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Police seek public’s help in identifying Walgreens robbery suspect

Police need help identifying a man suspected of robbing a Walgreens at 12 E. Empire Ave.


Spokane police seek man who robbed North Spokane Walgreens

Spokane police are searching for a man who robbed the Walgreens at Division Street and Empire Avenue Sunday night.


Walgreens robber hits store manager with bear spray

Two men were arrested Saturday for their involvement in an armed robbery at a West Central Walgreens store. Police say 35-year-old Aaron Blaine swiped a carful of electronics, then sprayed …


Fighting men booked for theft Saturday night

A drunken argument turned into two robbery arrests in North Spokane late Saturday night.


Walgreen clinics expand care into chronic illness

Walgreen Co. has stretched the reach of its drugstore clinics beyond treating ankle sprains and sinus infections to handling chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure. The …


Spokane clerk punches man armed with knife

SPOKANE — When a Spokane drugstore clerk confronted a suspected shoplifter early today he pulled out a knife and threatened her.


Two men arrested in OxyContin heist

Two men are accused of two attempted robberies at Coeur d’Alene convenience stores late Wednesday and an OxyContin heist early Thursday. Michael D. Frank, 20, and Stephen J. Beck, 23, …


2 accused of 3 attempted robberies in CdA

Three robberies in Coeur d’Alene late Wednesday and early today are believed to be the work of two men arrested with OxyContin stolen from a pharmacy.


Walgreens: No new Washington Medicaid patients

Walgreens has told Washington state officials that it will no longer fill prescriptions for new Medicaid patients as of April 16 because it isn’t being reimbursed enough by the state.


Man held in drug robbery after tip from church pastor

A church pastor helped detectives identify a suspect in a robbery Monday at a North Idaho pharmacy. Egan B. Logan IV, 39, of Twin Lakes, was arrested Tuesday on charges …


Church pastor tips detectives to robbery suspect

A church pastor helped detectives identify a suspect today in a robbery Monday night at a North Idaho pharmacy.


Walgreen’s fights drop in Medicaid payments

Walgreen Co. said it will stop filling Medicaid prescriptions at about half of its pharmacies in Washington next month because of continued reimbursement reductions. Walgreen’s, the largest drugstore chain in …


Walgreens hopes special safes suppress OxyContin robberies

OxyContin robberies in Washington have prompted an unprecedented response from one of the nation’s largest pharmacy chains. New time-delayed safes have been installed in Walgreens pharmacies across the state to …


Shopko robbed of OxyContin Monday night

A robber stole OxyContin from a South Hill Shopko on Monday night.


Robber cites OxyContin addiction

A 24-year-old man told a judge Thursday that his life changed quickly and dramatically: He went from living with his girlfriend and their 7-year-old daughter to putting a knife to …


Sentenced to 4 years, robber cites addiction

A 24-year-old convicted robber told a judge Thursday how he went from living with his girlfriend and their 7-year-old daughter to putting a knife to a man’s throat to get …


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 …


Police not fooled by diversion tactic

An apparent diversionary tactic by a drug store robber failed Sunday afternoon, and police arrested a Spokane man on the North Side after residents saw him running from the scene …


Police arrest suspect in Walgreens robbery

Tips based on surveillance photos from a June 7 robbery at the South Hill Walgreens led to the arrest of a suspect Friday.


Police hope photos help solve robbery

Surveillance photos were released Monday of a man suspected of robbing a South Hill Walgreens this weekend – the first successful OxyContin robbery from a pharmacy in several months. The …


In brief: Handgun incident leads to arrest

A northwest Spokane man was arrested after allegedly pointing a handgun at another man and four children late Saturday. Spokane police responded to a 10:15 p.m. call that a man …


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 …


Police: Pharmacist changed would-be robber’s mind

A would-be robber changed his mind at the behest of a pharmacist Wednesday night, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.


Mother gives baby wrong drug after pharmacy’s labeling error

Lindsay Lindberg had needed special help from the start. The infant was born in November with a heart defect that left her fatigued and unable to nurse. Her mother, Courtney …


In brief: OxyContin robbery suspect turns self in

A man suspected of robbing a pharmacy of OxyContin last month turned himself in early Tuesday morning. Richard T. Ludvik, 23, is accused of robbing the Walgreens at 29th Avenue …


Three arrested in OxyContin heist

An initially successful pharmacy robbery quickly unraveled early Tuesday as police arrested two men and a 15-year-old boy within two hours of the crime.


OxyContin a growing scourge

A Coeur d’Alene attorney reportedly recruited a client to help him feed his prescription pill addiction, paying for the man to travel to California monthly to fetch hundreds of OxyContin …


Armed robbery reported at Walgreens

A man robbed a Millwood pharmacy of OxyContin Wednesday after threatening a customer with a knife. An employee at Walgreens, 2702 N. Argonne Road, told police a man had held …


In brief: Walgreens robbed on Argonne Road

A man robbed a Millwood pharmacy of OxyContin on Wednesday evening after threatening a customer with a knife in the second armed robbery for the prescription pain medication this week. …


OxyContin stolen from Walgreen’s

A robber wearing fuzzy gloves escaped a Spokane Valley Walgreen’s pharmacy with OxyContin Sunday after threatening two clerks with a pistol.