Author: Will Wixey

Little Spokane River kayak rentals begin this weekend

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Want to paddle on the scenic Little Spokane River but don't have anything to float on? The Spokane Parks and Recreation Department has you covered. Kayak rentals for the Little Spokane River start this weekend, July 2nd…

Don't throw hot coals, fireworks in the garbage

SPOKANE, Wash. -- It's Fourth of July weekend, which means many families will be breaking out the barbeque to grill up some grub. But the city of Spokane wants you to remember to keep hot materials out of the garbage.…

Spokane Mayor announces new East Central police space

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Spokane Police officers will soon occupy the former East Central Library, Mayor Nadine Woodward announced Thursday. Officers originally worked out at a small space on the lower South Hill, but will now use the building across from…

Suspect hits Spokane Valley deputy's car during arrest

SPOKANE VA., Wash. -- Spokane Valley Deputies arrested a suspect with an active felony warrant after he tried to escape from law enforcement and struck a deputy's car. Spokane Valley Detectives saw the man, later identified as 33-year-old Jeffrey E.…

Suspect arrested in Calder for deadly St. Maries shooting

ST. MARIES, Idaho - Idaho State Police arrested a suspect in a deadly shooting in St. Maries on Wednesday morning. Officers arrested 20-year-old Lonnie J. Layman, who is accused of shooting a 23-year-old man in the parking lot of the…

Ramp closures coming to I-90 in Ritzville

RITZVILLE, Wash. -- Drivers traveling in both directions of I-90 near Ritzville will need to use alternate on and off-ramps. The Washington State Department of Transportation is conducting pavement repairs on three ramps in the city. On June 29 and…

Spokane City Council approves homeless shelter lease

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Spokane City Council approved a lease agreement for the city's upcoming homeless shelter in East Spokane. The lease was approved with a 6-1 vote. Councilmember Karen Stratton was the only one to vote against it. The…

PHOTOS: Downtown Spokane 'Bans Off Our Bodies' protest

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, which sparked outrage amongst many Americans, including hundreds in Spokane. A "Bans Off Our Bodies" protest was held in front of the Foley Federal Courthouse, with several…

Man sentenced to 20 years in prison for 2020 murder

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A man was sentenced to 20 years in prison and three years of community custody for a murder that occurred in 2020. The Spokane County Superior Court found Christian Robinson, 29, guilty of second-degree murder on May…

Sinto Commons grand opening celebration set for Wednesday

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A new affordable housing complex in Spokane, the Sinto Commons, will have its grand opening celebration on June 29. Sinto Commons will house 46 families and individuals. Community Frameworks devoted 23 of the rental homes for people…