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September 10, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Spokane bicycle rider hit by truck and shot

SPOKANE (AP) — A pickup driver who collided with a bicycle rider in Spokane is accused of shooting him in the arm. Witnesses said Gary J. Courtney argued with the bicycle rider after the Saturday night accident and pulled out a pistol and shot him as he pedaled away. Court records filed Tuesday say witnesses helped identify…

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August 22, 2014 at 10:26 AM

Lost baby mountain lion to be sent to zoo

The Associated Press SPOKANE — A 3-week-old mountain-lion kitten that was found dehydrated and malnourished on a homeowner’s front porch will get a one-way ticket to a Pennsylvania zoo. State Fish and Wildlife officers responded to the Kettle Falls homeowner’s call and searched the area for signs of the mother mountain lion, but didn’t find her, said…

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August 13, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Spokane man arrested after allegedly choking a police dog

The Spokesman-Review A 29-year-old man with multiple felony convictions was arrested Tuesday evening after allegedly attempting to choke a police dog. Richard Urbanski was booked into Spokane County Jail after 6 p.m. on a felony charge of harming a police dog. Officers initially arrived at a home in the 600 block of East 9th Avenue to take…

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August 7, 2014 at 5:56 AM

Spokane deputy accused of poaching deer resigns

The Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. — A Spokane sheriff’s detective accused of deer poaching and lying to investigators has resigned. The sheriff’s office said Wednesday that Dave Herrin resigned effected Aug. 16 in place of being fired. He was a property crimes detective who had been with the sheriff’s office for 25 years. Herrin was placed on leave…

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August 4, 2014 at 6:51 AM

Strong winds bring blackouts to the Inland Northwest – again

The Spokesman-Review The Inland Northwest was flung back into storm cleanup mode Sunday after being clobbered by high winds for a second time in 10 days. Thunderstorms packing gusts of 40 to 55 mph brought down hundreds of trees and power lines over a wide swath of the region Saturday evening. Firefighters pounced on new brush fires…

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July 31, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Cougar fatally injures a horse north of Spokane

The Associated Press DEER LAKE, Wash. — Wildlife officers are hunting a cougar that fatally attacked a horse near Deer Lake, about 30 miles north of Spokane. State Fish and Wildlife Sgt. Pam Taylor said the horse suffered severe front leg injuries Tuesday and had to be euthanized. Taylor told The Spokesman-Review a tracker with hounds was called…

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July 31, 2014 at 9:14 AM

Spokane: Give panhandlers
‘real change,’ not money

The Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. — The city of Spokane is launching a month-long campaign Thursday asking people not to give money to panhandlers. Instead, the “Give Real Change” program wants to redirect donations to agencies with recovery services that help get panhandlers off the street, such as the Union Gospel Mission, Goodwill and the Salvation Army. KXLY…

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July 14, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Washington hospital sees 2nd shooting in a week

SPOKANE (AP) — Police say a corrections officer fired a gun at Deaconess Hospital early Monday when a prisoner waiting for a surgical procedure tried to escape. It was the second shooting in less than a week at Deaconess Medical Center. Police say no one was injured in the incident and the prisoner is back in custody. Last…

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July 9, 2014 at 9:54 PM

Wildfires spread near Spokane and in Chelan County

Update| 11:28 p.m.: The Associated Press ENTIAT, Chelan County — A new wildfire near Spokane quickly burned across 550 to 600 acres today, prompting evacuation orders for about a dozen homes. In Central Washington, a wildfire burned close to a major highway and threatened several more homes. In northeast Washington, fire spokesman Guy Gifford said this evening that…

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July 8, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Police: Gunman kills wife, himself at downtown Spokane medical center

The Associated Press Update at 11:02 a.m.: SPOKANE— Police say a gunman fatally shot his wife Tuesday morning before turning the weapon on himself at a downtown Spokane medical center. Spokane police said a man went to his wife’s workplace in the Deaconess Medical Center complex and opened fire. Police said no one else was injured in the…

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