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15 min ago | KXLY-TV Spokane

Spokane County Judge named Judge of the Year

District Court and Cheney Municipal Court Judge Greg Tripp has been named Judge of the Year by the Misdemeanant Corrections Association of Washington State.

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Related Topix: Grand Mound, WA

Thu Apr 24, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

Body camera video shows police shooting in Spokane Valley - Thu, 24 Apr 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. A body camera video released this week shows Spokane County Sheriff's deputies pleading with a despondent Jedadiah Zillmer, 23, to put down his gun before they shot and killed him in a confrontation near the Spokane Valley Mall on Feb. 12. Some of the entreaties were ... (more)

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

KREM-TV Spokane

Wrongful detainment lawsuit could cost Spokane Co. $100K

A man wrongfully detained by a Spokane County Sheriff's deputies filed a $65,000 lawsuit against Spokane County.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

Stabbing Suspect Appears In Court Thursday On Multiple Charges

Spokane Police responded to the 1300 block of W. Boone on Wednesday afternoon for a report of a stabbing.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Cougar, WA

The Spokesman-Review

In brief: Goat certificate classes scheduled - Thu, 24 Apr 2014 PST

City residents who want to keep goats in their yards in accordance with the recently passed urban livestock ordinance must obtain goat management certification through a class provided by Washington State University's Spokane County Extension.

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Related Topix: Washington State University, WSU Spokane, Spokane, WA, Spokane Valley, WA

Wed Apr 23, 2014

KREM-TV Spokane

Suspect accused of threatening 12-year-old with chainsaw

Court records filed Wednesday detailed what happened to a 12-year-old boy before a SWAT raid on a Spokane Valley house.

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Related Topix: Spokane Valley, WA, Spokane, WA

Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way professional boxer charged in connection with 'Buddy Bandits' robbery ring

Federal Way boxer Vincent Gary Thompson was arrested April 17 for robbery in the first degree in Pierce County.

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Related Topix: Federal Way, WA, Pierce County, WA, King County, WA

KFBB

is Any of this Yours? Stolen Property In Spokane County Recovered

The search warrant was part of an investigation involving multiple burglaries and trafficking of stolen property, and yielded many stolen items, including air compressors, wielding equipment, a bag of yarn, and miscellaneous tools.

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Related Topix: Spokane Valley, WA, Spokane, WA, Burien, WA

The Spokesman-Review

Shawn Vestal: Law officer, hero and hardworking residents memorialized - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. The following represents a random sampling of some people who passed away recently in the Spokane area - a police officer and a nun, a business owner and a banker, a World War II hero and a Kaiser worker.

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

The Spokesman-Review

Spokane County jobless rate decreases to 7.9 percent - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 PST

Spokane County's jobless rate in March dropped to 7.9 percent from February's revised rate of 8.6 percent.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Special Elections Results

A special election was held on Tuesday with various items on the ballot, including library funding in Spokane Valley.

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Related Topix: Spokane Valley, WA, Oakesdale, WA, Whitman County, WA, Ferry County, WA, Lincoln County, WA

Liberty Lake Splash

City continues to sift through WSDOT roundabout bill

Astute observers of the Harvard Road roundabout may have noticed a similarity between Liberty Lake's latest traffic calming project and the corresponding bill from the Washington State Department of Transportation.

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Related Topix: Liberty Lake, WA, Spokane, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

Spokane County Deputies Break-Up Burglary Ring

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE SHERIFF'S OFFICE: On April 22nd, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., the Spokane County SWAT Team and Spokane Valley Investigative Unit Detectives served simultaneous search warrants at 4609 N. Calvin and 14323 E. Longfellow.

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The Spokesman-Review

Providence Medical Park will open without disputed operating rooms - Tue, 22 Apr 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. The new $44 million Providence Medical Park in Spokane Valley will have to open without its four operating rooms amid a fight with competitor Valley Hospital over whether the outpatient surgery suites are even needed.

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Related Topix: Spokane Valley, WA, Spokane, WA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Spokane Rainfall Below Average

Up at the Harvest House in Green Bluff, things are a little dryer than it has been the past couple of years.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Weather, Agriculture, Science

KREM-TV Spokane

City Council requests quicker reviews of shootings involving police

Members of the Spokane City Council want the Spokane County Prosecutor to review officer-involved shootings quicker.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA

The Spokesman-Review

Two men suspected of plotting escape from Spokane County Jail - Mon, 21 Apr 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. Toenail clippers, toilet paper and some toothpaste could not buy freedom for an accused child rapist and a man facing drug charges at the Spokane County Jail this weekend.

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KREM-TV Spokane

Inmate tries to escape Spokane County Jail

Authorities said an inmate tried to escape from the Spokane County Jail. Staff said they found a small hole in a wall during the weekend.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA

Liberty Lake Splash

Cover Story: Gearing up for greenspace

Before he represented Liberty Lake on the City Council, Dan Dunne weighed in on the future of parks and recreation in the place he calls home.

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Related Topix: Liberty Lake, WA

Sun Apr 20, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Several Hospitalized After Easter Night Crash

Several People are in the hospital after a two vehicle crash north of Spokane near Elk at the intersection of Madison and Frideger.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Family, Kids, Capitol Hill (Seattle, WA)

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