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Court Docs: 'Large amount of narcotics' possibly inside suspect car linked to officer's shooting

SPOKANE, Wash. - Newly filed court docs say the two men charged with shooting a Spokane Police officer may have had counterfeit pills inside their car. "Information has been received of the likelihood of a large amount of narcotics possibly being located inside the suspect vehicle," court documents said after a Spokane County Sheriff's Office Detective reported seeing a clear sandwich baggie-sized container on the driver's seat containing a "large quantity of blue pills consistent in appearance with that of 'Mexis' (a counterfeit Oxycontin pill containing Fentanyl)."
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SPD investigating shooting in northeast Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. – Police are investigating after shots were fired near Helena Street & Bridgeport Avenue Wednesday evening. According to SPD, no one got hurt. Shell casings were found on the ground in the area. If you have any information about what happened, call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

‘It’s scary’: Spokane Police adding extra patrols around parks after dark following shooting

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Spokane Police Department is now dedicating extra patrols to stick around local parks after they close. Most Spokane parks are open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., apart from Riverfront Park, which closes at midnight. This response was prompted by the shooting at the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex earlier Wednesday morning. Two teenage boys, ages 15...

Spokane's mayor just named a new city attorney, but the City Council president wants to change who makes the pick

A couple of months ago, Lynden Smithson, a Spokane municipal prosecutor for about two decades, says he got a call from the mayor. Smithson knew City Attorney Mike Orsmby was planning to step down from his position this summer. What he didn't expect was that Mayor Nadine Woodward had him in mind as Ormsby's replacement when Ormsby left the role in June.

We hit Spokane’s all time high temperature one year ago

SPOKANE, Wash.– On June 29, 2021, weather instruments in Spokane recorded an all-time record high temperature of 109 degrees Fahrenheit. It would be the third straight day above 100° in the Lilac City and there would be a fourth the next day before the heat started to ease up.

‘It’s busy’: Local COVID-19 testing centers see surge of infections in Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash.– More people are calling in sick nationwide, including in Spokane County, as clinics are reporting a surge of local COVID-19 infections. With the 4th of July approaching fast this weekend, health officials are on their toes. “It’s definitely a little bit busier. We see rushes in the morning and around lunchtime,” said Dustin Wyborney, Site Manager at Discovery...

Court Records for June 30, 2022

Ann Marie Davis (DOB 1981) of Spokane, Wash.; charged with exceeding the maximum posted speed limit (16 mph and over) by BFPD. Disposition: default judgment with fines of $98.50 and court costs of $56.50. Ann Marie Davis (DOB 1981) of Spokane, Wash.; charged with exceeding operating a motor vehicle without...

Spokane-area wineries bring home medals, plus restaurant openings and transitions of note

As many admirers of the Craftsman style know, the moniker implies the very pinnacle in handcrafting, from the utmost attention to detail to extreme depth-of-knowledge about materials and process. That's the philosophy behind Spokane-based CRAFTSMAN CELLARS (1194 W. Summit Pkwy.), which recently took home two double gold awards in the 2021 Seattle Wine Awards.