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TRAC contract negotiations coming down to the wireRANGENewsBreak Contributor
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Rite Aid to Close in Spokane, Washington on December 6Herbie J PilatoNewsBreak Contributor
'Christmas has to be magical': Woman making sure every Medical Lake child's Christmas wish comes true
MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. — One woman is making sure every kid in Medical Lake gets their Christmas wish.
Local SIIR Team Investigates Officer-Involved Shooting at North Colton Street Walmart
The Spokane Independent Investigation Response (SIIR) Team is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened on December 3, 2023. The event took place at a Walmart at 9212 N. Colton Street. A Spokane Police Department Officer, on a crime prevention assignment, noticed a man seemingly stealing merchandise and disabling anti-theft devices.
Local Resident Killed in Auto-Pedestrian Accident on S. Glenrose Road
A pedestrian was killed in a car accident on S. Glenrose Road, south of Carnahan Road, on December 2, 2023. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit is investigating the incident. Deputies responded to the scene at around 8:55 pm after receiving reports of a collision and an injured man on the road. Fire and AMR personnel were already providing medical aid when deputies arrived.
Man found dead in the street near TJ Meenach Drive
SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Spokane Police Department is investigating the death of a man who was found lying in the road near TJ Meenach Drive on Tuesday.
Airman who pleaded guilty to stealing ammunition from Fairchild AFB to be sentenced Wednesday
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE (AFB), Wash. -- A staff sergeant who pleaded guilty in October 2023 to Dereliction of Duty under Article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice was scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday.
The Deadly Intersection of Retail Theft and Law Enforcement Response
A recent Sunday in north Spokane was marred by a tragic event when a confrontation at a local Walmart escalated to deadly proportions. A suspected shoplifter, allegedly tampering with anti-theft devices, was approached by a Spokane Police officer. As the situation intensified, a physical altercation ensued, and despite the use of tasers, the suspect resisted. Chaos peaked when a shout of 'gun' led an officer to discharge their firearm, resulting in the suspect's death at the scene. This incident, now under investigation by the Spokane Independent Investigative Response Team (SIIR), has sparked conversations about the use of force in retail crime prevention.
Local Spokane Valley Resident's Dangerous Escape Attempt Ends in Arrest
A Spokane Valley Deputy tried to stop a vehicle driven by a suspected impaired driver, 28-year-old Alejandro N. Manzo, who fled instead. Deputy McKenzie first noticed Manzo on December 1, 2023, around 11:20 pm. Manzo was driving a Toyota truck without headlights and an obstructed license plate. When the deputy turned on his emergency lights, Manzo sped up, leading to a brief chase.
Man dies at hospital following car crash on South Glenrose Road
SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. — A man died at the hospital following a car crash at South Glenrose Road over the weekend.
Shoplifting and Public Safety: The Local Incident and National Challenge
A recent incident at a North Spokane Walmart has highlighted an alarming national trend: the escalation of shoplifting into violent confrontations. Early Sunday morning, a fatal police shooting occurred when an officer responded to a suspected shoplifter at the store located at 9200 N. Colton St. The situation rapidly intensified, resulting in a 'prolonged' and violent altercation that led to the suspect's death and injuries to two officers, one of whom was hospitalized. The store was evacuated, and the officer involved has been placed on administrative leave while the incident is under investigation by the Spokane Independent Investigative Response team.
Washington Man, 31, Sent Final Text to Family Group Chat Before Killing 11-Year-Old Sister, Then Himself: ‘I’m Sorry. Please Forgive Me’
Mother Darel Stolworthy said she believes her son, who experienced mental health issues leading up to the alleged incident, was not acting out of malice
Spokane police investigate stabbing on lower South Hill
SPOKANE, Wash. — A person was hospitalized in a stabbing in a fight on the lower South Hill afternoon, briefly prompting a large response from Spokane police. Shortly after 2 p.m., Spokane Police Department officers responded to reports of a fight near Walnut and Ninth Avenue. According to a...
