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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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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

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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…

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May 12, 2014 at 7:17 AM

Monday Memo: Fire pit, gas line, boom … Pilot brothers in 80s missing … Great weather

Good sunny Monday. Some news this morning: Fire pit explodes, man flies: It happened Saturday in Spokane. No wonder. The pit was built over a natural-gas line. … The blast was so powerful, it blew a man against a fence. Fortunately he suffered only minor injures. By the way, it was his birthday. Airborne brothers…

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May 8, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Spokane man pleads guilty to bank robberies in 3 states

The Associated Press EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — A jobless Washington state restaurant worker faces September sentencing after admitting he robbed banks in Illinois and at least two other states. Carl Frederick Kieffer of Spokane pleaded guilty Thursday in East St. Louis to federal charges involving holdups in Illinois, Michigan and Wyoming. The robberies took place over several…

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May 7, 2014 at 7:14 AM

Wednesday Memo: Waterfront foot … Church fire … M’s on fire … Banned in Spokane

Good Wednesday morning, a day that promises to be sunny with temperatures in the mid-60s. Here is some news to consume this morning: Not another one. A human foot was found in a sneaker on Seattle’s waterfront yesterday. There have been several such cases in regional waters in the past seven years. In some…

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