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 By Lucas Walsh    News 

Couple held on $1,000,000 bail

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Suspects in the death of an infant have been extradited from South Dakota and placed in Spokane county jail, each with $1,000,000 bonds according to an Airway... — Updated 2/2/2023

 By Lucas Walsh    News 

Arena Spirit

Cheney High Spirit Week concluded with the big game at the Spokane Arena.... — Updated 2/2/2023

 By Lucas Walsh    News 

Shooting suspect released $700,000 bail

MEDICAL LAKE - A suspect charged with first-degree murder and first-degree illegal possession of a firearm has been released from Spokane County jail on a $700,000 bond, according... — Updated 2/2/2023

 By Lucas Walsh    News 

Cheney police officer and dispatcher of the year

CHENEY – Police department elects its 2022 officer and dispatcher of the year. Officer Cheyanne Walters, 26, has been selected by her peers as the department’s officer of the ye... — Updated 2/2/2023

 By Lucas Walsh    News 

Fairchild crews rescue snowmobiler

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE – The 36th Rescue Squadron completed their 708th rescue operation in an area around Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint, ID, on Jan. 3, according to a base... — Updated 2/2/2023

 By Lucas Walsh    News 

Turnbull begins potential acquisitions surveying

CHENEY – Turnbull national wildlife refuge has begun inspections related to the acquisition of privately held lands within their stewardship boundary. Kelly Moroney, project... — Updated 2/2/2023


Graham sponsors parental bill of rights

SPOKANE — A local lawmaker has introduced a parental bill of rights in the House on Thursday, Jan. 26. Rep. Jenny Graham, R-Spokane, said her bill establishes a specific set of rights parents should have relating to the care,... — Updated 2/2/2023


West Plains Police News

The following incidents were reported by the Cheney police between Jan. 23-29 Jan. 23 No Reports Jan. 24 Suspicious circumstance/recovered property. 5500 Block W. Hallett Rd. Recovered: spent bullet DUI/physical control. 200 Block... — Updated 2/2/2023

 By Drew Lawson    News 

Wheat Producers meet in Davenport

DAVENPORT—A packed crowd of wheat farmers jammed into the Lincoln County Fairgrounds meeting hall for the WSU Lincoln-Adams Extension-hosted Wheat Producers Meeting Thursday, Jan. 19 to hear four speakers discuss data, projects... — Updated 2/2/2023


Bill proposes relaxing restrictions on low dose cannabis drinks

Consumers will be able to purchase more low-THC liquid-infused products in a single purchase if a bill in the Legislature wins approval.  “HB 1249 is necessary to ensure that the evolution of consumer preference, and access to... — Updated 1/30/2023

 By Lucas Walsh    News

Former policeman sues Cheney for $5.5 million

CHENEY – Attorneys representing former police officer Chad Eastep have filed a notice of tort claim with the city, claiming damages of $5.5 million. This claim for damages form... — Updated 1/26/2023

 By Lucas Walsh    News

One-vehicle Crash kills motorist

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – A fatal crash involving one vehicle took place on South Craig Road near the intersection of McFarlane Road, Jan. 16. According to Spokane County Sheriff’s... — Updated 1/26/2023

 By Lucas Walsh    News

Man's remains found near Rock Lake

EWAN - A Cheney area woman is being held on $500,000 bail in the slaying of her son. Christine Diane Catelli, 58, is charged with second-degree murder (intent to kill), Spokane... — Updated 1/26/2023

 By Lucas Walsh    News

Cheney police department has three potential new hires

CHENEY – Three patrol officer candidates have made it to the background-check stage with the Cheney police department. Since October of 2022, the Cheney police department has... — Updated 1/26/2023

 By Cheney Free Press    News

Man dies in car crash on Cheney Spokane Road

CHENEY — A male was pronounced dead at the scene of a single-vehicle crash on Cheney Spokane Rd. Jan. 21. The man, identified by the Spokane County medical examiner as Cavin Firestone, 27, died as a result of blunt force... — Updated 1/26/2023

 By Lucas Walsh    News

Cheney Community Court shares updates

CHENEY - Cheney Community Court released an update detailing its grant funding numbers, community partners, and stakeholders, Jan. 19. The community court is a deferral program for... — Updated 1/26/2023

 By Stassney Davis    News

Huey reaches 20,000 flight hours

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE — A 36th Rescue Squadron UH-1N “Huey” achieved 20,000 flight hours Jan. 13. According to the aircraft manufacturer, this is the highest number of flight hours for Huey used in the Department of Defens... — Updated 1/26/2023

 By Cheney Free Press    News

Dye introduces bill to help men, boys

RITZVILLE – A local lawmaker has introduced legislation to create the Washington State Commission on Boys and Men to address the well-being of boys and men across. “There are many issues that impact men and boys. Yet, there is... — Updated 1/26/2023


Easter Washington University Deans List

These are the students who made the Eastern Washington University Dean’s List for fall 2022. An undergraduate student who earns 12 quality hours and a Grade Point Average of 3.5 or better is placed on the Dean’s List. If the st... — Updated 1/26/2023

 By Cheney Free Press    News

Local British artist gains dual-citizenship

CHENEY – British born and raised multi-media artist Anne Seacrest achieved dual citizenship late in 2022 after having moved to the U.S. four years ago. "I met my husband, who is a... — Updated 1/26/2023


West Plains Police News

The following incidents were reported by the Cheney police between Jan. 9-15 Jan. 9 Third- degree theft. 100 Block College Ave. Stolen: wallet containing WADL, credit/debits cards, misc. ID cards, $130 cash Warrant arrest.... — Updated 1/26/2023

 By Lucas Walsh    News

Airway Heights criminals extradited from South Dakota

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Two Washington residents, Aleksander Kurmoyarov and Mandie R. Miller, have been extradited from South Dakota by U.S. Marshals to face trial for several charges... — Updated 1/19/2023


Cheney School district hires new IT Director

CHENEY - Cheney Public Schools is pleased to announce, after a rigorous interview process which included stakeholders from throughout the district, that Mr. Ryan Spencer has been selected as the new Information Technology Director... — Updated 1/19/2023

 By Lucas Walsh    News

Medical Lake administrator discusses legislative strategy

MEDICAL LAKE – City administrator discussed a preliminary legislative strategy ahead of council meeting, Jan. 17. Sonny Weathers, who was appointed city administrator in Nov. of... — Updated 1/19/2023


West Plains Building Permits

The following building permits were approved by the city of Cheney in December 2022 Fire Alarm/Suppression. Hale -Replace Fire Alarm Panel, Expand Notification System Alarm panel replacement, like for like. Addition of... — Updated 1/19/2023


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