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Man sought in connection with crash, attempted rape

SPOKANE VALLEY — Detectives are asking for the public’s help with the investigation of a single-vehicle crash, of a possible kidnapping and attempted rape of a teenage girl. At about 6:30 a.m. Feb. 11, law enforcement officers... — Updated 2/22/2024


Hit-and-run victim identified

SPOKANE VALLEY — Spokane County authorities have finally released the name of the victim of a hit-and-run incident on Jan. 24. Maegen Engh, 46, of Spokane Valley, died of her injuries in an area hospital on Feb. 13, according to... — Updated 2/22/2024


City receiving $5.3 million in road grants

SPOKANE VALLEY – Sullivan Road and Sprague Avenue improvements will move ahead, thanks in part to two grants totaling more than $5.3 million. The two National Highway Performance Program grants include nearly $4 million for the... — Updated 2/22/2024


Three area wrestlers win state titles

TACOMA - Three gold, four silver and one bronze. That's how many Top 3 medals wrestlers from Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake and the surrounding areas brought home Saturday from the... — Updated 2/22/2024 Full story


Committee advances two Padden bills

OLYMPIA – The House Housing Committee has moved forward two bills introduced by 4th District Sen. Mike Padden, aiming to bolster home ownership and streamline property leasing in... — Updated 2/22/2024


Snake River Dam preservation added to legislative agenda

SPOKANE VALLEY – The preservation of the Snake River dams has been solidified as a key item on the legislative agenda for the city council. The move comes amidst ongoing debate an... — Updated 2/22/2024


Man arrested for burglary of boarded-up house

SPOKANE VALLEY — A local man is facing charges after allegedly attempting to enter a vacant, boarded up house. Jason A. Swan, 35, was arrested Feb. 19, booked into the Spokane County Jail and then freed on his own recognizance... — Updated 2/22/2024


Boris held on $500,000 bail for rape

SPOKANE VALLEY — A man arrested for in a sexual assault case here remains in the Spokane County Jail. Gregory Charles Boris, 42, of Kennewick, is being held on $500,000 bail after being extradited from the Tri-Cities area back... — Updated 2/22/2024


Suspect arrested in shooting

SPOKANE VALLEY – Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to reports of a potential shooting in the 4900 block of East Upriver Drive on February 11. An anonymous caller... — Updated 2/15/2024


Registered sex offender arrested for violent sexual assault

SPOKANE VALLEY – Sexual Assault Unit (SAU) Detectives took steps in pursuing justice as they secured a warrant for the arrest of Gregory C. Boris, a 42-year-old Level-2... — Updated 2/15/2024


Hit-and-run victim succumbs to injuries

SPOKANE VALLEY – The pedestrian who was the victim of a hit-and-run on January 24 has passed away in the hospital due to the severe injuries sustained, says Spokane Valley... — Updated 2/15/2024


Legislation would impose fines for untreated sewage discharge

A proposal to fine counties and cities when untreated sewage is released into Puget Sound is part of an effort to save dwindling salmon runs.  The bill, proposed by Rep. J.T.... — Updated 2/8/2024


Council discusses hiring 31 new police officers

SPOKANE VALLEY – In a recent city council session, the spotlight was on a potential initiative to beef up the police force by as many as 31 officers over the next four years.... — Updated 2/8/2024


Planning commission requests to hold fewer meetings

SPOKANE VALLEY – At the February 6 Spokane Valley City Council Meeting, discussions revolved around Ordinance 24-001, proposing adjustments to the planning commission meeting... — Updated 2/8/2024


Hogtying ban unanimously passes Senate 

Nearly four years after Manuel Ellis, a 33-year-old Black man from Tacoma, died during arrest while being hogtied, the practice that killed him is one step closer to being illegal i... — Updated 2/8/2024


Legislature that could change BAC from .08 to .05

To curb traffic fatalities, lawmakers are proposing reducing the legal limit for driving while intoxicated. SB 5002 amends the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) for driving a motor vehicle from .08% to .05%. Typically,... — Updated 2/8/2024


Council unveils police recruitment and retention strategy

SPOKANE VALLEY – In a session of the Spokane Valley City Council on February 6, 2024, Chief Dave Ellis presented an extensive plan outlining the recruitment and retention... — Updated 2/8/2024


City council discusses contract with Prosecutor's Office

SPOKANE VALLEY – During the recent city council session on January 30, Spokane Valley delved into discussions regarding the contract with the Spokane County Prosecutor’s... — Updated 2/1/2024


Jaywalking laws too severe, critics say

OLYMPIA – Taking cues from California, there's a push to lighten up on jaywalking fines - a move that hits the headlines for its impact on both the homeless community and Black... — Updated 2/1/2024


Second man arrested in 2023 shooting death

SPOKANE VALLEY – A second man has been arrested in connection with a shooting death here Feb. 8, 2023. Darrell A. Harris, 38, was arrested last week for second-degree murder in the death of Deshaun R. Crawford. Harris the second... — Updated 2/1/2024


Spokane Valley pursues grant for City Safety Program

In a recent city council meeting held on January 23, Spokane Valley deliberated on its approval of an application for a grant under the 2024 City Safety Program (CSP), which passed... — Updated 2/1/2024


Driver arrested in hit-and-run

SPOKANE VALLEY – A local man has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left one pedestrian hospitalized Jan. 24. John R. Townshend, 64, was arrested Jan. 29 and booked into the Spokane County Jail for felony... — Updated 2/1/2024


Planning commission nominations spark heated debate

SPOKANE VALLEY – The city witnessed a charged city council meeting on January 30, marked by the nomination of four new members to the planning commission. Despite concerns raised... — Updated 2/1/2024


Boating classes offered

MEDICAL LAKE — The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office will offer free boater education classes beginning April 13. Under state law, boaters born after Jan. 1, 1955, must have a Boater Education Card when piloting a watercraft... — Updated 2/1/2024


Eastern Washington University experiments with remote virtual reality tutoring

CHENEY – The Program Leading to University Success (PLUS) at Eastern Washington University is making strides in academic support by partnering with Curio XR, an innovative remote... — Updated 1/26/2024


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