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04/25/2018   Spokane Google News
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04/25/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man has been sentenced to four years in prison for hitting another man in the back of the head with a trampoline pole, killing him. The Billings Gazette reports that Derek Dexter Shoulderblade was sentenced on Wednesday for the September 2017 death of 30-year-old Ozzy Lee Wilson.    Court documents say that Shoulderblade, then 23, was at a party in Lame Deer when an attendee said something that 
04/25/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. - What sounded like an accident has now led to charges against the woman who was behind the wheel. The driver of Tuesday night's deadly crash is being investigated for DUI and vehicular homicide. Detectives say around 9:30 p.m. a man was struck and killed by a driver as he tried to cross the street near 3rd and Liberty Park Place.   Court documents released Wednesday show that the driver, 50-year-old Tamila Lindsly, 
04/25/2018   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

Multiple-vehicle collision snarls traffic on Interstate 90 downtown
The Spokesman-Review
A semitractor-trailer carrying crushed cars crashed on Interstate 90 in downtown Spokane during the noon hour Wednesday, spilling junked vehicles along the freeway and causing a multiple-vehicle accident that jammed traffic for miles. No one was ...

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04/25/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
BROOKINGS, Ore. - The Coast Guard and multiple local responders rescued an Army Corps of Engineer employee from a capsized boat near the Chetco River entrance in Brookings, Wednesday morning. The man was rescued from an USACE vessel’s cabin after a person operating a Port of Brookings owned tractor pulled the vessel closer to shore, and rescuers delivered the man to emergency medical technicians on scene. An underway 
04/25/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
ELLENSBURG, Wash. - One of Washington state's economic cornerstones has awarded a large donation to Central Washington University. The Central Washington University Foundation has received a $1 million donation from The Boeing Company to commemorate the career of CWU alumnus, Ray Conner, retired president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and former vice chairman of The Boeing Company. The donation is 
04/25/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is alerting the public to two transient level three sex offenders moving to the Spokane area. 38-year-old Joshua Epperson and 40-year-old Michael Cottrell are not wanted by law enforcement at this time. Epperson was convicted of third-degree rape in 2003. Cottrell was convicted of communications with a minor for immoral purposes and second-degree sodomy in 1998. Spokane 
04/25/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - U.S. State Department officials have drilled out locks to inspect the former Russian consul general's Seattle residence, a day after Russian staff vacated the site. President Donald Trump's administration announced last month the diplomatic outpost would be closed and 60 Russian diplomats expelled nationwide to punish Moscow for its alleged role in poisoning an ex-spy in Britain. The Seattle Times reports a locksmith behind a blue tarp drille...
04/25/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Two airlines are offering direct one-hour flights between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia. KING reports that Kenmore Air, in a partnership with Harbour Air, will begin the service Thursday.    Officials said Microsoft President Brad Smith was a key proponent of bridging the 120-mile gap between Vancouver B.C. and Seattle, commonly referred to as the Cascadia Innovation Corridor. The flights will take off twice in the morning and twice...
04/25/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) - A 21-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm in the shooting death of a man over an alleged drug debt. The Union-Bulletin reports Robert G. Sregzinski pleaded not guilty Monday in connection with the death of 34-year-old Gabriel Rodriguez in Walla Walla, Washington. In a probable cause statement filed in Walla Walla Superior Court, police say Sregzinski shot and killed Rodriguez April 21, 2016. &n...
04/25/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Authorities have identified the 9-year-old boy who died after crashing an all-terrain vehicle. The Independent Record reports that Trystan James Stratton, a third-grade student at Boulder Elementary School, died in the crash Sunday afternoon. The Montana Highway Patrol says the boy drove the side-by-side utility vehicle off the right side of Sloans Lane north of Boulder and then overcorrected. The vehicle tipped onto its side and the boy was ejected. &...
04/25/2018   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

Former Spokane police sergeant convicted of rape drops attorney; sentencing postponed
The Spokesman-Review
Former Spokane police Sgt. Gordon Ennis is switching attorneys and will now be sentenced in late May following his jury conviction of sexually assaulting a female officer. Led into the courtroom by handcuffs, and dressed in a yellow Spokane County Jail ...

