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Thrifty Ice Cream expands to Washington; Crown & Thistle opens Saturday in Coeur d’Alene

Just in time for warmer weather, the award-winning Thrifty Ice Cream is now available at Rite Aid stores in Washington, Idaho and Oregon in 48-ounce containers and in as many …


Yakima mayor drives SUV into Rite Aid building, no injuries

Authorities say Mayor Kathy Coffey wasn’t injured after driving her SUV into the Rite Aid building in Yakima.


Board reshuffle at Rite Aid after 2 failed merger attempts

After two failed buyout attempts that could have put it in a better position to compete against larger rivals, Rite Aid is shuffling its board of directors and dividing power …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 11:56 a.m.

Sheriff: Maryland warehouse shooter had mental illness but legally owned gun

Workers say they endured horrifying moments of wild gunfire and terror as a woman working a temporary job at a drugstore warehouse in Maryland fired on colleagues with a handgun, …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 1:15 p.m.

Merger cancellation pushes Rite Aid into uncertain future

Rite Aid and the grocer Albertsons called off an agreement to become a single company with the deal facing shaky prospects in a shareholder vote.


Grocer Albertsons to buy Rite Aid in health care push

The owner of Safeway and other grocery brands is buying the drugstore chain Rite Aid as retailers continue to plunge deeper into health care and adjust to swiftly changing shopping …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

Richland Rite Aid manager accused of robbing her own store — then marrying her accomplice

The manager of the Richland Rite Aid allegedly targeted her own store for a robbery so she could give insider intel to her accomplices and open the safe. Tonya M. …


Rite Aid employee knocked unconscious by shoplifter

A worker at Rite Aid was knocked unconscious Wednesday evening by a shoplifter she was trying to stop.


Walgreens to shutter 600 stores as part of Rite Aid deal

Walgreens plans to close about 600 drugstores as it completes a $4.38 billion deal to buy nearly 2,000 from rival Rite Aid.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:46 a.m.

Walgreens, Rite Aid revise store purchase deal to $4.38B

Walgreens and Rite Aid have finally devised a combination of the nation’s largest and third-largest drugstore chains that will get past antitrust regulators.


UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 7:16 p.m.

Walgreens scraps Rite Aid takeover, will buy stores instead

Walgreens Boots Alliance is scrapping its deal to buy all of rival Rite Aid and instead will buy a smaller piece of the drugstore chain, after the original takeover effort …


Clock runs down on Walgreens-Rite Aid deal; no extension set

Walgreens Boots Alliance Chief Executive Officer Stefano Pessina says he still believes in his company’s purchase of Rite Aid but can’t say whether the companies will extend the deal just …


Rite Aid acquiring prescription benefits manager EnvisionRx

Rite Aid’s $2 billion acquisition of a pharmacy benefits manager steers the drugstore chain toward a potentially lucrative focus for health care companies: Finding ways to tame customer costs. The …


North Spokane Rite Aid robbery suspects arrested

Spokane police arrested two men they say robbed a north Spokane drugstore Tuesday night. Eric Reisen, 22, and Thomas Sweeney, 24, are both in Spokane County Jail after police say …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2013, 12:03 p.m.

Spokane Police arrest two suspects in overnight robbery

Eric Reisen, 22, and Thomas Sweeney, 24, are both in Spokane County Jail this morning, hours after police say they attempted to rob a Rite Aid location near North Division …


Woman uses Mace during Rite Aid robbery

Police said a woman used pepper spray on two Rite Aid employees during a shoplifting-turned-robbery this morning.


It won’t be hard to find hard liquor

It’s not exactly a gold rush. More like a mad dash to not be left behind when liquor sales go private in June. On June 1, the state’s roughly 330 …


Police seek robber in parking lot assault

Police are looking for a man who robbed a woman outside a Spokane drugstore just after noon Monday.


OxyContin robbery suspect dies of self-inflicted gunshot

A man who shot himself after a police chase Tuesday has died. Nicholas T. “Niko” Burden, 31, worked as a car salesman and lived with his girlfriend and baby daughter …


Woman admits pharmacy robbery

A woman arrested in a gunpoint OxyContin robbery at a Spokane pharmacy last fall faces up to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty Monday.


Man sought in drug case

The former roommate of a man charged with robbing two pharmacies for OxyContin last fall is accused of selling the drug but hasn’t been located by police.


Rite Aid relocating to busy intersection

Why would Rite Aid cross the street to move into a new building at the corner of Sprague Avenue and Pines Road in Spokane Valley? The move – scheduled to …


Two men sought in Spokane pharmacy robbery

Two Deer Park men have been identified as suspects in a pharmacy robbery police linked to a 20-year-old woman.


Woman charged with drugstore robbery

Spokane police have arrested a 5-foot-tall woman in connection with a Sept. 27 drugstore robbery and believe she may have been struck with a metal bar this week in a …


Teen girl robs north Spokane pharmacy

A teen girl robbed a north Spokane Rite Aid of OxyContin Sunday night, police said.


South Hill store robbed of OxyContin

A robber stole OxyContin from the Rite Aid store at 4514 S. Regal Street on the South Hill on Saturday night, the Spokane Police Department said.


Woman robbed of prescriptions in her home

Two men burst into a Spokane woman’s apartment this morning and stole OxyContin and hydrocodone. A 54-year-old woman answered her apartment door about 5:45 a.m. in the 3100 block of …


Man tries to rob South Hill Rite Aid

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are investigating an attempted OxyContin robbery at the Rite Aid at 810 E. 29th Ave.


Pickup with flames possibly used in Rite Aid heist

Witnesses to a narcotics robbery Monday morning provided the Spokane Police Department with a detailed description of the vehicle the robber may have used to escape.


Detective’s math cracked robberies

Before Spokane police knew his name, 23-year-old Edward A. Saner was pharmacy enemy No. 1. Starting last spring, a hooded man committed a string of robberies in which he passed …