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Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert returning for senior season

Aug. 3, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Corey Kispert will not pursue professional options and is returning to Gonzaga for his senior season. Kispert's decision, announced by the school Monday, comes two days after guard Joel Ayayi announced he will be back for his junior season in Spokane. “Returning to school gives...

Federal investigators release report on Idaho plane crash

Aug. 2, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report of the facts of a fatal Idaho plane crash involving two airplanes. The mid-air accident over Lake Coeur d’Alene killed eight people July 5, KREM-TV reports. The agency's report said a de Havilland aircraft...

Gonzaga's Joel Ayayi to return for junior season

Aug. 1, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga guard Joel Ayayi is withdrawing his name from the NBA draft and will return for his junior decision. The school announced his decision Saturday. The 6-foot-5 French guard averaged 10.6 points, 6,6 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.2 steals last season. He was named the West Coast...

In this May 15, 2019, file photo, the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River is seen from the air near Colfax, Washington. The federal government said Friday, July 31, 2020, four giant dams on the Snake River in Washington state will not be removed to help endangered salmon migrate to the ocean. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

US: Snake River dams will not be removed to save salmon

Jul. 31, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. government announced Friday that four huge dams on the Snake River in Washington state will not be removed to help endangered salmon migrate to the ocean. The decision thwarts the desires of environmental groups that fought for two decades to breach the structures. The Final...

Washington kills 1 member of wolf pack preying on cattle

Jul. 28, 2020 12:52 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has killed one of the three members of an endangered wolf pack in the northeastern corner of the state in an attempt to reduce the pack's attacks on cattle. The adult, non-breeding female member of the so-called Wedge wolf pack that has...

Trial for suspect in school shooting pushed back to 2021

Jul. 24, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The trial of accused Freeman High School shooter Caleb Sharpe has been pushed back to next June, nearly four years after the deadly incident, because of delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Sharpe is charged with killing classmate Sam Strahan and wounding three girls in the 2017...

Washington to kill member of 2nd wolf pack for predations

Jul. 23, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington on Thursday authorized the killing of an endangered wolf in a second pack because of repeated attacks on cattle in the northeastern corner of the state. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife authorized killing one member of the Wedge pack in hopes the...

Environmental group sues feds over grizzly bear decision

Jul. 21, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An environmental group filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration on Tuesday for failing to release public records on the termination of a program to restore grizzly bears to the North Cascades in Washington state. U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt earlier this...

Gonzaga's Petrusev to skip last 2 years, turn professional

Jul. 20, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — West Coast Conference player of the year Filip Petrusev announced Monday that he will pursue a professional career and not return for his final two years at Gonzaga, citing uncertainty about the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the upcoming college basketball season. Petrusev...

Former coach who raped teens sentenced to 22 years in prison

Jul. 17, 2020 10:54 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A former Spokane assistant football coach who raped two girls under the age of 16 has been sentenced to more than 22 years in federal prison. Charles Eglet, 31, was sentenced Thursday, The Spokesman-Review reported. Eglet pleaded guilty earlier this year to production of child...