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January 23, 2015 at 6:10 AM

Spokane deli robber threatened clerk with cattle prod

The Associated Press The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office hopes surveillance video identifies the robber who held up a Spokane deli with a cattle prod. The man entered Didier’s Yogurt and More deli on Sunday night armed with the footlong electrical stun device and demanded money. He fled with the cash from the registers.

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January 13, 2015 at 6:52 AM

Spokane to tow cars of drivers who pick up prostitutes

The Associated Press SPOKANE — The Spokane City Council passed an ordinance Monday night to fight prostitution. The ordinance gives police authority to impound and tow away the cars of people who pick up prostitutes. KXLY reports the new ordinance goes into effect next month. Meanwhile in Seattle: The City Council unanimously voted Monday to change the…

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December 26, 2014 at 7:27 AM

Spokane woman dies in Christmas-morning blaze

The Spokesman-Review (TNS) A woman died in a Christmas-morning fire that destroyed a mobile home in West Central Spokane, the Spokane Fire Department said. Firefighters were called to the Sans Souci West park at 3231 W. Boone Ave. around 4 a.m. Thursday. Neighbors said they were alerted to the fire by shouting and a large pop. Many…

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December 22, 2014 at 6:03 AM

Seattle-Newark flight safely diverted to Spokane

The Associated Press SPOKANE — A United Airlines flight from Seattle to Newark was diverted Sunday night to Spokane because of engine trouble. KXLY reports the Airbus A320 made a safe emergency landing with power from only one engine. United put passengers on another plane. The website flightaware.com shows Flight 273 arrived in Newark Monday morning.  

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December 8, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Thieves steal stained glass from Spokane church

The Associated Press SPOKANE — Police are looking for the thief who stole five stained glass windows from All Saints Lutheran Church early Sunday morning. Spokane Police say the thief or thieves also caused extensive damage to the church. In addition to the stained glass windows, four large, hand-carved decorative eggs were taken. Police say the cost to repair…

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November 11, 2014 at 5:57 AM

Officer’s body camera was off during shooting in Spokane

The Spokesman-Review A Spokane police officer involved in the shooting of a domestic violence suspect last weekend was wearing a body camera but did not have it turned on, according to an initial investigation. Spokane police Chief Frank Straub announced at a public forum on Oct. 31 that the 17 officers wearing body cameras as part of…

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October 31, 2014 at 6:31 AM

Spokane police to leave body cameras on for most interactions

SPOKANE — As Spokane police continue to test body cameras they’ll have less choice about when they can stop recording. Chief Frank Straub told a community forum Thursday night at Gonzaga University that officers will have to record nearly every contact with the public and can’t stop even if requested by someone in their home. Straub says…

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October 10, 2014 at 6:01 AM

Miraculous recovery for wounded Spokane teen

 The Associated Press SPOKANE — The mother of a 15-year-old boy who was accidentally shot in the chest by a friend while playing with a gun says he’s making a miraculous recovery. Angela Kyllonen tells KREM-TV that doctors told her the bullet barely missed vital organs and he’s lucky to be alive. Hunter Kyllonen has been released from a hospital…

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October 6, 2014 at 5:46 AM

15-year-old boy accidentally shot in Spokane

The Associated Press SPOKANE — About a half-dozen teens were playing with a gun Sunday afternoon in Spokane when it fired and hit a 15-year-old boy in the chest. Police say the boy was critically wounded. He was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center. Lt. Rex Olsen was told the teens removed the gun’s clip but didn’t realize…

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October 2, 2014 at 5:52 AM

Too-friendly wolf to be trapped, moved to sanctuary

The Spokesman-Review A female wolf that’s become too comfortable hanging around homes and domestic dogs near Ione will be captured and put in a Western Washington wildlife park, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officials said Wednesday. The capture, which is planned for this week, would be the first time wildlife officials put one of the state-listed…

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