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In brief: Wiretapping an issue in oxycodone drug ring case - Wed, 04 Dec 2013 PST
The technology used to tap the phones of 62 defendants in an alleged West Coast drug ring that peddled $20 million worth of oxycodone was the subject of a federal court hearing in Spokane on Tuesday.
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Spokane County sheriff's budget gets boost - Wed, 04 Dec 2013 PST
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich on Tuesday told county commissioners his department continues to feel budget fallout from retirements, injuries, overtime and the cost of hiring new deputies.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Soul to Soles volunteers fit kids with free socks and shoes
Volunteers across the Spokane Valley are going to low income preschools to fit kids with new socks and shoes.
Inmate Found Unconscious At Spokane County Jail
In a press release issued, Deputy Mark Gregory says the inmate is a woman and was found hanging in a shower area.
After thumping in election, Ahern pays for hand recount
A Spokane City Council candidate who lost big in his attempt to unseat incumbent Councilman Jon Snyder is demanding a recount.
Local authorities spend $10,000 to send detectives across country
Budgets are tight for law enforcement agencies all over the country and the local departments are no different.
Colt dies after being seized from West Plains' property
The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service has announced that one of the horses seized from a property in the West Plains on November 15 has died.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Freezing rain wrecks push Spokane leaders to review deicing plan
The Washington State Patrol responded to 60 wrecks in Spokane County on Friday due to freezing rain.
Third trial starts for Whitman Co. man charged with 2011 murder
A Whitman County man charged with murder headed back to trial for the third time on Monday after two mistrials in the case.
Crime Tracker: Burglar Caught In Spokane Valley
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: On Sunday, December 1st, 2013, Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies Jerad Kiehn and Brett Hubbell responded to a possible burglary in progress at 10 N. Pines Road.
Man arrested after hiding meth in ice cream - Mon, 02 Dec 2013 PST
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. A 60-year-old man was arrested after a Spokane County Sheriff's Office deputy discovered a baggie of meth hidden in a quart of ice cream in the man's car.
Finch Arboretum creek to be restored for redband trout - Mon, 02 Dec 2013 PST
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. A small creek that flows the length of John A. Finch Arboretum will soon become a better home for fish.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Liberty Lake Splash
Council revisits, approves contract for ball fields
On a night when voters weighed in on an array of candidates and initiatives, the Liberty Lake City Council cleared the way for a capital project on a revived ballot.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Sunday Spin: Behind the low turnout numbers
Conventional wisdom for campaign seasons like the one just passed says local elections help boost turnout for the statewide contests.
In brief: Briefs: Fairfield sets date for gift bazaar - Sat, 30 Nov 2013 PST
The town of Fairfield will host its annual Christmas on the Palouse Old-Fashioned Christmas Gift Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Fairfield Community Center, 304 E. Main St. There will also be lunch items available for purchase, pictures with Santa from 10 a.m. to noon and a Christmas tree sale from 9 a.m. to noon.
Slick roads lead to dozens of crashes in Spokane County
Friday's wintery weather made for slick conditions and a busy day for emergency crews on local roadways.
Liberty Lake Blotter: Confused neighbor enters wrong car - Sat, 30 Nov 2013 PST
A resident in the 24000 block of East Broadway Court called Liberty Lake Police the afternoon of Nov. 21 to report that a neighbor had gotten inside her unlocked car.
Editorial: Yes, county's expansion of growth area has flaws - Sat, 30 Nov 2013 PST
Spokane County's progress toward expansion of the urban growth area has been bumpier than a ride down a country road.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
The 27th Annual Coeur d'Alene Resort Holiday Light Show
The city of Coeur d'Alene lit up the sky Friday evening in huge fashion for the 27th Annual Coeur d'Alene Resort Holiday Light Show.
Deputies arrest three people with 24 felony convictions between them - Fri, 29 Nov 2013 PST
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. Spokane County sheriff's deputies arrested three suspects with 24 felony convictions between them after a high speed chase through Spokane Valley on Friday morning.