Tuesday, May 28 2013 11:38 PM EDT2013-05-29 03:38:44 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash – Two more businesses were robbed at gunpoint in the Spokane area Monday night, now bringing the total number in the last two weeks up to 11.More >>
SPOKANE, Wash – Two more businesses were robbed at gunpoint in the Spokane area Monday night, now bringing the total number in the last two weeks up to 11. They are convenience stores, pizza shops, gas stations, and marijuana shops; and employees say they have to stop.More >>
SPOKANE, Wash – In the last two weeks, eleven Spokane-area businesses have been robbed at gunpoint, and now the stakes are higher than ever to catch the culprits.
The most recent two happened within a span of four hours on Monday night. A man armed with a gun robbed the Herbal Connection in Spokane's Garland district around 6:00 p.m., and then just before 10:00 p.m., two armed men stormed into Puffin Glass in Spokane Valley with guns, then tied up the clerk with duct tape before leaving with cash.
Police say they have gotten some tips, but they're always looking for more. They believe the robberies are related because the suspects always have a gun, cover their faces with a mask or bandana, and have similar styles.
Detectives from Spokane Police and the Spokane County Sheriff's Office are now working together to try and crack the case.
"To have so many [armed robberies] in two weeks is rare," said Deputy Craig Chamberlin. "They're not just happening out in the Valley or the North Side or the South Hill, they're happening all over the place."
Spokane Police are reviewing surveillance, interviewing witnesses, and tell KHQ's Kelsey Watts it is ‘turning over every stone.'
Because of this recent spree, it held a crime analysis meeting Tuesday afternoon to look at where these businesses have been hit, suspect descriptions and any similarities in the cases so they can put their resources in the ‘hot spots' where they're needed most.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the suspect(s).
UPDATE: A judge sentenced former Shadle Park teacher Ryan Murphy to 90 days of work release and restitution to the victim. Murphy must also relinquish his teaching license. On Monday Murphy struck a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to 3rd Degree Assault in a Non-Sexual Manner.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 6:58 PM EST2013-12-09 23:58:22 GMT
After considering all of the information presented, the appeals board upheld the original ruling by the University.More >>
After considering all of the information presented, the appeals board upheld the original ruling by the University Disciplinary Board that puts students Dan McIntosh and Erik Fagan on indefinite probation for a weapons policy violation.More >>
A sign posted to the front door Monday morning said it loud and clear: "Adams is closed." Frozen pipes led the fire suppression system to fail, causing the sprinklers to go off. Damages to the ceiling tiles, carpets and classroom materials totaled thousands of dollars spread across five classrooms at Adams Elementary in the Central Valley School District.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 5:44 PM EST2013-12-09 22:44:11 GMT
KHQ.COM - Federal officials have filed five criminal cases against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies.More >>
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal officials have filed five criminal cases against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies as part of an FBI investigation into allegations of civil rights abuses and corruption in the nation's largest jail system.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 4:21 PM EST2013-12-09 21:21:48 GMT
KHQ.COM - Tonight the Spokane City Council will consider making you feed the meters in downtown Spokane on certain holidays.More >>
KHQ.COM - Tonight the Spokane City Council will consider making you feed the meters in downtown Spokane on certain holidays. The idea is to limit free parking to days when city hall is closed. MLK Day and Veterans Day are just two of the holidays lawmakers are considering removing from the list.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 4:20 PM EST2013-12-09 21:20:41 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. - For anyone whose parents have moved into their home or for those looking to possibly rent out part of their home, houses with in-law type set ups are ideal. More >>
SPOKANE, Wash. - For anyone whose parents have moved into their home or for those looking to possibly rent out part of their home, houses with in-law type set ups are ideal. It's a great way to give yourself and the person living in your home separate space and it helps to keep the sanity. More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 3:06 PM EST2013-12-09 20:06:12 GMT
KHQ.COM - We're learning new details about the teen who passed away on a Delta flight. More >>
UPDATE: According to the Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office the cause of death of the teen who passed away on a Delta flight is currently listed as "pending" further microscopic and other studies, but is thought to be a complication of a rare disease. The manner of death is natural.More >>