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  • Van Kuren Invitational

    Clare McGraw, Valley News Herald|Updated Apr 18, 2024

    The Valley Christian track team was among more than 20 that competed Saturday, April 13, at the Van Kuren Invitational in Cheney. The Panthers finished 23rd overall in boys standings and 26th in girls. The boys 4X100 Relay team of Jediah Kuhn, Kade Mariner, Jack Siderius and Trenton Lartz finished 13th in 49.17 seconds....

  • Detectives investigate robbery

    Clare McGraw, Valley News Herald|Updated Apr 18, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY – Authorities are actively investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Crush Coffee on Sprague Avenue early in the morning of April 10. According to reports, employees of the coffee stand were confronted by a masked individual described as a white male wearing a dark hoodie. The suspect brandished a handgun and forcibly robbed the business, leaving the victims shaken and in shock. Deputies swiftly responded to the scene, while others combed the area in search of the perpetrator, who was last observed f...

  • Fatal two-vehicle crash on Argonne

    Clare McGraw, Valley News Herald|Updated Apr 18, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY – A collision between a 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 and a 2017 Chevrolet Cruze on North Argonne Road resulted in the loss of one life and left another individual with serious injuries on April 12. Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies swiftly responded to the scene to conduct a thorough investigation. Eyewitness accounts and evidence collected at the site suggest that the Dodge Ram, driven by a man, was heading northbound, while the Chevrolet Cruze, operated by Amanda Fuller, 28, was traveling southbound on North Arg...

  • Council to expedite Pipeline relocation

    Clare McGraw, Valley News Herald|Updated Apr 18, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY – The City Council convened on April 16 to deliberate on significant infrastructure projects aimed at bolstering the city’s transportation network. Both an ordinance and an agreement with Yellowstone Pipe Line Company about relocating their pipeline on Pines Road were unanimously approved after brief deliberations. “In amending Yellowstone Pipe Line Company’s franchise, we’re taking a crucial step to accommodate the City’s Pines Road Grade Separation Project,” remarked Tony Beattie, Senior Deputy City Attorney...

  • Suspect flees Deputy on electric scooter

    Clare McGraw, Valley News Herald|Updated Apr 18, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY – In the early hours of April 10, 2024, a Spokane Valley Deputy noticed a figure dressed entirely in black, zipping through parking lots and streets on an electric scooter without a proper headlamp. What began as a routine attempt to address a safety concern quickly escalated into a chase and apprehension. Spotting the individual, later identified as 29-year-old Bradley J. Luiten, in the 9300 block of E. Montgomery, the Deputy activated his emergency lights to signal a stop. Despite the presence of the m...

  • Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake

    Clare McGraw, Valley News Herald|Updated Apr 18, 2024

    A Valley Christian runner leads a Ridgeline competitor during the Van Kuren Invitational track meet Saturday, April 13, at Cheney High School....

  • Stolen vehicle recovered after failed attempt to flee

    Clare McGraw, Valley News Herald|Updated Apr 18, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY – Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies sprang into action on April 9, following an alert from Flock ALPR regarding a stolen vehicle reported missing the day prior. In the early hours of the morning, a Deputy spotted the reported stolen vehicle on E. Upriver Drive. Attempting to halt its progress, the Deputy activated emergency lights and siren as the vehicle approached N. Argonne Road. However, the suspect, later identified as 20-year-old James O. Dawson, disregarded the signals and accelerated, setting off a purs...

  • Two suspects arrested for robbery, stealing vehicle

    Clare McGraw, Valley News Herald|Updated Apr 18, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY – Two suspects, Shawn D. Cranford, 45, and Elissia M. York, 23, were apprehended on April 13 for their involvement in an armed robbery and auto theft at a parking lot on East Indiana Avenue at North Evergreen Road. Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the scene following a report from the female owner of a stolen black Chevrolet Tahoe and a male victim. They recounted arriving from Montana and leaving a nearby store when the incident occurred. The female victim was arranging items in the hatchback when the v...

  • Gardening Expo slated for May 11

    Clare McGraw, Valley News Herald|Updated Apr 18, 2024

    SPOKANE – As spring blooms across the Inland Northwest, garden enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the annual gardening expo hosted by Inland Empire Gardeners. Scheduled for May 11, and located at Spokane Community College, this year’s event promises to be a celebration of all things green under the theme “Happy Everything!” Founded in 1994, Inland Empire Gardeners has become a large part of the local gardening community, offering a platform for garden nurseries, specialty products, local craftspeople, and horticulture service...

