The current class at Spokane's law enforcement academy is just two weeks away from graduating as commissioned officers, but with a growing number of shootings targeting law enforcement in the last year, they are also well aware they are entering a trade where they may be targeted.
Police and about 400 people who were protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline clashed Sunday evening as demonstrators set cars on fire and law enforcement officers fired rubber bullets, tear gas and water at the crowds.
An unusual mystery played out over the weekend when a woman was abducted from her Kennewick home, and held for ransom, only to be found dead two days later along a country road.
The man charges with the murder of Bo Kirk pleaded not guilty on Monday. David Hutto is charged with first degree kidnapping, robbery and arson. Hutto admitted to investigators he was present during Kirk's murder, but did not admit to the killing. The maximum penalty for first degree murder is life in prison or the death penalty.