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Spokane County

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

Spokane jail inmate dies shortly after arrest

SPOKANE — An inmate died in the Spokane County jail Wednesday morning shortly after he was arrested by Spokane police for violating a domestic violence order.

Date: 05/13/2015 | Northwest

Spokane prosecutor apologizes for wife’s Muslim comments

SPOKANE — Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell is a apologizing for the angst caused by his wife’s online comments about Muslims.Haskell told KHQ-TV that his wife’s comments do not reflect his views or the views of his office.

Date: 03/04/2015 | Northwest

Spokane judge jails teen for swearing in courtroom

SPOKANE — A Spokane County teenager spent his 18th birthday in juvenile detention.His crime? Swearing.

Date: 02/01/2015 | Northwest

Deputy cleared in fatal shooting fired over vehicle use

SPOKANE — A Spokane County sheriff’s deputy who was cleared in the fatal 2010 shooting of a Spokane Valley pastor has been fired for improperly using county-owned vehicles.The sheriff’s office announced the termination of Deputy Brian Hirzel on Wednesday.

Date: 01/28/2015 | Northwest

Background check blocks gun sale to wanted man

OLYMPIA — The organizer of a Spokane County gun show says Washington’s new law requiring expanded background checks for firearms transfers blocked the sale of a rifle to a wanted man.

Date: 12/21/2014 | Northwest

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