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Wednesday, August 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Deputies get quota for Hoopfest DUI patrols

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies have been asked to contact at least three motorists per hour this weekend as part of extra impaired driving patrols.


Group honors injured deputy

A Spokane County sheriff’s deputy who fractured his neck in an encounter with an accused killer at the jail was honored Thursday by a local civic group. Dan Leonetti received …


Victim identified in mowing fatality

A cemetery worker killed Friday when his lawn tractor overturned was identified Tuesday as Robert A. Villa, 44.


Left-behind license plate leads to hit-and-run suspect

Police say a Colbert man arrested for hit-and-run Monday left a crucial clue at the crash scene: his truck’s license plate.


In brief: River is risky, sheriff warns

High water flow, cold temperatures, and construction pose a risk to boaters and swimmers on the Spokane River, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says. The Barker Road Bridge is open …


Man in custody, accused of threats

A Spokane County man was booked into jail early Wednesday after he allegedly made death threats and attempted to head-butt a Spokane sheriff’s deputy.


Girl injured in crash dies

A 9-year-old injured in a collision Thursday in north Spokane County has died, according to the Sheriff’s Office.


Girl injured in car accident declared brain dead

A 9-year-old girl was declared brain dead Friday night, from injuries she suffered in a collision at Monroe Road and Hazard Road Thursday.


Wild ride leads to two accidents, one arrest

A 22-year-old Worley, Idaho, man with a history of driving under the influence is in the Spokane County Jail today after a wild ride that involved at least two accidents …


Teens arrested in Nine Mile Falls firearm burglary

Three 17-year-old boys have been arrested in a Memorial Day weekend burglary in which more than 25 firearms were stolen.


Spokane County Jail deputy disputes termination

A Spokane County Jail corrections deputy is challenging his dismissal in March for alleged failure to discover an inmate’s death and then lying about it. The deputy, Kenneth Downey, is …


Spokane County Sheriff’s Office identifies sex offenders

Three sex offenders considered likely to reoffend have registered to live in Spokane County – two as transients. Edwin L. Kedish, 54, served 80 months in prison after being convicted …


Missing Spokane Valley woman found

Spokane Valley police say a missing 78-year-old woman missing for several hours today has been found.


County jail announces 10 more layoffs

Spokane County officials say they will lay off an additional 10 jail employees to offset budget shortfalls they attribute to a drop in the number of inmates.


Driver jailed after car hit store

A suspected intoxicated driver whom deputies believe had heroin inside his car was arrested after crashing into a convenience store Wednesday night.


Fired Spokane County deputy gets arbitration

An arbitrator is reviewing the case of a Spokane County corrections deputy fired after sheriff’s officials determined he used excessive force on an inmate. Wayne Green was fired last summer …


Spokane County corrections deputy’s firing under review

An arbitrator is reviewing the case of a Spokane County corrections deputy fired after sheriff’s officials determined he used excessive force on an inmate.


Event urges kids to learn safety

An educational event, Take 25, will offer ways to keep children safe during a day of activities today at the Spokane Valley Mall.


Spokane County jail unions still weighing merger

Local unions for two groups of Spokane County corrections deputies will go ahead with county-requested merger discussions despite layoffs, a spokesman said Wednesday. Tuesday’s announcement that 57 of their members …


Spokane County lays off jail workers

Spokane County will lay off 57 jail employees next month to offset a big drop in the number of inmates. The employees were notified Tuesday evening, and formal layoff notices …


Suspect sought in bank robbery

Authorities were searching Tuesday for a man who robbed a south Spokane bank, holding a bank employee to the ground at gunpoint. The man walked into the Chase Bank branch …


Pair accused of mail theft

An investigation into stolen mail led detectives to an identity theft scheme allegedly orchestrated by a Spokane woman they say was “kind of relieved” when she was arrested. “She told …


Spokane County officials looking for owner of seized wire

Detectives are trying to locate the owner of a large amount of copper and aluminum wire seized from a longtime felon last week. Metal has been increasingly targeted by thieves …


Deputy bruises ribs in car chase with teens

A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy suffered minor injuries early today when two teens rammed his patrol car with a stolen Jeep after sideswiping a house, authorities say.


Spokane County still mulling jail options

Spokane County commissioners are still exploring options as they prepare to take final testimony on proposed jail sites. A public hearing Wednesday will focus on a study that says, if …


Arrests made in Spokane Valley church theft ring

Spokane Valley detectives made arrests Thursday in a string of thefts at nearly 40 area churches where suspects stole credit cards used to purchase goods that were then traded for …


Spokane County deputies offer boater classes

Spokane County sheriff’s marine deputies will offer free boater education classes beginning this weekend.


Spokane Valley police bust church robbery ring

Spokane Valley detectives made arrests today in what they call a ring of thefts at more than 40 area churches where suspects stole credit cards used to purchase goods that …


Former Sheriff Mark Sterk considers run for old job

Former Spokane County Sheriff Mark Sterk may give his successor, Ozzie Knezovich, a run for his money. It’s a daunting prospect, Sterk acknowledges, because state Public Disclosure Commission records show …


Two firefighters’ action honored

The Spokane Valley Fire Department recognized two Spokane Valley police officers for their efforts in saving a man who suffered a heart attack. The award was given to officers Dale …