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4 Things to Know for April 21st

4 Things to Know for April 21st

SPOKANE, Wash. - Here's a few things to know this Friday morning. 

In Seattle yesterday, two police officers were shot responding to a robbery at a 7-11. Two suspects are now in custody, and a third suspect is dead. A male officer was shot in the face and ribcage, he is in serious condition this morning. A female officer was hit in the chest, but her bulletproof vest saved her life. And a third officer was grazed on the hand. One of the robbers, a 19-year-old man was found dead after barricading himself in the convenience store. A  17-year-old female and another 19-year-old man are now in custody. Full story here

Spokane police arrested a man who admitted committing sexual assaults along the centennial trail while on his bicycle. He said he'd never do it again, but this isn't the first time Smith has been accused of attacking women. Eastern Washington University police arrested him in 2010 for taking advantage of a student who drank too much while celebrating her 21st birthday. Full story here

In the last few weeks we've heard of several teens in the Inland Northwest choosing to end their own lives. According to the Spokane Regional Health District, suicide takes the lives of more than one person each week in Spokane County. KXLY4 talked to an expert this week who said there are many warning signs, and stressed the importance of speaking up if you're concerned about a loved one. And a reminder, if you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, there is help available. You can call 1-800-273-TALK for help and information about where to turn. If there's an immediate danger, call 911. Full story here

It's never too early to get fired up for college football! WSU cougar fans can expect sunshine and family fun at the annual crimson and gray scrimmage this weekend. The cougs face off against the cougs at Joe Albi stadium Saturday afternoon. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. and there will be games, inflatables, and a beer garden. There's also a skills challenge for kids from 12:00-1:00 p.m.. Kickoff is at 2:00 p.m. and there will be autographs on the field after the game. And the best part is... The whole thing is free!