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Bystanders save woman from burning car in Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash — Three bystanders helped pull a woman from a burning car in Spokane just after 9 p.m. on Thursday. Spokane Fire Department responded to a call of a car fire at the intersection of Hayford and Thorpe Roads. and were told a driver was trapped in their car after a rollover crash.
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Spokane Police looking for missing 15-year-old teen

SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating 15-year-old Leah J. Karns, who has been reported as a runaway. Her mom said Karns left their home after an argument on Thursday, June 10 and has not returned. Police said Karns has threatened self-harm, has injured herself in the past and engages in behavior that her mom believes puts her at great risk.
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One killed, another injured when car leaves roadway, crashes through fence

SPOKANE COUNTY- A man was killed Thursday when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving in west Spokane County, crashing it through a backyard fence at a residence on W. Sugar Street. The investigation into the crash shows that the man, who is described as in his 30s, was driving a 2018 Tesla traveling at high speeds before the crash. Although the vehicle was not his, it appears he did have permission to drive it. Just after 7:00pm on Thursday, the man was traveling north on S. Mallon Road approaching Hallett Road while speeding. He did not slow down at the intersection, losing control of the Tesla which slid off the roadway into a vacant lot before crashing through the fence. The male driver was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, another male in his 30s, received medical attention at the scene but was not taken to the hospital. The passenger told deputies that he had told the driver to slow down multiple times. The investigation into the crash is ongoing.
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Driver dead after crashing Tesla through backyard fence in Cheney

CHENEY, Wash. — Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a car that crashed through a backyard fence in Cheney around 7 p.m. on Thursday. Authorities say the driver, a man in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, a man in his 30s, had minor injuries and was not transported to a hospital.
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Spokane Fire praises community members who rescued a woman from a burning car

The Spokane Fire Department is crediting three community members for jumping into action and saving the life of a woman trapped in a burning car. Around 9:00pm on Thursday, Spokane Fire responded to a call for a car fire near the intersection of Hayford Road and Thorpe Road. Firefighters were told that a driver was trapped inside a car that had rolled over, and the engine compartment was on fire.
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'I can't help but just cry': Sister of teen killed in crash near Loon Lake shares heartfelt post remembering her brother

LOON LAKE, Wash. — The sister of Jordan Anthony Walker, one of the three victims of the tragic crash near Loon Lake, shared a heartfelt post about her brother on Friday. Nicole Walker shared memories, pictures and the link to a fundraiser in a post on Facebook. In the post, Walker details the heartbreak that she and her family are living through and how much she misses him.
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Deputies search for missing Spokane Valley teen

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash — Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for missing 15-year-old Leah Karns. Karns was reported as a runaway on June 10 after left her house after an argument with her mother. Her mother told SCSO that she is concerned for her safety. She said Karns has made self-harm threats and engages in behavior her mother thinks puts her at risk.
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Court documents show DV suspect has history of targeting single mom

Court documents reveal a complicated relationship between a woman and a man named Dennis McElyea, who was arrested Thursday afternoon in North Spokane. Spokane Police initially responded to a home near Morton and LaCrosse after receiving a call about a burglary in progress. Upon arriving, they quickly realized this was actually a Domestic Violence incident, and received information that McElyea was armed with a revolver.
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War, family and faith

POST FALLS — Carl Miller turned 100 years old on Friday, and he was to be the center of attention at a family party that night. When asked how he was feeling, the World War II veteran paused. He’s seen and done a lot in this lifetime, both good and bad. He saw men live and die. He saw people sacrifice their lives for others. He hasn’t forgotten.
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Animals-at-large: Bison family roam South Hill for third time

SPOKANE, Wash. — A repeat offender was caught by the Spokane County Sheriff's Office hours after his get-away. The escape-artist decided to take a stroll around his neighborhood, but was met with law enforcement backup after 15 blocks. A deputy found Baxter, a 1,700-pound bison, exploring Spokane's suburban South Hill neighborhood.
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Police searching for 15-year-old missing/runaway girl

Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies are asking for the public's help in trying to locate 15-year-old Leah J. Karns, who has been reported as a runaway and has threatened self harm recently. On June 10th, Leah was reported as a runaway, her mother saying that she left their home after an...
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Mayor Doubles Efforts to Clean Up Downtown

Jeff Humphrey, Media Manager, No Phone Number Available. As downtown Spokane wakes up from its COVID coma, Mayor Nadine Woodward wants to speed up the business district’s recovery with a new focus on litter and graffiti. “We’re going to be opening up our economy very soon. Businesses will be back...
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Access to Spokane River in Post Falls to open Tuesday

SPOKANE, Wash. — Because river flows have dropped significantly, people will be able to have fun on the Spokane River beginning Tuesday, June 15. For those going to the river, Avista said that recreation will be allowed in the area between the Spokane Street Bridge and the boater safety cables located upstream of the Post Falls Dam.