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04/25/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. - Former disgraced Spokane Police Sargent Gordon Ennis was expected to be sentenced Wednesday afternoon but it  has been delayed.  Ennis was convicted of second degree rape for sexually  one of his coworkers at a party back in October 2015. Ennis has asked for another attorney to represent him for sentencing and appeal. The new sentencing date will be May 25th, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. 
04/25/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A federal judge in Spokane has issued a permanent injunction blocking the Trump administration from cutting grants to Planned Parenthood that pay for a teen pregnancy prevention program in Western states. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Rice issued his ruling late Tuesday, saying public interest weighs in favor of Planned Parenthood.  The lawsuit by Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho sought to reverse a decision by Health and Huma...
04/25/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. - Whitworth University has been ranked No. 4 on the College Consensus 2018 list of the Best Christian Colleges and Universities in the nation. The university also placed No. 99 on the “2018 Best Colleges and Universities” list and No.3 on the “2018 Best Regional Universities in the West” list. College Consensus is a unique, new college ratings website that combines the latest results from the most respected college rankings 
04/25/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - Federal investigators say problems first identified six years ago continue to plague the multi-billion-dollar Hanford vitrification plant that would be used to treat some of the nation's deadliest nuclear waste. The Tri-City Herald reports that the Government Accountability Office said in a report released Tuesday that the site's contractor, Bechtel National, has not fully completed planned corrections, and 
04/25/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say crucial evidence has emerged in the investigation of the killing of a 73-year-old northern Idaho man last year. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports investigators with the Bonner County Sheriff's Office have found unknown fingerprints from inside the home of George Andres, who was found shot to death in early December. Authorities say Andres may have been killed after interrupting a burglary at his house north of Clark Fork. Investigator...
04/25/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a worker at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard wasn't using his phone in a restricted area to steal national security secrets, but to promote prostitution. The Kitsap Sun reports that the 32-year-old man was investigated by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service after he was seen with his phone in the restricted area. Charging documents filed last week in Kitsap County Superior Court say law 
04/25/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Officials at an eastern Idaho nuclear site where a radioactive sludge barrel ruptured inside a contained building say there have been three other ruptures. Officials say a closed-circuit video monitor has been set up. U.S. Department of Energy contractor Fluor Idaho said a crew wearing protective gear entered the building Wednesday to put in the monitoring system where the four 55-gallon (208-liter) barrels ruptured.    An alarm on April 11 a...
04/25/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. - Jim Martin Trucking LLC out of Hayden, Idaho confirmed with KHQ the driver of the semi-truck involved in Wednesday's crash on I-90 in downtown Spokane is okay and is cooperating with Troopers. The driver, who was hauling crushed cars, says he was cut off by another car, which he says started the chain reaction that caused the crash. 
04/25/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
Adalya Breaux was in jail on residential burglary and theft charges.She was in belly chains, ankle restraints, and handcuffs but that didn't stop her. During her short walk from the Courthouse to the Jail, she ran from the armed deputies (well waddled from all of the restraints) and attempted to hide under a deck. She was quickly apprehended and booked back into jail with an additional felony charge of 2nd-degree escape.
04/25/2018   Spokane Google News

KXLY Spokane

Sandra "Sandy" L Neil
KXLY Spokane
She attended Rogers High School where she met her loving husband, Larry Neil, when she talked him into a ride to a Young Life meeting. They were married on August 28, 1964 in Spokane, and were married for life. Sandy had two children, David (Kaylin ...

04/25/2018   Spokane Google News

KXLY Spokane

Jerry L. McWilliams
KXLY Spokane
Jerry L McWilliams died on April 20, 2018 in Spokane WA. He was born on January 11, 1948 in Glendale CA to Woodrow W. McWilliams and Ruth Z McWilliams. Jerry died of heart failure after a brief illness. He was raised in Burbank, CA where he graduated ...

04/25/2018   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

Owner of charred Shogun Restaurant: 'We have to rebuild'
The Spokesman-Review
Sitting at more than 11,000 square feet, the sushi and hibachi restaurant at the eastern edge of downtown Spokane had the size and staff to host some of the city's largest dinner parties. Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, it didn't matter – Shogun ...

04/24/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police say a pedestrian is dead after they were hit by a car near 3rd and Liberty Park Place east of downtown Spokane Tuesday night. Neighbors in the area called police after hearing a crash, coming out to investigate and finding a person in the street. Arriving officers and medical crews began lifesaving efforts, but were not successful and the pedestrian died.
04/24/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a man was killed near Tacoma when the tractor he was using flipped over.    The News Tribune reports the man apparently was attempting to pull a wooden pole out of the ground on a small farm in Parkland.    The Pierce County Sheriff's Office says he had attached a rope to the bottom of the pole and the tractor and at some point the tractor flipped. 
04/24/2018   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

Federal judge in Spokane halts Trump cuts to Planned Parenthood teen pregnancy program
The Spokesman-Review
The teen pregnancy prevention program will be allowed to continue,” said Rick Eichstaedt, an attorney for the Spokane-based Center for Justice, which filed the suit Feb. 15 on behalf of Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho ...

04/24/2018   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

Park Lodge opens Friday in Spokane's Kendall Yards
The Spokesman-Review
“I think he thought that would snap me out of it,” Stanton said of his father, Peter Stanton, the current chief executive officer of Washington Trust Bank. Instead, working in a kitchen helped solidify what would become a longtime dream of someday ...

04/24/2018   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

Adult found dead inside home that caught fire west of Cheney
The Spokesman-Review
One person was found dead inside a home that caught fire Tuesday morning west of Cheney. Firefighters were called to 16909 S. Graham Road about 6:40 a.m., Spokane County Fire District 3 Chief Cody Rohrbach said. The location is about 1 mile east of the ...

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04/17/2018   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

If Boeing builds new jetliner in Washington, Spokane manufacturers would benefit, leaders say
The Spokesman-Review
If Boeing builds a new, mid-sized airplane in Washington, Spokane could land high-paying manufacturing jobs. Aerospace is already a $270 million industry in Spokane County, employing about 4,300 people. Many of those workers have jobs at companies that ...

04/07/2018   Spokane Google News

Patch.com

1 Dead In East Spokane Shooting
Patch.com
SPOKANE, WA - One person is dead after a shooting at a home in east Spokane near Underhill Park, according to Spokane police. Police responded to a home along the 3100 block of East 8th Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Police detained one person at ...