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September 29, 2014 at 5:49 AM

Spokane Valley reports 23 suspicious fires in under 2 weeks

The Spokesman-Review Spokane County and Spokane Valley fire crews responded to more suspicious fires over the weekend, heightening concerns that a serial arsonist has set almost two dozen blazes. A total of 21 brush fires and two house fires in the past week and a half are considered suspicious by investigators. “We’re very frustrated,” said Assistant Chief Greg…

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September 24, 2014 at 6:38 AM

Spokane sewage could be tested for marijuana level

SPOKANE (AP) — The author of Washington’s recreational pot law has suggested that Spokane test its sewage for traces of the cannabis chemical THC as a general measure of pot use by residents. American Civil Liberties Union lawyer Alison Holcomb proposed the idea at a Tuesday meeting of the City Council’s marijuana policy subcommittee, More

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September 24, 2014 at 6:09 AM

Wednesday Memo: Port secrecy … Exploding Marshawn? We hope not … Pot in the potty

Is secrecy in government ever a good idea? Secrecy of meetings by Seattle, Tacoma ports questioned Not quite sure what the headline means, so you’ll just have to read the story. What Seahawks learned: Exploding Marshawn Lynch myth and more Measuring pot use by testing sewage … No really. They’re talking about it in Spokane….

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September 23, 2014 at 6:02 AM

Man who attempted to pet moose in Spokane arrested

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A man who attempted to pet a bull moose in a Spokane cemetery was arrested after fighting with a wildlife officer. Police say 33-year-old Joseph D. Patterson interfered with the state Fish and Wildlife officer who was trying to corral the agitated moose Sunday at Holy Cross Cemetery. The Spokesman-Review reports

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September 18, 2014 at 6:47 AM

Man arrested after 75-mile high-speed chase

RITZVILLE — Washington State Patrol troopers have arrested a 52-year-old Spokane Valley man after a 75-mile high-speed pursuit that took them from the Spokane area southwest to Ritzville along Interstate 90. KREM-TV reports that troopers say they had received several reports of a man driving erratically Wednesday on I-90 in Spokane. They say he refused to…

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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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