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December 24, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Spokane Valley bank manager admits embezzling

The Associated Press SPOKANE — A woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzling more than $92,000 when she managed a Spokane Valley branch of Banner Bank. Under terms of a plea deal, 44-year-old Christine L. Johnston faces a 15-month prison term when she is sentenced in April in federal court in Spokane. Investigators say Johnston used her position to…


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December 3, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Spokane deputies arrest red kettle theft suspect

The Associated Press SPOKANE — Spokane County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man who is suspected of robbing a Salvation Army bell ringer in Post Falls, Idaho. The sheriff’s office says a deputy spotted a stolen car early Wednesday in Spokane Valley and arrested the driver after a chase. A police dog was deployed to help take 24-year-old…


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May 29, 2014 at 5:59 AM

Spokane area: stolen front end loader is found

SPOKANE VALLEY (AP) — A 40,000-pound front end loader stolen last weekend from a Spokane Valley construction site has turned up — about two miles away. The machine valued at about $100,000 turned up Wednesday. KHQ-TV reports the Spokane County sheriff’s office is investigating the theft. A manager at the construction site told Deputy Ken Dodge that the…


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April 29, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Spokane Valley woman’s body may have been in trunk for weeks

The Associated Press SPOKANE — A 51-year-old woman found dead in the trunk of her car last week in Spokane may have been there for weeks while her daughter and daughter’s boyfriend tried to hide the body. That’s according to court documents. Latanya Clara Chapin died of injuries to the head and neck. Chapin’s daughter, 29-year-old Rachael Colby, told…


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February 25, 2014 at 6:40 AM

Tuesday Memo: Suspended for experiments … SPD whiplash … Really resisting arrest

National Weather Service forecast Scary medical treatment? The state has suspended the license of a popular naturopath, saying he failed to adequately inform and safeguard patients while treating them for cancer with experimental individualized vaccines. Alternative medical treatments have helped many people in a variety of ways — nonetheless, buyer beware. Backtracking…


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February 25, 2014 at 6:14 AM

Spokane Valley traffic stop turns into chase

SPOKANE VALLEY (AP) — A Spokane County sheriff’s spokesman says a woman driver accused of first trying to run down a deputy who stopped her for not wearing a seat belt, then crashing her car, trying to scale a 6-foot fence and taking a swing at the deputy told the officer she really didn’t want…


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February 12, 2014 at 8:07 AM

‘I am drunk’ says man who hit Spokane patrol car

SPOKANE VALLEY (AP) — A Spokane County sheriff’s deputy who was at the scene of a Spokane Valley burglary could only watch early Tuesday as a car rear-ended his parked patrol car. When the deputy talked to the driver, the 30-year-old man explained, “I am drunk,” the sheriff’s office says. The man was arrested by the Washington…


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January 22, 2014 at 8:05 AM

Fire set at Spokane Valley coffee stand

SPOKANE VALLEY (AP) — Deputies are investigating a possible hate crime at a Spokane Valley coffee stand where a fire was set and a spray-painted message said, “Go back to China.” The owners of the Coffee Break stand came to work Tuesday morning and smelled gasoline and saw the red paint in the parking lot. The…


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January 17, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Spokane Valley teacher who was removed is arrested

The Associated Press SPOKANE — The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a substitute teacher who was removed from an elementary school classroom for unusual behavior on Thursday afternoon. The Sheriff’s Office arrested the 46-year-old man on suspicion of assault and unlawful imprisonment at Trent Elementary School. The Sheriff’s Office said Friday that at least three sixth-grade students…


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