The Medical Lake Tragedy: Unpacking the Complexities of Mental Health and Gun Violence
In the quiet town of Medical Lake, Washington, the community was shaken by a tragic event that brought to light the critical intersection of mental health issues and gun violence. On a solemn Sunday, 31-year-old Jordan Brownlow fatally shot his 11-year-old sister, Lilly Stolworthy, before turning the gun on himself. The Spokane County Medical Examiner confirmed Lilly's death as a homicide due to a gunshot wound to the head. Both siblings had a history of mental health struggles and prior suicide attempts, with their mother, Darel Stolworthy, revealing Lilly's recent wish to end her life in their last conversation. A text message from Jordan to a family group chat, laden with remorse, prefaced the tragedy, 'I'm sorry. Please forgive me.' As the community mourns, questions about mental health care and gun access surge to the forefront of a national conversation.
Spokane police search for wanted suspect who assaulted a law enforcement officer
SPOKANE, Wash. — The Spokane Police Department is asking the public to help locate a suspect who allegedly assaulted a police officer. 25-year-old Delane Mcleod is wanted on a multitude of criminal charges, including assault on a law enforcement officer. Mcleod struck an officer with his car and fled...
This is My Honest Review of Clinkerdagger in Spokane
On a recent visit to Clinkerdagger, I was immediately taken by the stunning river view, especially from the window seats and the outdoor area. I even spotted a wedding taking place downstairs, adding to the charm of the place.
Deadly Confrontation at Spokane Walmart Highlights Rising Tide of Retail Theft and Violence
A recent incident at a North Spokane Walmart has cast a somber light on the growing issue of retail theft and its violent repercussions. A police confrontation with a suspected shoplifter turned deadly, leaving the suspect fatally shot and two officers injured. This tragic event, which began as an alleged act of shoplifting, quickly escalated into a violent struggle within the store premises, resulting in a pronounced death at the scene and sparking a thorough investigation by the Spokane Independent Investigative Response team.
Tragic Spokane Walmart Incident Highlights Need for Enhanced Crisis Intervention in Law Enforcement
In a recent harrowing incident at the Spokane Walmart Supercenter on 9212 N. Colton St., a confrontation between police officers and a shoplifting suspect turned fatal, leaving the suspect dead and two officers wounded. As the community reels from this tragedy, questions arise about the underlying factors contributing to such deadly outcomes. The Spokane Police Department is conducting a thorough investigation to uncover the specifics of the encounter, which escalated to violence after an attempt to apprehend the individual accused of shoplifting.
Mayor-elect Lisa Brown Unveils Transition Team Ahead of Taking Office
• Mayor-elect Lisa Brown has announced her transition team before taking office on Jan. 1. • The transition team will focus on enhancing public safety, improving health and housing options, investing in the economy and workforce, building a resilient future, and enriching families and communities.
Adult male found dead in the middle of a West Central street (Video)
Spokane Police responded to reports of a person lying in the street near Pettet Drive and Augusta on Tuesday morning. When the fire department and police arrived, they found an adult male dead in the street. Spokane Police PIO Nick Briggs said the incident may have been a hit-and-run, but they are still early in their investigation so nothing has ...
Mystery Illness Infecting Dogs Confirmed in Spokane County, Washington
A mysterious respiratory illness affecting dogs nationwide has reached Washington State. With two confirmed cases and 14 suspected, including three in Spokane County, the cause remains unknown. Experts advise keeping pets fully vaccinated and limiting contact with other dogs. The illness is not believed to be transmissible to humans.
Join Santa and Cheney Firefighters for a Candy Cane Ride on December 16
On Saturday, December 16, starting at 4:30 pm, Santa will join the Cheney Firefighters again this year handing out candy canes and holiday cheer. The fire truck will drive around Cheney with holiday music as a parade. Pictures with Santa will begin at 8:00 pm at the Safeway complex. Please click here to view the parade route and please remember, times are approximate.Visit here for more details.