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23 min ago | KREM-TV Spokane

5 people injured and 2 in critical condition after 2 car crash in Elk

A Spokane County Sheriff's Office deputy said the two drivers involved in a two car wreck in Elk Sunday night were believed to be intoxicated.

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4 hrs ago | KREM-TV Spokane

Spokane Valley family finds stranger in apartment before Easter egg hunt

A Spokane Valley family was shaken up on Easter weekend after a man crawled through their bedroom window on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Spokane Valley, WA, Liberty Lake, WA, Spokane, WA

10 hrs ago | KREM-TV Spokane

Mud Bog races working to boost Spokane Raceway

The 40th racing season kicked-off at the Spokane County Raceway Saturday with the first of ten mud bog events.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA

18 hrs ago | KFBB

Gun Identified As Murder Weapon In Deer Park Homicide

Detectives with the Spokane County Sheriff's Department have confirmed that a gun found last month by an elementary school student is the same one that was used to kill 53-year-old Harry Giesbrecht on January 4th, 2014.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

21 hrs ago | The News Tribune

Prisons and jails get Medicaid ball rolling

Prisons and jails in Washington are not only using the federal Affordable Care Act to cut their own health care costs, they're also signing up soon-to-be released inmates so their health care coverage begins as soon as they walk out the door.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Prison, Spokane, WA

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

Liberty Lake Blotter: Police investigating infant abuse report - Sat, 19 Apr 2014 PST

The Liberty Lake Police Department is investigating a case of suspected child abuse that was reported in the 19000 block of East Shannon Avenue on April 7. A person called in to report that a 6-week-old at that address had been treated at a local hospital for 14 fractured ribs, a skull fracture and extensive bruising.

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Related Topix: Liberty Lake, WA, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

The Spokesman-Review

In Brief: Moody's Investor Services upgrades Spokane Valley's bond rating - Sat, 19 Apr 2014 PST

"The upgrade a reflects the city's low debt burden, sizeable tax base which is expected to expand into the medium-term, and healthy financial performance, which is maintained through strong management practices," Moody's said in announcing the upgrade earlier this month that also praised the Valley's healthy financial reserves.

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Related Topix: Spokane Valley, WA, Greenacres, WA, Newman Lake, WA

The Spokesman-Review

Community services - Sat, 19 Apr 2014 PST

Employment, Education and Training - For Spokane County residents who have been laid off from work or have low income; provided through Work Source Spokane.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

KREM-TV Spokane

Strangers donate to help injured pug

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash.--A local woman said she was desperate after her dog lost an eye to a gruesome injury in April.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Spokane Valley, WA

The Spokesman-Review

Deputy under investigation faked radio traffic to appear busy - Fri, 18 Apr 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. A deputy under investigation for parking for hours at a woman's home while on duty made it look like he was busy by calling names and license plate numbers for dispatchers to run, said Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich.

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KHQ-TV Spokane

Connect With Kleck: Abuse Or Neglect At Daycare

The murder trial for suspected killer Daniel Arteaga continued at the Spokane County Courthouse on Thursday as one of the lead investigators took the stand discussing evidence found the night of Kim Schmidt's death.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Family, Kids, Home Listing, Home

Liberty Lake Splash

Roof concerns prompt library closure

Mogen, the longtime director of the Liberty Lake Municipal Library, was on hand at Tuesday night's City Council meeting to accept a proclamation observing the week, only a few hours after the local storehouse of books on Mission Avenue was closed due to concerns over a water-damaged roof.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Liberty Lake, WA, Spokane, WA, Spokane Valley, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

Second Harvest Partnering With Spokane Schools

According to Second Harvest, one in four children are hungry or at risk of hunger in Spokane County.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Family, Kids

The Spokesman-Review

Spokane River flow rule sought - Fri, 18 Apr 2014 PST

Keeping enough water in the Spokane River at critical times for fish and recreation is the focus of the state's new effort to adopt instream flows for the river.

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Related Topix: Science, Ecology, Stevens County, WA, Spokane, WA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Third N. Spokane Fast Food Armed Robbery In Three Days

SPOKANE, Wash.- Spokane Police tell us they have taken two people of interest into custody following a robbery at the Shadle Park McDonald's.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Home Listing, Home

KHQ-TV Spokane

The Isaac Foundation Helping Those Dealing With Autism

New numbers from the Center For Disease Control and Prevention show more children are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Spokane, WA

The Spokesman-Review

Volunteer opportunities - Thu, 17 Apr 2014 PST

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop - Volunteers are needed for the Discovery Shop, 805 W. Garland Ave., for help with a number of duties.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Life, Charity

The Spokesman-Review

Detectives trying to identify woman found in the Spokane River - Wed, 16 Apr 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. Spokane County Sheriff's Office detectives are still trying to identify a woman found dead in the Spokane River near East Empire in Spokane Valley on January 10. The woman is between 30 and 55 years old.

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Related Topix: Spokane Valley, WA

KREM-TV Spokane

Report: Accused child molester said sex was 'God's word'

KREM 2 News has been tracking local associates who may be connected to a man wanted for sexually abusing children in Minnesota.

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KREM-TV Spokane

$2,000 grant for Spokane Co. Library to help refugees

The Spokane County Library District was awarded a Target Early Childhood Reading Grant of $2,000 to start a program to help immigrant families.

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