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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…


Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: Spokane, storms, Whitworth

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…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: panhandlers, Spokane

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…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: hospital, prisoner, shooting

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…


Comments | Topics: Chelan County, Spokane, wildfire

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…


| More in The Blotter | Topics: shooting, Spokane

June 27, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Headed to Hoopfest in Spokane? Bring your umbrella hat

The Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. — Teams are checking in Friday in Spokane for this weekend’s Hoopfest. The event calls itself the biggest 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Earth with a quarter-million players and spectators. About 7,000 teams are scheduled to play on 450 courts across 42 city blocks. Hoopfest includes a festival with food and music. Play could start…


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June 5, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Plea deal in Spokane bleach ‘miracle cure’ case

SPOKANE (AP) — A Nine Mile Falls man accused of helping sell industrial bleach as a miracle cure for HIV, cancer and other diseases has made a plea deal to avoid federal prison time. The lawyer for Chris Olson says he pleaded guilty to bottling and labeling drugs shipped across state lines. The Spokesman-Review reports


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: fraud, industrical bleach, plea deal

June 5, 2014 at 5:41 AM

Teen cyclist hit by deputy’s vehicle dies

SPOKANE (AP) — A 15-year-old cyclist hit by a Spokane County deputy’s vehicle in Spokane Valley has died. The Spokesman-Review reports that Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center on Wednesday night confirmed the death of Ryan Holyk. The teen was attempting to cross Sprague Avenue late on May 23 when he was struck by the patrol…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: boy hit by car, died, Spokane

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