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Tuesday, September 24, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 9:49 p.m.

SCRAPS asks for donations to care for 43 cats that were ‘living in decrepit conditions’

Nearly four dozen cats “living in decrepit conditions” were seized Monday afternoon by Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service workers from a home in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 6:28 p.m.

Large fight prompts search of Spokane River

Police and fire personnel spent several hours Monday evening unsuccessfully searching for people who reportedly jumped into the Spokane River after a large fight broke out near Minnehaha Park.


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:46 p.m.

Washington gets $750,000 grant to test backlogged rape kits

The attorney general’s office estimated the Washington State Patrol, which runs the state’s two crime laboratories, will be able to test about 1,150 kits with the grant from the U.S. …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:48 p.m.

Man charged with stabbing girlfriend near Colbert

A 40-year-old man was arrested Monday night after allegedly admitting to detectives he had stabbed his girlfriend in the leg during an argument at a home near Colbert. Aaron J. …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 8:24 p.m.

Spokane Valley detectives ask for help to solve stabbing case

Spokane Valley Major Crimes detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect in a Monday night stabbing at a Spokane Valley apartment complex.


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 8:27 p.m.

Murder charge dropped against woman accused in 2016 death of ex-boyfriend in Spokane Valley

The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office has dismissed a charge of first-degree murder against 39-year-old Cristina Stiles, accused of killing her child’s father Cory Fowler inside his Spokane Valley apartment.


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 9:56 p.m.

Spokane man charged with abusing infant, causing potentially life-threatening injuries

A 24-year-old man was jailed early Monday on suspicion of abusing his 2-month-old baby and causing potentially life-threatening injuries, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.


Spokane police release body camera footage of officer-involved shooting of schizophrenic man during an eviction

Spokane police released body camera video footage of the officer-involved shooting of Ronald Acre – a rifle-wielding man with severe mental health issues who was injured a year ago in …


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

Second suspect pleads guilty in Airway Heights baseball-bat beating death

The second suspect in the 2017 baseball-bat beating death of an Airway Heights man pleaded guilty last week to first-degree manslaughter.


Man accused of randomly stabbing 7-year-old boy has history of undiagnosed mental health issues

A doctor at Eastern State Hospital says a man accused of randomly stabbing a young child understands the charges against him, but cannot assist in his own defense.


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 10:15 p.m.

Detectives search Facebook records of woman whose body was found in Spokane River

Detectives are searching through the Facebook messaging records of a woman who


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 11:05 p.m.

Woman guilty of Deer Park killing receives six-year prison sentence

Gloria Redmann will spend six and a half years in prison for killing her boyfriend and leaving his body wrapped in a tarp outside their Deer Park home in late …


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.

Deputies searching for inmate who escaped work crew in Spokane Valley

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for an inmate who walked away from a work crew Tuesday near East Eighth Avenue and South McDonald Road in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 9:08 p.m.

Spokane jury makes first conviction in 2015 disappearance of Bret Snow

A Spokane County Jury delivered a guilty verdict on Friday in the presumed murder of Bret Snow – the first official decision since he first went missing in late 2015.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 5:42 p.m.

Sex offender pleads guilty to assault and rape of Spokane Valley gas station clerk

A convicted sex offender pleaded guilty Friday to a vicious rape of a Spokane Valley gas station clerk who said she was abducted and choked to near unconsciousness several times …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 10:26 p.m.

Body found Jan. 30 in Spokane River at Upriver Dam confirmed to be 24-year-old woman missing since December

A body discovered Jan. 30 in the Spokane River at Upriver Dam was confirmed to be Loc Nguyen – a 24-year-old woman who’s been missing since December.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 9:48 a.m.

Deputies respond to back-to-back DUI incidents on Bigelow Gulch Road

A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Monday evening after crashing his pickup truck into a ditch along Bigelow Gulch Road. When the vehicle was removed …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 10:09 p.m.

Second trial in 2015 disappearance of Bret Snow opens in Spokane

The 2015 disappearance of then-32-year-old Bret Snow is back in front of a Spokane County jury this week – four months after a panel couldn’t decide whether the first of …


As Spokane beefs up efforts to catch car thieves, some – including prolific one who targets Subarus – won’t stop

In the time it takes to tidy your bed, floss your teeth or microwave a bowl of rice, 19-year-old Christian Normand can steal your car. If it’s an early-’90s-to-2000s Subaru, …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 8:34 p.m.

Man with flare gun caught by helicopter after allegedly trying to steal from Walmart

A man who allegedly tried to steal items from a Walmart in Spokane Valley was caught with help from a helicopter after he fled the store.


Undocumented man sentenced to prison for organized cocaine trafficking in Eastern Washington

A man was sentenced in Spokane on Thursday to 19 years in federal prison for leading and organizing a years-long drug conspiracy.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 7:24 p.m.

Police say man pointed laser at helicopter, facing felony charge

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday arrested a man on suspicion of shining a laser pointer at a law enforcement helicopter flying over Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 4:14 p.m.

Victim of alleged assault in fight between Spokane neighbors over snow broke 2 ribs, bone in face, court records say

A man accused of attacking his neighbor over blowing snow into each others’ properties appeared Wednesday in Spokane County Superior Court where his bond was set at $2,000.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 10:17 p.m.

Omak man, 23, arrested for alleged threats against Washington sheriffs

Authorities on Wednesday arrested a 23-year-old Omak man who allegedly made Facebook posts threatening to kill law enforcement officers, including Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:19 p.m.

Deputies search for Sunday Chattaroy gas station robbery suspect

Deputies are asking for the community’s help in identifying the suspect from an alleged gas station market robbery Sunday night in Chattaroy, who was caught on camera.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:14 p.m.

Snowblower fight sends neighbor to jail

Two neighbors fighting over where to pile snow put one man in the hospital and another in jail.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 10:49 p.m.

New DNA evidence tied to Bret Snow disappearance delays Spokane murder trial

New DNA evidence has emerged in the 2015 disappearance of Bret Snow, a 32-year-old drug courier believed to be murdered by at least four people at a Newman Lake drug …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 9:59 a.m.

Shawn Vestal: Cursory Google search would have caught red flags in Spokane school resource officer hire

An internal affairs report deepens the questions about how Spokane Public Schools hired a former deputy for a job at Ferris High School. Even if Shawn Audie was justified in …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 11:22 a.m.

Spokane County detectives investigating Facebook threats against Washington sheriffs

“Ozzie Knezovich is gonna get a bullet in his skull,” one of the Facebook posts said.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 9:54 p.m.

Resource officer on paid leave after incident at Ferris High School

Officer Shawn Audie, a former Spokane County sheriff’s deputy, had been accused of excessive force several times before the Jan. 24 incident at Ferris.