years ago in Spokane: Seattle visitor suspected of extending drug ring

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 …


Authorities find missing Athol man on ATV after four days pinned to a tree

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 …


State health department suspends license of Spokane drug counselor accused of selling meth, heroin

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.

Website names Pullman country’s 15th safest college town

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.

Voters renew Spokane County public safety sales tax

Spokane voters overwhelmingly chose Tuesday to renew


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 11:09 a.m.

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office will soon be able to watch schools’ live security footage

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.

Woman, 93, dies following Sunday crash in Chattaroy

The Washington State Patrol reported the death of Alvera Quaschnick on Monday.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 8:46 p.m.

Police arrest four after burglary at Arc of Spokane thrift store

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.

Prosser officer shot in leg during foot chase

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.

Man arrested after early Sunday standoff with police near South Perry district

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 …


WSP, Franklin County authorities fire shots after high-speed chase ends east of Pasco on Saturday

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.

Detectives seeking witnesses to fatal drive-by shooting in Wandermere

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.

Man’s body pulled from Spokane River north of Greenacres Thursday afternoon

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies on Thursday pulled a man’s body from the Spokane River near Barker Road, north of Greenacres.


Motorcyclist dies in crash near Moses Lake

Jackie Baker, 51, of Moses Lake, was pronounced dead at the scene.


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 2:44 p.m.

Medical examiner rules Richard Coffee died of drowning; family still seeks answers in mysterious death

A 56-year-old man whose body was found floating in the Spokane River near the Division Street Bridge after spending weeks in the water died of drowning, the Spokane County Medical …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 9:16 p.m.

New emergency communications center taps next leader

Less than three weeks after it launched on July 1, the Spokane Regional Emergency Communications announced it has hired a new leader to replace outgoing Executive Director Steve Reinke.


100 years ago in Spokane: Ministers declare intention to crack down on vice-riddled streets of Spokane

The head of the committee, a branch of the Spokane Ministerial Association, declared that the group “was ready to go to the bottom of vice conditions in Spokane.”


UPDATED: Sun., July 21, 2019, 5:34 p.m.

Spokane police stop driver suspected of DUI in Vinegar Flats neighborhood Sunday

Spokane Police stopped an SUV that was driving erratically in the Vinegar Flats neighborhood late Sunday morning. No one was injured, but Inland Empire Way between 14th and 15th avenues …


UPDATED: Sun., July 21, 2019, 5:37 p.m.

Post Falls woman dies in Saturday evening crash near Seltice Way and I-90

A Post Falls woman died Saturday evening after failing to stop at a stop sign on an off-ramp to Seltice Way, according to Idaho State Police.


Downtown Spokane bar says it will implement new policies amid claims of drugged drinks

The Globe Bar & Kitchen posted a news release to its Facebook page to announce it is creating new policies to guard against drink tampering after claims on social media. …


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 9:20 p.m.

Spokane County hosting two more public forums on jail facilities

Spokane County officials plan to host two additional public forums to gather feedback as talks continue about the size of the county’s jail facilities.


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

Man in custody in Missoula after death at Spokane house

A 19-year-old man was jailed in Missoula after a suspected killing Wednesday afternoon in the Emerson-Garfield neighborhood.


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

Spokane Valley police investigating reported shooting at apartment complex; woman suffers minor injuries

Spokane Valley Police are investigating a reported shooting in a Spokane Valley parking lot.


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 9:58 p.m.

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office investigates connection between shooting caught on video and fatal drive-by two days later in Wandermere

A home surveillance video uploaded last week by a Logan neighborhood homeowner appears to show a vehicle Spokane County sheriff’s deputies say was involved in a fatal drive-by shooting.