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  • Jury says Spokane County deputies didn't use excessive force

    Jury says Spokane County deputies didn't use excessive force

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 8:17 PM EDT2017-06-29 00:17:51 GMT
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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A federal court jury has decided that two Spokane County sheriff's deputies did not use excessive force against a man in a confrontation outside a gym. The U.S. District Court jury issued its verdict Tuesday in the death of 34-year-old William Berger. The Spokesman-Review says Berger's family filed the civil lawsuit seeking to hold the deputies responsible for excessive force resulting in his death. Criminal and 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A federal court jury has decided that two Spokane County sheriff's deputies did not use excessive force against a man in a confrontation outside a gym. The U.S. District Court jury issued its verdict Tuesday in the death of 34-year-old William Berger. The Spokesman-Review says Berger's family filed the civil lawsuit seeking to hold the deputies responsible for excessive force resulting in his death. Criminal and 

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  • Spokane Valley deputies arrest man for attempted child luring at school

    Spokane Valley deputies arrest man for attempted child luring at school

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 7:47 PM EDT2017-06-28 23:47:20 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Deputies reported Wednesday that they have arrested a 26-year-old man for outstanding warrants and attempting to lure a child. They later added an assault charge after the man attacked an inmate in jail and broke the inmate's front tooth.  At around 6 p.m. Tuesday, deputies responded to Horizon Middle School for a report of a man, later identified as Jacob Ellison, attempting to abduct and lure a young girl.

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Deputies reported Wednesday that they have arrested a 26-year-old man for outstanding warrants and attempting to lure a child. They later added an assault charge after the man attacked an inmate in jail and broke the inmate's front tooth.  At around 6 p.m. Tuesday, deputies responded to Horizon Middle School for a report of a man, later identified as Jacob Ellison, attempting to abduct and lure a young girl.

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  • Spokane Police find body of teenage boy in Hangman Valley area

    Spokane Police find body of teenage boy in Hangman Valley area

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 7:46 PM EDT2017-06-28 23:46:32 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say officers found the body of a teenage boy in the Hangman Valley area early Wednesday morning. Officer Ben Green would not give an exact location where the body was found, but did say family reported the boy missing earlier in the day. Officers would not officially identify the young man, but according to The Spokesman Review, who cited SPD, it appears he committed suicide. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say officers found the body of a teenage boy in the Hangman Valley area early Wednesday morning. Officer Ben Green would not give an exact location where the body was found, but did say family reported the boy missing earlier in the day. Officers would not officially identify the young man, but according to The Spokesman Review, who cited SPD, it appears he committed suicide. 

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  • Woman found dead in residential pool in Prosser

    Woman found dead in residential pool in Prosser

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-06-28 22:04:28 GMT
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    PROSSER, Wash. (AP) - Police are investigating the death of a 63-year-old woman who was found in a backyard pool in southeast Washington. The Tri-City Herald reports authorities responded to a call Tuesday afternoon to the 100 block of Highway 22 in Prosser. Prosser police say attempts to resuscitate the woman were unsuccessful. The woman's name hasn't been released. Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com

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    PROSSER, Wash. (AP) - Police are investigating the death of a 63-year-old woman who was found in a backyard pool in southeast Washington. The Tri-City Herald reports authorities responded to a call Tuesday afternoon to the 100 block of Highway 22 in Prosser. Prosser police say attempts to resuscitate the woman were unsuccessful. The woman's name hasn't been released. Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com

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  • Self-proclaimed 'Spokane Spanker' found guilty of 8 counts of assault with sexual motivation

    Self-proclaimed 'Spokane Spanker' found guilty of 8 counts of assault with sexual motivation

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 4:40 PM EDT2017-06-28 20:40:45 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man arrested back in April after confessing to KHQ to sexually assaulting multiple women by slapping their backsides was found guilty on Wednesday. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man arrested back in April after confessing to KHQ to sexually assaulting multiple women by slapping their backsides was found guilty on Wednesday. The self-proclaimed "Spokane Spanker", 28-year-old Jonathan Smith, was charged with 11 counts of assault with sexual motivation in a string of Centennial Trail attacks this past spring.  

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  • Grant County Health District investigates confirmed whooping cough cases

    Grant County Health District investigates confirmed whooping cough cases

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 3:34 PM EDT2017-06-28 19:34:06 GMT

    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Grant County Health District staff are investigating 12 confirmed cases of pertussis (whooping cough), with additional tests pending.  All confirmed cases are withing the Ephrata and Moses Lake community.  No one has been hospitalized at this time.  All family members and those in close contact with those who have it have been notified by the health district, and have started post-exposure prophylaxis.  In 

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    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Grant County Health District staff are investigating 12 confirmed cases of pertussis (whooping cough), with additional tests pending.  All confirmed cases are withing the Ephrata and Moses Lake community.  No one has been hospitalized at this time.  All family members and those in close contact with those who have it have been notified by the health district, and have started post-exposure prophylaxis.  In 

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  • Sutherland Canyon Fire near Wenatchee grows to 10,000 Acres; Evacuations ordered

    Sutherland Canyon Fire near Wenatchee grows to 10,000 Acres; Evacuations ordered

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 3:08 PM EDT2017-06-28 19:08:49 GMT

    WENATCHEE, Wash. - Three fires burning in the Wenatchee area, collectively known as the Spartan fire, continue to grow. In total, an estimated 23,500 acres have burned. The largest of the three is the Sutherland Canyon fire. It is burning about 15 miles south of East Wenatchee and so far is about 10,000 acres in size and is only 10% contained. 

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    WENATCHEE, Wash. - Three fires burning in the Wenatchee area, collectively known as the Spartan fire, continue to grow. In total, an estimated 23,500 acres have burned. The largest of the three is the Sutherland Canyon fire. It is burning about 15 miles south of East Wenatchee and so far is about 10,000 acres in size and is only 10% contained. 

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  • Health advisory issued for Black Lake

    Health advisory issued for Black Lake

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 2:27 PM EDT2017-06-28 18:27:46 GMT
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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Panhandle Health District, the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, and the Coeur d'Alene Tribe have issues a health advisory for Black Lake.  Officials are urging the public to use caution when on or near the water.  Water quality monitoring has confirmed the presence of cyanobacteria,commonly known as blue-green algae. The blooms have the potential to produce dangerous toxins in the lake.  Pets, 

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Panhandle Health District, the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, and the Coeur d'Alene Tribe have issues a health advisory for Black Lake.  Officials are urging the public to use caution when on or near the water.  Water quality monitoring has confirmed the presence of cyanobacteria,commonly known as blue-green algae. The blooms have the potential to produce dangerous toxins in the lake.  Pets, 

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