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Man who reported wife's death as suicide arrested

Jan. 22, 2022 10:31 AM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Spokane man who reported his wife’s death as a suicide has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Ayers, 55, appeared in court Friday after he was arrested on suspicion of second-degree domestic violence murder Thursday, The Spokesman-Review reported. ...

Holmgren, Timme lead No. 1 Gonzaga over San Francisco 78-62

Jan. 21, 2022 02:13 AM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — On a night when shots weren't dropping for Drew Timme, freshman center Chet Holmgren stepped up to lift top-ranked Gonzaga. Holmgren scored 22 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked four shots in the Bulldogs' 78-62 victory over San Francisco on Thursday...

Timme's 30 lead No. 2 Gonzaga over BYU 110-84

Jan. 14, 2022 01:56 AM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Coach Mark Few of No. 2 Gonzaga is always on his players to pick up the pace in games, and the Zags are doing their best to comply. Drew Timme scored 30 points on 13-of-14 shooting as Gonzaga beat rival BYU 110-84 on Thursday night to extend the nation's...

Inslee deploys National Guard to assist hospitals, testing

Jan. 13, 2022 19:46 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is deploying 100 members of the state National Guard to hospitals across the state to set up testing sites and to assist in non-medical tasks amid staff shortages due to an omicron-fueled spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations. Inslee...

Washington state wildlife manager accused of poaching

Jan. 12, 2022 18:53 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife employee has been accused of poaching. The Ferry County prosecutor last month charged Fish and Wildlife north-central region director Brock Hoenes with second-degree unlawful hunting of big game, The...

Cascade pass closure leaves Spokane with empty store shelves

Jan. 12, 2022 12:07 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Juliann Colbert went to a Fred Meyer store in North Spokane, Washington, on Sunday to get some groceries for the week. She ended up snapping cellphone pictures showing empty shelves where chicken, beef and salads were supposed to be. “There was no chicken at...

Snoqualmie Pass open, White Pass closes again in Washington

Jan. 10, 2022 21:01 PM EST

NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) — The main east-west highway in Washington state reopened over the mountain passes after being closed for almost four days due to a winter storm that made travel too dangerous. Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass reopened Sunday evening. The vital...

Watson leads No. 4 Gonzaga in 117-83 blowout of Pepperdine

Jan. 08, 2022 23:44 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Fourth-ranked Gonzaga had to postpone its first three conference games because of COVID-19 issues within the program, but when the Bulldogs got back on the basketball court, they were firing on all cylinders. Anton Watson scored 19 points, Drew Timme and Chet...

Western Hockey League suspends activities for 15 teams

Jan. 07, 2022 18:28 PM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Western Hockey League suspended activities for 15 teams Friday and postponed eight games because of COVID-19 concerns. The major junior league said Friday that the affected teams — the Calgary Hitmen, Edmonton Oil Kings, Everett Silvertips, Kamloops...

PNW Storm: WA mountain passes likely closed until Sunday

Jan. 06, 2022 23:00 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The latest winter storm to hit the Pacific Northwest brought a halt to travel across Washington's Cascade mountains, flood warnings, school closures and icy roads Thursday. The major route across Washington's Cascades — Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass — was...