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3 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

Liberty Lake officer kicked, suspect jailed - Sat, 12 Jul 2014 PST

A suspect may have placed a couple of well-aimed kicks on a Liberty Lake Police officer recently, but the effort netted him a felony charge and a trip to the Spokane County Jail.

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7 hrs ago | The Olympian

STD cases increasing in northern Idaho, Spokane

Spokane health officials announced Thursday that identified cases of gonorrhea grew more than 50 percent over the past three months.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Human Sexuality

11 hrs ago | KXLY-TV Spokane

Pay it Forward: Donate fans to help keep seniors cool this summer

The hot weather can be dangerous for everyone, especially seniors, which is why Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels is asking the public to chip in to donate fans to help keep seniors cool this summer.

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Related Topix: Weather

15 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

Car, motorcycle, garaged damaged in crash, fire - Sat, 12 Jul 2014 PST

The driver was heading east on Wellesley at a high rate of speed near Flora just after 8 p.m., said Spokane Valley Fire Department Assistant Fire Marshal Bill Clifford.

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Related Topix: Fire, Spokane Valley, WA

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

Dog owners facing charges for leaving animals in hot cars - Fri, 11 Jul 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. Two dog owners are now facing criminal charges after the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service rescued their dogs from inside cars parked in the hot sun Friday.

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Related Topix: Spokane Valley, WA

The Spokesman-Review

Hospital gunman in murder-suicide was a former cop - Fri, 11 Jul 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. The man who shot his wife to death before killing himself on the Deaconess Hospital campus had worked as a police officer in Missouri and told sheriff's deputies just hours before this week's fatal attack that he was thinking about returning to law enforcement if he ... (more)

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Spokane Valley, WA

The Spokesman-Review

Suspects arrested in alleged overnight pizza shop robbery - Fri, 11 Jul 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. Gregory A. Binkley, 46, and Richard L. Baird, 37, were booked into Spokane County Jail just before 4 a.m. Friday, both facing charges of first-degree armed robbery.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

Motorcycle crash near Loon Lake

It happened just off of Highway 395 on Agar Road around 8:30pm. Spokane County Sheriff's deputies tell KHQ the man hit a deer while riding his motorcycle, throwing him about 100 feet.

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Related Topix: Loon Lake, WA, Spokane, WA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

Robbery suspect shooting investigation turned over to prosecutor - Thu, 10 Jul 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. The Washington State Patrol announced late Thursday that the investigation into the officer involved shooting death of Stephen C. Corkery was complete and has been turned over to the Spokane County Prosecutor's Office for review.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Spokane, WA

KREM-TV Spokane

Spokane Police Dept. responding to more suicidal callers

Spokane Police officials said the number of people trying to commit suicide by cop was on the rise across the country in July.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

KXLY-TV Spokane

Straub wants new solutions to help people in crisis

In the past 48 hours, Spokane County law enforcement agencies have responded to 40 suicide calls, including a man who slashed his own throat, and Police Chief Frank Straub is looking for new ways to get those in crisis the help they need.

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KXLY-TV Spokane

Straub wants new solutions to help people in crisis

In the past 48 hours, Spokane County law enforcement agencies have responded to 40 suicide calls, including a man who slashed his own throat, and Police Chief Frank Straub is looking for new ways to get those in crisis the help they need.

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KHQ-TV Spokane

Search warrant yields multiple stolen items

Tuesday afternoon, the Spokane County SWAT Team served a search warrant for Sheriff's Office Investigative Task Force detectives near the 4300 block of N. Sommer Ct. 31-year-old Kregg A .

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Related Topix: Spokane Valley, WA, Valley, WA, Stevens County, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

Reward offered for occupied residential burglary

On Tuesday at about 5:00 p.m., Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy Dave Bratton responded to the area of 200 E. Elcliff to an occupied residential burglary.

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Related Topix: Spokane Valley, WA, Valley, WA

The Spokesman-Review

In brief: Scenic byway sign to be unveiled Monday - Thu, 10 Jul 2014 PST

Ninth District Rep. Susan Fagan, Spokane County Commissioner Shelly O'Quinn and former Commissioner Mark Richard are scheduled to attend, as well as council members from Fairfield and Latah.

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Related Topix: Fairfield, WA, Latah, WA, Rockford, WA

The Spokesman-Review

Community services - Thu, 10 Jul 2014 PST

For low-income dropouts age 16-21 in Spokane County; call Next Generation Zone at 340-7800 or visit www.nextgenzone.org .

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

Trial pushed for teen driver accused of homicide - Wed, 09 Jul 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. The trial date for the teen driver accused of vehicular homicide in the deaths of two girls in Spokane Valley has been pushed to October, one year since the fatal crash.

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KHQ-TV Spokane

Spokane airport officer facing child rape, incest charges

SPOKANE, Wash.- A Spokane International Airport police officer is in the Spokane County Jail facing charges of rape of a child in the 3rd degree, incest in the first degree, and depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Examiner.com

'The Atrocity Archives' by Charles Stross a fun genre hybrid

The Spokane County Library District regularly adds new books from just about every genre of fiction and nonfiction it is possible to imagine to its Digital Downloads collections.

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KHQ-TV Spokane

Rockwood murder-suicide: Shooter previously made threats to kill wife

UPDATE: SPOKANE, Wash- KHQ confirmed new information on a murder-suicide in Spokane that took place Tuesday morning.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Spokane Valley, WA

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