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  • Door-to-door solicitor uses racial slur against Spokane woman

    Door-to-door solicitor uses racial slur against Spokane woman

    Sunday, July 23 2017 9:39 PM EDT2017-07-24 01:39:10 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One Spokane couple is furious after they say someone who went door-to-door asking for donations used a racial slur against them. Roger and Christina Wink were at home when they heard a knock at the door. Christina answered, and a man described to be in his 20s said he was collecting money to send care packages to active military.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - One Spokane couple is furious after they say someone who went door-to-door asking for donations used a racial slur against them. Roger and Christina Wink were at home when they heard a knock at the door. Christina answered, and a man described to be in his 20s said he was collecting money to send care packages to active military.

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  • Bissell fire continues to burn near Hunters in Stevens County

    Bissell fire continues to burn near Hunters in Stevens County

    Monday, July 24 2017 4:09 PM EDT2017-07-24 20:09:23 GMT

    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - Update 1 p.m.: About 200 firefighters from several agencies across the state continue to battle the Bissell fire Monday afternoon. The fire started around 7 p.m. Sunday about eight miles north of Hunters, Washington. Firefighters worked overnight, and no structures were lost and no injuries were reported. 

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    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - Update 1 p.m.: About 200 firefighters from several agencies across the state continue to battle the Bissell fire Monday afternoon. The fire started around 7 p.m. Sunday about eight miles north of Hunters, Washington. Firefighters worked overnight, and no structures were lost and no injuries were reported.

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  • Highway 95 reopens in Bonner County following crash

    Highway 95 reopens in Bonner County following crash

    Sunday, July 23 2017 9:31 PM EDT2017-07-24 01:31:27 GMT

    PONDERAY, Idaho - Bonner County Emergency Management reports a multi-vehicle crash closed Highway 95 in both direction Sunday afternoon. The Bonner County Sheriff's Office reports the highway is closed at milepost 490 near Elmira Road, about 11 miles north of Ponderay, while investigators gather evidence and interview witnesses.

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    PONDERAY, Idaho - Bonner County Emergency Management reports a multi-vehicle crash closed Highway 95 in both direction Sunday afternoon. The Bonner County Sheriff's Office reports the highway is closed at milepost 490 near Elmira Road, about 11 miles north of Ponderay, while investigators gather evidence and interview witnesses.

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  • Paperboy helps deputies catch car prowler in Spokane

    Paperboy helps deputies catch car prowler in Spokane

    Monday, July 10 2017 9:45 PM EDT2017-07-11 01:45:22 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The person who drops off your paper every morning usually delivers the headlines instead of making them, but a local paperboy is being praised for helping stop a thief in the act. A Spokane woman says she heard a knock at her South Hill home early Saturday morning. She says her paperboy alerted her that a man was in the back of her son’s truck rummaging through his tools.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The person who drops off your paper every morning usually delivers the headlines instead of making them, but a local paperboy is being praised for helping stop a thief in the act. A Spokane woman says she heard a knock at her South Hill home early Saturday morning. She says her paperboy alerted her that a man was in the back of her son’s truck rummaging through his tools.

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  • Report: Spokane needs more police officers to deal with property crime

    Report: Spokane needs more police officers to deal with property crime

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 8:45 PM EDT2017-06-28 00:45:10 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - As the weather starts to heat up, so do the calls about property crime citywide. Thieves stealing anything they can get their hands on. "A lot of the cars just around this block, and the ones most notably underneath the railroad tracks, have been getting broken into really all spring and leading now into the summer,"  said Dave Buescher. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - As the weather starts to heat up, so do the calls about property crime citywide. Thieves stealing anything they can get their hands on. "A lot of the cars just around this block, and the ones most notably underneath the railroad tracks, have been getting broken into really all spring and leading now into the summer,"  said Dave Buescher. 

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  • PHOTOS: Dwight Merkel BMX park vandalized over the weekend

    PHOTOS: Dwight Merkel BMX park vandalized over the weekend

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-06-13 21:45:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The damages are estimated to be at least $2000 after the BMX Park at the Dwight Merkel Complex in north Spokane was broken into and vandalized over the weekend.  Images show the outside of the non-profit was spray-painted, windows and doors were broken,

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The damages are estimated to be at least $2000 after the BMX Park at the Dwight Merkel Complex in north Spokane was broken into and vandalized over the weekend.  Images show the outside of the non-profit was spray-painted, windows and doors were broken,

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  • Bulldog statue stolen from porch in Trickle Creek neighborhood

    Bulldog statue stolen from porch in Trickle Creek neighborhood

    Monday, May 15 2017 9:39 PM EDT2017-05-16 01:39:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Have you seen a bulldog statue? It’s made of concrete and was stolen right off someone’s porch. The neighbors in Trickle Creek say this isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Lonna Barber first noticed her bulldog statue was gone when she was heading out to Target....

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Have you seen a bulldog statue? It’s made of concrete and was stolen right off someone’s porch. The neighbors in Trickle Creek say this isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Lonna Barber first noticed her bulldog statue was gone when she was heading out to Target....

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  • PHOTOS: Property Crime Crackdown: Law enforcement has thousands of found items in evidence locker

    PHOTOS: Property Crime Crackdown: Law enforcement has thousands of found items in evidence locker

    Friday, April 7 2017 12:56 AM EDT2017-04-07 04:56:18 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Every now and then, law enforcement (Spokane Police, Spokane County Sheriff's Office) sends us photos of found items, or recovered stolen items they are trying to reunite with rightful owners. Often times, those stories do quite well for us because let's face it, many of us have been or at least know someone who has been the victim of a property crime.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Every now and then, law enforcement (Spokane Police, Spokane County Sheriff's Office) sends us photos of found items, or recovered stolen items they are trying to reunite with rightful owners. Often times, those stories do quite well for us because let's face it, many of us have been or at least know someone who has been the victim of a property crime.

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