  • Suspect arrested for robbing nonprofit

    Clare McGraw, Valley News Herald|Updated Apr 18, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY – Spokane Valley deputies swiftly responded to a burglary in progress at the Spokane Valley Partners building, leading to the successful apprehension of a male suspect. The apprehended individual was identified as 42-year-old Justin W. Ingebritson, who exhibited signs of agitation upon discovery. This arrest comes in the wake of a previous burglary incident at the same nonprofit organization, suggesting a potential pattern of criminal behavior. The incident unfolded on April 16 around 3:00 am, when a...

  • Welcome to my Kitchen

    Updated Apr 15, 2024

    Four seasons of weather all happened in one day this past week. Sometimes meal preparation is like the weather. Life throws out multiple tasks and responsibilities each day and cooking must happen in between. Several easy to prepare recipes came my way and they are a nice change from slow-cooker dishes. Barb Schlimmer of Odessa shared the recipe for Sloppy Joe Casserole, a dish she brought to a recent potluck dinner. She found the recipe on all-recipes.com. Chop the vegetables the night before, or prior to heading to work...

  • Repeat offender arrested for indecent exposure

    Clare McGraw, Valley News Herald|Updated Apr 11, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY – A caller reported observing a man masturbating while sitting at the bus stop in the 5200 block of East Sprague Avenue. The suspect, identified as Julian R. Cuthbert, 51, was arrested for indecent exposure, and was found to have a previous conviction for indecent exposure in 2019 in addition to two other incidents where he was arrested for lewd acts in the last week. When Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the call, they observed Cuthbert, who matched the caller’s description, sitting at the covered bus stop...

  • Drug bust leads to arrest of two suspects

    Clare McGraw, Valley News Herald|Updated Apr 11, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY – A routine surveillance operation by Spokane Valley Deputies on April 5, 2024, led to the apprehension of two convicted felons found passed out in a reported stolen vehicle. The incident, characterized by attempted escape and potential drug involvement, resulted in the arrest of the male suspect, Dylon H. Nedeff, and the release of the female occupant pending further investigation. The discovery unfolded when a Deputy noticed a suspiciously parked 2017 Kia Soul in the 7800 block of E. Euclid Avenue. The v...

  • Man arrested for reckless police chase

    Clare McGraw, Valley News Herald|Updated Apr 11, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY – A pursuit involving a reckless driver ended in arrest after the suspect attempted to flee from deputies twice, ultimately crashing into a building. The driver, identified as 48-year-old Jeffrey T. Lane, faces two felony counts of Attempting to Elude a Law Enforcement Vehicle and DUI. The incident unfolded on April 3, 2024, around 8:05 am when a blue Honda Element sped past a patrol vehicle on E. Sprague Avenue, near Coleman Road. Despite attempts by law enforcement to conduct a traffic stop, Lane continued w...

  • Disorderly suspect impedes traffic

    Clare McGraw, Valley News Herald|Updated Apr 11, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY – On April 8, 2024, Spokane Valley Deputies swiftly responded to a report of a disorderly individual causing chaos near the intersection of N. Argonne and E. Knox. The incident escalated as the suspect, later identified as 49-year-old Jason L. Allen, exhibited erratic behavior and disregarded traffic safety, leading to his arrest for various charges, including drug possession. Deputies arrived on the scene around 6:40 am to find Allen yelling at passing vehicles, displaying signs of possible intoxication or s...

  • Sen. Padden won't seek re-election

    Valley News Herald|Updated Apr 4, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY - Sen. Mike Padden announced Wednesday, April 3, that he won't seek re-election. Padden has served as the 4th Legislative District senator since 2011. "It has been a tremendous honor and privilege to serve our 4th District in the state Senate these past dozen years," Padden, R-Spokane Valley, said. "After much thought and discussion with my wife, Laura, I have decided it is time to retire from office. "I appreciate the opportunity to work with all of my...

  • Hit-and-run suspect arrested after high-speed chase

    Clare McGraw, Valley News Herald|Updated Apr 4, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY – A local woman was arrested March 28 after she allegedly struck a man and then led deputies on a high-speed chase through city streets in a stolen vehicle. Skilah J. Peterson, 22, was eventually apprehended and booked into the Spokane County Jail on charges of attempting to elude law enforcement, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and four counts of hit-and-run. She may also face a further charges in connection with her alleged assault of a man, whom deputies have yet to identify. According to the Spokane C...

