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February 11, 2015 at 10:40 AM

Victim of 1987 killing in Arizona identified as Spokane teen

The Associated Press MARANA, Ariz. — Authorities in southern Arizona say they’ve identified a teenage girl who was fatally shot in 1987 as being from Spokane, Washington. The Marana Police Department announced Wednesday that DNA submitted by relatives for testing showed conclusively that the victim was Deanna Lee Criswell. Police say Criswell would have been 16 years old…


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February 10, 2015 at 6:08 AM

Fire that killed 2 in Spokane started accidentally

The Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. — Investigators believe a house fire that killed two people in Spokane started accidentally. They haven’t said specifically how the fire started Saturday morning but it quickly killed a man and woman in an upstairs bedroom. Fire Chief Bobby Williams told KXLY  the fire “flashed over” and ignited everything in the room. The…


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February 6, 2015 at 8:10 PM

Eastern Washington hit with dirty rain

SPOKANE — Residents of Eastern Washington are reporting rainfall that contained milky-colored or light gray dirt. The National Weather Service is stumped about the origin of the dirty rain. The weather service office in Spokane started receiving calls from across the region on Friday morning asking about the source of the dirt, which coated vehicles that were parked…


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February 5, 2015 at 5:04 PM

Spokane teen who beat veteran to death sentenced to 20 years

The Associated Press SPOKANE  — A 17-year-old Spokane boy who admitted beating a World War II veteran to death during a robbery was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison. Kenan Adams-Kinard pleaded guilty to murder last month and faced a standard sentence of 20 to 27 years in Spokane County Superior Court, The Spokesman-Review reported. Delbert Belton, 88,…


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February 3, 2015 at 5:53 AM

Woman says she was mistakenly bitten by Spokane police dog

The Associated Press SPOKANE — A woman who called 911 to report an apparent break-in says she was mistakenly bitten by a Spokane police dog that was searching for suspects. The Spokesman-Review reports a federal lawsuit was filed last week on behalf of Natasha Hernandez. She was staying at a motel with her children in March 2013 when…


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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 shows Flight 273 arrived in Newark Monday morning.  


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