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Inmate faces charges in fatal beating of Washington cellmate

Aug. 8, 2020 3:09 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An inmate who killed his cellmate in Washington state was seeking vengeance against the convicted child rapist who preyed on his younger sister, authorities said. Shane Goldsby, 25, of Longview faces a first-degree murder charge in connection to the June 2 death of his cellmate Robert...

Spokane police shoot suspect in cell phone store robberies

Aug. 8, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A suspect in a string of recent robberies is expected to survive his injuries after being shot late Friday by two Spokane police officers, a police news release said. The Spokesman-Review said the injured suspect was not identified. Officers responded around 11:30 p.m. Friday a...

Man punches 72-year-old vet in the face over mask comment

Aug. 8, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Spokane police say they've arrested the man accused of breaking a 72-year-old veteran’s jaw in a hotel lobby. KHQ-TV reports Spokane police say 35-year-old Cody P. Hansen was arrested at a home after receiving an anonymous tip. Hansen will remain in the Spokane County Jail...

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...