Local News

DOT adding third lane to I-90 between Barker and Sullivan

Drivers commuting along Interstate 90 will notice some major construction happening in the Spokane Valley starting on March 28th.The Department of Transportation is beginning a $15 million project to add a third lane to a 3-mile stretch of I-90 between Sullivan and Barker Road.During construction, traffic flow with the two lanes will not be altered, but drivers should aware that the lane width will be reduced.

Health Department: No health risk here from Japan power plant

The State Department of Health continues to monitor the unfolding situation involving the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan and issued this statement today that, "there's still no public health risk for people in Washington despite changing conditions at the tsunami-damaged nuclear plants in Japan."

LCSC Baseball Player Dies In Traffic Accident

Bert Sahlberg, the Director of College Communications/Sports Information at Lewis-Clark State College, sent us word this morning that a pitcher for the LCSC baseball team was killed in a traffic accident earlier today:

Japan Nuclear Tragedy Conjures Memories Of Three Mile Island

The growing concern in Japan about possible nuclear meltdowns is conjuring up frightening memories for one Spokane Valley woman who, back in 1979, lived near a power generating station in Pennsylvania called Three Mile Island. Mindy Wirchak was living at the foot of the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant when, on March 28, 1979, the most significant nuclear power accident in American history occurred when a partial meltdown in Unit 2 at the power plant began. Wirchak's day started with a routine baby checkup.

FBI Raid Near Addy

Multiple law enforcement sources have confirmed they are executing a search warrant at a home in Addy, Wash. in relation to the Martin Luther King Day bomb plot and one person has been arrested.

Creach Shooting Decision Delayed Again

Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker is delaying his decision in the officer-involved shooting of Spokane Valley pastor Scott Creach again. Tucker intended to announce Tuesday whether or not the use of force was justified, but said Tuesday morning he'd wait until Friday to release his findings.

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