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Officer-Involved Shooting In North Spokane

A North Spokane man was shot and killed by Spokane Police Officers Sunday morning. Investigators say police were called to the house on a domestic violence report and were met with a man holding a knife.

Tucker Postpones Creach Shooting Decision

It will be at least another week before Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker will rule whether the officer-involved shooting that killed Spokane Valley businessman Scott Creach was justified.

Going Into 2011 Creach Shooting Remains Unresolved

Dominating headlines in our region this year were a rash of deadly law enforcement shootings. Above all others, the shooting of Valley businessman Scott Creach struck a chord with the community, and as clocks turn over to 2011 it remains unresolved.

Fairchild Airmen Continue Mission In Manas

More than 300 Fairchild airman are spending their Veterans Day at the Manas Transit Center in Kyrgyzstan, where Spokane-based crews fly and maintain tankers that refuel fighter jets over Afghanistan.

Sources: More Tests Needed In Creach Case

Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker won?t make a charging decision in the fatal shooting of a Spokane Valley man by a sheriff?s deputy until more tests are done, sources confirm.

Refueling Mission Over Afghanistan

A Fairchild KC-135 flight crew based at Manas Transit Center in Kyrgyzstan participates in a refueling mission over Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Refueling the warfighters over the battlefield

This last weekend, while many people were enjoying the beautiful fall weather or football, hundreds of Fairchild airmen were on the job at the Transit Center at Manas launching planes for missions over Afghanistan. SLIDESHOW: Refueling Mission Over Afghanistan

Inbound to Kyrgyzstan

Following a mandatory crew rest stop at RAF Mildenhall a Fairchild-based KC135 continues on its journey to Manas Transit Center in Kyrgyzstan. Photos courtesy of Tim Martin. Captions written by Jeff Humphrey.

Deploying to Kyrgyzstan

Images from the Fairchild flightline and onboard a KC-135 as KXLY4 Reporter Jeff Humphrey and Photojournalist Tim Martin head to Kyrgyzstan. Photos courtesy of Tim Martin.

Northern Lights, First-Timers and Mandatory Crew Rest

Sometimes the journey can be as interesting as the destination, something that airmen with the 92nd Air Refueling Wing came to appreciate during a Trans-Atlantic flight from Fairchild Air Force Base to RAF Mildenhall in England.

Mechanical difficulties delay Kyrgyzstan trip

People who fly know that mechanical problems can delay flights and Fairchild Air Force Base is no exception to that rule. Tuesday a KC-135 scheduled to fly out on a mission Kyrgyzstan was grounded due to just such a mechanical problem.

Flying In Harm's Way With Team Fairchild

Airmen with the 92nd Air Refueling Wing fly in harm's way on a daily basis and this week the Inland Northwest will get a first-hand perspective into the role they're playing in the ongoing war in Afghanistan.

Deputy Hirzel returns to work

The Spokane Sheriff's Deputy who shot and killed a pastor is back at work. Deputy Brian Hirzel returned to modified duty this week after he spent the past month on paid administrative leave.

Creach shooting dispatch recordings released

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office released recordings of radio traffic between Deputy Brian Hirzel and dispatchers the night of the fatal shooting at The Plant Farm in Spokane Valley. RELATED AUDIO: Plant Farm Shooting Dispatch Recordings (RAW)

Some answers, more questions in Creach shooting report

The report on the August 25 shooting of Scott Creach prepared by the Spokane Police Department might provide some answers but it?s also raising new questions into the deadly confrontation between Creach and Spokane County Sheriff?s Deputy Brian Hirzel. RELATED VIDEOS: Creach, Hirzel's backgrounds shed light into deadly shooting | Report offers mulitple vantage points into fatal shooting | 911 call from August 25 shooting released