  • Defiant domestic violence suspect arrested

    Clare McGraw, Valley Herald|Updated Apr 4, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY – A standoff came to a close on March 28, following a domestic violence incident that unfolded at a residence in the 6300 block of N. Regal Road. In an interview with authorities, the victim detailed a harrowing encounter with the suspect, identified as 41-year-old Jesse L. Lane. At approximately 10:06 am, Spokane County Deputies responded to reports of a violent altercation involving a knife. The victim managed to escape the residence during the attack and promptly contacted 911 from a safe location. A...

  • Wanted violent felon apprehended

    Clare McGraw, Valley Herald|Updated Apr 4, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY – A wanted violent offender was successfully apprehended Thursday evening. Keantray D. Bryant-Muellner, 27, was the subject of an intensive pursuit stemming from multiple warrants, including escape from community custody, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. Bryant-Muellner was arrested and transported to the Spokane County Jail on charges of first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, fourth-degree assault-domestic violence and escape from community custody. The...

  • Deputies search for Valley Church burglars

    Clare McGraw, Valley News Herald|Updated Apr 4, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY – Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputies are seeking help from the public in finding the burglars who broke into Valley Chapel. The burglary occurred sometime between March 17 and 23, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were called to the church, 11703 E. Dishman Mica Road, at about 9:50 a.m. on March 23, when the burglary was discovered. Church officials told deputies the church had been broken into and $5,000 worth of audio equipment and electronics had been stolen, records show. Among the stole...

  • Stolen vehicle recovery leads to arrest of suspect

    Clare McGraw, Valley News Herald|Updated Apr 4, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY – A routine patrol by a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputy on March 27, took an unexpected turn upon receiving a license-plate alert just before 2 p.m., leading to the arrest of 50-year-old Dawn D. Sherman. She was booked into jail for possession of a stolen vehicle and an outstanding warrant. Spotting a vehicle matching the description provided in the alert parked on the east side of Market Street, near Freya, the deputy suspected it to be stolen or suspicious. Verification of the license plate via rad...

  • Two Mat Dawgs reach finals

    Valley News Herald|Updated Apr 4, 2024

    SPOKANE - Two Freeman Mat Dawgs grapplers reached championship matches at the Jason Crawford Memorial Tournament on Saturday, March 30, in Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. But but came home with silver medals. Wrestling in the girls 9/10 division, Lillian Marchand took second-place at 83-85 pounds. She won her first two match by pinning, topping Kimberly Navarrete of Grandview Popeye in 27 seconds and then Bella Martinez of Quincy Regulator Wrestling in 17 seconds. In the...

  • Two West Valley wrestling win titles

    Updated Apr 4, 2024

    More than 2,100 compete at Jason Crawford Valley News Herald SPOKANE - The West Valley Wrestling Club brought home several medals from the annual Jason Crawford Memorial Tournament on Saturday, March 30. More than 2,100 wrestlers ages 5-14 competed in the "state" event in Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. West Valley's champions include Rowen Marek, the boys 13/14 winner in the 68-72-pound weight class and Sofie May, the victor in the girls 13/14 division in 128-135 pounds....

  • Man arrested after reported shooting, car fire

    Valley News Herald|Updated Mar 28, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY — A local man has been charged with multiple crimes after deputies responded to a report of shots fired March 24. Jordan G. Flemming, 29, was booked into the Spokane County Jail, where he was held on charges of first-degree criminal impersonation, making false statements and on an unrelated warrant. According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to East Fourth Avenue, east of Sullivan Road, for the reported gunshots and a vehicle fire. Upon arrival at about 5:10 a.m., they met drunken woman and her boy...

  • Barricaded suspect coaxed into surrender

    Clare McGraw, Valley News Herald|Updated Mar 28, 2024

    SOUTH SPOKANE COUNTY – Cody D. Harris, aged 38, peacefully surrendered to authorities following a prolonged standoff related to a burglary incident. On March 22, Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies swiftly responded to a residential burglary report in south Spokane County at around 5:05 pm. The caller informed dispatch that Harris, a known acquaintance, had unlawfully entered her residence through a dog door without consent. Fearing for her safety due to Harris’s irate behavior upon being asked to leave, the caller promp...

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