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 By JOHN McCALLUM    News 

Pay by parking app approved

CHENEY – City Council members took a second shot at amending a parking ordinance that would allow using electronic means to pay for parking on the streets around Eastern... — Updated 10/11/2019

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News 

Do you like oatmeal?

Cheney High School Future Farmers of America student Marisa Daceus (center right) asks students from Betz Elementary School what kind of breakfast cereal they like and do they know... — Updated 10/10/2019

 
 By Lee Hughes    News 

Medical Lake hit and run driver arrested after turning self in

MEDICAL LAKE —Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 27-year-old Dustin J. Williams at a local store at about 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6, for failing to stop at the scene and... — Updated 10/10/2019

 
 By Lee Hughes    News 

Medical Lake OKs approves Comp Plan on first reading

MEDICAL LAKE — The City Council approved on first reading the city’s updated Comprehensive Plan, a task recently completed by the city Planning Commission and forwarded to the c... — Updated 10/10/2019

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News 

Cheney group holds food drive at Mitchell's Oct. 19-20

CHENEY – The Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management Association is holding a food drive at Mitchell’s Harvest Foods in Cheney. The food drive will take place Saturday and Sunday,... — Updated 10/10/2019

 
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People with private surveillance cameras asked to assist Sheriff's Office

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is asking citizens with personal home surveillance cameras to become a member of their VIP (Video Identification Program) group, according to a press release. By joining, those with... — Updated 10/10/2019

 
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West Plains Police News

CHENEY Sept. 30 A mental health issue was reported on the 300 block of North 11th Street. A woman’s ring was found on the 300 block of 5th Street. Trespassing was reported on the zero hundred block of 1st Street. Oct. 1 A... — Updated 10/10/2019

 
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Sheriff's offering women's self-defense

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is again offering a women’s self-defense course on Saturday, Sept. 24, between 8 a.m. and noon at 6011 N. Chase St. in Newman Lake. There is a $35 non-refundable fee. Women and girls ages 14... — Updated 10/10/2019

 
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Cheney, Airway Heights sued for $20 million

CHENEY -- The cities of Cheney and Airway Heights are the recipients of two separate lawsuits totaling $20 million that claim a court commissioner used by both municipalities was not capable of rendering a verdict against a... — Updated 10/11/2019

 
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Sheriff's Office warns of ongoing scams

SPOKANE COUNTY -- The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is asking residents to beware of ongoing financial scams that use lies, intimidation, trickery and threats to get people to give up their hard-earned money or personal... — Updated 10/12/2019

 
 By Lee Hughes    News

Deputies arrest alleged hit-and-run driver

MEDICAL LAKE -Spokane County Sheriff's Office deputies have arrested a motorist in connection with a hit-and-run incident. Dustin J. Williams, 27, was arrested for felony... — Updated 10/7/2019

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

Borderless fire service

CHENEY – Now that Medical Lake’s fire service has been annexed into Spokane County Fire District 3, are there other fire agencies in the region considering the same scenario?... — Updated 10/3/2019

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Colorful cloud cover

"White out" night left students covered in colorful powder Friday in Cheney High School's Tom Oswald Field. Cheerleaders handed out cups of powder to fans attending the Blackhawks... — Updated 10/3/2019

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

Train, bus mishaps create traffic problems in Cheney

CHENEY – Cheney police had a busy afternoon last Thursday, Sept. 26, dealing with a variety of transportation issues. The first involved a Washington Eastern grain train that was... — Updated 10/3/2019

 
 By Lee Hughes    News

West Plains agencies hold combined fire training academy

CHENEY — The West Plains will soon have a host of new firefighters to serve on the area’s four fire departments, and for the first time, all are being trained together in one... — Updated 10/3/2019

 
 By Lee Hughes    News

Medical Lake experiences a rash of brush fires

MEDICAL LAKE — Fall may have arrived based on the calendar and the shift of the Earth on its axis, but conditions remain dry enough for wildfires. Case in point, Medical Lake... — Updated 10/3/2019

 

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County property taxes collected at Spokane Valley City Hall SPOKANE VALLEY – The Spokane County Treasurer’s Office will begin collecting tax payments for Spokane County property tax bills this Friday, Oct. 4, at Spokane Valley... — Updated 10/3/2019

 
 By Lee Hughes    News

Spokane County Fire District 3 offering car seat checks

CHENEY — Spokane County Fire District 3 is now offering free car seat checks to help parents ensure they are installing and placing children in car seats correctly. Benefits... — Updated 10/3/2019

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News

Winter seems to be off to a way-too-early start

Among other weather records that were set last week, we just might have seen our shortest fall ever. Just five days into the autumnal equinox - the fancy Latin term for the swing... — Updated 10/3/2019

 

Mental Health Field Response Teams Awarded Additional Grant Funding to Expand Programs

This month, the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC ) awarded the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office’s, in partnership with the Spokane Police Department, a $698,750 grant to continue and expand their... — Updated 10/3/2019

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Sept. 23 Domestic violence/verbal dispute was reported on the 1100 block of 1st Street. Gary A. Adams, 51, was arrested on the 900 block of 1st Street for third-degree driving while license suspended (DWLS). Harassment was... — Updated 10/3/2019

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

State sharpshooters kill wolf near Pomeroy

POMEROY -- The state Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Oct. 4 that sharpshooters had a killed a Grouse Flats wolf a week prior. The adult female wolf was shot Sept. 25,... — Updated 10/5/2019

 

Overnight left lane closures coming to I-90 through Spokane

SPOKANE – Travelers using both directions of Interstate 90 between the U.S. 195 interchange and Argonne Road interchange are encouraged to plan additional time to help prevent delays. Crews with the Washington State Department of... — Updated 10/6/2019

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Heading to Western Washington? Prepare for winter conditions

HYAK – Eastern Washington motorists heading to the Seattle-Tacoma area today should be prepared for slick driving conditions in mountain passes. The National Weather Service has... — Updated 10/9/2019

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

Snow closes Cheney schools

CHENEY -- An unusual October snowstorm overnight Oct. 8-9 has led to the closure of all Cheney Public Schools today, Oct. 9. School Superintendent Rob Roettger said district... — Updated 10/10/2019

 

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