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Spokane Police investigating homicide at Rochester Heights Park

SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane Police are investigating a body that was found at Rochester Heights Park as a homicide. Around 11 a.m. on Friday, a citizen discovered a body at the park, located in Northeast Spokane. Rochester Park is currently closed and likely will remain closed for the remainder of the day. The investigation is currently in its preliminary stage...
SPOKANE, WA
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Spokane police chief: state crime policies 'are wreaking havoc'

(The Center Square) – Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl said learning that one of his officers had been shot and was being rushed to the hospital caused a flurry of emotions. “Fear. Anger. Sadness. Frustration. I felt them all,” he told The Center Square. Meidl is relieved that...
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Spokane leaders blame recent violence on county's '850-1,500' gang members and soft-on-crime laws

Days after multiple drive-by shootings rocked the Spokane community, local elected officials and law enforcement leaders affirmed their commitment at a news conference Thursday to targeting gang and violent crime. "The violence absolutely has to stop," said Mayor Nadine Woodward. Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich estimates there are between 850...
SPOKANE, WA

Is Conference Realignment Coming for Gonzaga?

Earlier this week USC and UCLA announced they will be leaving the PAC-12 to join the Big 10 by the 2024 season.  Dan Dickau has an in depth look at what that will do to West Coast college athletics as a whole as well as Gonzaga specifically.  He as takes a deep dive on what the ...
SPOKANE, WA
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St. Maries shooting suspect arrested

Idaho State Police is investigating a fatal shooting Wednesday morning in St. Maries. Benewah County Sheriff's Office and St. Maries Police Department responded after witnesses reported that a victim with a gunshot wound was at 1640 Washington Ave. in St. Maries, ISP officials said in a press release. Law enforcement arrived and located a 23-year-old male with a suspected gunshot wound. The male was transported to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
SAINT MARIES, ID
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Newborn baby abandoned on steps of Coeur d'Alene apartment

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho — The Coeur d'Alene Police Department (CDAPD) found an abandoned newborn baby on the steps of an apartment complex early Thursday morning. At approximately 6 a.m. on Thursday, officers arrived to the area of Hanely Avenue and North Courcelles Parkway after receiving a report of an abandoned baby. The baby was reportedly left on the doorstep of a nearby apartment.
COEUR D'ALENE, ID
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Newborn Baby Abandoned on Idaho Apartment Doorstep

Northern Idaho is trying to locate a mother who left a newborn, just hours old, on the front doorstep of an apartment. KTVB Says, "The Coeur d'Alene Police Department (CDAPD) found an abandoned newborn baby on the steps of an apartment complex early Thursday morning. Medical personnel arrived and took the baby to Kootenai Health to be evaluated. Police said the baby appeared to be a full-term, healthy baby. The baby, who police said was born just hours before they arrived to the apartment, was wrapped in a towel and left in an outside stroller."
IDAHO COUNTY, ID
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Sheriff scrutinized for rally attendance

Kootenai County Sheriff Bob Norris is facing scrutiny after his appearance at a GOP rally reportedly attended by multiple white nationalists. Regional and national news outlets recently took notice of a video that showed Norris speaking at an April 16 political event at Cruisers Bar and Grill in Post Falls.
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