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  • ‘Added level of protection’: Spokane Fire wants bulletproof vests for first responders October 4, 2022
    SPOKANE, Wash. — With more local first responders being attacked, the Spokane Fire Department is looking to buy bulletproof vests. From having rocks thrown at them to shots fired in the area they’re responding to, Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer explains their job has gotten more dangerous. “We’ve had acts of violence, actually perpetrated onto […]
  • Rapid DNA testing to solve more local crime coming soon October 4, 2022
    CHENEY, Wash. — The criminals in our community could soon be held accountable, sooner and more often. The Department of Justice is giving Spokane County $480,000 for rapid DNA testing and that could mean more crimes solved, more quickly. This grant will help law enforcement in Spokane County identify, arrest and prosecute criminals in both […]
  • Airway Heights asks voters to renew its Transportation Benefit District October 4, 2022
    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. — The city of Airway Heights is asking voters to renew its Transportation Benefit District (TBD) to continue funding streets, sidewalks and future traffic projects. This renewal would use a 0.3 percent sales tax to fund transportation projects. That’s three cents for a $10 purchase. More than 70 percent of vehicles traveling […]
  • US 395 Loon Lake roundabout now fully open October 4, 2022
    LOON LAKE, Wash. — The roundabout on US 395 in Loon Lake is now fully open! The Washington State Department of Transportation announced Monday that all detours for the project are done. The construction project took about two weeks to complete. The goal is that this roundabout will reduce car crashes in the area. If […]
  • Man suspected of stealing car backs into McDonald’s trying to flee the scene October 3, 2022
    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — A man was arrested after he allegedly stole someone’s car and tried to run away after backing into a McDonald’s. On Saturday, deputies from the Spokane Valley Police Department responded to the scene of a reported stolen vehicle in the parking lot of McDonald’s on South Havana Street. The victim of […]

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  • Lower South Hill apartment house catches fire September 27, 2022
    SPOKANE, Wash — An apartment house caught on fire in Lower South Hill early Tuesday morning. The fire started in a stairwell between the second and third floors of the building near Maple Street and 6th Street. All fire damage was confined to one unit and everyone inside evacuated safely. Maple Street was closed as […]
  • Fire near Clayton burns 5 acres; air support called off September 21, 2022
    CLAYTON, Wash. — Air resources have been called off for a wildfire burning near Clayton. The fire started Wednesday afternoon near Bridges Road and Spotted Road, but it is not clear what caused it. The fire was originally threatening structures, but that is no longer the case. There are no evacuations at this time. Spokane […]
  • How does this year’s smoke compare to previous summers? September 14, 2022
    SPOKANE, Wash. — It has been a smoky few days in the Inland Northwest, but how does this summer compare to previous years? The Washington Department of Ecology says that while the summer isn’t quite over, it is shaping up to be an average to below-average year of wildfire smoke. Central and Eastern Washington have […]
  • Bolt Creek Fire burning in Cascades leads to road closures, evacuations September 10, 2022
    SKYKOMISH, Wash — As of this morning, a large wildfire burning in the Cascades area near Skykomish has burned around 8,000 acres, or just over 12 miles. The fire led to road closures and evacuations in the area. The Bolt Creek Fire was reported earlier Saturday morning. DNR says the fire is burning timber, logging slash […]
  • Level 3 Evacuations lifted for fast-moving wildfire burning in Stevens County September 7, 2022
    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. — All Level 3 Evacuations — meaning LEAVE NOW — have been lifted for a wildfire burning near Stevens County. Those living near 1750 Orin Rice Road on Scattergun Road have Level 2 Evacuations, meaning GET READY TO LEAVE AT A MOMENT’S NOTICE. Level 1 Evacuations — meaning GET PREPARED TO LEAVE […]

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