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Body found in truck in north Spokane identified as 42-year-old man

SPOKANE, Wash. -UPDATE:The man has been identified as 42-year-old Christopher Ryan Swenson. His cause and manner of death are pending at this time.Original Story:Spokane Police confirm detectives with the Major Crimes Unit are on scene investigating a suspicious death at 20 E. Pineridge Ct in north

KXLY - 2018-08-15 10:59:31

Unknown drug likely responsible for one death, 20 drug-related calls in Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. — An unknown drug circulating Spokane is expected to be the cause behind a least one fatality and multiple police phone calls Tuesday, Spokane Police Department officials said.

KREM - 2018-08-15 05:14:48

Level 3 sex offender moving within Spokane area

Spokane County Sheriff's OfficeA level 3 sex offender will be moving within the Spokane area.Warren T. Plowden, 51, will now reside in the 200 block of W. Sprague.Warren has served his sentence for previous crimes and is not wanted by law enforcement at this time.The Spokane County Sheriff's Office


Bad drug batch in Spokane suspected in Tuesday death and hallucinogenic behavior

The drug appears to be some sort of stimulant that is leading users to hallucinate, act unpredictably and sometimes violently, according to a press release issued Tuesday night. Police received a dramatic rise in drug-related calls Tuesday.

THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW - 2018-08-14 21:45:11

Inmate death at Spokane County Jail now a homicide investigation

On August 9, a corrections officer responded to an emergency alert in a cell and found inmate Christopher N. Luman sitting on his bed. He complained of trouble breathing and was unresponsive before medical assistance arrived, according to court documents.


Spokane Valley man arrested for leading WSP on chase through Whitman county

The suspect stopped on Cashup Flat Rd., north of Steptoe, and hid from troopers for several hours while they searched the area.

KXLY - 2018-08-15 17:34:51

Spokane Hospital Ranked Among Best In Washington

SPOKANE, WA - U.S. News & World Report has released its rankings of thebest hospitals in America for 2018-19, evaluating more than 4,500 hospitals in the country across 16 specialties and nine procedures and conditions. U.S. News also ranked the best hospitals in America by region.

PATCH - 2018-08-15 15:08:38

Cigarette in plastic container sparks fire that destroys mobile home

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KXLY - 2018-08-14 17:21:51

Coeur d’Alene Police identify man fatally shot Saturday at credit union

Joshua R. Martz, 34, was a former employee of the credit union and was shot by an armed guard as Martzreportedly was trying to enter the branch with a handgun.

THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW - 2018-08-14 12:13:21

Poor Inland Northwest air quality closes Spokane pools

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Inland Northwest is not getting any relief from wildfire smoke. Unhealthy air quality has closed City of Spokane aquatic centers on Tuesday, according to city Parks and Recreation officials.

KREM - 2018-08-14 13:06:05

Salvation Army of Spokane to give away 5,000 backpacks tomorrow

SPOKANE, Wash. - For many families, this time of year is especially stressful as there are many costs associated with going back to school. That's why the Salvation Army does a Backpacks for Kids drive.

KXLY - 2018-08-14 15:49:34

Spokane ranked most affordable outdoorsy city

According to the website, the median home list price is $295,100. The website also wrote that Spokane is packed with single-family homes with one- and two-car garages.

KREM - 2018-08-14 17:22:12

Ridpath Club Apartments continue to draw in vandals to downtown Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Traces of graffiti on the brick walls -- some brand new, others recently scrubbed off -- cover the old Ridpath Club Apartments in downtown Spokane.

KREM - 2018-08-14 03:23:44

Spokane community center offers free school supplies at upcoming event

SPOKANE, Wash. - You can swing by Spokane's West Central Community Center for free school supplies next week.The event is happening August 20 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the West Central Community Center. That's located at 1603 N. Belt Street.Supplies will be handed out on a first come first

KXLY - 2018-08-13 23:33:36

Former employee killed at Coeur d'Alene Global Credit Union

The president of Global Credit union says Josh Martz was the manager of this branch. He says Martz had issues w/fellow employees here and walked off the job recently.The armed guard was hired and placed here based on Martz’s comments and actions, believing him to be a threatpic.twitter.com/h62x9kP8g

KREM - 2018-08-14 02:16:14

Major Crimes detectives investigating body found in truck in north Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police confirm detectives with the Major Crimes Unit are on scene investigating a suspicious death at 20 E. Pineridge Ct in north Spokane.Someone called to report a body inside a vehicle in the parking lot of Turning Leaf Townhomes around 11:15 Sunday morning.SPD said the bo


Spokane starts Tuesday morning with unhealthy air again

The measurements were slightly betterthan Mondaymorning but still poor enough that health officials advise people to stay indoors as much as possible.The worst Spokane County reading on the 1-500 air quality scale was 167. Measurements above 150 are considered unhealthy for all people.

THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW - 2018-08-14 07:33:43

Spokane City Council approves $300,000 road paving project with car tab fees

FILE - A pedestrian wheels a bike up an unpaved road between the 1900 and 2000 blocks of Falls Avenue on Aug. 10, 2018. The city will spend about $300,000 in fees from car tabs to pave the road here that leads to nine historic homes on the north bank of the Spokane River, which is in the West Centra

THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW - 2018-08-13 19:50:33

Kris Kristofferson plans gig at the Fox in Spokane in January

Music icon Kris Kristofferson and his band, the Strangers, have booked a date this winter at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.


Spokane County air quality unhealthy on Monday morning

SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane County's air quality is in the "unhealthy" range on Monday morning.The air quality index is sitting above 170 as of 5 a.m. If it reaches 200, the air quality will fall into the "very unhealthy" range.There are more than 30 wildfires burning in our region. Additional smoke is