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Spokane County

Spokane deputy fired for sexual relationship with teen

SPOKANE — A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy working as a school resource officer has been fired for having a sexual relationship with a student.Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich says Deputy Mark “Cole” Speer was fired Thursday after an internal investigation.

Date: 05/05/2016 | Northwest


Zika virus detected in woman in Spokane County

SPOKANE — A woman in her 20s has been diagnosed with the Zika virus in Spokane County.Local health officials say the Washington resident was infected while she was traveling out of the country.

Date: 02/29/2016 | Northwest


Spokane County ski area gets expansion permit, halt order

SPOKANE — Work to expand Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park is in limbo after Spokane County officials issued a grading permit for the project while the state Court of Appeals issued a preliminary injunction to halt the work.

Date: 01/25/2016 | Northwest


Spokane County ski area gets permit for expansion

SPOKANE — Work to expand Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park is set to begin after Spokane County officials issued a grading permit for the project.

Date: 01/24/2016 | Northwest


Death toll from wind storm climbs to 4 in Spokane County

SPOKANE — The death toll from a wind storm that struck Spokane County last November has climbed to four.

Date: 01/11/2016 | Northwest


Spokane area adds 8,800 higher-paying jobs in last 2 years

SPOKANE — The Spokane-Spokane Valley metropolitan area is seeing a growing number of jobs since the Great Recession in areas that pay above-average wages.

Date: 01/04/2016 | Northwest


Spokane approves $250,000 for defense in jail death case

SPOKANE — Spokane officials have set aside $250,000 in legal fees to defend the city against a $6.5 million wrongful death claim by the family of a man who choked on his own vomit while being booked into the Spokane County Jail.

Date: 11/24/2015 | Northwest


Grain-handling facility near Spokane added to Superfund list

SPOKANE — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added a grain handling facility in Spokane County to the national Superfund list.The site is in the town of Freeman, about 15 miles east of Spokane.

Date: 09/29/2015 | Northwest


Two die in RV camper fire near Chattaroy

CHATTAROY — The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says a woman and a 4-year-old child have died in a fire that started in an RV trailer early Tuesday.KREM-TV in Spokane reported that a dog also died in the blaze.

Date: 08/18/2015 | Northwest


Family of man who died in Spokane jail files claim seeking at least $6.5M

SPOKANE — The family of a man who choked on his own vomit while being booked into the Spokane County Jail has filed a wrongful death claim seeking at least $6.5 million.

Date: 08/05/2015 | Northwest




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